"John" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> My Lenovo Vista Business came with all the usual bloatware that I
> feel is causing problems.
> I want to install a new Vista Business OS without ANY the bloat...
> pure Vista.
There isn't any bloatware that come on Thinkpads, unless Lenovo have changed
things. You should uninstall any anti-virus programs and trial
applications, but there are several things that you should definitely
reinstall after you clean install Vista, otherwise your Thinkpad will not
Make sure you have the chipset drivers first of all. You never mentioned
what model, so I cannot show you a link.
After that, if you install System Update 3, you should get most of the
things you need with that.
chipset, sound, network, wireless, etc drivers
trackpoint/trackpad drivers and web navigation key drivers
ACPI Power Management driver
Power Manager software
ThinkVantage Access Connections
On-screen dispay driver
Full Screen Magnifier
> Can I use the Vista Home Basic upgrade CD to get my Vista Business
> installed ( I have read all versions of Vista are on the CDs)
> and then get the telephone authorization approved based on my OEM
If you can clone your hard drive using TrueImage first, there is no harm in