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Delete Lenovo Recovery Partition?

Question: Delete Lenovo Recovery Partition?

Hey guys,when i got my laptop there was a Q partition on my computer named as Lenovo_Recovery and when i clicked on it, it asked me to create recovery DVD, so I did. not it gives me an option to Recover drive space, so as i have guessed it will delete the partition and merge the space to drive C, but my question is that, will it remove all the recovery data on my laptop?will the Thinkvantage button work when I press it during boot and take me to recovery options?or it won't work and i have to use the recovery DVDs?

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Preferred Solution: Delete Lenovo Recovery Partition?

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Hi!  First of all - sorry for my english. I have problem with my Lenovo G570. I make a backup DVD with system by OKR (4DVD). Then by accident i DELETED my recovery partition. When i try to boot from these DVD i get error: "The program cannot restore the system partition because its structure is incorrect ,you may have to recreate the partition to continue". My partitions looks like this: C: New installation of Windows 7 enterprise trialD: Lenovo (default partition with drivers and backup)Hidden empty partition where recovery was. What should i do now?

Answer:Lenovo G570 - I delete my recovery partition, recovery DVD doesn't work.

@meliegree,Did you make a Factory Restore disc in OKR or did you just do the backup only?If its backup only, you might need to contact Lenovo support to get a factory restore disc instead in order to get the partition fixed.

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Hi
I have bought a Lenovo G580 Notebook model name (20157)
and i made a new partition of Hard disk
and after that i can't install all drivers
so how can i recovery the default partition and Original Win7
Iam looking to download A recovery DVD
plz Help urgent becouse i am upset for 2 weeks for this action
bye bye
 
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Answer:Lenovo G580 delete partition and need full recovery

Hi mdiab and welcome to the Community,
 
When you modify the partitions, recovery doesn't work anymore.  The only way to get back the original Windows is with a set of recovery discs which have to come from Lenovo.  There's no way to download them.
 
You have to make a call to service and get a set of discs.  That's the only way to get back the original Windows.
 
Sorry about the bad news,
 
Dave

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I am trying to set up my Zbook 15 G2It is a refurbished model with set up warranty til 8/23/16.I just got it & it was upgraded to win 10 (1511).There was no recovery partition on the hardrive. I upgraded to the win 10 aniversary edition (1607) & have been updating software/drivers as per HP support suggestions. It was recommended to create a system recovery thru a HP support message which I attempted to do but there was an error & it failed which led to a empty recovery partition being made on the harddrive. Here is the summary & details..I am trying to delete this empty recovery partition but right clicking in disk management is not giving me anything. Can someone please advise a solution... Tried to create System Recovery as suggested by HP support (Launch recovery media creation tool) & it attempted to make a recovery disc & partitioned the hard drive.The recovery failed (error 1AstorA.sys System Thread Exception not handled) & a empty recovery partition was made. I am trying to delete this partition & gain back the 784 MB space. This entry was made in $PBR_Diskpart Notepad same day rem == ResetPartitions-BIOS.txt ==convert mbrrem == 1. System partition =========================create partition primary size=100format quick fs=ntfs label="System"assign letter="S"activerem == 2. Windows partition ========================rem == a. Create the Windows partition ==========create partition primaryrem == b. Create space... Read more

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Hello, I upgraded my notebook to Windows 10 shortly after it was offered in August 2015.  I also upgraded my main drive with a smaller SSD.  So, now that the notebook's been running OK for almost a year, I'd like to delete the recovery partition.  I only have a 256 GB SSD, so deleting that Recovery partition would give me almost 50% more space on my C drive. I tried using two different partition programs to do this-- both apps let me delete the partition (D: Recovery-- far right, top), but then neither will let me add the new space to the C drive.  There is small partition between the two, and they will let me resize that partition, but not the C partition.   I found that the HP Recovery Manager that's installed on my notebook has an option for deleting the partition, but it doesn't say where it will put the new unallocated space (but I didn't go all the way with it yet.  If I work through it the rest of the way, will it give me the option of where to put the new unallocated space?  Or will it add it to the C drive automatically?  Below is a snapshot of the drives configuration (the drive on TOP is the one in question): 

Answer:Using HP Recovery Manager to delete the Recovery Partition--...

Hi, I can see C: and D: do not sit next to each other therefore Windows Disk Manager may not like this. Please try:     http://www.easeus.com/partition-manager-software/combine-partitions-windows-10-free.html Note: you have to delete D: first. Regards.

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i tried to burn a Factory Recovery DVD using Onekey Recovery tool. i chose Create Recovery disk, selected Factory Default recovery disk and got to the burning options. The disks were successfully burnt. I tried to burn one more set for safety but I get the following error message. The program cannot find the service partition. This function is currently unavailable. Is there any solution for the problem?













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Answer:Y550 Lenovo recovery hidden partition visible and One Key recovery doesnt work

restart your computer and try again or copying the disks using nero may help.there are ways to activate hidden partition but not suggested.

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I installed Ubuntu GNU/Linux in my 3000 N100 0768GZQ laptop and deleted the partition in which i had installed Vista using fdisk. However, fdisk also deleted the Lenovo rescue and recovery partition. Not realizing this i created 2 new partitions in the free space. Now I want to install Vista in one of these partitions and I don't have a Lenovo Rescue and Recovery drive or the recovery CDs. Please help me.

Answer:Lost Lenovo Rescue and recovery partition in 3000 N100 0768GZQ have no recovery disks, please help

You can either get a hold of Vista installation disks and install it manually, or call Lenovo support and ask for recovery disks. They may charge you for the disks as you are supposed to create your own recovery disks.





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Just set up my new M83 ThinkCentre. The Lenovo Solution Center is flagging the Storage device as needing attention. The Lenovo Recovery partition (Q - set up in factory, I presume) was set up with 11.9GB and is 87% full. I presume I should ignore the alert because I'm not going to use it unless i had to recover the system back to the factory installation. I don't want to set the reminder to "never" because then i won't be alerted when the main partition in my C-drive approaches capacity.  Should I increase the size of the Q partition? If yes, how would I do that without affecting the content? Or should I just ignore the alerts and live with the annoyance. Thanks in advance for any assistance!

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Hello all, I'm new here. I bought a Lenovo G50-70 at the end of 2014. I want to create a recovery media of my RECOVERY PARTITION. Ok I have Lenovo OneKey Recovery App v8 but with that application I can't create a recovery media of my recovery partition, I can ONLY create a recovery of my current partition (in this case: C: ). I don't want that my current partition has 119 GB. My recovery partition has 15GB, my question is: How can I access there to record it in a USB, DVD or my PC? Thanks in advance.

Answer:Lenovo G50-70 create a recovery media (of recovery partition)

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Hi All, I did some googles on this and I am a little confused. Had an HP PC die, good riddance. But I'm pulling stuff out of the PC to reuse for another build, the hard disk is a 250GB Seagate drive which seems decent. I will be installing XP Pro on the system, not the media center that was on it previously.

My question, when I get the new PC together can I use the XP disk to boot into the typical windows menu where you install/repair or partition and wipe the recovery parition, merge it back to 1 single parition, do a clean full format and install my OS?

Hopefully that made sense, if I need to hook it up to another PC first and use kill disk or something I will, but if I can just do the above when the parts arrive and I get everything installed that would be much easier.

Answer:Delete an HP recovery partition?

A clean install on a brand new primary would be the first step once the drive was wiped entirely. Often many simply use a 3rd party drive partitioning program like Partition Magic or the free Linux tool GParted while that tends to run into problems with HP, Dell, Gateway, and other premanufacturered systems.

The XP installer itself may run into problems like that or from the drive already seeing a newer edition preinstalled on it. Then a security tool for wiping drives would be the next step for a clean install to be seen.

Most drive cleaning/data wipe tools are retail while Active KillDisk comes to mind for this being a highly recommend driver eraser. [email protected] Kill Disk. Hard Drives Eraser. Free Download.

The HDD Wipe Tool is also a free download at http://www.softspecialist.com/HDD-Wi...-Wipe-Tool.htm

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Hi there,

New to this forum so hopefuly i can find some help. I have an emachines PC that has a hidden recovery partition that i cant seem to delete with DISKPART.exe formthe command prompt. I Want to completley wipe the whole disk and do a fresh install from CD/DISK. before someone answers and tells me that i shouldnt erase it and that its important, i dont care. ihave a full install disk that i want to use and will create a recovery disk after install. i dont want all the oem software and other stuff that came on computer. i have tried the override command and keep getting an error mesage from the virtual disk manager that says i cant erase it. what can i do? please help. i have downloaded severall partitioning software and have been unsucsesful their as well.

WIN 7
dual x64
4 gigs ram

Answer:CANNOT DELETE OEM RECOVERY PARTITION

if you are wanting to totally wipe the drive, you can use dban or killdisk. You can find both at download.com.

also you should also be able to delete the partition at diskmanagement- rightclick computer, click on manage, scroll down to disk management, then in the right column, right click the partition and delete or format.

one thing you do need to do, you may want to make backup restore disks in case (if you did not do this when you first got the computer) you want to later sell the computer.

