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Reinstalling Windows 7 with recovery DVDs without installing recovery partition?

Question: Reinstalling Windows 7 with recovery DVDs without installing recovery partition?

I've got an SSD drive and obviously storage space is premium. I've got the Lenovo recovery DVDs. Is there any way to reinstall everying and prevent it from installing the recovery partition? Or is it better to delete the partition after Windows installation?

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Preferred Solution: Reinstalling Windows 7 with recovery DVDs without installing recovery partition?

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I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

Answer: Reinstalling Windows 7 with recovery DVDs without installing recovery partition?

you can't prevent the recovery media from reinstalling the recovery partition.

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I recently bought a Satellite Pro L850-1UJ with Windows 8
http://www.toshiba.co.uk/laptops/satellite-pro/l850/satellite-pro-l850-1uj/

I've created a new partition (so i could use it as data room)
i.e. C: the windows system AND Z: my data

after that, i could NOT use the RECOVERY MEDIA CREATOR to create the recovery dvds
BUT the partition still exists and i can see the inside files from windows

IS IT a way to extract the files from the recovery partition or any other clue how i could fix the partition scheme so the RECOVERY MEDIA CREATOR could recognize it


Many thanks for your time...

Answer:Satellite Pro L850-1UJ: How create recovery DVDs from recovery partition

After changing HDD partitions structure it happens that ?Toshiba recovery media creator? cannot find recovery files. These files are marked with special markers that in your case cannot be found anymore.

I?m afraid now is too late to do or change anything. You are not the first one with this problem. We always write here that first step should be recovery media creation and later you can do whatever you want. You can even delete it.

Now you can just order new recovery disc at https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

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Hi everyone,

I bought a Sony Vaio laptop almost 4 years ago with a genuine windows 7 on, and I immediately made 3 recovery DVDs (I'm not sure if they are called recovery or backup DVDs). I have used the original windows up until now, but after 4 years I feel the system is pretty slow because it has been affected by viruses. Now I wonder if I should use the recovery DVDs or any other way of reinstalling windows, because I need to get rid of all the viruses or anything that is slowing down the system. Or would a clean install be better? or should I use a windows 7 DVD to install a new windows? I don't need my files or programs sine I have already backed up all of them. All I need is to make sure that the viruses are gone for good. I would really appreciate it if someone could possibly help me and tell me the difference between these methods and which one would be best for my situation. Thanks a lot in advance for your support.

Answer:reinstalling windows 7 from recovery DVDs or a clean install?

Since you'd ask it tells me you're enough of a tech enthusiast that you'd appreciate the better performance from doing a Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

Everything needed to get and keep a perfect install is in the blue links, compiling what has worked best in tens of thousands of installs we've helped with here since Win7 beta. In fact you'll keep a perfect install as long as you stick with the tools and methods suggested.

Be sure to read the Special Note for Vaio owners at the end as there is sometimes a small amount of Sony software than needs to be installed for functions you need like keyboard backlighting, cam if you want to see yourself (it works fine with just the driver otherwise) or function keys if you use them for volume, brightness, etc.

And we'll be here to help you every step of the way. If it doesn't work out like you want you can always use your Recovery disks, but we've never had anyone need to do that before as we've never had a single complaint from those who finally get to enjoy native Win7 performance without the bloatware.

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hi...
I've been using a HP pavillion dv6 3043TX, with a samsung hard disk, and built-in win.7 home premium and due to power short prob i was recommended by HP to create recovery DVDs (5 discs) and replace it.
Now Ive replaced it with a 'seagste' of 450 gb capacity. A friend has installed a version of windows 7 ultimate with partitions.
BUT i want to use the original pack i have recovered with all the HP tools and partition.
please help me with the process.

Answer:re-installing windows 7 using recovery DVDs

First backup your personal DATA.

How to use HP Recovery:
Recover Windows 7 Operating System Using HP Recovery - HP Customer Care (United States - English)
Performing an HP System Recovery in Windows 7 - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

How to make HP Recovery DVD disks:
Recover Windows Vista Operating System Using HP Recovery - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

How to make HP Recovery USB disk:
Creating a Recovery Disk on a USB Flash Disk HP Pavilion dv6700z CTO Entertainment Notebook PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

or
You can Order HP Recovery Disks from here:
Compaq Mini CQ10-500 PC series*-* HP Notebook PCs - Order Recovery Discs for Windows 7, Vista, or XP - c00810334 - HP Business Support Center

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Hi, I have a Lenovo U410 with a 32GB SSD and a 750GB HDD that are treated as one drive. The previous owner reformatted the entire drive, which erased the recovery partition. Thus, I can'tmake a recovery disc or USB stick (the recovery partition would have to be intact for that to work anyway) and can't reinstall Windows 8. Can anyone confirm that the recovery media I'd order from Lenovo support would be able to reinstall Windows 8? I'm afraid that they would send me a disc that needs the recovery partition to work. Thank you.

Answer:U410 recovery partition reformatted, need help reinstalling Windows 8

JaneGoodall wrote:Hi, I have a Lenovo U410 with a 32GB SSD and a 750GB HDD that are treated as one drive. The previous owner reformatted the entire drive, which erased the recovery partition. Thus, I can'tmake a recovery disc or USB stick (the recovery partition would have to be intact for that to work anyway) and can't reinstall Windows 8. Can anyone confirm that the recovery media I'd order from Lenovo support would be able to reinstall Windows 8? I'm afraid that they would send me a disc that needs the recovery partition to work. Thank you.You can give them (Lenovo support) a call and ask about it.

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Hello. I'm new. I have an Asus Eee netbook which came with Windows 7 Starter and a recovery partition. However, I decided to sell it and wiped the drive with dban before selling. Unfortunately, I wiped everything, including the recovery partition! So I decided to sell it with Linux on, then decided to keep it after all (sorry - I'll get there eventually!) so sent of for Windows 7 Starter recovery discs from Asus, which I now have.

So - here's the point. When installing from the discs, it doesn't give me the option to create partitions or even a recovery partition. It gives me two options - install to primary drive (which seems to be the whole drive plus a 15mb partition) or to install to the whole drive. So I have installed to the whole drive.

I would like to have the recovery partition back, just in case I decide to sell it again and lose or damage the discs.

I looked at trying to shrink the drive, once installed, to create a separate partition for the Windows software (although still no idea if this would then be a 'recovery' partition. But it would only allow me to shrink it in half and I though 100gb odd was a bit big for a recovery partition and only left 120gb odd storage then.

So - is there anyway I can partition the drive and create a recovery partition now I have installed W7 starter on the whole drive. Or, if not, and I have to start the reinstall again - how do I create a recovery partition at the installation stage please? As both options seemed the... Read more

Answer:Reinstalling Windows 7 starter - how do I create a recovery partition

Hello and welcome Hazel mate did you doa job or what LOL!!

Seriously take a look at this probably the best option if you have an activation code on the sticker on the bottom of the machine.

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

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I had to perform a Recovery procedure on my laptop which uses Windows 7 64 bit OS. I created backup on three DVDs, and now can't figure out how to reinstall these files. I have checked online for a solution to my dilemma, but the instructions are confusing, and the options availaable to me in the windows that open don't seem to match the instructions listed. I will appreciate any guidance that anyone can provide me to resolve this issue.

Answer:Reinstalling files from backup DVDs after performing a Recovery

For people to help you need to provide more information including:
- brand of laptop
- more details on the type of backup. 3 DVDs suggest a factory restore backup. In this case you need to make sure your personal data has been backed up because a factory restore will get rid of all your personal data and return the laptop to an "as bought" condition.

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My old laptop's (HP Pavilion DV6-1355dx) hard drive is malfunctioning, and the SMART feature is telling me a failure is imminent. I'm going to use the HP Recovery program to create a backup of Windows 7 to some blank DVDs.

When I install a new hard drive in the laptop, how do I go about installing Windows 7 to the laptop? At what point do I put it in the first DVD into the laptop? I've never done this before and dont know how to begin.

Thanks

Answer:[SOLVED] Installing Windows 7 Recovery DVDs to a laptop with a new hard drive

Hello blu5oscar and welcome to TSF,

I am not certain of how to use the HP backup software, but there are a few options available...

1. Windows Image Backup - This will backup your entire HDD to another HDD, USB drive(s) or DVD(s). It would require a Windows 7 Recovery Disc to be made as well. You would boot to the recovery disc then select the Restore PC from image then insert/select the media containing the backup and choose the Image Backup. I don't believe this option will back up the OEM Recovery Partition though.

2. HDD Clone software. This is the method I usually use. Using a USB adapter, connect the new drive to the PC, boot the PC too the HDD Clone Disc (I use CopyWipe, available on the UBCD)... Choose the Source (Old HDD) and Destination drives then copy. It will copy all partitions and information from the old disc to the new disc (same size or larger).

3. HP Backup and Recovery software. As I stated, I have never used the HP software... But, according the the HP documentation it is supposed to be easy...


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HP Backup and Recovery Manager is quick and user-friendly. To run, simply go to All Programs > HP Backup & Recovery > HP Backup and Recovery Manager.

With HP Backup & Recovery Manager, file restoration is easy. To recover a deleted file, simply use the Restore Wizard. For a full system restoration, press the F11 key during bootup and then select "Recover PC" from the menu.




Unf... Read more

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Hello,

Basically I'm trying to get my windows 8.1 to my new hard drive, as my current hard drive is failing. i've tried creating a system image but it is transferring too much data (390 gigs) and I don't have the durability left in the HDD to feel comfortable doing that.

When browsing my control panel i saw the option to create a recovery drive from the recovery partition of my current failing hard drive onto a usb drive. So i did it, and the recovery drive is now on my external hard drive.

If i were to replace the hard drive right now, with the brand new hard drive, would i be able to boot windows from my external hard drive and install it to the new hard drive?

Answer:Installing windows via recovery partition on ex HDD to new HDD

Is this recovery software from the pc manufacture to create a set of recovery/restore disks?
The recovery usb drive that you created should be the windows installation (like a recovery dvd disk) Just pop in your new drive and boot up to the usb drive and there should be a guide to allow you to install the o.s. from the usb drive

You best option,.... Stop using your bad drive, get the new drive and clone the old drive to the new drive

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Hi, I just registered on this forum hoping someone could help me solve a problem Ive been having for days now, any help is appreciated.

