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I need to rebuild a PC for which we have no drivers.  Once I re-image and re-install XP, what is the best way for me to get the necessary drivers for nw card, video, etc?  IBM does not seem to have one of those programs like Dell does, where you can download an assistant on the PC and it will read all components.  I got suckered into signing up with Driver Detective, but in the end, it costs $30 to use.  Does anyone know of a free alternative with no spyware etc imbedded?

Thank you.
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If you just clone the drive and replace old one after cloning, then you wont need any drivers. Unless you do fresh installation, and if it is case, get a Driver Genuies that you google onnet and obtain one. Install, run it, save all current drivers into a folder, burn in CD and use it when you need.
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DriverMax is free and works pretty well.

http://www.innovative-sol.com/drivermax/

Just find the NIC driver first, then DriverMax can find the rest for you. (Requires internet connection)

To findout your hardware info, try this utility http://www.gtopala.com/siw-download.html
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Here's the Product Information page for your model.

http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/quickPath.do?quickPathEntry=814825u&sitestyle=lenovo

Follow the link from fokuszg above for the exact drivers for your device if you want to download them. If you want to order a Recovery CD from Lenovo, follow this link:

http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=YAST-3P2QYL#PCD

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