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Can I delete the recovery partition on my x61? Now that I have Windows 7 installed I have no need for it and would like to use the 5gb. I have found instructions to use diskpart to delete the partition. Do I need to do anything else to ensure my machine boots into the C: partition?

Answer:X61: Can I delete the recovery partition?

Yes you can. I did it with Acronis Disk Director yesterday. All worked fine. You can also use other programs like gparted. Greets Ensonn

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Tried the commands a few times still am not able to get rid of the Recovery Partition image I made by accident when creating a Recovery usb disk backup.*john

Answer:Still Cannot Delete Recovery Partition

A Recovery partition is part of Windows:
Don't try to delete it- you will lose recovery options.

If you really really want to do that, do it from a command prompt outside Windows or a partition manager boot disk, for example.

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After having successfully created a set of system recovery discs which can be done only once on brand new HP Pavilion, can I delete the recovery partition to recover some space? Or is there any further use for it? And how do I find it?

Answer:Recovery Partition...should I delete?

Its a call you have to make. If you are satisfied with your recovery disks-delete the recovery partition. You will probably only recover a few Gb though.

To delete it you need to access it either through the disk manage feature or Windows recovery feature- delete the partition creating an unpartitioned space then expand your windows partition (C drive) to its max allowed size.
start>right click on "computer"> click "manage">click "continue">click on "disk Management" Click on the recovery partition's drive letter>right click "delete", then right click on active partition and click "expand"

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Hi,

I need to delete a recovery partition off my second hard drive. I've seen this link: Delete and Remove to Unlock EISA Hidden Recovery or Diagnostic Partition in Vista ? My Digital Life but it's for Vista and the final command "delete partition override" doesn't work in diskpart. It comes up saying "The specified command or parameters are not supported on this system"

Yes, I really do want to delete the recovery partition because it's on my secondary HDD, I still have the recovery partition on my C: so I'm really not losing anything

Cheers for the help

Answer:delete recovery partition

AOMEI partition assistant should do the job.

Its free and easy.

Free partition manager download for managing your PCs and Servers.

Is your recovery partition before or after your windows partition?

If its before and you move that partition to another location or even merge it with your windows partition, you will need to repair the boot manager as you have physically changed your windows location.

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When I ordered my ZBook 17 G2, I also got the Windows 7 OS DVD and the Driver DVD. Is it safe for me to delete the recovery partition, since I have those DVDs?  I don't need to create any recovery media before deleting the partition, do I?  Since I can just use those 2 DVDs I have to reinstall the OS and HP applications, right? 

Answer:Can I delete my recovery partition?

If you do have the cds for reinstalling the software , then you may go ahead and delete the recovery partition

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My PC came originally with W7, which I have upgraded to 8.1, and now 10. I would like to delete the OEM recovery partition, as I have created a W10 recovery drive on a USB stick. How do I do that?

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After the update to version 1511 build 10586 Windows has created a 450 Mb recovery partition on my SSD drive.

I have already deleted the created Windows_OLD folder as well as the hidden folder with update files.

Can I seamlessly and without risk also delete the recovery partition?

Thanks in advance.

Ren?

Answer:Can I delete the recovery partition?

I wouldn't.. if you do you will not be able to boot your PC.

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I had a virus on my laptop, so I gave it to a 'specialist'.

When I had it back it turned out, that it didn't work properly - another specialist said that the recovery disc was deleted - is it possible? or is it just hidden?

And if I do not have the recovery HDD any more, what should I do know?
Where can I buy ad to recovery to recover my system?

Please, help me, cause I'm a total ignoramus as far as computers are concerned...:(

helpless Kate:(

Answer:Is it possible to delete the recovery partition on HDD?

Hi, pewna.studentka.

Yes, it' s possible to delete the recovery Hdd, and very easy to do while partitioning, formatting and etc. Once I had an experience to delete it but in my hp laptop. I recommend you to do the following:

1. Contact Toshiba authorized service in your country or order https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx
2 Find (buy) a copy of Windows, install it and downloaded drivers from Toshiba driver page.

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Hello

I have folder called HDD Recovery aprox. 3GB on D disk (OS Windows XP SP3).
I want to delete it without cleaning partition and information on it.

Can someone give me the solution of solving this problem?

Answer:How to delete HDD Recovery folder from D partition?

Can you please explain me what is there problem for you?

You can simply delete this folder and ... good bye recovery image. After doing this you will not be able to install operating system using HDD recovery procedure (F8 ? Repair my computer).
So before you do this create recovery DVD for further installations.

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HP computer with 8.1 installed.   It has a 21GB OEM partition labeled "Recovery Image" with a partition letter "D" assigned.  I have since migrated System (C) to a new SSD.    Partition D: is still on the original disk.   I have Acronis True image backup program that backs up daily.    I have used this to recover several times. My question is:   Can I delete D: Recovery Image partition with no ill effects?  Or will this farcle some proprietary HP software present in my computer? Your help is appreciated.. Springfield / IL / USA

Answer:Can I delete the HP OEM Recovery partition. Have backup pr...

Greetings, You can remove the D drive. Did you create a bootable USB or DVD factory image backup? You should do this before getting rid of the HP Recovery Partition. It is also wise you are using Acronis and have verified it works. Cheers!

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How to delete Recovery Manager partitoin? After reinstall successfully, it reboots always to Recovery Manager.

Bios is setup with right order of HardDrive first. Tried Boot.exe too.

Is there a command prompt to delete the Recovery Manager partition? I can't get to my desktop.

Answer:How to delete Recovery Manager partition?

Why would you want to delete your Recovery Manager partition? It doesn't sound like the reinstall was successful, if your computer continues to boot into recovery mode. Did you use a recovery disk in this process and later remove it? Try booting up in safe mode. If that doesn't work, then I suspect your recovery did not complete successfully.

Also, you may want to try booting from USB and then accessing the hard drive to see if the integrity is OK.

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I upgraded a HP notebook to Win10 Home from Win 8.1. I would like to remove the OEM recovery partition. The Disk Management console shows the EFI partition, then the system partition (C), then a recovery partition of about 7GB. There is no Delete or resize option available on the latter.

I have Easus Partition Mgr and can use that to delete it and expand C. My question is, is it safe to do so? I don't want to break my installation. The HP docs said the partition can be deleted from the Recovery Mgr app in the (Win 8.1) Control Panel, but this doesn't seem to be available in Win 10.

Answer:Delete recovery partition after upgrade?

Yes, you can safely delete it. You definitely won't be able to go back to the factory Windows 8.1 if you do, but you probably couldn't anyway because most of the manufacturer's recovery partitions require the factory software to restore from it anyway.

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I just installed Windows 7 on my parents laptop, they got that Fake AntiSpyware virus which Geek Squad at BestBuy...geniuses...not. Cost $130 and they "recommend" a $65 antivirus, which my mother thought would be a great idea while not telling me..

Anyways, I installed Windows 7 and I saw in the boot menu the option for Windows Vista...so I am pretty sure it is still there. I know there were two partitions when I installed. One was recovery at 10 gigs and the other was like 90 gigs or something (which I installed to)...anyways, I'm hoping to completely get rid of this virus, and I'm thinking now that it may not even affect 7?

What do you guys think? Delete recovery partition? I have Windows.old in the C drive which contains all the old program files. So that worries me a bit.

Thanks for any input, I really appreciate it!

Answer:Delete Recovery Partition? Had bad virus

  
Quote: Originally Posted by moreyos


I just installed Windows 7 on my parents laptop, they got that Fake AntiSpyware virus which Geek Squad at BestBuy...geniuses...not. Cost $130 and they "recommend" a $65 antivirus, which my mother thought would be a great idea while not telling me..

Anyways, I installed Windows 7 and I saw in the boot menu the option for Windows Vista...so I am pretty sure it is still there. I know there were two partitions when I installed. One was recovery at 10 gigs and the other was like 90 gigs or something (which I installed to)...anyways, I'm hoping to completely get rid of this virus, and I'm thinking now that it may not even affect 7?

What do you guys think? Delete recovery partition? I have Windows.old in the C drive which contains all the old program files. So that worries me a bit.

Thanks for any input, I really appreciate it!



The only way you can be sure is to format and start all over. there are nasty's now that copy themselves to every share, partition, and network connection.

If you want to be sure format and re-install

Ken

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I recently did an upgrade install on Windows 10. Now I have two recovery partitions. I am not sure which one I can safely delete to free up disc space. Previous to the upgrade there was just one recovery partition called recovery about 450 Mbt. Now there are two recovery partitions. The 453 Mbt partition at the very end is described as a primary partition. The 459 Mbt partition second from the end is called the "Recovery partition". I suspect the 453 partition at the end is the older one from the previous installation I can safely delete*. Or do I need to leave them both in place to access recovery options? Your thoughts would be appreciated.

Kind regards
Chris

* Using disc management software, I plan to delete the one at the end, then enlarge the one second from the end to fill the space and then reduce it to about 460 Mbt. Then I will be left with just one recovery partition.

Answer:After Upgrade Which Recovery Partition Can I delete?

