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Z580 - Does Windows 8 complete reset erase Lenovo recovery partition

Question: Z580 - Does Windows 8 complete reset erase Lenovo recovery partition

Having some troubles with an upgrade to Windows 8 and just wondering about my options to revert back to Windows 7.Computer is almost brand new with no "personal" information on it.

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Answer: Z580 - Does Windows 8 complete reset erase Lenovo recovery partition

What do you mean by "complete reset"? BTW





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I got a Lenovo G500s laptop from lenovo outlet. After resize the C, D partition, the One key recovery function was not working. Finally, got fixed , this is the summary.System:Lenovo G500s, windows8/64bit preinstall, 8GB RAM, 1T HD(only one HD), one key recovery 8.0 Problem:1. Lenovo preset  C: 900GB, D: 25GB (why???????)2. Resize partition to C:350GB, D:600GB(use freeware--- EASEUS Partition manager)3. after then, One key recovery not working SolutionTRY AT YOUR OWN RISK)1. Start a Command Prompt as an Administrator2. >_  diskpart3. >_   select disk 04. >_   list partitionsome partitions show OEM partition type(most likely is patition 1, 3 and 7, these partitions were damaged)select those partitions to check the type ID with the following commands >_ select partition 7>_ detail partitionthe type ID should be de94bba4-06d1-4d40-a16a-bfd50179d6ac. if not, >_ set id=de94bba4-06d1-4d40-a16a-bfd50179d6ac >_ select partition 3>_ detail partitionthe type ID should be BFBFAFE7-A34F-448A-9A5B-6213EB736C22. if not, >_ set id=BFBFAFE7-A34F-448A-9A5B-6213EB736C22 >_ select partition 1>_ detail partitionthe type ID should be de94bba4-06d1-4d40-a16a-bfd50179d6ac. if not, >_ set id=de94bba4-06d1-4d40-a16a-bfd50179d6acNow, try the One key recoverygood luck Reference:I got the ID number from this link. Download the OKR8.0 ISO file , ID number is in file "create.ini". http://plu... Read more

Answer:lenovo G500s, one key recovery problem,fixed with reset partition ID

Thanks IT WORKED WONDERFULLY on my G400s with windows 8. I RISKED it would work since you post it for LENOVO G 500s . But it DOES WORK ON G400s too. Thanks pal

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According to the Lenovo Manual, I had tried the following steps for installing the Lenovo official Windows 8 recovery disks that I purchased from the Lenovo Recovery Support: 1.  Insert Disk #1 into E:/ drive2.  Restart my PC3.  Shut down my PC completely4.  Press the small Novo button right beside the Power On button5.  Select "BIOS Setup" option, then press "Enter" I was expect to see 2 options, "Legacy" & "UEFI", but they did not appear on my screen, instead, after pressing "Enter", my screen was redirected to the home screen. Any idea on how to go to the "UEFI" & "Legacy" from the BIOS Setup? Thanks!

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hello i have a sony vaio F11(2010 MODEL).i think to shell it .also as i posted a few days ago the oem recovery partition is corrupted and isn't regognised anymore after upgarding to win 8.1 but i do not care to fix it anymore.i have two quetsions:
1) i want to erase -wipe(i dont know what is the right expression) oem recovery partition to release storage.the recovery partition is unused so it's shame to occupy space.i want a good software to remove-erase-wipe recovery partition.Do you have to propose something?
2)also if i shell laptop i want to erase completely main c drive (with operating system).can you tell me , how and with what program can i do it?

Answer:erase main c drive and OEM recovery partition

You can delete the OEM recovery partition in Disk Management. Then add the unallocated space to another partition, or just create a blank partition in the free space.
One way to erase everything is to do a clean install. You just delete all partitions during the install and then let Windows create new ones.
Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ISO - Download or Create
UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows
UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with
Clean Install - Windows 8

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I purchased a Lenovo L440 with Windows 8.1 and a license for Office 2013 (it came preinstalled, no separate key). I upgraded to Windows 10 when that came available. Now I need to perform a full reset (refresh isn't good enough).

Unfortunately, doing a reset as is means I'm getting a fresh install of Windows 10 but that doesn't include the copy of Office 2013 or any of the other Lenovo software that originally came with the computer (blessing?).

a) Is there a way to at least get back Office 2013 and activate it somehow?

b) When I upgraded to Windows 10 it created its own recovery partition but the original Lenovo OEM Windows 8.1 partition wasn't deleted. Is there a way to get computer to reset using that recovery partition instead? At least then it would create a fresh install with those factory settings then I can upgrade everything from there.

