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How do I install Windows 8.1 on Think Pad r61 8932

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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64bit

    How do I install Windows 8.1 on Think Pad r61 8932


    I recently was given an old Laptop with Windows 7 on it. I'm unsure of the version due to it not giving me admin permissions so I formatted the hard drive and created 3 partitions.


    1. Windows
    2. Ubuntu 13.10
    3. Ubuntu SWAP


    I want to dual boot this system with Ubuntu and that seemed to be working, that is until after I installed Ubuntu and Windows 8 install disc wouldn't detect my hard drive and needed the drivers for it.
    So I looked on the Lenovo support site and found my computer and model. But I ran into a massive problem of every single driver in .exe file type.
    So booted up my old Windows XP install and installed it, I installed the drivers for xp just to make the experience easier. I ran into a problem though because when the drivers all extracted/installed to the c:\DRIVERS folder I copied the harddrive driver from winxp and win7. because theirs no released driver for windows 8.

    Low and behold windows 8 still didn't accept or show anything after unhide the not supported list. Nothing was there at all.

    I'm currently trying to install Windows 7 on it which is having problems due to it taking ages to load up the install after being prompted to press any key to boot cd/dvd.

    I'm still waiting on the the black screen after nearly an hour and will have to turn it off in and hour if nothing starts because I have to get to my next class.

    Lenovo Support - Drivers & Software (US) search thinkpad r61 and then select 8932.

    Any help would be appreciated.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 10
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64bit


    I was just able to bring up the Windows 7 install now page and its asking for drivers to now.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 10
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64bit


    Using diskpart in the windows 7 install disc I was able to get some details.

    FUJITSU MHY2120BH ATA Device
    Disk ID: EDED42B1
    Type : ATA
    Status : Online
    Location path: PCIROOT(O)#PCI(1F02)#ATA(C00T00L00)
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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    I want to dual boot this system with Ubuntu and that seemed to be working, that is until after I installed Ubuntu and Windows 8 install disc wouldn't detect my hard drive and needed the drivers for it.
    Best to install Windows first.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 10
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    I want to dual boot this system with Ubuntu and that seemed to be working, that is until after I installed Ubuntu and Windows 8 install disc wouldn't detect my hard drive and needed the drivers for it.
    Best to install Windows first.
    Windows 7 was already installed when I installed Ubuntu.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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