So I bought a new, Fujitsu Siemens Lifebook A544 with Windows 8.1 preinstalled and I immediately decided to install Windows 7 on it, I didnt format the recovery partition, only the partition on which OS was in. After using it for a couple of days I wanted to go back to using 8.1 so I tried to do a system restore following instructions on the fujitsu website but with no success. By formating the preinstalled partition I probably messed some settings up for the recovery.

I then installed a pirated version of 8.1 to see if I could factory reset then but I still wasnt able to do it with the instructions provided by fujitsu.

The recovery partition is intact, I can access it and there is a wim file in it, called install.wim. So is there any way I can do a clean install, by which I mean, format the hdd, and install Windows 8.1 using the wim file, basically restoring the laptop back to factory state? Im not sure Ive described my problem that well since english isnt my mothe tongue, so if any more information is needed I will try to provide it. Thanks!

Answer:Installing Windows 8.1 with recovery partition

YES. first use the Microsoft media creation tool to get good windows 8.1 software and use it to install windows
then you can register the factory recovery image..

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Hi, I'm thinking of installing Windows 8 but I've heard it wipes your whole hard drive, although I'm not sure if this is true or not.  So really I want to know if I do a clean install on the C drive with Windows 7OS on it will it also wipe the D drive partition with the Lenovo recovery files on it?   If I want to return to Windows 7 could I just install the one key recovery software from the recovery drive (assuming it doesn't get deleted) then run a recovery or is it not as simple as that? Any advice would be very much appreciataed. Many thanks.

Answer:Does installing Windows 8 wipe Recovery Partition?

With me it did not. I installed Win 8 on my Lenovo 3000 N200. I returned to Vista via the normat recovery procedure as the screen was not recognized properly.

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Hi all,

I would like to create a Bootable Recovery Partition On my laptop, just like the one that came from the manufacturer, except since I am migrating to Windows 7 I need to have that recovery partition be Windows 7 as well. The laptop came with Vista Home Basic Edition.

Does anyone know how to do this?

Answer:Installing Bootable Recovery Partition in Windows 7

Welcome to Seven Forums.

I've seen some fairly involved sites with methods to try this, don't have the links.
This is not easy to do.
Maybe someone will have a link to a way to do this.

Most people use a Backup and Restore Image program. They are easy to use and reliable,
you can backup right after installation and/or weekly and get back your OS with all programs installed and the OS activated in about 15 minutes.

Here are a couple free proven programs.

Macrium Reflect

Paragon Backup & Recovery 10 Free Edition
A long list of free programs that will work With Win7.

FREE Great Programs for Window 7

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Windows 10 is downloading to my win 8 recovery partition and before it's complete it tells me the recovery partition is full, which it is. I've run disc clean up and still no luck. Any way to get win 10 to download to another partition?

Answer:Windows 10 upgrade installing on recovery partition.

What method are you using to download Windows 10? Set your browser to ask where to download files each time - that varies by the browser - and download the ISO file from Tech Bench. That way you can choose where to download the ISO file to:

Download Windows 10 ISO from TechBench - Windows 10 Forums

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Windows 10 is downloading to my win 8 recovery partition and before it's complete it tells me the recovery partition is full, which it is. I've run disc clean up and still no luck. Any way to get win 10 to download to another partition?

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I accidentally deleted the recovery partition while partitioning. I took the system to authorised service centre for reinstalling the system to factory condition. The service centre told that it is not covered under warranty and will be chargeable (INR 1600).Is that a right information? Is it not covered under warranty? My system lenovo ideapad u410 is 2weeks old.

Answer:Is reinstalling recovery partition under warranty

HiThe info is correct since it was same in my case.It is covered under warranty and that is why it is 1500. If it was not under warranty, it would have been more since they would have used a new license of product key.





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I have a gateway gt5654 running vista home.

Now I have my D drive for recovery.....last year i tried to restore to factory settings and it wouldn't reinstall from recovery, so I bought a vista disc and reformated just the c drive and had it up and running. Since then I have missplaced my dvd for vista somewhere and can't find it.

The other morning i woke up to a black screen telling me that windows has been damaged and I need to reinstall windows.
I started it up and hit the boot menu and tried to restore to factory settings but it keeps saying there is no backup to restore from. I know it is there cause I can see it when i click on the load drivers option.

problem is...How to I restore from therecovery drive???
 

Answer:reinstalling vista from recovery partition

http://www.techsupportforum.com/har...port/162525-laptop-recovery-instructions.html
 

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Hi,

I've installed a copy of Vista, but, like most people found it to be pretty awful, so I installed a copy of XP Professional (clean installation, not upgrade), however like a lot of people have experienced, my drivers have all gone hay-wire and I'm without video/audio
So, I'm trying to use the recovery partition drive to perform a clean installation of XP Home (which came on the system when it was originally purchased) but I'm not sure how to go about it.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
 

Answer:Reinstalling XP Home via Recovery Partition

You likley lost the ability to restore when you installed Vista . . but it is easy to download your drivers from the manufacturers website.

To clean install: enter BIOS ( Setup ) and set the first boot device as CD/ROM. Put your XP Disc in the drive and disconnect all external peripherals except the monitor, keyboard and mouse, and be sure those are not USB, or wireless. Any internal USB card should also be removed.

If you are using an upgrade version installation CD, you'll also need a CD with an older operating system ( Windows 98SE or Windows ME ) to complete the install. Also Make sure you have the 25-digit product code for the Windows XP CD.

Once you set your BIOS to boot first from cd . . when it restarts you will see a black screen with a prompt "Press any key to boot from CD" . . do that and you will be able to delete any or all partitions and recreate one or more, then proceed to formating and installing XP.

That message can pass quickly, so have a finger on the keyboard when you boot. This will delete all data on the drive so be sure you have your important data backed up. The prompt will appear after every reboot, but do not press any key on subsequent reboots. The setup process will continue with no action required from you.

If you do not get that message, and if you have another optical drive, try the XP CD in the other drive.

If you are installing on SATA drive, there is an additional step:

http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org/how_do_i_install... Read more

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is their an easy quick and safe way for format the recovery partition without reinstalling vista? my partition does not work and I'd like to get the 10GB of disc space back.

thanks.

Answer:how do I format recovery partition without reinstalling vista?

It is very easy
How To Format a Hard Drive in Windows Vista
In addition to the steps given above may I suggest that first, you download the free Macrium Reflect. Make an image of your hard drive on an external hard drive.
If anything every goes wrong, you can go back to day one with the image. If you want to be very safe, the way most people here are, make an image every 2 weeks. If anything happens, even a bad virus, you can go back to the way it was 2 weeks ago.
Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download

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I just installed Windows Vista on my HP computer.  This particular computer came with a partitioned D drive on top of the C drive, which contained essentially everything needed to re-format.The problem is, I reformated with Vista to get rid of all the junk that came with my computer rather than just updating with it.  And last time I recovered using the partiction, it did in fact put the same junk on it that came with it.I originally wanted to install vista on to the D drive, but it wouldn't let me.I want to get rid of the partitioned drive and all the remenants of the old OS it was running on.  Is this safe, and if so, how can I do it?

Answer:Installing Windows vista/wanting to remove old recovery partition

If you reformatted properly all the old junk would be gone no matter if there is a recovery partition or not. On most machines the OS never sees this partition anyways...There's nothing wrong with formatting the recovery partition but you may want to be certain you have a Vista CD in case anything gets wonked down the road

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Hi everyone, I know this must sound like a real stupid title, but please bear with me for a moment: Having wiped my R50p clean with the "Access IBM" button, I noticed that I only had a C drive with 20 GB of which much was in use. In Windows XP Disk Manager I saw that there was a whopping 55 GB on a hidden partition that I only had the option of to "remove", not to activate or anything else. Realising that this was the hidden partition with the IBM restore files, I was hesitant to take any action. After doing some research on several forums I found that the recovery part should only take up 20 GB, which corresponded somewhat to the fact that Disk Manager showed 42 GB of 55 GB to be "free" (if only I could use the free space!). In order to access those magnificent 42 free GBs on the 55 GB hidden partition, I first created a ThinkVantage recovery disc (strangely it was only one CD-R) and disabled IBM Predesktop Area in the BIOS. As a result, I proceeded with deleting the 55 GB partition and it became unallocated space, therefore allowing me to make it a new partition and assign a drive letter (in this case D), doing a "quick format (NTFS)" in order to be able to use the space available, and finally giving me the full 55 GB. Since I had preferred to leave the recovery files on the hidden partition, but had no idea how to access the useful other 42 GBs, I followed the abovementioned procedure. Now my question is whether it's possible to recreate another hidden parti... Read more

Answer:?? Restore Recovery Partition with Recovery Disc after deleting Recovery Partition

pvanedan, welcome to the forum, after reading your post several times I think I understand your situation as it is now. The answer is as follows; which you may not like sorry  You have successfully deleted the recovery partition in order to gain more space, that's the good news  The cd you have created is only a boot cd and not a recovery cd, this would be used to boot your ThinkPad and access a recovery backup which is stored on another hard drive, cd/dvds or over network. It alone is not able to recreate the recovery partition which you no longer have, that's the bad news  I would suggest backing up your files regularly and using an appropriate imaging software to backup your installation. Edit: What I don't understand is; why 55GB? The partition should have been around 4GB, maybe it was full of backups??Message Edited by andyP on 07-03-2008 07:30 PM

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Hi everyone,

I recently purchased a Dell Windows RT tablet from someone. It had the problem of not starting anymore. I managed to get my hands on a Windows RT 8.0 Recovery USB Image for this type of tablet. I used a Imaging tool to install this image on a USB drive.
I booted with this and I could access the Advanced recovery options. I started the Command Prompt and launched Diskpart. I saw all of the partitions where gone. So I used Diskpart to re-install all of the partitions using the Microsoft standard.
It looks like this:

convert gpt
create partition primary size=450
set id=DE94BBA4-06D1-4D40-A16A-BFD50179D6AC
gpt attributes=0x8000000000000001
format quick fs=ntfs label="Windows RE tools"
assign letter=T
create partition efi size=200
format quick fs=fat32 label="System"
assign letter=S
create partition msr size=128
create partition primary
shrink minimum=4200
gpt attributes=0x0000000000000000
format quick fs=ntfs label="Windows"
assign letter=W
create partition primary
set id=de94bba4-06d1-4d40-a16a-bfd50179d6ac
gpt attributes=0x8000000000000001
format quick fs=ntfs label="Recovery image"
assign letter=R
rescan
exit 

All went well. After recreating the partitions, I used DISM to deploy the *.wim image on the USB drive to the Windows partition and installed the bootloader afterwards. The tablet was fixed after this :) I installed Windows RT 8.0 and updated to Windows
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Hi,I installed a different version of Windows in my G580 deleting some partitions in the process. I have the recovery DVDs but when I boot from them to restore the system, I get this error: "The program cannot restore the system partition because its structure is incorrect. You may have to recreate this partition to continue".I found similar problems but with the recovery partition, not with the DVDs.Please, someone knows what can I do?Thank you very much.