Edit / Updates: Reason for reset is to deal with malware. Refresh could leave it behind.

Here's image of what partitions look like. Ignore Disk 2. That's a usb.

Answer:Reset Windows with Older Recovery Partition

There's the Windows Reset that reinstalls Win10 but there should be a choice on maybe the F12 key menu at initial bootup to set it back to Factory Restore, same as when it shipped. I've had to do a few.

I don't know if the dealer installed Office or not, none of my new ones came with Office from the manufacturer.

I use ShowKeyPlus to get the Windows key/s [posted on this forum] but maybe the free Belarc Advisor can give up the Office key. There are some paid-for programs available that can do it.
Belarc - System Management For The Internet Age. Software license management, IT asset management, IT security audits and more.

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I bought my device with Windows 10 as pre-installed OS. Due to *careless* activity, I accidentally deleted the recovery partition of the hard disk. If some day I wanted to do a Windows 10 reset, will the reset process be failed?

I wanted to order for recovery disk from my vendor but they only provide media for Windows 7 pro and using this recovery option will downgrade my device and I cannot use windows 10 without having to buy another activation key (correct me if I am wrong here).

Answer:Reset Windows 10 even if Recovery Partition is (accidentally) deleted

Hi,
1. You can freely get Win 10 installation media. You can download any version's iso and, using MS's media creation tool, create bootable Win 10 installation media.

See the Tutorial section- search for iso- or search the web.

2. You can undelete deleted partitions. Try a good partition manager.

Example:

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I bought my device with Windows 10 as pre-installed OS. Due to *careless* activity, I accidentally deleted the recovery partition of the hard disk. If some day I wanted to do a Windows 10 reset, will the reset process be failed?

I wanted to order for recovery disk from my vendor but they only provide media for Windows 7 pro and using this recovery option will downgrade my device and I cannot use windows 10 without having to buy another activation key (correct me if I am wrong here).

Answer:Reset Windows 10 even if Recovery Partition is (accidentally) deleted

Hi,
1. You can freely get Win 10 installation media. You can download any version's iso and, using MS's media creation tool, create bootable Win 10 installation media.

See the Tutorial section- search for iso- or search the web.

2. You can undelete deleted partitions. Try a good partition manager.

Example:

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So is the data on D safe if I use recovery?

thanks

Answer:Re: Satellite C660/C660D will using recovery erase data on D partition?

Hi

From my knowledge using Recovery Disk would format the whole HDD and all partitions would be created again during this process.
This means that your data on D partition is not safe.

But from my experience the usage of HDD recover would format only the system (C) partition? not quite sure if this applies to all the Toshiba notebooks so possibly you should test this first time? in such case would recommend backup the data in case D partition would be erased.

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My hard drive failed so I got a new one.  I did not have Recovery Disks so I purchased them from Lenovo for Windows 8.  I have tried to run the recovery program multiple times.  It goes through copying files from all 4 DVD's but then stops.  For up to 16 hours.  I have rebooted and tried tweaking the BIOS settings but it still can not get past this point in the recovery process.  Turning the computer off and restarting sends us through the same process of loading the recovery disks to the same point. Help! Thanks in advance.

Answer:Lenovo Twist - Windows 8 Recovery on new Hard Drive will not complete

Hello,
 
Try wiping the internal hard disk drive or SSD, and then using the recovery media to restore to the now-empty drive.  Does that make any difference?
 
Regards,
 
Aryeh Goretsky
 

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How to preserve Partition Structure with "One Key Recovery/Restore "?
 
Good to see some interesting discussion in this forum. I have Lenovo Z580 Laptop. I did not add any hardware or alter HDD configuration after factory install.
 
Lenovo's Partition Structure with "One Key Recovery/Restore " is very sensitive and I am sure you have seen many users trying to resize the original partitions getting into problems in Lenovo forums.
 
How do we protect the partition (OEM hidden) required for "One Key Recovery/Restore " operation during our clean install?
 
Thanks for sharing/helping.
 
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to Subject line to improve visibility / clarity





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Answer:Z580 - How to preserve Partition Structure with "One Key Recovery/Restore "?

Hi MDRI,
 
Welcome to the Forums  
 
As per the query we understood that you are facing issue with partition structure in your Lenovo Z580 laptop.
 
