I used standard Windows 7.1 Pro CD, then driver updates to suit the x41.Notes from installing Windows 7.1 Pro onto a KingSpec SSD:
Computer didn’t boot correctly from generic Windows 7 Pro disc the first time, restarted then worked OK. (I of course had set boot order in BIOS Setup to have CD/DVD drive first.)
I then ran the driver DVD from Seifelden, purchased via eBay. (Used it offline.) It advised of two drivers it did not have, for hardware it detected: Video Controller and Biometric CoProcessor (fingerprint). Drivers for the x41 can be confusing, for example there’s more than one graphics file needed from Lenovo. Generally can be figured out, reasonably good UI but at the end there’s a mysterious long list of devices that looks like more driver updates have been identified but may just be a list of drivers that are on the computer. (There are other sources for similar DVDs, but Lenovo System Update may be a better way. See http://support.lenovo.com/en_CA/downloa ... D=UM001926
. It recommended Hotkey Features Integration, which provides full-screen magnifier, auto scrolling, system interface driver, on-screen display of some Fn key actions like volume, full-screen magnifier, display settings utility (only some models), and a patch utility (that Lenovo describes very poorly).) However, on trying to install it after download LSU refused, saying it does not support the computer, despite all other information saying it is for Windows 7.)
It is difficult to tell which utilities should be installed – is APS, for example? CP|Programs shows very few added programs.