Check which is registered with reagentc /info from elevated command prompt and it will tell you which it is using.
Code:
Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.14393]
(c) 2016 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Windows\system32>reagentc /info
Windows Recovery Environment (Windows RE) and system reset configuration
Information:

Windows RE status: Enabled
Windows RE location: \\?\GLOBALROOT\device\harddisk0\partition5\Recovery\WindowsRE
Boot Configuration Data (BCD) identifier: 60a76a2a-e726-10e6-9763-d4823e10b645
Recovery image location:
Recovery image index: 0
Custom image location:
Custom image index: 0

REAGENTC.EXE: Operation Successful.


C:\Windows\system32>

Then you can delete the other. However if you find partition 5 is registered and you delete partition 4 you'll have to re-register WinRE (as partition 5 will now be partition 4).

Note you have to look at partitions using diskpart to check partition numbers as diskutility doesn't show the msr partition (if you have one).

Run reagentc /info again after deleting the partition. If it still says "Enabled" you are OK. If not you need to reregister it as described here https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/.../hh825041.aspx

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I upgraded a HP notebook to Win10 Home from Win 8.1. I would like to remove the OEM recovery partition. The Disk Management console shows the EFI partition, then the system partition (C), then a recovery partition of about 7GB. There is no Delete or resize option available on the latter.

I have Easus Partition Mgr and can use that to delete it and expand C. My question is, is it safe to do so? I don't want to break my installation. The HP docs said the partition can be deleted from the Recovery Mgr app in the (Win 8.1) Control Panel, but this doesn't seem to be available in Win 10.

Answer:Delete recovery partition after upgrade?

Yes, you can safely delete it. You definitely won't be able to go back to the factory Windows 8.1 if you do, but you probably couldn't anyway because most of the manufacturer's recovery partitions require the factory software to restore from it anyway.

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I bought an Aspire E11 with a 32Gb eMMC which actualy is just 29Gb ...From these 29 Gb Windows 8.1 reserves 10Gb for recovery partition, leaving me with only 8Gb free on drice C after system and apps installed. I have already created a dedicated USB recovery pen, how can I delete and use as extension of drive C the 10Gb initially reserved for recovery ???

Answer:How to delete Windows 8.1 Recovery Partition

Hi,Its better suggested not to delete the partition, but yes you can use programs like partition magic to get the job done,. Cheers

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Hey,
I have bought 120gb ssd, and replaced main HDD with SSD. I then used factory dvds, which created all partitions needed.
I have tried OKR, but it wont work..now I would like to delete OKR from my ssd, because it has 20gb which could be used otherwise.
 
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I want to erase that partition and merge it with C: wich has windows files on my ssd.
Any advices?
 
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Answer:How to delete recovery partition and merge it with...

Try using the free EaseUs Partition Manager Home Edition. You can delete and merge partitions. Note you will make okr non-functional with your plan.

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I am not sure if this is right forum.

I go into Computer - Manage - Disk Management, right click and it shows no option to delete, only "help".

I clone the whole hard drive once in awhile and don't want it neither in my computer nor clone hard drive.

Windows 7 Home Prem. notebook.

Thanks

Answer:Can I delete the healthy (recovery partition)?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by RN09


I am not sure if this is right forum.

I go into Computer - Manage - Disk Management, right click and it shows no option to delete, only "help".

I clone the whole hard drive once in awhile and don't want it neither in my computer nor clone hard drive.

Windows 7 Home Prem. notebook.

Thanks


Is it an OS partition? if so the only way is to do it outside of the OS with a 3rd party app like parigon disk management

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Hi, i just wonder if its safe to delete 10GB Dell recovery partition? Im OK with loosing the ability to reset to factory installation. But Im worried if I may loose F12 functionality or F12-Diagnostics. I presume this is BIOS thing, but I rather asks before doing smth stupid. Thanks.

Answer:Dell Recovery Partition - Delete?

Once you've made a set of recovery media, you can delete that partition with no problem.

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I just replaced my 250 gb hard drive in my toshiba satellite l305d with a 200 gb 7200 rpm hard drive - I also installed win 7 at the same time. The pc boots noticeably faster and also seems to run faster. The reason for the faster HD was for multimedia purposes, which I haven't gotten around to you.

I am trying to reformat the "old" (7 months old) hard drive and put it in a usb case to use for data storage and transfer and am having a problem. I am in disk management in win 7 and have found a 1.4 gb partition that is labeled recovery partition, and it won't delete. disk management won't touch it. How do I get rid of it? Is this a remnant of the toshiba install of Vista? 1.4 gb out of 250 gb is not terribly significant but I don't like the idea of having wasted HD space if there is a way to get rid of it. If it occupies the first tracks of the HD I would like to put an OS there. What can I do?

Answer:[SOLVED] 1.4 GB recovery partition that won't delete

Have you tried to format it?
Im not sure why it wouldnt delete a partition but try to format it and then delete it and see if that helps.

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I have a Presario Compaq CQ60 laptop

I've been to their chat they said if I install Windows7 It will erase/delete my recovery partition.. is there anyway i can avoid this? I'm making a recovery disks right now will that help?

Answer:Windows 7 Delete recovery partition?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Extreme


I have a Presario Compaq CQ60 laptop

I've been to their chat they said if I install Windows7 It will erase/delete my recovery partition.. is there anyway i can avoid this? I'm making a recovery disks right now will that help?


well Extreme, i've got news for u, i've got the same laptop as u and my recovery partition (D: just over 8 gigs of it) is still there!! I did a clean install using the custom option, the Vista Basic (which i'd upgraded to Vista Ultimate sp2 and activated with Activator v5 ) installation was moved to windows.old, in there i copied the program files/sminst folder to win 7 and reinstalled some drivers and apps that HP had preinstalled, use Restore7.exe and follow the options (no need to restart till u u've installed back all u want). Couldn't find a way to get the HP Games back tho.

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I received my dell slim studio about a month ago.
I always use the vista dvd to reinstall the OS. Can i delete the dell recovery partition?
Can I just back it up on an external hard drive or on a dvd?

Thank you

Answer:can I delete dell recovery partition?

Yeah you can delete it as long as you think you wouldn't use it

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Hi! I have partitioned my hard drive into a C: (where Windows is) and a D: (where my backup files are). Will the downgrade to Xp using the Recovery CD delete the D: partition and merge the partitions into one big partition? Thanks!

Answer:Will the Recovery CD delete my Backup partition?

Yes. The recovery cds will create the service partition, about 6 GB, and then install XP from there in one partition deleteing all files you have on your D: partition.  Make sure you save your D: first before starting. Hope this helps

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I bought an Aspire E11 with a 32Gb eMMC which actualy is just 29Gb ...From these 29 Gb Windows 8.1 reserves 10Gb for recovery partition, leaving me with only 8Gb free on drice C after system and apps installed. I have already created a dedicated USB recovery pen, how can I delete and use as extension of drive C the 10Gb initially reserved for recovery ???

Answer:How to delete Windows 8.1 Recovery Partition

Hi,Its better suggested not to delete the partition, but yes you can use programs like partition magic to get the job done,. Cheers

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I would like to merge two partitions, Partition (C) and Partition (Z). The problem is that the Recovery partition (D) is in between the two partitions I want to merge and only adjacent partitions can be merged. I would like to know if I can copy & paste the (D) partition to an external drive and after the partitions are merged, re-install the (D) partition.

Answer:Can I delete the recovery partition and then re-install it

How to extend partition easily with Partition Wizard - video help. This will show you how to extend any partition into any other partition's available space, even if they are not adjacent. Do not borrow from Recovery or it won't boot, if you really want a Recovery partition which reinstalls the worst install of Win7 one can have.

Do you really want the HP Factory Win7 install which is the worst install of Win7 one can have, larded with bloatware and duplicate utiltiies which interfere with better versions built into Win7? Most tech enthusiasts prefer to Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 in which case you can delete all partitions during the booted reinstall.

I see you already deleted the OEM Tools partition which is the only one worth keeping so you'd have bootable Diagnostics from the ESC menu. Too late now.

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I've created a Factory Default Backup with a USB drive with Acer Recovery Management.  I see this message which tells me I can delete the recovery partion to free up disk space after I've created the backup but it never gives me the option to do so.  I DO get the option to remove the Driver Recovery Partition after backing it up to USB but not the 10GB Recovery Partition.  It's a a HUGE deal on a system that only has a 32GB hard drive. I appreciate any help.  Thanks   

Answer:Can't delete the recovery partition on Aspire ES1-...

1. Open a command prompt as administrator.2. Run Diskpart application by typing Diskpart in the command prompt. 3. In the ?Diskpart? prompt, enter rescan command and press Enter key to re-scan all partitions, volumes and drives available. 4. Then type in list disk and press Enter key to show all hard disk drive available. 5. Select the disk that contains the partition you want to remove. Normally, with just 1 hard disk, it will be disk 0. So the command will be:Select disk 0 Finish by Enter key. 6. Type list partition and press Enter key to show all available and created partition in the disk selected. 7. Select the partition that wanted to be deleted by using the following command, followed by Enter key:Select partition x Where x is the number of the recovery partition to be removed and unlocked its space. Be careful with the number of this partition, as wrong number may get data wipes off. 8. Finally, type in delete partition override and press Enter key. If diskpart gives you trouble, Boot to a Linux live cd and use the disk utility on it.