Have you created any recovery media? And also have you made any changes in the partition like (D drive, E drive).
As if there are any other partition made then the one key recovery(OKR) may not work.
 
Also please share the screen shot of the disc management to validate the issue.  
 
Best regards,         
                                                                            
Ashwin. S





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Hi folks,

I have a new Satlellite A200 and it will not boot up. Tried running recovery CDs but no joy.
Could someone please tell me, if I selected

'Erase Hard Disk' then 'Delete all data and partitions from the hard disk'

would this also delete the computer's internal recovery partition?

I have the recovery CDs but as I said, they don't work and I was wondering if clearing the HDD completely then running the recovery from the HDD recovery partition would help.

Sorry if this is a basic question for you guys! I've read through hundreds of threads, but can't find a definitive answer.

Thanks in advance,
E.

Answer:Satellite A200 - Does 'Erase hard disk' option remove recovery partition?

> 'Erase Hard Disk' then 'Delete all data and partitions from the hard disk'
>would this also delete the computer's internal recovery partition?

If you mean the hidden Vista WinRE partition then; YES

But don?t worry buddy; The Toshiba Vista recovery CD would format the whole HDD and would erase all partitions but it creates the hidden Vista WinRE partition again on the HDD.

Greetings

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I have bought a Lenovo z580,  i5, 500 Gb and Nvidia geforce,  with WIndows 7 x46 home premium preinstalled, since more than 1 year ago i havent installed any new windows, i'm already using the original one right now, my Hard-disk was only 2 partitions, C = 450 Gb and D = 20 Gb which contains Drivers and Programs. now i just want to perfrom a Windows restore, after i have Extended my D and Created a new E Partition, i don't want to lose my data on D and E, will this Restore will Extend my C again with Removing and Formatting the other 2 Partitons which i made, or that will affect only my C partition, Keeping my D and E as it was before, Please Help me as soon as possible i have a private data and i don't wanna lose it..

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I've used One Key to do a back up and it created lots of files - can these files (about 220 of them) be extracted/opened using something other than One Key? Thanks

Answer:One Key recovery files for Lenovo Z580

hi Stephenbtc,
 
AFAIK, If you have .okr or .wsi file extensions on those backup files then they can only be opened via the OneKey Recovery application as these files are encrypted by that program.
 
 
Best regards,
neokenchi

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Hi Can someone explain how to perform a factory reset on the Lenovo Z580.I have been using sony's laptops and this is my first lenovo... Thanks.













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Answer:how to do System Recovery on Lenovo z580

Follow these steps1. Backup all your data in C drive.2. Shut down the computer.3. Remove any external media except the charger.4. After removing, Press the small button with a 'up to down' near the power button.5. The normal BIOS screen would occur and then the "windows is loading files" would show. Wait till it boots.6. After booting, click the 2 option which says onekey recovery.7. Then tick initial backup and click next. Two prompts would occur. Answer accordingly.8. Now recovery would startThis is how factory reset is done.





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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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Hi everyone, I have a few questions - I have a Yoga 2 Pro: 1. I created a separate partition for my documents on the hard drive. If I use Lenovo OneKey Recovery will that destroy the partition? 2. Following Question 1, will the OneKey Recovery run successfully given the existence of said partition? 3. I assume that the OneKey Recovery image on the hard drive provided by Lenovo includes all their software (OneKey Recovery, Energy Manager, EasyCamera, etc). If I use the Windows 8 Reset feature will that software still be installed or will it be a completely clean OS - as if, for example, I were to acquire a windows 8 ISO and use that for installation? 4. Where the heck is my Windows 8 Product Key? Thanks in advance, - ice

Answer:Windows 8 Reset, Lenovo OneKey Recovery, Partitions - confusion

icedoverfire wrote:Hi everyone, I have a few questions - I have a Yoga 2 Pro: 1. I created a separate partition for my documents on the hard drive. If I use Lenovo OneKey Recovery will that destroy the partition? 2. Following Question 1, will the OneKey Recovery run successfully given the existence of said partition? 3. I assume that the OneKey Recovery image on the hard drive provided by Lenovo includes all their software (OneKey Recovery, Energy Manager, EasyCamera, etc). If I use the Windows 8 Reset feature will that software still be installed or will it be a completely clean OS - as if, for example, I were to acquire a windows 8 ISO and use that for installation? 4. Where the heck is my Windows 8 Product Key? Thanks in advance, - iceDoubt OneKey Recovery will even work anymore. With Lenovo computers, you are not allowed to partition the drive. By doing so, you lose support to their OKR software and you will need to pay them $ in the event that you need to reformat your computer to factory (using their disks). The product key comes pre-embedded in the Windows install. Unless you use a key extractor on your current install, you may lose your key for good since I doubt your OKR system works anymore.