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I purchased the recovery dvds from Lenovo and received the ones with the T400 part number and wanted to make sure they'd work with the T500 I have. The operating system is allright , but my main concern was with the drivers and software, if there was any difference between the two computers.













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Answer:T400 Recovery dvds vs T500 recovery dvds

The main difference between the T400 and T500 (considering that they both have two GPU) is the GPU, but they have a generic ati catalyst driver, so the driver would load the appropriate GPU file..... the displayport should be supported through the video drivers, so even if T400 don't have on the physical system, it still would have the drivers for it.  But you can call Lenovo to clarify the situation. Many Thinkpad laptops recovery media can be used in similarily configured systems.  

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Microsoft state After you install Windows 8.1, you won't be able to use the recovery partition on your PC to go back to your previous version of Windows. How do I make a recovery media, disk or USB for my G505S  ??

Answer:G505s Recovery Windows 8.1, destroys recovery partition

I should make it clear I want to make a recovery usb for Windows 8 before I upgrade

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Hello,
I have a Lenovo laptop running Windows 7 Professional and I need to somehow use system recover to sort out the multiple problems. The OS was installed when it was new and no WIndows OS DVD's were issued with the laptop.  The WIndows install is 100% legit. The problem is only the failure of Lenovo to give customers the OS DVD's with the new laptop. The Lenovo warranty period has expired and their help/support is less than useless.
The recovery method in the Lenovo instructions does not work! I press the Novo key and F11 and get to the start of the recovery process where I select language and then when I click Next, the process stops with an alert saying I need to log in - see system administrator.
So I am unable to use the built in Recovery method.
I read there are several other methods of recovery and two of them I have explored:
1. Mircosoft website has a software-recovery section where I can enter my Product ID/Key and language and download an ISO for burning to be used as an install disk for fresh WIndow 7 Professional install.  The required 25 character Windows Key (xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx) which I obtained using a registration key app but is not accepted by Microsoft so I cannot proceed to download an ISO. I believe the Key is correct as it matches what I recorded one year ago and is same using two different Key recovery apps.
2. The Lenovo website gave instructions for burning DVD's to be used for restoring the laptop to as released from factory s... Read more

Answer:about Recovery Partition/Recovery methods - Windows 7

The site that you inputted your key does not accept OEM keys. Right click Computer > Properties. At the bottom of the page you will see your PID. If it has OEM in the PID then you cannot download an iso from Microsoft's site. You can input your key into the Ultimate PID checker and it will tell you the key is Valid.
 
If you created DVD's using lenovo's utility then you should not need to enter any key. It will be pre-activated.
 
When it asks you to login does it have a user and password box? Can you post a screen shot of the window?

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HI
I'm trying to re-install Windows 8 as it is not working properly, but did not make a copy of the  Dell software image when I bought my Dell XPS 8500. I can not now make a copy of the software image.
When I use Dell Backup and Recovery, it says "it can not detect the recovery partition on this computer it may be missing or corrupt. To recover your computer to the original factory state and restore the recovery partition please use your system recovery discs"
In the past I would have just re-installed the OS from the provided discs and I'm not sure what to do next. At the moment the OS is not working correctly.
Help!
ThanksPaul

Answer:Windows 8 Recovery with no OEM DVD or USB drive or recovery partition

Dell made a software called "Dell Backup and Recovery" to help it's users to backup or recover the Operating System, Factory Installed Drivers and Applications and Personal User Data like Music, Videos, Photos and documents etc. To do so, Dell creates a Hard Partition called Recovery which contains an image of the Operating System, Drivers and Factory installed 3rd party applications like Mcafee Anti Virus which are all together known as Factory Image. Dell recommends it's consumer to backup this Recovery Partition in USB Flash Drive or Multiple DVD's as soon as they Fire the PC for the first time. Now, as you mentioned that you're recovery partition is corrupt, and you don't have the Recovery Media Disc's, none of your data could be recovered. If you PC is covered under warranty, you can call Dell Technical Support and request for the Windows 8 Media Kit & License Key and can simply do a full Operating System Reinstallation. If your PC isn't covered under warranty, you might need to Purchase the Retails Version of Windows 8 Media Kit with License Key for a $100. Remember that you can't use any other Dell Windows 8 Media Kit that didn't not came with your Dell PC as each Dell Windows 8 Media Kit has a Unique System Specific License Key for Windows 8 which is Injected into the System Bios and can't be retrieved by the User.
Next Time if you purchase a new Dell PC, Always remember to make the Recovery Media using Dell Backup... Read more

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I have an HP laptop that came with windows 8.1 pre-installed. I have installed several programs and and several changes ever since
I have been offered the official windows 10 upgrade (from Windows Update)
Assuming I install this I would like to understand
1) Can I rollback to windows 8.1 if I wish to? How?
2) Will the HP Recovery Manager work? and if used will I get a recovery back to Factory settings or back to my state as it existed before installing Windows 10 ?
3) What happens to the original recovery partition?
4) Will another recovery partition be created in the process of upgrading to windows 10?
Thank you all for any help on these issues

Answer:Recovery after installing Windows 10, will the recovery manager work?

1. Yes you can roll back to 8.1
Go to Settings, Update & Security, Recovery and there choose 'Go back to your previous version of Windows'.
2. Yes it will work, and I believe you will be brought back to previous state, not the Factory settings.
3. I believe it stays intact
4. Yes

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Tag on bottom of laptop states Windows 7 Home Prem OALast system installed and running successfully prior to being "fixed" by others was Windows 8.1 Professional (x64) (build 9600) "You must restart"That is last message I get after what appears to be a good install using the recovery DVDs. I have tried installs using only the 3 recovery discs and with those plus the Application and Driver Recovery disc.   Preceding that are notices received to restart the computer but I have no way to do that since pointing device non-existant.  I have attempted to turn off computer and turn it back on but after 5th installation attempt when I try power button I get flashings lights on the power and WiFi keys which leaves me no way to trun off computer but to unplug power cable and remove battery. Is clean install from DVD of Windows 8 or 8.1 possible?  I have valid prod# for Windows 8.1











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Answer:DV5-2130us Recovery Fails Using HP System Recovery DVDs

Hi @John_Bandera,Thanks for becoming a member of the HP Support Forums. I understand you are having an issue with revocery Windows 8. I will be glad to help you. Yes, you can do a recovery to Windows 8. Here are some microsoft links to help.Create installation media for Windows 8.1Create a USB recovery drive Please keep me informed of how things went. If you require further assistance, let me know and I will gladly do all I can to help you.Please let me know if this resolves the issue by marking this post as "Accept as Solution".To simply say thanks, click the Thumbs up below!  Thanks.

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Hello to Lenovo support(and community)! My laptop: Lenovo G560 (I have noticed some variable specification) I have bought G560 and it came with around 500GB hard disk;partition C: 420-430GB which is for application software, operating system, and user documents.partition D: 30GB for OneKey system reocvery and needed files, perhaps for factory restore.and two more partitions but they are invisible and only found them by running disk management. Now the problem is that I have my files(documents), app software and operating system on the same partition and I want to have only the operating system on C and have app and documents on another partition OR have a new 200-300GB(taken from C) for backups partition.**I know it is not recommended to have backups on the same hard disk, but this is a temporary solution. How can I shrink C to have unallocated space and use it to create a new partition(or more) without corrupting the D OneKey Recovery partition?   Thanks for supporting your customers!!!  

Answer:OneKey System, Recovery partition, need repartition. Will it corrupt recovery partition?

Hello OLL98, welcome to Lenovo forums!
 
You can´t use Onekey Recovery anymore if you change the partitions.
 
So please create your recovery media before, messing up with the partitions. My 2 cents.

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Hi,
After days and days of searching and testing, I have been unable to find the necessary clues to resolve a windows 8 re-install problem. Any pointers of advice gratefully received.
The problem: My son's laptop (Windows 8) failed, and despite F9 options to reset or refresh, and CHKDSK was unable to recover the system due to bad disk sectors. I bought a new disk , but as I had made no recovery media ( I know, I know ?), and the OEM doesn't supply any, I have no way of reinstalling Windows 8.

However I did mange to install Ubuntu Linux on the new disk and the Laptop is now working fine. Out of curiosity I connected the old bad disk via a USB enclosure, and lo and behold Disk utility was able to read the OEM Recovery and Restore partitions. I have made several copies of these on a Win 7 laptop, USB and LInux partitions, and all look good (as far as i can tell).
My issue is that as the OEM recovery partitions seem fine, I reckon they should be installable onto the new disk, but I am at a loss as to how I can use this data to reinstall Win 8 onto my laptop. Most of the advice I can see assumes a working copy of WIn 8 or having a retail Win 8 ISO, which of course I do not have. Remember , unlike Win 7, WIn 8 has no product key identifiable as it is contained in the BIOS somewhere, but I reckon it should recognise the OEM's recovery partition if I only could manage to load it.
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Answer:OEM Win 8 and re-installing from recovery partition

   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.
Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8





You can make a Microsoft Recovery USB Drive
Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
   Warning
Deleting the Recovery Partition is NOT RECOMMENDED

   Warning
I personally DO NOT RECOMMEND using this METHOD above, as of the ERRORS you may receive below with the Microsoft Recovery USB Drive.You would be best off using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery DVD's or Recovery USB drive.