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D: recovery getting full, delete files? How?My D: drive, which is my recovery drive (HP Admin), is getting full. Discovered issue when defraging last week. How do I clean up? Or will HP notify me and delete recovery points up until last week?

Answer:HP Recovery partition getting full, need to delete files.

Is there any free space on other partition, if that you could try to release some space from other partition and add it into "recovery partition", if you don't want to loss "recover partition, you could only use other partition software, here I find an article about this topic, hope it could help you http://www.partition-magic-windows7...BTW, I think the "recovery partition" is useless, I deleted it already, because as you know the MBR disk could contain at most 4 primary partition, however, HP OEM set its "hp tool" "recover partition" take two primary partitions, this is not logicaldownload partition magic for windows 7

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Hey,

I've just created a recovery media, with 2 DVDs and I'm wondering if I can now delete the partion on the HDD called "Data" which contains a folder called "HDDRecovery".

I'm asking here cause I don't wanna do anything stupid. Thanks in advance for replying

Answer:Can I delete the second partition after creating recovery media?

Hi,

there is nothing special, just remove it as you usually do. The most important thing that you have already made recovery disks. :)

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tried diskpart but it refused to delete recovery partition. Anyone now another way to delete it. I don't need it.

Henry

Answer:how to delete recovery partition in windows 10 1607

MiniTool Partition Wizard should let you do it.

Best Free Partition Manager for Windows | MiniTool Partition Free

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I tried to delete the partition using Acronis Disk Director. It goes through the motions of rebooting and working in DOS but it doesn't delete the partition.

I tried to delete it using the Vista Disk Management tool and get the message that the partition is currently in use.
 

Answer:Solved: Can't delete Dell recovery partition

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I am going crazy! My recovery partition has been full for over a month now! Every time I attempt to delete files, it says "Not enough memory to perform operation on disc." I have logged in under safe mode to try this and I have also tried pressing delete with shift. Can someone give me some ideas as to what I can try next? This should be very simple, but I cannot figure it out!!

Thanks,
Erin
 

Answer:Unable to delete files from recovery partition!!

Open windows explorer, right click on the partition drive letter and select properties, hit the disk cleanup button, it takes a while to calculate, then see what comes up in the list to delete.
 

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Last night I wiped out my ASUS T100 tablet to clean install TH2. But there is a 7GB Recovery partition from Windows 8.1 that I can't get rid off using Diskpart.

Can someone please assist me?

Answer:Delete Protected Recovery Partition (GPT Disk)

What is Disk 2?

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Hallo,

my satellite u400-22z came with a big fat "hdd recovery" folder on the hard drive - yes I know what it's for,
but the insufferably awful version of windows vista that came with the machine made me decide that, in a case of system fault, I will not again install that failed attempt of an operating system.
So I don't care for that recovery data.

So those ~ 11 GB of junk sitting on my drive is bugging me, I cannot delete the HDDRecovery folder, it it somehow protected from deletion.

How can I circumvent that ?

Also, is it safe or can I make it safe, to use the seemingly hidden small partition (is this for recovery also?) I found, which is IIRC ~ 2GB or so big, for own purposes, without wrecking my current windows installation ?

Thanks in advance,
Steve

Answer:Satellite U400-22z - How to delete HDD recovery partition

Hi,

If you have made a recovery disk and don't want store hdd recovery folder on hdd, you can remove it.

> I cannot delete the HDDRecovery folder, it it somehow protected from deletion.

You remove it as always you do to remove any files from your system.

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So I recently got the Asus Vivotab 8, and it is a pretty good little tablet, except storage on these tablets are a bit.. tight to say the least. Anyway the tablet comes with an 8 GB recovery partition, and I have tried everything to get rid of it. I created
a recovery drive with the box ticked to copy the recovery drive, there was no option to delete it at the end. I tried using Disk Management, and clicking on the Healthy (Recovery Partition) only brings up help. I have tried using diskpart in cmd, but I get
the error "Delete is not allowed on the current boot, system, pagefile, crashdump, or hibernation volume".
Is there any way to delete the partition so I can get more room on my Vivotab?
Thanks!

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Background:
On my Windows 7 64-bit system (prior to the upgrade), I had a 696.58 GB OS (C:) and a 2.00GB RECOVERY (D:) drive, plus a 55MB OEM partition without an assigned drive letter.
After upgrading to Windows 10 (Enterprise) 64-bit, I now have

OEM Partition [55MB], no drive letterRecovery Partition (450MB), no drive letterOS (C:) [696.14 GB]RECOVERY (D:) [2.00 GB]
The 55MB OEM Partition and the RECOVERY (D:) drive appear unchanged, although Windows 10 configured its virtual memory to use the D: drive. 

The 450MB Recovery partition appears to have been created by the Windows 10 upgrade process (from the space originally allocated to the C: drive); and the OS (C:) drive is now a bit smaller.
Question:  Can I safely delete the original D: drive?  The timestamps on the folders, etc., appear to be unchanged:
 Volume in drive D is RECOVERY
 Volume Serial Number is C4EB-85DD
 Directory of D:\
03/11/2008  11:20 AM    <DIR>          dell
11/02/2006  04:32 AM    <DIR>          Program Files
11/17/2006  09:44 AM    <DIR>          sources
03/11/2008  11:20 AM    <DIR>          Tools
11/02/2006  04:32 AM    <DIR>  ... Read more

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Hello,  I recently purchased a Lenovo ThinkPad B5400 Laptop. Unfortunately I have performed an incomplete backup onto the partioned drive by accident. Even though it was not backed-up to completion it has reduced the free space in the drive to less than 2Mb. I went into the drive and wasn't sure which files were the recently performed back up and which were the recovery files as each has the same date modified/date created meta data. I would like to free up this space so it can work properly and also doesn't prompt me the delete files constantly from the full drive. Thanks in advance, Ian

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I have a Dell 11 venue Pro (7140) tablet and I upgraded to windows 10. My tablet comes with 128Gb and I found out that I have many recovery partition. I am not sure which one I can remove it using DISKPART. Below is what I seen on the Disk Management Screen. Only C drive has volume label of C. Please help.
1. 500MB healthy EFI system (100% free)
2. 40 MB Healthy OEM Partition (100% free)
3. 2.00GB Healthy Recovery partition (100% free)
4. 109.56GB Healthy Boot, Page File, Crash Dump, Primary partition (40% free) Volume OS (C:)
5. 450 MB Healthy Recovery Partition (100% free)
6. 6.59 GB Healthy Recovery Partition (100% free)

Answer:delete unused recovery partition after upgrade

Main OS and data is 4. 1-3 help startup. 5 and 6 are likely Dell recovery and so can go. Then you can expand 4 into that space.
But before you ever delete partitions, make sure you have a backup of all your data just in case things go bad.

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I've managed to make a set of recovery disks and a  backup of the system. Do I still need the Lenovo D: drive now I've done this? I'd quite like to reclaim the space if possible. How would I get rid of it and get the space into the C drive. Bit puzzled by Lenovo documentation - it says the recovery drive is hidden but I can see it , 12 gb or so D:













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Answer:Recovery partition - delete after making recover dsks

bodsham wrote:I've managed to make a set of recovery disks and a  backup of the system. Do I still need the Lenovo D: drive now I've done this? I'd quite like to reclaim the space if possible. How would I get rid of it and get the space into the C drive. Bit puzzled by Lenovo documentation - it says the recovery drive is hidden but I can see it , 12 gb or so D:I suggest that you first verify that your recovery discs actually work.  Right now, I have reason to believe that mine don't, so I'm keeping my Q drive until I'm confident. Also, it would be wise to save the folder SWTOOLS to another location. That folder has all of the Windows 7 drivers for the X220t so if you are forced to re-install windows you can get up and going with minimun hassle, as far as getting all the functions of you laptop back.

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I bought a 2nd hand Lenovo Idea pad 100s netbook. It has 32gb eMMC storage. It has WIMBoot.

It came with Win10 but has the old owners profile so I want to reinstall a clean copy of windows 10 from usb that I downloaded from Microsoft.

2 questions:
1. Can I delete the recovery partition when I do this? I don't need wasted space and can always reinstall off usb in future. There is warning about doing this with EMMC drives, see below...

My concern is that the user guide has a big warning :

Do not delete or modify the Recovery Partition on a WIMBoot-enabled computer.
If the Recovery Partition is deleted or modified, you may not be able to restore Windows to the factory status. For computer models on which WIMBoot is enabled, deleting the Recovery Partition may cause Windows to fail to start.

2. Do I need to do anything special when installing a clean copy on a WIMBoot drive?

Thanks

Answer:Clean install with WIMBoot & delete recovery partition

Use Macrium Reflect Free to make an image of the existing EMMC and a rescue USB flash drive. Then you are 99% guaranteed to be able to restore it if you need to.

I would also suggest creating a folder on a USB flash drive or SD card - I call mine DriversW10. Then in an elevated "run as administrator" command prompt run:

DISM.exe /Online /Export-Driver /Destination:D:\DriversW10

The path in red will be to the folder you create. This will save all the non-Microsoft drivers for the hardware that you might need to manually install through device manager in control panel later.