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

Answer:Recover Windows 8 from just the Lenovo recovery partition

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





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

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hye guys, I have lost recovery disc and all partion including the one carried windows 7 I think that's called OEM partition is also erased...I tried calling service centre but they say we need to arrange the disc and it will take 7-10 working days  is there any other option like from somewhere I can DOWNLOAD it and make it work? rather waiting long time and see my lappy bein in dust   thank u













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Answer:Deleted OEM partition + lost recovery disc ideapad z580 + system crashed completely

hi, every oem partition is unique for a specific laptop, so you cannot find any image files on the internet, even if you do, it might turn you win7 or the other person's who put the image file on internet into a pirated win7. i think you have no choice but to turn you pc to the service for oem part installation. or you can find the factory default discs to reset your computer.  sorry mate, but oem partition problems are one of the worst

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I just purchased my Lenovo G580 notebook. As usual and as I make to my any computer, I added 5 partitions because 2 partitions are not sufficient for me. Later on, I had to use the recovery option for some reason and to test, but when I was booting by recovery button, it said the recovery partition is damaged  (not the exact wording) not the exact wording but similar words) and it did not recover. I started the notebook again and launched one button recovery on Windows. I selected "backup" , it said it can not backup on this laptop. I thought I deleted the recovery partition but after some research I found there is a hidden partition named pbr.dr as the last partition, starting with symbol "*" , and it is a GPT unused partition. So it was there and I thought may be the contents were deleted - but explored inside and it is not deleted? How can I reactivate and make reuseful this partition?

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Hi All, I recently bought a Lenovo G460 Notebook and installed linux on it to dual boot with WIndows 7. There was a problem with sound which I got fixed and everything is working fine now. My question is: Will me linux partition be there as it is If I recover the windows 7 partition using one key recovery?How to create a rescue disk from One key recovery? Thanks in advance.

Answer:Lenovo G460 Windows 7 One Key Recovery with a Linux Partition

Hi nilankaraja,To create a rescue disk :: http://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/mobiles/onekey_recovery_46_user_guide.pdfOn part of the Linux partition, are you asking if the partition will be saved ? Or is it something else?





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I want My laptop (Lenovo Thinkpad E530, windows 7) to reset it to the factory settings, I want My Laptop to be as new one, not bothered about the data, How do i complete the Factory Reset.Really need the quick responce as my laptop is getting slow day to day. Thanks In Advance.

Answer:lenovo ThinkPad E530- How do i Complete the reset to factory settings

How do i reset my laptop to factory settings

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My laptop has become very slow, I reinstalled windows and installed original drivers from HP's website. But, my laptop is still very slow. So, I'm hinking about restoring my laptop to factory settings. I don't have HP Backup & Recovery manager or Recovery Partition or any disc that came with laptop. If there is any way I can restore my laptop to Factory Settings, Please inform . And If I need to download anyting please give the link with it. Thank You.

Answer:Don't have Recovery partition and Recovery Manager to Reset ...

Hi there @HPian_B,  Before I provide troubleshooting documentation, I would like to take a minute to welcome you to the HP Support Community, where you can ask questions, find solutions and get help from the community! I read that you would like to reset your HP Pavilion g6-2310ex Notebook PC to factory settings.  Please read the document called Backing Up Your Files. This will provide you with ways to back up the files you have on your Notebook. Here is a document for you to read called Creating Recovery Discs or Saving a Recovery Image to a USB Flash Drive. I pulled some information from the document for you. The first thing I would like to make you aware of is that only DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD+R, or DVD+R DL discs are compatible with the Recovery Media Creation program. The following disc types are not compatible with the Recovery Media Creation program:CDsDVD-RWDVD+RWDVD-RW DLDVD+RW DLYou will then also see that in the document it says: The Recovery Media Creation software program allows  only one complete set of discs to be created.The Recovery Media Creation software program  requires an uncorrupted recovery partition (Recovery Image (D) to create a set of discs. Uncorrupted means the recovery partition has  not been modified or removed.... Read more