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.





The Windows Recovery USB drive & Recovery Partition can be very problematic, I recommend you also make a Windows System Image.

System Image - Create in Windows 8

Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8

System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8

System Image Recovery - Restore Image on Computer in Windows 8

or
look for a 3rd party ,Backup software, which fully supports Windows 8, uEFI, GPT & Secure Boot.
Which is signed by Microsoft.

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hello,         i tried a lot to recover my os with lenove own button for system restore but it did't work and finaly i install OS XP Professional and manualy install all drivers. i must wanna say to lenove mangment that their this way is absolut more complicated then simply provide lenove customer backup cd with laptop. even when i call lenove help line for backup system cd then they demanded money for the cd eigther it must b free for lenove customer as lenove system restore button and partition whole typoligy seems to be total failur. If some one here plz give me advise what should i do with that partition of my hard drive which having system backup from lenove. i make 3 partition of my hdd with i did't remove that partition... so now i want to know that can i still use that partition for system restore or i should remove that partition to make my hdd space freeThanx 4 readingMehr

Answer:How to use recovery partition for installing OS

I had the same problem. I hate Lenovo. I will not buy an another lenovo in my lifetime again. I paid for the OS, then when i call customer care, they ask me for money. Guys look at Dell. I had the system for 7 yrs, i had the OS that i purchased with my laptop. I am loving Dell. Lenovo , your process is wrong. 

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I want to use my toshiba recovery CD to insatll XP in one partition C of my HD, rather than installing it on HD as a single partition C. I have prtitioned my HD into 4( C, D, E and F) by GParted liev CD and my OS is now in C drive, no loss of data. Just I want to reinstall OS in C partition via recovery CD. T

here is an option for advanced users in recovery CD and it states that you can install OS into a single partition but I am not able to fighure out how.
Is there any help or tutorial available any where.
Thanks.
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Pentium M 1.73 512 15.4
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Answer:Satellite M70: Installing XP on C partition via recovery CD

You probably have to use a program like parition manager to put the installation on only one partition.

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Hi guys: My problem was started by crashing my windows 10 soon after Logging windows password.?First of all  I tried Recovering by F11 method. But an error showed up saying Your device needs to repaired and not connected kr cant be acessed (Code: 0xc000000f).?Then i tried Repairing windows from bootable windows 10 USB but again it failed too (Error was startup repair cant repiar your system).?After trying this when i pulled my usb out,  i was not able to start my windows because on startup ,before windows 10 logo ,every time an error showed up saying (No bootable device - insert boot disk and press any key)?So i thought i could help my self by formatting c: drive and installing new windows from usb. But again i failed , error saying (your partition is of GTP type) after formatting c:?So To get rid of (no bootable device) error on stratup i thought i can get rid of it by formatting MBR partition and another very first partition labelling System. Both of them were 26OMB and 128MB respectively.But nothing happened after formatting both of them too.  I forgot to tell that apart from builtin windows 10... i had installed windows 7 too in my system long before all this story.when everything was Alright.?At this moment following Partitions are on my Hard drive.?Partition 1:  260 MB , Typeystem , Name: MBR, ( Currently formatted by me, mentioned above)Partition 2:  120MB, Typeystem, Name: (I dont remember lable , but i formatted i... Read more

Answer:WINDOWS RECOVERY FROM RECOVERY PARTITION

Yes. Send a picture of the partition layout. I fear you have created quite a mess here and I wonder if maybe there is a problem with the hard drive. Have you run an F2 diagnostic scan on the hard drive? 

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I have just purchsed a new laptop a HP 17t Power Laptop Product # X762AV . I would like to know when my laptop arrives and  I create a USB recovery media Fash Drive , how can I Transfer that to DVDs or CDS or vice versa . I travel and would like to be able to take DVDs or CDs with me in case they are lost.I do not like to have just a flash drive , if I should happen to loose it I do not have a backup. Any help and instructions on how for me do thisthat you may give me would be greatly appreciated.Thank YouRay

Answer:How to Copy a USB Recovery to DVDs/CDs, Or Recovery DVDs/C...

The problem with moving a flash drive contents to DVD might be that the contents of the flash drive is larger than the DVD capacity.  It might be better to be able to make the DVD's, if it still allows that.  Keep in mind, it normally only allows one copy to be made.

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Hello, I am installing a 128GB Samsung 830 SSD on the W520, and i've put the original 50GB HDD on a HDD bay replacing the DVD/CD. bay.I did a system recovery on the HDD, to put it on its original states. Then I used Acronis True Image HD to clone the HDD to the SSD. I have the main partition on the SSD along with the Lenovo_recovery partition. I then install the SSD on the HD slot, and start the PC. No problem till there. It starts, and the machine works fine.I then do a system recovery from the HDD, and the recovery process goes to the end, but when the system restarts, I have a crash and it asks me to introduce the windows recovery disk. But I cannot starts anything anymore.If I reinstall the 500GB HDD, it start no problem. Any idea? Thank you for your help! 

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Hi Dear,
I am a new user of Asus g75vw with windows 7 home premium x64.
I used the note the notebook about 4 months perfectly. But unfortunately, my notebook has crash.
After it, the recovery system is required. I conformed to run the recovery.
It recovered such the like(new windows without any other documents) as I bought the new notebook. After recovering the notebook, it has only windows file. All of my document are missing.
Then I was so unhappy. For losing all of the files, I had to install "e-support" programs.
During the installation, the notebook began to restart.
The funny thing was happened then. The windows didn't start. At the start up (windows 7 shows a animation of 4 colors), the notebook had crash again & again and began to restart.
The recovery option didn't show there. Because of, I could recovery the windows again.
Again I was so unpleasant.
Finding no other ways, I had to install new windows 7 home premium x64.
I began to start installation & stuck a window named "Where do you want to install windows".

Like I found in google:


In the window I found 4 parition.
1. Windows reserved
2. Primary partition (1 TB)
3. Recovery (20 GB)
4. Unallocated

I divided the primary partition into 2 partition (A. 306 GB & B. 625GB). I never hurt the 3. Recovery parition.
Successfully, I made single partition to dual partition & install the windows into the new created partition (306 GB).

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Answer:I miss the recovery partition & graphic problem after installing wind

But you have about 5 different threads all on the same subject of your Win 7 Installation so it is getting very confusing. The main point you seem reluctant to answer is "Have you bought a new copy of Windows 7? If not where did you get the copy you are now trying to install and did you get the licence key at the same time?"

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Does anyone know if a person can purchase the Windows 7 recovery dvds for T500 yet and the parts # for the recovery dvds.

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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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Hello, I just migrated my X240 OS (Win8.1) from HDD to SSD, and swapped the HDD with SSD. Everything went smooth, so instead of the 500GB HDD I now had a 500GB SSD. However, I thought it might be best to start 'fresh'and do a reset to factory settings. On the SSD (a clone of the HDD) I see all partions, including the Recovery partition. However, if I attempt to reset to factory settings, I get the message that Windows could not find the Recovery environment. I did make a recovery USB flash drive, but it doesn't help at all. Also, booting from the recovery USB drive does not work -the screen remains black when I try to boot from it. So, even though I still have the recovery partition and though I have a recovery USB, I don't seem to be able to do a clean install. Does anybody know what I'm doing wrong or how I can do the reset? If my recovery partition/USB flash drive fail, can I get a Win8.1 DVD/download from Lenovo perhaps? After all, I have a legitimate Win8 version and I think I took all reasonable precautions by creating a recovery USB flash drive... Any help is appreciated. Many thanks! 

Answer:Cannot reset X240 to factory settings with Recovery partition / USB Recovery drive

Following up on my post, I finally managed to do a clean install/reset to factory settings using my "old" HDD drive (the original drive from which I cloned to SSD) in an external casing via USB. So apparently the Recovery partition on the HDD was functional.However, I'm still not able to make a functional Recovery USB flash drive. I already made 1 in the past, and I just re-did this, but when I try to boot from the recovery flash drive, I just get a black screen and nothing happens. I noticed during creation of the Recovery flash drive, that I cannot select the option to copy the contents of the Recovery Partion to the flash drive. That's why the size is so small I guess: only a few hundred MB whereas the flash drive is 32GB in size. I presume this is the reason I cannot use/boot from the Recovery USB flash drive. Does anyone know why I can't create a proper USB Recovery flash drive?  All help is appreciated!  

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My T61's Rescue and Recovery software in WinXP can't recognise/use the Vista's ServiseV002 partition to go back to factory settings.  I tried both in the pre-boot program and the Rescue and Recovery  in windows Xp, but both of them can't get to the hidden partition to go back to factory settings. I didnt make a rescue CD before formatting the C drive. I think the hidden partition is enough for me to get a clean Vista when I want at that time but I am wrong.  Hope someone can get me an answer, thank you! BTW i am in a educational system, I can get Vista Ultimate for 7 bucks, so if I can't get the Vista from the hidden drive, I can just bought one from school. It's not the end of the world!!!

Answer:T61:Rescue and Recovery in Winxp can't recognise/use the Vista's hidden recovery partition

anyone can help?

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I bought lenovo thinkpad X230 in January 2013. I made a recovery USB on a 16 GB pendrive. I bought a windows 8 pro upgrade offer as well. But i did not install it at that time and kept it for future use.  About a week ago I installed windwos 8 on my system in dual boot mode making a partition on primary HDD.everything went ok with only problem that my windows 8 did not activate. I was ok with that. But when i tried F11 recovery function, it was not working. So i tried factory reset through recovery USB i created earlier. It opened up and said BOOTMGR missing. Later with some research I realized that i didnt make USB active (bootable) before burning it.(Though this is ridiculous considering, tools provided must have done that. Like when you make windows bootable.) With all this(and me panicking), I tried backing up my data with image i created through R & R tool. After back up, I lost my recovery partition on HDD. And I guess i accidentally deleted System_DRV partition as well.  Though my computer is running fine. I need a bootable media. it would be great if you can provide it. Also if you can restore my comp to factory setting with recovery partition, it would be great.Please help me. Thanks in advance.













