SHORT VERSION: IS THERE ANYWHERE OUT THERE A LENOVO WINDOWS 7 ENHANCED EXPERIENCE RECOVERY IMAGE OUT THERE? --------------------------------------------------------------------------- LONG VERSION: Hello there! According to Lenovo, they worked with Microsoft while Windows 7 was developped to optimise it for Lenovo Systems, the result is Windows 7 Enhanced Experience or Win7ee. Win7ee is compatible with many Lenovo Systems, however you only get Win7ee if you bought that System after 10/22/09. Even if Lenovo promised a free copy of Windows 7 to people buying a Lenovo between 6/27 and 10/22, so when Microsoft releaed the RTM, you won't get a Win7ee. Here is what Lenovo officially has to say about it, skip the following paragraph if you want, it's what I said above: "If you buy a system between 6/27 and 10/22, you have a Vista COA (which may also entitle you to the XP downgrade the system may have shipped with). Microsoft granted purchasers of qualifying system, the ability to receive a Win 7 upgrade CD/DVD which is essentially the standard over the counter Windows 7. Also included will be a Lenovo drivers disk. The combination is not a "Lenovo Image" in the way that Recovery DVDs are. Customers will be able to download the EE enhanced BIOS and drivers for qualifying systems. Once Win 7, + the BIOS, + EE drivers are installed, the principle difference between that level machine and what is shipped after the 22nd is the way in which the image is built. I am not an expert on imaging, but there are optimizations in terms of registry, order in which drivers are loaded, etc, etc. This all comes from the factory image for those systems that ship from the factory with Win 7 preloaded. Machines purchased before the 22nd don't have a Windows 7 COA on the system, and are not entitled to that image. We can't sell or give away those images - they have to match up with systems that are licensed for them. Hope that helps to clarify for now, and I expect you will get to hear more, directly from the experts in the coming days." So there's a difference if you buy Windows 7 and download the driver or you install the Windows 7 enhanced experience recovery. Only the latter will have the deep system optimizations, the former is only able to download the drivers. -------> Is there any Windows 7 Enhanced Experience Recovery ready to download out there?