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To help some people out... I read some of you formatted your drive and now are stuck without the ability to restore Win 8 if you went to Win 7 before you knew there was an issue, or lost your recovery partition for any other reason. FYI, if you can get your hands on ANY Win 8 disk (doesn't matter if its Professional or the Regular version) and install it, your serial key for Win 8 is hardcoded into your motherboard BIOS. Therefore, if you have access to a disk, you can simply install and it will auto activate and install your pre installed key. No need to spend $90 or more if you don't have to. If you don't have an external DVD Drive, simply download the Win7 to USB tool from Microsoft (it will work for Win 8) and transfer the disk image to a USB thumb drive (from another PC of course). Then boot from the thumb drive to install. Note: You will have to go into the BIOS to turn OFF UEFI and allow it to boot and install from a thumb drive. In my experience, I had to turn off UEFI in the BIOS (Get to BIOS by pressing F2 at boot). By turn off, I mean place in "Legacy" mode. Then save and exit and allow to restart. Upon restart, enter the BIOS once again and you should now see your thumb drive appear on the list of bootable devices (the thumb drive has to be connected BEFORE booting into BIOS). Move the thumb drive up the list to be the first boot device, save and exit and you are in business. Also, if you have access to the MSDN, you can actually download the R... Read more

Answer:Lenovo S405 How To: Re-Install Windows 8 if you have lost your recovery partition

This is very helpful and informative, thank you for posting!

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Hello every body,i have problem to get in OneKey Rescue System( Booting mode of OneKey Recovery). I tried get in by OneKey Rescue Syste m (Press NOVO Button to enter) and One Key Recovery (Windows Software). But its just restart the system and start the windows like normally. Can someone help me with this problem?This happens after i upgraded to windows 10 then i reinstall my windows to windows 7. But now i cant get into the Onekey Rescue System anymore. 

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Not a happy bunny. Originally I used the Lenovo inspired system backup so in the event of a hdd fail I had a thumb drive with the recovery media.  WRONG Of course I now know I was an idiot - the Lenovo only works if you have the recovery partition on the hdd, which of course you won't have with a new hdd.  You must take a full bootable disk image to recover the complete system - be warned, the hdd must be the same size or larger than the original. So at great expense (mine) I had to order the recovery disks from Lenovo @ ?38 -  They come without instructions, fine I thought set the BIOS to boot from the DVD - WRONG. Looked up the online recovery disk procedure - WRONG There is no functionality on the Z580 for the F1 key (try the F2 Lenovo!!)  That in itself is not good enough - there is nothing in the instructions to tell you to change from IUEFI mode to |egacy - without which the system won't boot from the recovery disks. Moral of this story - don't take the Lenovo documentation at face value - I like the laptops, but their documentation and recovery methodolgy stinks. Hope this helps those with a Z580 recovery situation.

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I have just bought a Lenovo Ideapad Z580, this is the first time I have ever opted for a Lenovo product after recommendations from a friend. She had said she particularly liked how quiet the fan was and the fact it had a 'dedusting' mode, I looked online about this and numerous places suggest this model comes with an energy management app but I cannot find it anywhere on this laptop. My friends z580 is a windows 7 version, could anyone in the know let me know if the energy management 'app' specific to windows 7? Also, I have a little button on my keyboard with an image of a moon and a star which fires up the fan up but there are no on-screen options. Thanks in anticipation for any feedback

Answer:Z580 complete lack of energy management on windows 8?

HiThe moon and star button is for thermal management or fan control. To solve the osd problem, you could reinstall energy management. However i strongly suggest you use the windows 7 version as there are less chanced for it to work.





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Hello Everybody, Just bought a Lenovo G580 notebook with pre installed Windows 8 (500gb harddisk, 4 gb RAM, Intel B960).I have been using Easeus partition manager with Windows 7 & its been working very well.So I wanted to partition my new HDD with it.Upon creating the a new 100gb partition (most importantly from OS partition that was about 428 gb) a very strange thing happened.The Refresh/Reset functions of WIndows 8 stopped working saying required recovery files are missing, also Lenovo One Key recovery program does not work with the message that required service partition is currently unavailable.At the same time, apparently  partition called Windows recovery  (1000 mb, hidden) still exists.One more peculiar thing I noticed & that is there is a new 1mb unallocated partition before the Windows recovery partition.While partitioning I did not receive any message about deleting of any data.One last piece of information (not sure if relevant) is before doing partition I had created a system image that I am unable to restore, Windows 8 repair function recognises the image bit is unable to restore it. Any ideas how to restore the System Recovery functions or how to restore the system image. ThanksPetr