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Answer:Thinkpad X230- No recovery partition, lost System_DRV and have no recovery media

Hi, You can make bootable media (CD, USB stick or USB HDD) for using with your Factory Recovery Data USB stick.Just launch Lenovo Factory Recovery Disks app from Control Panel, deselect Data media creation, select needed Boot media type. Note you'll need less then 300 mb free space on media.

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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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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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Hello, I don't have the recovery partition on my system anymore, but would like to reset my Ideapad Yoga 13 to factory status. Is this possible somehow? All the guides I've seen assumed that my recovery partition was still intact. Thank you for your time. Regards













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Answer:Create Recovery Media/Do Factory Resect without Recovery Partition

To reset your PCSwipe in from the right edge of the screen, tap Settings, then tap Change PC settings.(If you're using a mouse, point to the top-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, click Settings, then click Change PC settings.)Tap or click Update and recovery, then tap or click Recovery.Under Remove everything and reinstall Windows, tap or click Get started.Follow the instructions on the screen.NoteYou'll be asked to choose whether you want to erase data quickly or thoroughly. If you choose to erase data quickly, some data might be recoverable using special software. If you choose to erase data thoroughly, this will take longer but it makes recovering data less likely.
 
 
Refreshing your PC without affecting your files

If your PC isn't performing as well as it once did, and you don't know why, you can refresh your PC without deleting any of your personal files or changing your settings.

Note
If you upgraded your PC from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 and your PC has a Windows 8 recovery partition, refreshing your PC will restore Windows 8. You?ll need to upgrade to Windows 8.1 after the refresh has finished.


Warning
Applications you?ve installed from websites and DVDs will be removed. Applications that came with your PC and apps you've installed from the Windows Store will be reinstalled. Windows puts a list of removed applications on your desktop after refreshing your PC.


To refresh your PC

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Hi, everyone.I'm quite sure I found this on-line and that it's doable, but now that I need it, of course I can't find it!My computer-illiterate sister has an eMachines Windows Vista computer that will no longer boot either normally or in safe mode; it hangs on crcdisk.sys.  She didn't make recovery disks when she got the computer, and the recovery console that comes up when it tries to boot also hangs.  She believes that it was interrupted while running a Windows update, but she's not entirely certain about that.  Anyway, her primary concern was recovering her pictures and documents, and I was able to do that by booting off a bootable Ubuntu CD.   Thus she now has everything she needs from that computer.  Before we take the sledgehammer to it, I want to fiddle with it and see whether I can get it booting into Windows off of the hard drive again so she can use it again, even if only for going on-line and not for saving precious stuff.I thought I read somewhere that if the recovery partition was readable (as it -- and the rest of the hard drive -- seem to be) that you could copy it up onto an external hard drive, then create recovery CD's on a different computer, but I can no longer find the instructions on how to do that.  Is that do-able, and if so, can I do it on an XP computer, or do I need to use a Win7 computer (I don't have a Vista computer).  Can I do it right off of the external hard drive, or d... Read more

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Product Name and Operating system: DV6 21124el (windows 7 ultimate 32bit)
Hi,
I have this laptop for the last 3 years and never used the recovery option as I didn't need to, the recovery partition is there never been formated, now my windows is too slow and wanted to restore it to factory install settings but when i press the F11 button in the start to boot in to recover mode it just take me to windows boot screen without giving an error, I did some research and found out that i have to make the recovery partition as active partition but the problem is that i couldn't do it as there is no such option to make the partition active in WINDOWS DISK MANEGEMENT and couldn't see the recovery partition in DISK PART (in windows).
images will be attatched if needed actually there was no error so that's why I didn't upload any image.

thanks in advance hoping i will get a reply here.

Answer:Recovery not working and couldn't able tomake recovery partition activ

100+ views and no reply ... seems like an over rated windows forum

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I accidentally formatted the recovery partition and now I can't make a recovery disc. Can someone please help me? I also have an original windows 7 disc and how could i get back the lenovo stuff back on it?
 
 
 
 
 
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Answer:Accidentally formatted the recovery partition and I can't make recovery disk

That sucks, and you have tons of options including heroic tasks such as undelete tools that may or not work reliably.You may also feed your machine type and model number into the support.lenovo.com website and navigate to a list of the latest and even oldest stable drivers and software for your system.Regaining the exact functionality of booting to the recovery partition isn't regained from downloading those drivers.If you're insistent on restoring the same reboot/recovery functionality then you should consider contacting Lenovo support to determine your options, I'm not qualified nor presumptuous enough to mention whether or not a fee is involved for materials.





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Talk about confusing. Does anyone know how to get a Toshiba C660 working after the HDD has failed and the owner has stupidly NOT followed the instructions to make a recovery disk. Will the recovery disk ( if you purchase one from Toshiba ) rebuild the new HDD along with a new recovery partition and install windows 7 (original OS ) and accept the product key printed on the Windows License attached to the base of the laptop. I have read a number of suggestions but these have been deemed incorrect by others.

Surely Toshiba must have a way of sorting this problem.

Do they read these posts ?

Answer:Satellite L660-12Q - Would recovery disk rebuild the new HDD along with a new recovery partition

Hi buddy?

I don?t think that this is really complicated? I could find all info regarding the recovery procedure in the user manual?

The recovery disk has to be created at the first day of purchase? its recommended to create one in cases something would be wrong with the HDD.

The recovery disk contain an image?. Image is a package containing Win system, drivers, tools and all the stuff preinstalled on the notebook.
You purchased the notebook and the system was already activated so you don?t need the key placed at the bottom of the unit.
Furthermore the usage of recovery disk formats the whole HDD (partitions too) and set the notebook back to the same state like at the first day of purchase.

There is also another option to recover the notebook called HDD recovery. This HDD recovery does not need recovery disk. Usage of HDD recovery would format ONLY the C (system) partition.

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Will Vista Recovery Disk Work if there is No Recovery Partition?
Thanks all.
 

Answer:Solved: Will Vista Recovery Disk Work w/ No Recovery Partition?

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I just purchased a brand new laptop and have realised that it didn't come with a recovery disc or a recovery partition on the hard drive.

Just wondering if my hard disc crashes how am i supposed to reinstall windows?
The laptop i bought is a Toshiba satellite L500 and is only a few weeks old.

If anyone could help on the subject would be very much appreciated.

Answer:Satellite L500 - No recovery disc or recovery partition - How to reinstall?

Hi

Normally if I buy a new notebook or other product I read the user manual firstly. So I would recommend that you should the same before you ask different questions.

The point is that you have to create a Toshiba recovery disk yourself. Therefore start the recovery disk creator that is preinstalled on your notebook and follow the screen instructions. I recommend a high quality DVD-R medium to create this disk.

Furthermore you can reinstall Windows using the HDD recovery option. On the second partition you can find this folder that contains an image of factory settings and you can start this feature if you go in advanced boot menu and select ?repair my computer?. This is not a special partition, only a folder where the image is stored.

HDD recovery procedure is the same as Toshiba recovery disk. You get back factory settings too but the recovery disk wipes the whole HDD. The HDD recovery only the first partition.

By the way: Normally you did get this message:
+Important INFORMATION+

+your system is equipped with hard disk recovery system. if you need to repair+
+your computer by restoring it to original factory state, you can do it directly+
+from harddisk (press F8 when you boot your computer, choose "Repair your computer"+
+and follow the menue instructions) or create a bootable Recovery Disc Medium for this purpose.+

+Toshiba recommends you to create Recovery Disc Medium using the "Toshiba Recovery Disc Creator" to ensure+
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** VIRTUAL RANK NEWBIE TO "OLDER" THINKPADS **My 'friend' gave me his R50e (1842-STU) to "fix" after he attempted to re-load Windows XP... Lord knows what he did - or why - but this is what I've got:I'd like to simply use the recovery partition to 'return to factory' - but I am not given that option when I press the blue 'Access IBM' button during bootup.  All I have are options to hit 'ESC' to resume normal boot - F1 to enter IBM BIOS  Setup utility - F12 to choose a temporary boot device.I've removed the HDD and connected to my Win 7 PC using a USB >IDE 'service interface' and I see what I believe is the 'service' and 'recovery' partition (brilliant that they named it "SERVICE") but how can I implement this to recover to factory?When I boot the PC, I'm presented with options to boot into one of his 'failed' XP installations OR into PC-DOS.If I choose the PC-DOS, I am presented with a single menu option:"1. Thinkpad T4x/R5x"but when I choose this, I get an immediate "File not found: 'C: \Command .com" with secondary messages saying:   2   *--*       "PLNRID.EXE                +++  RC(8)  That is the wrong diskette for this Thinkpad.  Please insert the correct diskette   22   *--*    "{ATI_CTYP.EXE"  ;    &n... Read more

Answer:R50e - No recovery capacity / seemingly valid recovery partition

http://thinkpadrecoverycds.com/rseries.html
 
Hi billzinn and welcome to the Community,
 
I think the key phrase here is, "after he attempted to re-load Windows XP".  
 
It doesn't take much to mess up the recovery partition.
The easy way to straighten it out is to get yourself a set of restore discs and reinstall the os.
You can try to get them from service, link below, or get them from a supplier, link above.  I've gotten a few sets from the above over the years.
 
Dave
 
 
http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/research/hints-or-tips/detail.page?&LegacyDocID=MIGR-4M7HWZ#purchase
 
 
 
 
 

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When I push the Q: recovery drive> Create recovery media, I get a message saying "Windows cannot find 'C:\Program Files (x86)\Lenovo\factory recovery\recovburncd.exe'. Make sure you types the name correctly, and then try again."How do I go about fixing this and creating a recovery disk?