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Hi there,

I have a Satellite C660D-17E laptop and want to format my hard drive, delete the recovery partition and recover the preinstalled Windows 7 and other software. I don't want to keep any of my own data, that's all backed up already, I just want to be sure I can safely restore the preinstalled stuff. I have a few questions I need help to clear up before I go ahead.

Am I right in thinking the dvd recovery disks I made when I first got my laptop will have all the software and drivers I need on it, the same as the recovery partition would? If I make another spare set now just to be safe will they only have the out of the box default stuff: OS, software and drivers on and none of my data?

I found [this post|http://www.mytoshiba.com.au/support/items/faq/71] which explains the recovery process. If I select "Erase the hard disk" (so I can erase my hdd and remove the recovery partition too) what happens after that? Will it restore the OS and software from the dvd backup disk? Will the process after this recreate a recovery partition (which I don't want)?


Added sidenote:
I actually would prefer to be able to choose which preinstalled programs get installed after I format, but I'm guessing that's probably not possible and will have to settle for installing everything and removing what I don't want after. Or is there a way?


Sorry I know that was a long post, but I want to be sure of what will happen BEFORE I go and mess things up! :) If you... Read more

Answer:Format HDD, delete recovery partition then recover with disk

Hi

I will try to offer some help. ;)
> Am I right in thinking the dvd recovery disks I made when I first got my laptop will have all the software and drivers I need on it, the same as the recovery partition would?
Yes. Recovery image saved on recovery discs contains operating system, all necessary drivers, Toshiba specific tools and utilities and some additional software.
> If I make another spare set now just to be safe will they only have the out of the box default stuff: OS, software and drivers on and none of my data?
Preinstalled ?Toshiba recovery creator? make recovery disc that includes recovery image only. It has nothing to do with your personal data.
> I found this post which explains the recovery process. If I select "Erase the hard disk" (so I can erase my hdd and remove the recovery partition too) what happens after that?
After that you must use created recovery discs for recovery image installation.
> Will the process after this recreate a recovery partition (which I don't want)?
When you use recovery discs for recovery image installation your notebook will have ?factory settings? that include recovery image saved on HDD. To be honest I don't understand why you don't want to have this recovery image on HDD. This allows you to make recovery installation using HDD recovery option. But of course you can delete it later to get more free space on your HDD. For recovery image installation you can always use created recovery DVD discs. ... Read more

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Actually i would like to delete the recovery partition on my new Satellite P855 by using diskpart. Now i have to problems/uncertainty (of course i already created the recovery dvds):

1: Whe i look in Disk Managment on my Windows 8, there are 2 recovery partitions !? one small at the beginning of the disk (450 MB) an one bigger at the end of the disk (8.66 GB). I am a little confused about that. Isn't there usualy only one recovery partition? Are these both recovery partitions from toshiba for windows 8?

2: I read somewhere, that there can occure problems with the system by deleting the recovery partition. is there any risk if i delete the two recovery partitions mentioned above? (besides that i do not have the recovery files on the harddisk anymore) Could this affect the stability or the ability of the system?

As I don't want to risk, that i crash my system, i hope someone knows about this!

Thank you guys

cheers
kdar

Answer:Satellite P855 and Win8 - would like to delete the recovery partition

And why you want to delete the recovery partition?
Its better to leave it as it is in cases you would like to recover the notebook back to factory settings.

> 1: Whe i look in Disk Managment on my Windows 8, there are 2 recovery partitions !? one small at the beginning of the disk (450 MB) an one bigger at the end of the disk (8.66 GB). I am a little confused about that. Isn't there usualy only one recovery partition? Are these both recovery partitions from toshiba for windows 8?

I assume one has been created by Win 8. it contains files to repair the system in cases something would be wrong? the last partition seems to be from Toshiba containing the recovery image files.

> 2: I read somewhere, that there can occure problems with the system by deleting the recovery partition. is there any risk if i delete the two recovery partitions mentioned above? (besides that i do not have the recovery files on the harddisk anymore) Could this affect the stability or the ability of the system?

Deleting the Toshiba partition should not (usually) affect the notebook system ability but nevertheless you should create a recovery disk BEFORE deleting anything on the HDD.
The recovery disk would allow you to go back to factory settings in cases the system would be muddled up.

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Hey all, I?ve been building PCs for many years but this is my first ever laptop and especially my first computer with Windows pre-installed. I noticed there is a 15Gb partition called IMAGES on the 60Gb SSD installed on my Acer Laptop, which is ¼ of the entire drive! Is there any way this can be moved to the installed 1Gb mechanical drive or deleted entirely?  I?ve already made a backup to a USB flash drive but did not get an option to delete. I suspect it may be part of a WIMBoot install, so I think deleting it will just break Windows? I actually always thought WIMBoot was for tablets and could actually be detrimental to a more powerful system. On that note, I do have a Windows 8 DVD that I used to put Windows 8.1 (obviously updates to 8.1 via windows updates).  Is there any way I can use this to reinstall a ?normal? windows on my new laptop?  Will it use the key embedded on BIOS? (I assume the key is embedded?) On a more positive note, the laptop is great, plenty powerful and very quick, so no issues there.  And I can finally use the AC in my newish AC router!













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Answer:Acer Nitro 591G - Delete recovery partition?

Thanks for the reply philetus, don't worry about this now. I've done some research and it definitely is using WIMBoot so that recovery partition isn't going (and can?t go!) anywhere lol Certainly explains why I couldn't boot after removing it but the USB back up worked first time, so all good.  I?ve actually grown to like WIMBoot in principle and I can see it going more mainstream, even on systems that don?t ?need? it.  I think it's a good, positive move by MS and I don't say that often.  Come in ?having 2 copies of windows per install? your times up!

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Hello all!

I'm wondering to make a clean install on my Samsung Series 5 550P5C, but I hear from here to there that when I do it I will delete my Recovery Partition (which I would like to have on the disc in some radical case). Howaver I saw a thread when someone performed a clean install and didn't lost the recovery partition. Additionally I think it should not be able to remove it installing Windows on C partition, as this is another partition on the disc - than Recovery part. is. Could you give me some advise?

BTW. I was co-oping with mr. google for a long time, and didn't find anything until I'm now creating this thread. Thanks!

Answer:Does performing clean install delete recovery partition?

Have you made the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

   Information

We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD. (Windows 8 only)
Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8 (Windows 8 only)




I would recommend you making the OEM manufacturer's Recovery DVD's or USB drive.
or
You can order the Microsoft official OEM Recovery disks from the OEM manufacturer's website.

When using OEM Recovery disks, install will clean the HDD & replace all the partitions, as was on day one.

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I have a system that started life with a fresh Windows 10 64-bit preview build installed on a blank drive with only one partition. This was later upgraded (using the "not keep any data" option) to Windows 10 Pro 64-bit release. The system drive now has a "Recovery" folder in the root with permissions restricting access to it plus a "$WINRE_BACKUP_PARTITION.MARKER" file also in the root. When I check the partitions on my drive I find that I have two Recovery partitions and that WindowsRE is configured for the latest recovery partition as shown by the following CLI dump (important information in blue).


Code:
DISKPART> select disk 0

Disk 0 is now the selected disk.

DISKPART> list partition

Partition ### Type Size Offset
------------- ---------------- ------- -------
Partition 1 Recovery 300 MB 1024 KB
Partition 2 System 100 MB 301 MB
Partition 3 Reserved 128 MB 401 MB
Partition 4 Primary 930 GB 529 MB
Partition 5 Recovery 450 MB 931 GB

DISKPART> exit

Leaving DiskPart...

C:\WINDOWS\system32>reagentc /info
Windows Recovery Environment (Windows RE) and system reset configuration
Information:

Windows RE status: Enabled
Windows RE location: \\?\GLOBALROOT\device\harddisk0\partition5\Recovery\WindowsRE
Boot Configuration Data (BCD) identifier: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Re... Read more

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Hey all,

OK, I bought a Gateway GT5412 about 10 months ago now. It comes from the factory installed with Vista , a Gateway recovery partition and all the other unnecessary junk software they put on their for you. So I have been able to clean it up and remove all the junk software. But the10Gb Gateway partition that stores all of your original Vista and software junk that originally shipped with the PC is still there. I have since ordered a Vista Recovery disk from Gateway which should eliminate needing this partition. I don't need to have this partition sucking up my hard drive space.

Without having purely a Vista OS disk is it possible to delete this partition and have the hard drive space lumped onto my C drive? As I said I only have the "gateway recovery" disk, which when used to its exact directions will actually re-install that partition, plus all the junk software.

I know it is possible to just delete the partition, but then I will still have an odd ball 10Gb chunk under My Computer, it just wont have the recovery crap on it anymore. I want to add that space to my C drive (my only other drive).

How does one do this with only a recovery disk, and/or is it possible to do without re-installing windows?

Thanks
 

Answer:Want to delete Gateway Recovery Partition on Vista machine

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I bought a 2nd hand Lenovo Idea pad 100s netbook. It has 32gb eMMC storage. It has WIMBoot.

It came with Win10 but has the old owners profile so I want to reinstall a clean copy of windows 10 from usb that I downloaded from Microsoft.

2 questions:
1. Can I delete the recovery partition when I do this? I don't need wasted space and can always reinstall off usb in future. There is warning about doing this with EMMC drives, see below...