Answer:Lenovo G580 - WIndows 8 - Resizing OS partition & problems with system recovery

Hi petrmichal,
 
Thanks for Posting and welcome to the Lenovo Community,
 
I?d like to apologize to you for facing this issue but am sorry to tell you that the HDD partitioning caused that the recovery image won?t be working anymore and in the case that you want to create back system image recovery will be at the service center,
 
I?d like to provide you with the contact support number to able to contact them:
 


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Toll Free Number 1: 1800-3002-9929 Toll Free Number 2: 1800-425-9003 Email : [email protected]
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Hope the information helps. Let us know.
 
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 Bonjour tous,
 
Je souhaiterais savoir si quelqu'un s'est dj pench sur ce problme. Je possde un T440S et la partition de rcupration me permet la rinstallation de Windows 7 Pro, mais aprs le passage Windows 10, je souhaiterais que la partion me rinstalle Windows 10 Pro
 
Merci, 
 
 
English translation ............
 
Update the Lenovo recovery partition after Windows 10 migration
 
 Hello everyone,I would like to know if someone has already addressed this issue . I have a T440S and the recovery partition allows me to reinstall Windows 7 Pro, but after switching to Windows 10 , I would like the partion me reinstalls Windows 10 Prothank you ,
 
 
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                     Translation provided by Google, please forgive any grammar errors.

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I recently had to reinstall a windows 7 recovery disk and recovery driver disks that were sent to me from Lenovo support saying my warranty was good until 2015 sometime. Any way little did I know that I was in the think pad department and I have an idea pad Y570 0862 any way I explained to them in detail what my system was and they still sent me the recovery disk for the wrong machine. so I did the install not knowing it was for a think pad and now realize that there are things missing plus it is supposed to be win 7 64gb and the baseband drivers are not installed and I can't get them installed. well they won't transfer the warranty from one department to the other and say that I cannot get an extended warranty through the right department because it shows there that it is expired any way I have installed the drivers that are ment for my system to the best of my ability but I'm sure there are drivers installed for the wrong system and if I run test every thing says it is OK but I'm not sure I trust that plus I have a 32gb win 7 installed when I should have 64gb and I cannot find my blue ray info in device manager it just appears that I'm stuck unless I fork out more money for there mistake and I just don't know where to go from here or what to do! I hope this post is not offensevie in anyway I just have learned to trust this forum and respect the views and help I have received so if any one has any input please by all means let me know. Sorry again if this post is improper!

Answer:Complete wrong Windows recovery disk and driver disk sent by lenovo!

Hi there ... This seems all wrong to me you now have a 32 Bit OS which wont support your 8GB of Ram .. How ever you should have a Product COA Key it should be some where under your Laptop .. If this is the case you could do a Clean Install of windows with the 64 Bit OS .. But if i was you i would be seeking Legal Advice ...

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

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Hello all, I'm new here so I need help with my laptop. I just bought this laptop last year and this few days, I can't seem to boot it. The windows boot manager is not booting giving me two errors, one is error code 0xc0000034 and another error code is 0xc0000185. I tried using the OneKey Recovery to do system restore but it says the partition has been damaged and cannot be restored. I did not do any partitioning to the hard drive besides the default C: and D: drives. I also tried using windows 8.1 USB drive (since the laptop doess not have ROM installed) to repair the window, but it doesn't work. I can't reset it nor refresh it nor system recovery. I don't understand what is wrong with my laptop. Can someone please help me and guide me on what should I do? 

Answer:Lenovo Y500 OneKey Recovery partition damage + Windows 8.1 doesn't boot

feiyer wrote:Hello all, I'm new here so I need help with my laptop. I just bought this laptop last year and this few days, I can't seem to boot it. The windows boot manager is not booting giving me two errors, one is error code 0xc0000034 and another error code is 0xc0000185. I tried using the OneKey Recovery to do system restore but it says the partition has been damaged and cannot be restored. I did not do any partitioning to the hard drive besides the default C: and D: drives. I also tried using windows 8.1 USB drive (since the laptop doess not have ROM installed) to repair the window, but it doesn't work. I can't reset it nor refresh it nor system recovery. I don't understand what is wrong with my laptop. Can someone please help me and guide me on what should I do? Can you please elaborate how you initiate the OneKey Recovery?