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Hi,

I have already found quite some discussions around the question how to increase free space on the SSD.

Is it a feasible option to remove the recovery partition after having created a USB recovery stick with "Toshiba Create Recovery Media" tool?
Any risk?

If it would be feasible, how can it be done to assign the gained space to the C: partition?

Thanks in advance for your advice!

Answer:Portege Z830: Creating USB recovery and remove recovery partition on SSD?

> Is it a feasible option to remove the recovery partition after having created a USB recovery stick with "Toshiba Create Recovery Media" tool?
>Any risk?

Well, the recovery partition would be created again while notebook recovery procedure using the Recovery disk or recovery flash memory stick?

So if you want to delete the 2nd partition, you should create such recovery disk/USB stick before changing something on the HDD.

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Hi, I have a Lenovo 3000 N200 running Windows XP. Windows XP crashed beyond repair and I need to do a system restore. I do not have any Recovery CD's. I am told to press the "Lenovo Care" button. This gives me various options and option 3 is to press F11 to diagnose hardware or recover your system. If I select this, it is ignored and trys to boot Windows - obviously to no avail. I have checked the hard drive. I have run a disk test and all is fine. I have also connected it to another computer and can see the various partitions including the recovery. I have also been able to remove important data and back this up. I am therefore happy the hard disk is fine and the recovery partition is in place. Is there any way of getting the system restore to kick in? All help very much appreciated! Mark

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Hi everyone,

I'm stuck in a pretty bad situation right now and I have no idea about how to help myself..So recently I've been wanting to 'reset' my Windows 8.1 laptop, & I just cannot because my recovery environment is missing..
First when I got this problem I thought there would be an easy-intermediate level fix like every other problem. (and I love fixing stuff.)

But this one doesn't look like an easy fix or I'm not even sure If there is a fix. So the big mistake I did was, I deleted my "System Recovery Partition".

I have searched everywhere possible and I'm not getting a fix.. I would really appreciate IF YOU GUYS HELP ME!
and another problem is that I don't live in the USA or Canada.I've got a Dell Inspiron 15R 5521, 8GB RAM, intel i5 3317u.

and Dell provides Backup Media to only the people who live in the US and Canada. Please guys, I need a solution.

I have a separate Windows 8.1 Installation Disk, but what I'm scared about is If I install my Windows from the disk, my Dell features would be gone and I don't think I'd be able to have a proper Recovery Environment in the future because this Disk's installation files are nothing related to Dell. Its just a clean Windows installation disk I got from my friend a while ago. I've tried the repair my computer option from the disk and it does not help...

Thank you

Answer:Recovery Environment Missing -System Recovery Partition Deleted.

Hi ahmedrahamathulla,
Please private message us the system service tag and region you are located so that I can check the available options and assist you further. To send a private message, click on my name and send private message.

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After I did a clean install of Win10 about a year ago, I created a USB Recovery Drive. I also have a Norton Security Recovery Drive and I?ve created USB Bootable PE Rescue Disk by Kyhi. I also use Acronis to create regular full disk images and I have a USB Bootable Acronis Rescue Drive.

With the USB Recovery Drive and the USB Bootable PE Rescue Disk by Kyhi, do I still need to keep the Recovery Partition that Win10 created when I did the original install? Are the files in that partition used by the system to create the USB Recovery Drive?

Also out of curiosity I executed the ?reagentc/info? command and I see that the Windows RE status is disabled. Did creating the USB Recovery Drive do that or is something else going on? If I keep the recovery partition then do I need to re-enable it and if so how do I do that?

Answer:Recovery Drive vs Recovery Partition vs PE Rescue Disk, confused.

Hi, you don't need the manufacturer's recovery partition unless you planned to restore the PC to as bought e.g. to sell it on.
You could create a disk image of it and save it on an external disk, then delete it from your PC.

Windows RE: Suggests you have a corrupt or missing partition - System Reserved. Note that Disk Management does not show this 16Mb partition. You need a 3rd party partition manager to see it.

See this (lots of technical detail):
Just a moment...

And do a couple of checks to see if it really is missing.

Thread where this problem was resolved:
Can't enable Windows Recovery Environment

For interest:
Windows RE statue Disabled - Microsoft Community

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Hello, I've used the recovery media creator to create a USB flash drive recovery media.

If i then use that to restore the Windows 7 installation onto a new hard drive (as SSD) will that drive itself have the recovery media partition on it?

So if I then lose the USB stick could I restore again by holding down zero when powering on?

Or does it recover the Windows partition and nothing more?

Thank you

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Hello!I just bought a Lenovo IdeaPad with a windows 7 32 bit version. There was no system disk added. I learned that the windows 7 version is hidden in a recovery partition. I now want to create a system disk to save the windows 7 32 bit version just in case and install a windows 7 ultimate 64 bit version on the computer. Can you tell me what I have to do? Thank you!

Answer:How to create a recovery system disk from the hidden recovery partition?

Hi and welcome,
One way is to save a recover set ... with OKR ... or better do this Backup before  ...but no way to get a  pure Windows 7 Install Disc if you mention this  ...  
 
And Windows 7 64 Bit will not run on Atom based machine.. i.e. S10/S10e/S10-2 ,S12 Intel/Nvidia ...
(and even when, it lacks of memory 2GB (due the intel chipset restrictions) is good for 32 Bit based systems, but not really enough for 64 Bit based systems, so there is no benefit for use a 64bit on a netbook)  
S10-3t W7 64 ?
 
sincerely KalvinKlein 
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I am working on my sisters Toshiba L655d-S5055 notebook. windows 7, 3gb, amd v120 processor, 250gb drive. Started with error msg at boot "encountered a problem communicating with a device at startup......". Couldn't get by this error. took out drive, inserted into usb-enclosure, and tested. numerous sector errors. She has also lost the recovery disks I made for her. I used partition software to scan just the recovery partition, and there are no errors reported there. What I would like to do, is to copy to a flash drive, or make new recovery dvd's from this recovery partition; then I can use the coa from the back of the notebook (if necessary) for full install onto a new hard drive. However, I can't use the toshiba notebook for this; I can only use my desktop pc for the xfer; using the toshiba hard drive as a usb external drive, and the toshiba media creator software will not install onto my desktop pc (doesn't give me a reason). I would prefer to go the dvd-route, but flash drive would be ok, too. Any info is appreciated. thanks.
 

Answer:how to create recovery dvd's from recovery partition mounted as usb-external drive

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Since I deleted all drives, including the 24GB recover drive, I need to restore this configuration, please direct me to an application download that I can use for this. Would have to restore the OKR functionality. The reason I deleted this was that when installing Windows 8.1 it kept listing both drives (the 24GB and the HDD) as installable drives, and wanted to default to drive 0 (24GBFlash) instead of drive 1 (HDD). In Windows logic, a OS should be installed on the 0 drive (or the drive connected to the first available sata/ide connection). If you also have an updated version of OKR for Windows 8.1 I would rather have that thankyou, I have my own 8.1 license. I have seen some answers directing us to sending in the laptop to lenovo for this. I refuse to do that.  

Answer:Need to restore recovery partition and Onekey Recovery. [Y510p]

For DIY: It is possible to recreate the partitions but it will be difficult to make OKR function without a copy of the okr backup image. Also you may have misinterpreted the ssd cache as the recovery drive. So before starting to implement your plan be sure you have the correct information. Its not really as easy as you think so be careful. So without the okr image backup, your only choice is what everybody is telling you all along: send your unit to Lenovo. They're the only who can put back your system to factory default.

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Dear All. My T440s no longer has the recovery partition.I'm with Win 8.1 Pro, but I would like to restore the system. How can I do to restore and create a new Recovery Partition? Thanks,Lucas Mendes  

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hp 241 g1 laptop given by rajasthan govt., india to schooler students !My son  received these laptop with pre installed genuine win 8.1 with ms office 2013 & other educational software.but we received these laptop with already removed recovery partition !!so i can't able to create recovery disk !! for this issue i contact hp support care number. but they say they have not any recovery media !!How to solved this issue ? how to make recovery disk myself if recovery partition removed? my mobile no. is : 9460410231 email : [email protected]

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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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Dear all,

I delete all data in C:\ drive and I do a format c:\

I don't create a Recovery CD, and now I can't restore with F8, but I show that I have a recovery partition on D:\ drive.

Please, how can I restore it ?

Thanks in advance for your help.

Best regards,

TOSHIBA C670

Answer:Satellite C670 - formatted C:\ and no Recovery CD but recovery partition

Hi

Maybe this thread about a similar theme would be useful for you:
http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=53952

If this is not helpful or if you will not be able to recover the notebook using the method mentioned there, then you will need to order the recover disk from here:
http://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

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Hello everyone,

I'm a technician at TigerDirect, and for one of our services we create recovery media for newly purchased machines.

For Windows 8 machines (As I'm sure you know) we cannot create recovery disks, and have to create a recovery drive using a flash drive.

On multiple occasions I have attempted to create the recovery drive using a CENTON 16gb USB stick and have selected the option to copy the recovery partition. The process proceeds normally until it starts copying the recovery partition. It will complete ~75-90% of the copy, and then all drive activity will stop. The unit still works perfectly fine, but the flash drive is not indicating any read/write, and it stays on whatever percentage it stopped on continuously with no change.

I'm curious if anyone else has run into this before? The current machine I'm working on is an ASUS G55V running Windows 8 (not Pro). The other machines we've had the same issues with have been multiple different ASUS models, as well as a few Toshiba's and HPs.

Any help is appreciated, thank you.
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Answer:Cannot copy recovery partition -- win8 recovery creation

Welcome to EightForums.

Try setting the HD Drive to never turn OFF.

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I have a customer's NB200 on the bench. It came in with complete OS failure and would not boot from either the OS partition or the Recovery Partition.

I have checked the Hard Disk and it is in perfect working order. However it seems that all is not well as I cannot get it to boot from the recovery partition even after holding doen the 0 key.

I tried to instruct it to start from the BOOT.INI file by pointing a 'revoery' option at the partition but it just comes up with an error saying <Windows Path>\system32\HAL file is either missing or corrupt. Does anyone know how I should instruct the partition to start or how I could extract the information from the image files?