My concern is that the user guide has a big warning :

Do not delete or modify the Recovery Partition on a WIMBoot-enabled computer.
If the Recovery Partition is deleted or modified, you may not be able to restore Windows to the factory status. For computer models on which WIMBoot is enabled, deleting the Recovery Partition may cause Windows to fail to start.

2. Do I need to do anything special when installing a clean copy on a WIMBoot drive?

Thanks

Answer:Clean install with WIMBoot & delete recovery partition

Use Macrium Reflect Free to make an image of the existing EMMC and a rescue USB flash drive. Then you are 99% guaranteed to be able to restore it if you need to.

I would also suggest creating a folder on a USB flash drive or SD card - I call mine DriversW10. Then in an elevated "run as administrator" command prompt run:

DISM.exe /Online /Export-Driver /Destination:D:\DriversW10

The path in red will be to the folder you create. This will save all the non-Microsoft drivers for the hardware that you might need to manually install through device manager in control panel later.

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Hello Guys,
First I have to say I'm using win10, I was trying to install win7 in my computer but When I tried to create a partition disk for Win 7 a message appeared and said that my partition will be dinamic So I decide to delete the recovery partition and also another which actually don't remember the name because I read before that It will not affect the performance and created my partition . So Now I can't boot my computer in win 10 but I install 7 in partition D . My files are in my partition C ,but I don't know how recover my files in win 10 and all my work and programs as well. Please for me this was a desaster I don't know What can I do please If someone can Help me I really appreaciate that, Thanks for your help.
By the way Here is Somethings :

Sorry I just could install in spanish (But I have three partitions one is for Win 7 recently installed, TI106... is the one which have win10 and there is other that I didn;t delete before and after I delete the other ones One appeared which is unallocated partition(These images are from win 7 )

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I have the recovery media and this partition only takes up much needed space.How should I go about deleting this?  Vista Disk Management won't do anything to it, apparently it is protected somehow, but I couldn't find any option in BIOS for such protection enabling/disabling. Is it safe to try and remove it with e.g. Bootit NG or will that damage something?...And would I need to adjust any boot.ini files or such? My computer: Lenovo N200 0769-EEGWindows Vista Business (32bit) / Debian Etch 













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Answer:Lenovo n200: how to delete EISA partition?

The way I do it is to use GParted .  Download the livecd and write it to a blank cd - boot off it. http://gparted.sourceforge.net/index.php You can delete the hidden partition - BEWARE, this will probably wipe the mbr and you will not be able to boot your system. I only do this when I do a fresh install of Vista. But you could possibly repair the mbr and resize the boot partition.

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Completed an upgrade to an Intel 330 180GB using the free trial version of Paragon Backup and Recovery 12 (more information about the upgrade and cloning process here in the 2nd post).  In order to free up a little extra space, I'd like to know if there is any problem with deleting the Lenovo D: partition. I want to make sure that I can still use the Windows 8 Reset and Refresh functions. I've attached a picture. It's only 4GB, but doesn't seem to have anything in it. I'm assuming that the other invisible partitions need to stay for using the Reset and Refresh functions.  Thanks for any help!













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Answer:Z585 SSD upgrade--can I delete the Lenovo partition?

The hidden partition is in the Lenovo (D) partition. So erasing the Lenovo D partition also erases the hidden partition. Correction to statement:There is a hidden folder in the Lenovo (D) partition. So erasing the Lenovo D partition also erases the hidden folder.

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Answer:if delete current partition... will it make recovery disc obsolete?

if you have a recovery cd marked as operating system, i'd think it be safe to delete any partition on the hard drive.

could test the recovery cd by creating a vm and performing restore.

download vmware server to create vm.

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I installed the Windows Vista Service Pack 2 update and now the laptop will not load.
I have a partitioned hard drive and will have to use the product restore disk.

I have a lot of photos and things on the second part of the hard drive.
I want to know if I use the restore disk will it delete the imformaton on the second hard drive or just the first?

Thank you

Answer:Equium A100-027: Does recovery disk delete data from second partition?

Hi

The Recovery disk will format the whole HDD and will also erase all the partitions created on the HDD!
This means that you will lose your pictures and all the data stored on the HDD.

Therefore you should backup the data before using the recovery disk!

Greets

PS: Its not needed to create more postings about the same theme ;)

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So I can have the extra space. How can I do this?
 

Answer:New computer, old HP hard drive as slave. Want to delete recovery partition.

You can use Disk Management to delete the partition and then create a new partition to use: http://www.tyan.com/support_download_cpu2.aspx?socketid=20
 

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Hi, I have a lenovo 3000 J Series and it is preloaded with windows xp home in the recovery partition. I am wondering if there is anyway to upgrade the recovery partition to vista so I can rebuild straight from the partition or do I have to install from the Vista cd everytime. And if so is there anyway to get all the factory stuff on my clean install of vista like win dvd, rescue and recovery, PC doctor etc.?? Cheers Sebastian 

Answer:Lenovo Recovery Partition

If your system came with a Vista COA on the side of it then yes.  You can call the helpcenter and order a Vista recovery cd set for a fee.  But if your system did not come with Vista (the certificate of authernticy sticker on the side should say Vista) then you don't have a license for Vista and will need to purchase an upgrade CD from any local computer store. To get your Thinkvantage applications and other preloaded apps installed you can install the Thinkvantage System Update application on your system.  It will scan your system and download all of the applications for your system.Message Edited by shumpert on 07-23-2008 09:35 PM





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After going to Windows 10, I still have a Lenovo Recovery Partition (about 10 Gb).  I do not think this is usable anymore.  What can I do with it.  Is it safe to delete it or format it?  I have a SL510 laptop.

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Hi All,
Just started a new job where I am required to do quite a lot of IT related work. I have been wondering if there is a quick way of installing Win 7 with all necessary updates onto Lenovo work-station (which has recovery partition), should a situation occur where the PC need to be re-set to factory settings. I have a feeling that an image after clean install and downloading all updates would be handy, however there are few technicalities that I have problems with:

1. Where should I save the image of the OS? (should I create a separate partition where the image would be placed, since the recovery partition isn't probably big enough to save into, and I could have problems accessing it)

2 Would there be another, simpler/quicker way of installing fresh OS with all necessary updates (+SP1) onto the machine without deleting/accessing/modifying recovery partition?

I spent quite a lot of time re-setting few machines, since the broadband is pretty bad in my work-place, and downloading all updates, and SP! took a lot of time.

Please note that I do not want to use USB sticks, or disks. The hard drive would be the optimal choice for me here.

Any help with the above would be much appreciated.
Thanks.

PS. Let me know if more info is needed.

Answer:WIn 7/recovery partition Lenovo

Will you only be managing one PC for this issue or do you have a network of computers that could possibly need to be reimaged?

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Hi, i have a new lenovo thinkcentre e73 and just put the recovery files on to disk and then deleted the recovery Partition and now im worried .  If the computer ever breaks and i need to use the recovery disks i just made will it restore it to factory settings even restore the Q drive? Thanks and sorry im a pain, Im a worrier.













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Answer:Lenovo Recovery Partition

My advice (and it's just mine, of course) is to forget about the recovery partition from Lenovo, and how to use it along with the recovery media you might have built or been provided with by Lenovo, and what to do about the Q partition, etc., etc.
 
Why would you ever really want to go back to "factory" state?  Then you'd have to re-customize, re-install of of your 3rd-party software products, etc., etc..
 
Why not just instead implement an ongoing regular automatically scheduled (maybe weekly, or twice a week, or whatever makes you comfortable) "system image" backup regimen using a product like Macrium Reflect Free (or modestl priced non-free Standard version with additional useful functionality).  Buy yourself a 2TB external USB 3.0 drive like this Verbatim drive, and use it to store your multiple generations of "system image" backups.
 
Now you actually have an automatic system backup of your complete and up-to-date operational C-partition, as well as of any other partitions you care to backup in this "complete partition" way. If you ever do need to "restore" because of Windows corruption, or virus, or who knows what reason, you can at least revert to a very very recent version that already includes everything you've ever customized or installed.  Isn't that a better reversion platform level than Lenovo "factory"??
 
Also, if you want to supplement your "entire partition" backups (i.e. "system image") with a more everyday-usable... Read more

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This doesn't seem right.. I used Thinkvantage tools to make recovery discs.  Also in this tool was the option to recover the space of the recovery partition and add it to the overall C-drive space.  Unfortunately, now that I've made (and boot-tested) the recovery discs, I can't get back into the recovery disc tool to make use of the partition.  Is there any other way to run the recovery partition removal tool, or will I have to do it manually?  













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Answer:Option to delete recovery partition is lost after recover discs are made.

what os are you using in win. 7 you can do it with disk management





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Hi there I am wondering how do I get get the system recovery back? I have accidently deleted the partition and now I dont know how to get it back or re-install it again? Any way of doing this? There wasnt any recovery disks came with my Lenovo only the drivers disk which I still got. Please can any one help me please? Thanks in advance for any advice....