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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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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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Hi guys!

SCENARIO: I wen on a factory reset and it froze at around 75% while resetting. It already took 4-5 hours on 75% so there came my impatience and overthinking (I'm sorry ) that it was either starting to be a faulty HDD or my BIOS was outdated. So I tried to force stop (HDD risky, I'm sorry again) the reset procedure (while stucked at 75%) and was hoping that I could somehow update my BIOS and resume with the reset. But as I opened the unit again, it continued with installing the OS which is WIN10 again (I was hoping this would be Win8 since it was the factory OS ). So I just let it finish and was hoping that I could revert back to the factory OS.

I also tried the different instructions from dell and windows on how to reset the unit but still in no luck. And I have not made a recovery image disk beforehand

The unit is a Dell Inspiron laptop that came with pre-installed UEFI activated (I believe) Win8.0 that has been updated to 8.1 and Win10 over the time.


PROBLEM: Reset function not working properly or as expected anymore. I think it lost it's link with the original recovery image. I have been reading a lot from the related posts from several threads here but still out of luck (or I am really that noob. Haha! ). I believed I might have also messed up mapping reagentc along the way as I don't remember the previous data anymore. I have tried to do as others had their luck but I get lost as their parameters are not the same as mine (at least from what I have... Read more

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Hello.

I have a problem with restoring (reseting) my OS to factory image using Recovery partition. The problem is not that uncommon, yet I've tried a gadzillion things and none seem to work (or I've been doing them wrong). And I was hoping you guys could have a look and point me toward a resolution.

The computer is an Asus X553M laptop, which came with W8.1 wBing pre-installed and two visible partitions (C - os, D - data). There was also a 100MB System partition, 900MB Restore partition (the one I am now booting to, I suspect, more on that later), 128MB Reserved partition, and 20GB Recovery one (the one with system image). It worked fine for some time, then I upgraded it to W10, then worked fine some more, but problems started popping up, so I decided to start anew with a fresh system install. I wanted to try if W7 would work, I popped the CD in, formatted C and D. Wanting only one working partition, I deleted C and D (only!, I left all the remaining partitions, including Recovery) and made a single partition in their place. However, it turned out, the disk is GPT and W7 wouldn't install out of box, so I thought no biggie, I will restore the 8.1.

I booted to Troubleshooting (I think it is called), clicked Reset PC and 'A required drive partition is missing'. I thought I could get around it by extracting the key and installing Win8.1 from Microsoft's ISO, but it turns out Win8.1 != Win8.1 wBing (the key didn't work. Oh, well). So, now I have to somehow get the Reset PC work... Read more

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

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 Just need a Ok signal everything is fine with my pc . Though Gmer & HijackThis says otherwise . Thanks for helping me , you have my lifelong thanks

Answer:Recently Factory Reset from recovery partition / am I clean ?

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===All I can suggest at this time.Press the windows key + r on your keyboard at the same time. This will open the RUN BOX.Type Notepad and and click the OK key.Please copy the entire contents of the code box below to the a new file.

start

CreateRestorePoint:
EmptyTemp:
CloseProcesses:

HKLM-x32\...\Run: [] => [X]
HKLM-x32\...\Run: [FAStartup] => [X]
Winlogon\Notify\WB: C:\Program Files (x86)\Stardock\MyColors\fast64.dll [X]
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer: Restriction <======= ATTENTION
HKU\S-1-5-21-3495472100-3376017760-3872212700-1000\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer: Restriction <======= ATTENTION

End
Save the file as fixlist.txt in the same folder where the Farbar tool is running from.The location is listed in the 3rd line of the Farbar log you have submitted.Run FRST and click Fix only once and wait.Restart the computer normally to reset the registry.The tool will create a log (Fixlog.txt) please post it to your reply.===How is the computer running now?If you have any issues with this computer please let me know.

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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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I by mistake deleted my recovery partition in Lenovo Thinkpad E420. How can i have that Partiotion again.I tried a exe found in Program Files(x86)->Lenovo->Factory It temporarily create that drive again, But that drive dont have exe file to start Factory Reset.I even tried factory Reset after F11 , but it says "Cant's fin any backup".Please help me out

Answer:Lost my Lenovo factory Reset Drive Partition

Restore partition from your image backup of your PC.