Answer:NB200-10G Recovery Partition - Cannot start recovery process

If you check page 48 in user?s manuals you will find exact description how to start recovery installation. The procedure on this NB200 is same or, at least, similar to all notebooks delivered with HDD recovery image. Please check it.

Useful document about HDD recovery installation you can find in ?How to..? category > http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/ann.jspa?annID=58

Bye

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I was creating recovery disk from recovery partition on my Lenovo T400 with Windows 7. 6.5 GB of the recovery partition has been occupied.But in the process, I created three DVDs. I might remember wrong, but the first two DVDs were called by the wizard as disk 1, and the third one was called disk 2.The first one has been written 0.22 GB only. Following is the content of the DVD (right click the image and select view the image in a bigger size):
 
Link to picture
The second one has been written 3.97 GB as follows:
 
Link to picture
The third one has been written 2.44 GB as follows:
 
Link to pictureI am allowed only one time to create recovery disk. So I was wondering if I missed something? How is the creation process supposed to be like? Thanks and regards!
 
 
Moderator note; picture(s) totalling >50K converted to link(s) Forum Rules
 

Answer:Have I created the recovery disk from recovery partition correctly?

Looks okay to me. In the past, after I created a recovery disk set once I have the new laptop.I would use the Roxio software or any similar software to create ISO image of the 3 discs, and store these in a network drive or 2nd harddisk. Then I would reboot and use thinkvantage to factory restore the laptop (takes about <15 minutes now if window 7), this will restore the capability to create recovery disc again, and then I can burn another set of recovery disks. The reason I have 2 or more sets is because one time I had an issue with my T61 a long time ago and when using the recovery disk discovered that the 2nd disk is bad. From that i learn my lessons and have multiple backup in case the media was scratched, wrap under heat or i accidentally erase/overwrite my DVDRW. One of the disk out of the 3 is normally the bootup disk which you can use a CDRW disc, the other 2 is quick large in file size and DVD discs are needed.

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I somehow dont have a recovery partition on my hard disk but have Toshiba Media creator on my desktop?

Images below:

No Recovery Partition?:



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Answer:No Recovery Partition - Recovery Media Creator issue

Hi

It looks like the Recovery Media Creator Software is still installed but the HDD Recovery partition has been deleted from the HDD.

Therefore the recovery media creator cannot access the HDD recovery partition.

What to say?. In such case you will not be able to create the recovery medium :(

But you could order such disk from here:
http://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

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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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find joy.

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I have a Compaq Presario CQ62 417NR having problems. It was bought used and at some point started having  cd-drive malfunctions where it no longer detected hardware and the drive didn't work. I reloaded completely from the recovery partition, it worked fine several days and I was able to install office but after that it stopped working again. I have tried an external usb cd drive but that doesn't work either. At this point, I'm thinking it has driver issues from the recovery and I'd need to buy the disk from HP but I'd like a second opinion as they are not free.
 
Does anyone have an idea of what the problem is? I've never had this happen on a fresh install...

Answer:Driver issues on fresh HP recovery from recovery partition

could you check on device manager does any yellow or red exclamation?

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After installing clean Win7 I am unable to recover to factory although my recovery partition is fine. I presume I should fix the original MBR (Intel SSD 160)? How can I reenable full factory recovery? ThinkVantage button and F11 work perfectly, but on the last step (FINISH button) the system says "recovery has been removed from this machine".   Of course, if it's possible to get a registry/system patch/config file/services layout instructions or something from the original burned-in installation so to copy it's batter performance, I'd love to have  a link   Thank you.













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Answer:X220 full recovery not possible, recovery partition intact

Hi and welcome to the forum!
 
Check this out:-
 
http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS013955
 
"This package does not support Rescue and Recovery version 4.3 which is for Windows 7 operating system. If you encounter the problem in Windows 7, please re-install Rescue and Recovery 4.3. It could also re-enable the F11 function."
 
http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/detail.page?LegacyDocID=MIGR-4Q2QAK
It might or might not work, you can use the recovery media you created in any case.
 
Hope this helps.
 





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Hi,
 
I have a Z585 and created a onekey backup on an external harrdrive. The problem is, I accidentally deleted the onekey recovery partition. How do I get my system back from there?
 
Thanks
 
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.
 

Answer:Z585 - Onekey recovery with backup but without recovery partition

uff. You might want to obtain a recovery DVD from Lenovo support. Once you successfully factory restored your laptop with it, you can hopefully use OKR once again for backup.

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Hi, I am trying to create a recovery drive on a new ThinkPad Yoga 15, but that is failing because the recovery partition seems to be empty. - Computer Management > Storage > Disk Management shows 3 hidden partitions. All three are 100% free (empty). - Control Panel > Recovery > Create a Recovery Drive throws error "We can't create a recovery drive on this PC. Some required files are missing. [...] use your Windows installation disc or media." - The laptop shipped without any installation disc or media. - Running >reagentc.exe /info throws "Operation failed: 3. An error has occured". - Running >sfc /scannow results in "Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations". Where are the recovery files, and how can I create a recovery drive on this system? Thanks.

Answer:Recovery Partition Empty & Can't Create Recovery Drive

The better part of a month later and still no reply from Lenovo Support? I would appreciate a response. I paid a lot of money for a device that does not work as advertised. Thanks.

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If I use the recovery disks (3) and the driver and application disk to re-install Windows 7 on my Acer Aspire 7740-5691 will the recovery partition be restored. The recovery partition is 11.72 GB and is 100% free space and healthy according to information in disk management. I am not sure how the recovery partition got wiped but the computer is up and running at this time. The disks were made when I purchased this computer about 5 years ago. The hard drive is 320 GB, processor is intel i3 quad core, ram is 4GB. Thank you in advance for your comments and information. Oscar1













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Answer:Do Recovery Disks restore Recovery Partition, Aspi...

Acer erecovery media will restore your laptop to factory default, so, yes it will restore the original recovery partition too.

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COULD NOT FIND RECOVERY ENVIRONMENT
(I know it's a redundant thread but I think I'm having a different scenario)
Specs: (nothing's changed except I did reinstall win8.1)
- win8.1 x64 single languange
- 1TB HDD
■THE SCENARIO■
There was a time when I want to resize my drive C to smaller partition:
I used Easus Partion Manager to do so (to dumb I was). After rebooting my system could not start
The BSOD showed up:
RECOVERY
PC needs repair (blah3x)
Error code: 0x000225
I was able to manage to repair and I came back up fine using a tutorial in youtube
using bcdboot C:\Windows /s (any drive letter): /s uefi
At this point, I downloaded a new copy of windows8.1 SL, thru "mediacreationtool" (as a legit copy i suppose)
and then I reinstalled using the ISO from MS, now I'm totally OK, at least at the moment.

■THE ISSUE■
Seems like everything's working as it is now, but as soon as I try to press F9 upon boot up, same error popup
Error Code: 0x000225, and again I got used to doing the bcdboot method.
NOW, this "Restore" partition the size of 20GB, and appeared and it had something in it (some files I think).

This wasn't there before and after reinstallation of win8.1 SL. IT ONLY appeared when I pressed F9 then I repaired
it using bcdboot.

■MISSION IMPOSSIBLE■
If there's a way that I could restore my notebook pc back to day one: Or am i that close? (close enough)
If this could be fixed? I know its risky but I will take it as a n... Read more

Answer:Unable to fix recovery partition ASUS / Lost recovery

So Im not entirely certain on what you are asking here. Your computer is unusable right now, or you cant get the recovery partition to work correctly?

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Hi folks - I've just had a frustrating moment trying to make a Recovery Media set on my new T450.  I followed the prompts using Lenovo's "Factory Recovery Discs" program.  When prompted, I inserted a USB drive, expecting the program to tell me at some point what capacity was needed, but it never did.  So after only one or two quick optionless prompts, it began creating the media on the USB.  Quickly it stopped, and gave a message saying that the capacity of the drive was insufficient (while still not saying what size was necessary), and gave me only one option:  Delete Recovery Partition and restore drive to normal functionality - or something very close to that wording.  So I clicked OK, assuming it was referring to the USB drive - because why would a user want to delete the factory Recovery Partition at this point?  But that's exactly what it did.So now I have no Recovery Partition (formerly the Q: drive), and I can't tell if that space is still allocated (but unavailable to me), but I suspect that's the case.  I've attached below, a screenshot of what I see in Drive Management now.I'm frustrated that with one click on a poorly-worded message, in the process of creating Recovery Media, I was given the option (and only the option), to delete the Recovery Partition itself!  Mind-smoking. Any options for restoring that data, short of sending my new PC back to Newegg or Lenovo?  I suspect it's only logically deleted, (if I ... Read more

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 I have gone to restore my laptop to Factory setting but in the rescue and recovery application i do not have any option to recover to the laptop as it came out the factory. When i got the laptop i created rescue media and have a set of 4 disks, All DVD(2 are 8.5GB). The R&R  boots and asks for the Final C disk. None of the disks display in the backup listbox. Before i went for a fresh install using a Windows 7 disk, i got R&R to off load media to a portable drive. This will boot to a different version of R&R similar to the post 2008 walkthrough. But the screen i get does not have the radio button for Factory restore, just the backup and when i put my DVD's in, no backup is found from the media i have... I removed the factory partition after i created the media as i presumed i could get back to the factory using them. My fresh install of windows 7 works but downloading the wireless driver from Lenovo doesn't activate... wish i never started to mess with it now.... Any suggestions???













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Answer:Edge 525 & Rescue & Recovery & No recovery Partition But Disks

Update: All Restored and Working again... Must label the Disks better in the future... I had 4 disks in a bundle, the first being the Rescue repair disk, which boots to a similar screen. As 1 of my disks didn't do anything in the various rescue and recovery application i used from previous thinkpads. Turned out this was bootable and the proper rescue and recovery for my set of disks... cdrivebackup.swm took ages to load and then asked for the second disk. Processed and now 1 working system again... now to move all the data back...

