yes, I know, and I was aware that my request might irritate (and maybe a bad English
So, yes, I want to sliptream the COA#!
I have ordered 3 different recovery-sets for 4 different (T43p, R50p, R51, T42)
Thinkpads, which I am going to sell accept one.
And I do have the claim, to sell them with intact service-partitions, including diagnostic tools,
and all the comfort at one fingertip, just as they ought to be, the buyer should decide wether to kill the partition or not.
Additionally, after I recovered the service-partition (and the XP) I will format
the XP and install a new one, with up-to-date drivers, patches and service-packs,
and without the common ballast, like Norton, RecordNow, DLA, ....
This XP must have the activation-key from the sticker (COA#), and, in case the buyer
really will use the recovery-function, the recovery-partition must also have the same key
BECAUSE.....I want to keep my recovery-disks and may use them in the future.
But that wouldn't be ok, if the activation-key would be widespread on different Thinkpads this way.
And yes, I could (and wil
l) also do an image with Acronis or something like that, so the key would remain
the same, but as I said, I want the installation the original and consequently way (at least service-tools),
and that means, XP recovery by "Access IBM" has to work consistently
(and if it should only do that just for giving a novice user the opportunity to see the wonder of a magic
....even if this recovered XP would then be outdated
And why should I waste an activation-key (there are the one on the laptop and the one on the recovery-set).
(But as I think about it....the key without the sticker is not really a valid license, so the last reason doesn't matter)
So that's the whole, long story.
As I said, I am close to manage it, and the journey is the reward.
Thanks for interest