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Sorry you can not adjust / modify the recovery partition? That is, instead of having to have Windows 8.1 as a base WINDOWS 10 if you format the recovery partition and creating an iso or do not know what kind of image you can create to use for an eventual recovery of the know attributable not to any possible problem is that possible? if some problem happens and you no longer have the ability to download free W.10 (because the deadline) remains one of the the old version (es.windows 8.1)? Very thanksSabo135

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Alright, Ive searched a lot on this topic but still remains unclear for me: I have a 120GB SSD and cloned the Win7 64bit software from my 320GB HDD to the SSD. Now, I have a 53,5GB OS-partition, Lenovo_Recovery D: (23.7GB used of the 34GB),a SYSTME_DRV E: (1.12GB used of 1,46GB), Lenovo_Recovery (2.87GB used of the 13.6GB) My questions: Whats the function of the 2 Lenovo Recovery Partions? And why is it so much GB''s?Whats the function of the SYSTME_DRV partition?Can I remove these partitions? - If not, can they be replaced to another (external) HDD (or the 320GB HDD) Thx

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After going to Windows 10, I still have a Lenovo Recovery Partition (about 10 Gb).  I do not think this is usable anymore.  What can I do with it.  Is it safe to delete it or format it?  I have a SL510 laptop.
 
 
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Hi I'm new to the forum and after a bit of help... I have a Lenovo G580 Laptop which I purchased from eBay. I would like to run a full restore back to factory settings, but came across error messages when using the OneKey Rescue System, it turns out that the previous owner had created a new partition and I think he has deleted some or all of the recovery media. Strangely, the laptop did not come with a recovery disk! Does anyone know of a way I can run the restore (Without paying Lenovo for a recovery disk)? Any help appreciated! Thanks

Answer:Lenovo G580 - Recovery Partition

Hi Lewis,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
I?m sorry to hear that the OKR (One Key Recovery) is not working as expected and displaying error message. Please let me know the exact error message displayed while performing OKR and also the OS (Operating System) installed in the computer.
 
Hope to hear back soon
 
Best Regards

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Hello All!I'd like to customize the Lenovo recovery partition if possible.  We apply a custom, corporate Windows 10 image to our laptops, but we've been overwriting the recovery tools - I believe.  Is there a way to customize the recovery data to allow our field employees to utilize the tools to re-apply our customized image? Thanks! JBP

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Hi all, need a bit of advice. First of all, just a bit of background information: I was working away one night doing some word processing and shut my laptop down for the night, turned it back on the next morning to be greeted by a start-up repair loop, I tried various things to repair this i.e. restoring system, software, security etc., running chkdsk, bootrec, etc. and nothing - OneKey Recovery would also not work. It told me something along the lines of a partition had been changed, when I have never modified the partitions on my laptop. Long story short, nothing would work and so I have had to do a fresh install of Windows 7 Home Premium and this removed all of the partitions in the process - I have reinstalled all of my drivers so the sound, ports etc. are all working but of course now everything is going to be on the C: drive. Is there a way I can set it up how it used to be with a separate drive for the system and to get the recovery drive back? I am cautious about having everything on C:, even though I make backups of all my important files. A step-by-step tutorial would be great, I managed to recover my important documents through xcopy however I am no computer expert. Thank you for your time.

Answer:Lenovo G770 Recovery Partition

Hi Joolker,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
I?m sorry to hear that your G770 Laptop was not booting to windows and working as expected after re-installing the OS (Operating System) in the computer. Below are the steps to create Recovery Discs and also to create the backup of the data using OKR (One Key Recovery):
 

Lenovo OneKey Rescue System 7.0 functional description
Lenovo OneKey Recovery 7.0 ? Creating Recovery Disks
Lenovo OneKey Recovery 7.0 ? System Backup

Do post us back for further queries.
 
Best Regards

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Why do I get "this folder is empty" when I try to view the files in the Lenovo Recovery Q partition? This is a Windows 7 operating system, and I have the window view Folder Options enabled to show hidden files, folders, and drives.  But there must be plenty there, since only 2.96GB of 9.76 GB of the Q partition is free.  I need to edit a file in the Q partition so I can create a back-up.  Any help in making the contents visible is appreciated.  Thanks













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Answer:Lenovo Recovery Q partition - empty?

I have answered my own question.  The answer is that you must also ensure to uncheck "Hide protected operating systems files (Recommended)".  By default, this is checked.  All then becomes visible. Hope this helps someone else.

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If this has been covered already then I apologize in advance, but it would be appreciated if someone would  respond to the following:  I recently upgraded my T61 to Windows 7 Pro using the two-disc set from Lenovo.  To preserve my original XP pro setup, I used a new Seagate 250 GB hard drive for the Windows 7 upgrade.  One of the first steps of the installation was an automatic setup of two partitions (one of 232 GB and another of about 18 GB).  Then the process loaded the Windows 7 operating system on the larger one.  The final step was to use the campanion disc to upload Lenovo specific software (ThinkVantage Toolbox).  Using Toolbox, I installed the appropriate drivers from Lenovo's website and Windows 7 pro works just fine.  However, it's not clear if restoration files were loaded to the drive's smaller partition as one gets when he/she gets installs the Lenovo version of Windows XP pro.  Moreover, the Windows 7 upgrade does not seemed to provide Lenovo-specific wallpaper, etc. as with Windows XP.  In short, can one restore Windows 7 from a recovery partition as is possible with the Lenovo's version of XP Pro? 

Answer:Lenovo Win 7 Pro Upgrade - Recovery Partition?

Hi TEF,Welcome to the forum!The answer to your question is yes, recovery partition does get created during the upgrade process/clean installation. If you decide on installing Win 7 on old drive then make sure to create recovery discs for XP in advance because during the upgrade Win 7 set from lenovo deletes old recovery partition.As to which OS the thinkvatage button will restore to, take a look at this thread:- http://forum.lenovo.com/t5/Windows-7-Discussion/Windows-7-upgrade-discs-will-include-the-option-for-... [especially last post from milliken]Hope it helps. 





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I happened to convert the basic disk to a dynamic disk and format the lenovo recovery partition such that I could no longer use this partition during booting in. Is there any way that I can recover this partition? I tried to use the recovery disk from lenovo, but encountered a runtime error during the recovery process:Runtime Error!Program: X:/preboot/recovery/RECOVERY.EXEThis application has requested the Runtime to terminate it in an unusual way.Please contact the application's support team for more information. Thanks a lot!

Answer:recover the lenovo recovery partition

the only way I know is with a set of product recovery disc if the disc you made don't work you might have to call lenovo to see if you can buy a set ($55) or search the internet for "thinkpad recovery CDs" ($24.99)





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I'm trying to use one key recovery to re-install windows 8.1 that came with it but I keep getting this message "one key recovery partition has damaged so do not launch the main application" and I can't get anywhere, I realized that this has happened because I resized the partitions when i first got my laptop but I'm trying to fix it now i'm including a screenshot of my partitions and disk management , so if anyone could tell me what to modify on the partitions types because I don't know what the original ones were and also is it normal that the recovery partition is 100% free because I read on some threads that's normal, so is it?if anyone can help me I'd really appreciate it.  Partitions Screenshot Disk Management Screenshot   

Answer:Lenovo Y50-70 recovery partition has been damaged!!

Peter_Emad wrote:I'm trying to use one key recovery to re-install windows 8.1 that came with it but I keep getting this message "one key recovery partition has damaged so do not launch the main application" and I can't get anywhere, I realized that this has happened because I resized the partitions when i first got my laptop but I'm trying to fix it now i'm including a screenshot of my partitions and disk management , so if anyone could tell me what to modify on the partitions types because I don't know what the original ones were and also is it normal that the recovery partition is 100% free because I read on some threads that's normal, so is it?if anyone can help me I'd really appreciate it.  Partitions Screenshot Disk Management Screenshot   There are several threads in the forum that discusses some procedures on how to make OKR work after resizing the partitions. Why not search for them?  

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Hello, I just bought a lenovo g50-45 with windows 8 included. Yesterday I installed some drivers for my webcam which did not work well. Afterwards the explorer.exe was not running and could not be executed via taskmanager. so i had to restart the computer. afterwards the laptop tried to update the windows 8. After sometime it said updates could not be successfully installed and updates were undone. Afterwards the computer did not boot anymore and just redirected me to the uefi settings. So I turned it off again and tried the little button beside the power plug to start the lenovo system restore. The system restore and one key recovery could not be loaded. afterwards  the system just restarted and tried to boot. through windows 8 recovery i finally got the system back to work now, but i cannot create a recovery usb stick because the recovery partition is not recognised. When I start one key recovery 8.1 within windows 8 i get the error "this program cannot find the service partition" Actually I like the laptop and would like to keep it. How can I restore the recovery partition or make a bootable usb stick for recovery ? I could rescue my data through my linux os on an external hd and now the computer is working again but i will not keep if i cannot get the recovery partition back to work or an usb stick to have some backup in case the system crashes again. Furthermore I just checked the warranty on the lenovo website and i... Read more

Answer:lenovo g-50-45 issues with recovery partition

That is a strange issue indeed. Can you copy the error message and any codes or information it provides for us to see? This may prove helpful in getting to the bottom of the issue.Also - I would suggest using DropBox or similar cloud storage service until this is resolved.