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i tried to use the recovery wizard on my SONY VAIO VGN-A250 Laptop and the error messaged i receieved was "VAIO Recovery Wizard cannot find recovery partition" please restart computer. I restarted many times and still get the same message. I also have used the F10 key method and no luck. It wont even open the wizard. I am able to boot. Im out fo warranty and tight on cash and really need my laptop to work fast. Want to remove all from the pc so i can use for school. Please i saw a thread about same problem i had but the thread was closed. if anyone can help please do so.

Thanks
 

Answer:VAIO Recovery Wizard cannot find recovery partition??

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Hello,
I'm having a problem recovering my HP notebook after installing window 7. I tried reinstalling windows XP from the recovery partition that the notebook comes with but I receive an error message saying"
"Error: System not fully installed. Please run setup again."
I've tried this about 3 times still same message... any help? Also i cannot boot into any operating system. Windows 7 has been removed, and XP will not load past that error message...
 

Answer:Reinstalling XP from Recovery after Windows 7

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sorry for posting here, for some reason new post does not appear in the normal laptop forum!! Please change it places. 

So i have a inspiron dell.    it was bought with windows 8.0.  we upgraded to 8.1 then to 10.   I always order a recovery CD with every computer. Always. even if its already partitioned.  

The option to reinstall windoes from a partition is just disappeared.  reinstalling windows within the blue screen freezes at 61%. so i am using the cd recovery.  Tried booting through windoes recovery, it never lets me boot to cd.   so i boot through legacy and it does let me boot through cd using msdos.  except. i cant get anywhere.  i thought to download a USB boot image  but when i put in service tag number it says there is none for my computer.  This computer came with windows!    help 

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I notice that Windows 8 Notebooks are no longer being sold with Licenses affixed to the underside.  So if anything goes wrong (e.g. we have to replace the HDD at a later date)  we cannot just use a Windows 8 disk to restore the operating system. This means it is important to make sure we have recovery DVDs. With previous versions One Key Recovery had an option to make restore DVDs - it misses that option with Windows 8. Phoned Lenovo support who said that we should make the DVDs through the Windows Backup system, which again is fine but on both Lenovo's I have tried it on Windows 8 cannot make a backup to DVD.  Also even if we could make the windows backup or system repair disks they would not allow a complete factory restore to a brand new HDD.  How do we make Recovery DVDs that would be bootable and would restore the Operating System to a brand new HDD if the worst should happen and the existing HDD suffered unrecoverable failure?  So far the only option that has come up from my various phonecalls is "buy a set of recovery discs for £25-£35 .... which would be a bit unfair having only had this 2 days.  













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Answer:Cannot make Recovery DVDs for the G580 with Windows 8

Hi Xaras, welcome to the forum,
 
unfortunately it doesn't seem to be possible with Windows 8, please see this post / thread for more information. If you must have DVDs you could maybe install a third party recovery software.

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do not have enough space to create a system image which appears critical for restore? Is USB drive, and what size, do I need for Sony Vaio Series E PCG-71314L Windows Home Premium 64 bit I believe

Answer:Sony Vaio Windows 7 Recovery DVDs....

A few questions: do you have the recovery disks? If not, are you the original owner of the laptop? If the disks have never been created & you're able to boot to Windows, you can still create the disks...DVDs are recommended rather than using a USB jumpdrive. What is wrong that you feel a restore is necessary?http://docs.esupport.sony.com/pc/VP...

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Hi
I have just bought HP pavilion G6 notebook.
It came with pre-installed Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit, recovery disk of 14 gb and C: Hard drive of 451 gb.

I have made 3 recovery disks(DVDS) using "Recovery Media creation".
I Want to Reinstall Windows 7 because

1)want to get rid of recovery disk of 14gb.
2)want to do partition because without partition my system is really slow.

I want to reinstall Windows 7 using these 3 DVDs.
Can anybody please help me

That would be so nice of you.
Thanks in advance !

Answer:how can i reinstall windows 7 using recovery disk DVDS?

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

1. If you recover your system using the recovery discs you have created, all you do is recover it to exactly as it was when you first bought it, which means you will still have a recovery partition.

2. Whenever you want to carry out a factory recovery, using the recovery partition is a lot quicker than using your recovery discs.

3. If you want a clean Windows 7 free of HP's bloatware you need a Windows DVD to install from. If it is the same version as the one currently installed you can use the product key that is attached to the outside of your laptop.

Clean Install : Factory COA Activation Key

Partition size or the number of partitions has no bearing on your computer's performance so you need to investigate other reasons why your computer is slow.

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Just bought my wife a new Sony laptop with win7 preloaded, but of course no back up disk.Does anyone know how to create a bootable backup disk from the laptop? I just can't stand the thought of paying the bloodsuckers at Best Buy to create a disk from the OS I already own.

Answer:Sony Vaio Windows 7 Recovery DVDs

If you are sure that you don't have any way to recreate your system either from a hidden partition or by making disks then you might look at a few ideas. One is to buy them from Sony.Make an image of some kind that can be returned hopefully by booting to some cd. Even if you have to borrow a Windows 7 cd to do it.Make a backup/image to some media using linux live cd's.Buy image software such as ghost or acronis or other.I like to make a complete image of my system after I get it like I like it. When it dumps all I have to do is go back to that date.The best solution is usually the OEM disks. They are stamped and not burned and don't fail as often.Playing to the angelsLes Paul (1915-2009)

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Hi, I have a lot of rubbish on my computer and would like to reinstall windows and wipe the whole comp clean but as ive moved quite a few times since buying this laptop I cant find any of my recovery discs or my windows vista disc. Is there anyway i can do this without using the discs or is there anywhere I can get what I need for no charge??

Thanks.

Answer:Reinstalling windows without any recovery discs.

Hi

There is a way to recover the notebook without a usage of recovery disk.
http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/HTD9102IR0000R01.htm

But this procedure is not available on all Toshiba notebooks. Only a new notebook generation supports this process.
Check it?

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I am just about to use the recovery disc to reinstall windows.I have done this once before but remember being a bit nervous at the stage that it says"Delete all inactive partitions and system partitions"Could anyone please explain this part again to me and any dangers or pitfalls.or any website that are useful.Thanks for your help in advance.

Answer:reinstalling windows from recovery disc.

Recovery disks reset everything back to how your computer was on the day you bought it.Therefore you need to copy anything you wish to keep (documents - emails - photos - contacts) to an exterior medium (CD - DVD - Mem Stick - external drive) before you "Delete all inactive partitions and system partitions"

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I have an Asus, K53E model. My PC has recently been infected with viruses and trojans and while I was able to get rid of some of them, I'm not sure if I got them all so I decided to completely wipe my Hard Drive.

I was going to do Asus Recovery from disk, but I only have one disk available so I decided to do with the Recovery partition. The instructions for the Recovery partition tell me that once I restore my PC to factory that I'll get three options:

Recover Windows to first partition only.
This option deletes only the first partition and allows you to keep other partitions, and to create a new system partition as drive "C".


Recover Windows to entire HD.
This option deletes all partitions from your hard disk drive and creates a new system partition as drive "C".


Recover Windows to entire HD with two partitions.
This option deletes all partitions from your hard drive and creates two new partitions "C" (25%) and "D" (75%).

I'm not really a tech-wiz so I'm not sure which option to choose. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.

Answer:Reformatting and reinstalling windows w/ Recovery

Would really like some insight on this...

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Here's my situation. Prior to doing my Windows 10 upgrade on my HP Pavillion DVT7 2200 Notebook, I successfully created the 3 Recovery disks. Prior to that I was receiving messages that a hard drive failure is eminent and I should back up my files and replace the hard drive. My Windows 10 upgrade went fine and for most part I'm happy with it. My issue now is my XP Mode is not supported and I have lost a VM that is use run legacy software.

My question is when I run my system recovery is it going to roll me back to where I was before creating the Recovery disks? Will I have to reinstall all my software? I have ordered a replace HDD from HP and it will be arriving on Wednesday. I've thread through many threads of recovering you system with recovery disks and system images. I've never done anything like this before and really appreciate someone giving me a step by step process to follow that at the bare minimum with restore my laptop with Windows 7 after installing my new HDD.

Thanks

Answer:Reinstalling Windows 7 using Recovery Disks

What did you use to make the recovery discs? Did you a factory installed program specifically for making factory recovery discs which will usually only allow you to make one set? Or did you use Windows backup?

If you used the factory specific program, then it will take you back to factory fresh with all their crapware installed, but none of your own software/data.

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Hello, I have a custom-built HP ENVY Notebook - 15t-k100 CTO (ENERGY STAR) (product number: G0T59AV) with the following hardwares:- Intel Core i7-4510U 2-Core 2.0GHZ- Nvidia GeForce GTX 850M 4GB- 8GB RAM DDR3- My motherboard can support SATA3 6GB/s (checked with Sisoftware Sandra)- No touchscreen, pre-installed Windows 8.1 (64 bit) and have an optical drive installed.- 1TB of about to die (IMO) HDD I want to replace my HDD with SSD (Samsung 850 PRO 256GB) and don't know if my HP System Recovery DVD Set can be used to clean install. I used it to recover my laptop a couple and I don't think I see anything that relate to installing Windows. Can someone who have use this DVD set confirm for me that I can use it to clean install Windows on my new drive? Here's the picture of that HP System Recovery DVD Set: Thank you for your help. I appreciate it.

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HP Pavilion Notebook - 15-ab223nx (ENERGY STAR) i had upgrade windows 10 to build 10586the recovery partion had changed to letter Fand then hp recovery maneger donnt sea or know the  recovery partitioni changed the recovery driver letter again to Dbut still have the same problem

Answer:hp recovery manger dont sea recovery partition

thats my partitions

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I am recovering the PC using recovery manager but it shows an error "couln't find recovery partition" but my pc has recovery partition in this condition what should i Do..?i need imdiate help.....

Answer:"couln't find recovery partition" but my pc has recovery par...

Hi,What is the exact model name, product number of your laptop?Have you upgraded Windows?Have you created HP Recovery USB using HP Recovery Manager after first setup of this notebook?RegardsVisruth

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