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I am getting message that Lenovo Recovery Partition is over 85% full and I need to do something about it, but there is nothing to clean up on Disc Cleanup.  Main partition has plenty of space.Also, getting message to run a Back Up. What am I backing up, and to where? I have offsite backup and would never back up my laptop onto my laptop, so I prefer to skip this, if it is ok. If I do skip it, can I free up the space reserved for the backup and put back in general use? Thank you

Answer:Get more space on Lenovo Recovery Partition

One of the first things I did when getting my W530 last year was to install Macrium Reflect Standard (there is also a "free" version with slightly less functionality) and take a "system image" backup to my external USB 3.0 hard drive.  I continue to take regular "system image" backups to this drive, as well as performing normal periodic "data" backups to the same external drive using NovaBACKUP. I do NOT use either Windows backup nor its own "system image" functionality.  Nor do I use any Lenovo-provided tools for backup.  I only use these two 3rd-party vendor products, and have been doing so on ALL of my machines for many years. So once my own "recovery" backup was created, I used Partition Wizard to delete the Lenovo provided "recovery partition".  I would NEVER have a need to ever go back to "factory", and besides could always do that anyway if I wanted by using Macrium Reflect to restore that very first "system image" (named "FACTORY") I'd taken on day 1. I then used Partiton Wizard to also shrink the original large C partition on the hard drive, and create several other smaller partitions on the one internal spinner hard drive for "data".  Again, the original Lenovo "recovery partition" was by now long gone.  With sufficiently large partitions that have sufficient free space, you'll never be bothered by Lenovo ThinkVantage tools about running out of disk space (which is obviously untrue anyway, when the entire drive is conside... Read more

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The Lenovo recovery partition on the W520 is roughly 16GB in size, with 9.1GB used and 6.7GB free.  Is it SAFE to resize this partition and reclaim that 6.7GB of free space?  Would it break the rescue and restore process?

Answer:safe to resize Lenovo recovery partition?

You can shrink it if you want, even better would be to burn the recovery discs and just remove the recovery partition. You can have Rescue & Recovery make an incremental image of the system once a week or so and just use that if you need to restore. Be sure to keep the recovery media that you create in a safe place should you need to restore the system to factory default.

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I had to change my ssd, and my okr partition is gone, is there a way to recover it?, i can't get the m-gpu drivers to work, Lenovo Ideapad U400 Windows 7 HomePremium 64 bit SP1

Answer:Lenovo u400 missing one recovery partition

KlyLoh,Welcome to Lenovo Forums !Thank you for posting your inquiry.If you have changed the normal hdd to an ssd. You need to have the recovery disk and try to do a clean install using it to re-create the recovery partition on the new ssd.You can call Lenovo Premium Support - 18552713878 option 2





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I just did the Lenovo Recovery Disc procedure where it makes a total of 4 DVD discsfor Windows 7 recovery. The first disc it burns is not considered disc 1 for some reason.I don't understand it; but, whatever. Is it now safe for me to Delete the Q: partition and recover this space? thanks.





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Answer:Lenovo Recovery Discs and the Q partition for W520

The first disc is the "boot" disc. Use it first when reimaging. After creating the recovery discs there is no reason to keep the extra partition. You won't be able to create another copy of the recovery media so do not lose the copy you have created.





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Hello, I have the issue with Recovery partition on Lenovo ThinkPad Helix. I accidentally deleted this partition when I'm tryed to install custom Windows 7 on this tablet PC. Thus, I have a question, how can I get this recovery image for Lenovo Helix? Thank you in advance. 

Answer:Recovery partition on Lenovo ThinkPad Helix

Hi Murdoqq,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
If you deleted the recovery partition, you have deleted the files needed to create the recovery media without which you cannot create a recovery media.
 
If you get the OEM ISO and re install it, the key should register automatically because it?s flashed into BIOS.
 
Otherwise, you have to call Lenovo Technical Support and order for a new set of recovery discs. Refer here for further information regarding the same.
 
Hope this helps!
 
Best regards,
Mithun.





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Hello. I apologize if this question has been asked before, but I read everything I could find on partitions and onekey recovery but I still do not understand the concept. I have a few questions for you.I purchased Lenovo Yoga 720 15inch version from best buy. The hard drive size is 256gb SSD. However, when I finished setting up the laptop, I noticed that my Local Drive (C) has only 192 space left. Right next to the Drive C, there is Drive D, which has 25gb space allocated by uses 1.7gb for Driver and YMC software only. There is nothing else in the drive, only drivers. As of now, after I installed all the programs necessary for me work, I have just 158gb space left in my Drive C. I would like to increase that space. I spoke to Lenovo on the phone and the guy told me that there is hidden partition in the drive for Lenovo Onekey recovery, which I do not think I need because I have done Windows reset before and successfully set up the clean format. Here are my questions for you. 1. Can I delete Drive D partition and merge it with Drive C without messing up my operating system? I have already backed up drivers from Drive D onto my external hard drive, and I would like to delete Drive D and merge it with Drive C. Please let me know if this is possible. 2. I looked for disk partition in the disk management, and it shows following:260mb Healthy (EFI System); 212.3gb (Windows C Healthy Boot, Page File, Crash Dump, Primary Partition); Lenovo (D Healthy Primary Parti... Read more

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I upgraded my Lenovo Twist (3347-4HU) from Win 8 to Win 8 Pro with Windows Media Center (WMC).  How do I copy the newly purchased operating system and WMC to my HDD recovery partition so that if I ever have to do a restore, it will restore Win 8 Pro with WMC and not the original copy of Win 8 that came on the computer?  My concern is if a recovery is done from the factory recovery partition, I will lose my upgrade that I purchased.

Answer:Lenovo Twist - How do you copy Win 8 Pro onto recovery partition?

Hey there poqman,
 
I am uncertain if you can "package" all of that unto the recovery partition; however, I did speak with a colleague that had upgraded to windows 8, and then opted for Pro. This is the process that he followed.
 
Have you by chance already downloaded and installed Win 8 Pro? If able, you could try downloading the upgrade files as an ISO or to a bootable USB Drive. Then make sure you store activation key that you should have received via email in a secure location that you can get to at any time that you would need too. By doing this, you recovery process would like this:
 
1) You will first recover from your Windows 8 OEM Recovery Media (If you have not already, it may be prudent to go ahead and make your recovery media if you have not done so yet.)
2) Once you have finished recovering back into Windows 8 OEM, you then install your upgrade of Pro to from your USB Drive/ISO, you will need your activation key.
 
Additionally, it may be prudent to follow up with Microsoft support to see what advice that they can give towards recovery options to ensure that you will always have Windows 8 Pro in the event of a recovery incident.
 
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i have purchased lenovo y510p with win8.1 EM two weeks ago but when i tried to resize partition C i deleted the hidden recovery partition by mistake >> and also i didn't make a recovery CD  and it showed me blue scren wiht error 0XC0000225 but when i tried to setup win 8 trial it refused to activate it so my question is :1- i know that the activation windows key product is automatically in the bios >> is that key also deleted with the recovery partition ?!!  and if lose it How to retrieve it ? 2- what i have to do to get back my laptop in it's intial case or how to get a recovery disk ?thanks in advance

Answer:How to restore my lenovo y510p recovery partition ?

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Lenvo Community So I moved over to the dartk side and have installed Windows 10 on my Lenovo T430.  So far so good but what happens to the Lenovo Recovery partition which remains on the computer.  DO I still have access to it in the event something happens to WIndows 10 or should I remove the partition.  I have OEM recovery disks so I can always return to WIndows 7 (or so I think) Jeff

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Hello all,I have a T530, which came with Windows 8. I tried it for a day or so, then installed Linux and went on my way. I now want to reinstall Win8 on the original hard drive. The only partition that has survived on the drive is the Lenovo recovery partition, which I believe can be used to completely recover Windows 8, but I am completely unable to access it in any way that I have tried. I have even installed an evaluation copy of 8.1 on the computer to see if I could use it to access the recovery partition, but no dice. Is there any way I can use just the Lenovo recovery partition to get back to Windows 8? Thanks!

Answer:Recover Windows 8 from just the Lenovo recovery partition

Try downloading and installing the ThinkVantage Rescue and Recovery program - it may allow you to access the recovery partition if it is, indeed, still on the drive.





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Hi there..I've a lenovo Y50-70 laptop. Accidently I deleted my recovery drive while partitioning my hdd. Now that I don't have recovery partition, one key recovery app is not working. when I try to make a backup it says "current system can not support backup". How can I get back the recovery function?P.S How can I make a recovery partition for Lenovo OKR?

Answer:Accidently deleted recovery partition of Lenovo Y50

Arjunj7 wrote:Hi there..I've a lenovo Y50-70 laptop. Accidently I deleted my recovery drive while partitioning my hdd. Now that I don't have recovery partition, one key recovery app is not working. when I try to make a backup it says "current system can not support backup". How can I get back the recovery function?P.S How can I make a recovery partition for Lenovo OKR?There are several options available:1. Contact Lenovo and inquire about their OKR disc sets for your unit OR2. Search for OKR engineering program. This will require further research on how to go about using it. You might encounter a thread suggesting to create a USB recovery drive if you have Win 10. This will not include the OKR feature as claimed but will only restore or install Win 10. So be aware of this.

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