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As the title says, just wondered if theres any lenovo software the works with the z580 ? lenovo companion on windows 8 offers some stuff but its listed as u series ect ? cheers for replys inadvance,mike

Answer:(z580) Just wondered what lenovo software will work with the z580 ?

hi mikee77,
 
The Lenovo Z580 comes with these lenovo pre-installed apps:
 
Lenovo OneKey RecoveryLenovo OneKey TheaterLenovo Cloud Storage by SugarSyncLenovo Energy ManagementLenovo Companion
 
The Lenovo Companion is like an app store the features:
 

Third-Party Apps and Ads
Lenovo products, Tutorials, Application showcases, Lenovo accessories information, Lenovo Cloud, and a link to Lenovo blogs and articles

Most apps listed on the Lenovo Companion will work on the Z580 as long as it meets the system requirements (i.e. If an app is made only for Touchscreen models, then you will need to get the non-touchscreen version or if there's a Utility app that senses temperature on a specific model, make sure Z580 is on the supported models).
 
Click here for more information on the preloaded softwares on the Z580 and click here for more information on the Lenovo Companion.
 
 
Hope this helps.

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Hi
After my recent update, none of my Network Connections, Wifi or Lan is visible.. Alon with that it is creating a isuue of connections. All my previous connections are lost.
Please help me with the same.
 
 
Thanks 
Regards
Shreyaa
 
 
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Gday guys, my toshiba satellite L 50D. stopped working. i was able to get into safe mode to backup my recent files. still did not fix blue screen of death. i did command prompt to error check etc etc. reported no errors but was very very slow - hours. ran ubuntu and it could not access C Drive. i was able to access reset/restore on startup. restore did not complete. so i tried reset - got to about 45% - did not complete. choose full reset/factory reset and gets to about 25% sometimes 40%. Takes hours!! still is incomplete and says 'there was a problem resetting your PC'.

i am (was) running windows 8.1 and do not have any recovery disks. my wife has a working L 50B that we bought at the same time - is it possible to make a recovery disk/usb from it and try and repair my L50D?
or what is the best way to get a recovery disk for this laptop?
appreciate any feedback and suggestions
thanks

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hello everyone.i spent the last 3 hours of googling and reading this forums mostly for any information about the okr system and the partition sizes. unfortunly, i wasnt aware of the importance of the drive d partition and i wiped it and merged it into drive c. after some experemiting with the partitions sizes i was able to use the okr system and create a back up of my system (windows 7 ulitmate). however when i try to use the back up to restore my pc it says that i cant proceed because the partition sizes are not the default. what i want to know is what was the default partitions in order to get the okr system to work properly.if any lenovo emploey can check the z580 model with 500 gb, with no windows 7 partitions i will be verry gratefull. i remember that i had 4 partitions at start:1. no label- system partition with boot files (as i remember it was 29-30 gb)2.. drive C- with arround 400 gb.3. drive d- arround 30 gb (used for the lenovo system okr i believe).4. last drive is 1.5 gb with some of lenovo software. please if any1 buy a new Z580 500 gb, pls write on this thread what was your default partitions (exact size + type of partition: fat32/ntfs etc). thanks for reading and i hope some good person can help me deal with this problam.













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Answer:Z580 i5, 500 gb with no windows 7 - default partition sizes.

I have been wondering about this very same thing. My Y580 has a corrupt MBR and all of the free space on my hard drive is gone.The laptop works, but there is no free space.I've backed things up but it won't do me any good.I'll NEVER be able to restore it. You see, the Intel Rapid Storage Technology is responsible for creating the Virtual Partitionbetween the 32GB SSD and the Hard Disk Drive.The ONLY way this is mounted is when the system boots from the SSD and loads theIntel RST drivers and locates the HDD parition and merges the two. If I create a backup and then try to restore it, I will ALWAYS be limited to the 32GB partition of the SSD.So anything greater than 32GB on a backup will be totally lost. NICE SYSTEM LENOVO PUT TOGETHER... Now I have to REMOVE both the SATA III 32GB SSD and the SATA II 1TB Drive and replace them with aSATA III 1TB Drive or larger. What a mistake this system was...  Pete...

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My brother told me about a program that will go through my 4 hard drives and erase all of the non-microsoft programs, ultimately thoroughly cleaning out my computer like a reformat.

I have a 2001 Dell server with 4 scsi hard drives and I honestly don't know how to reformat anything passed the "C" drive.. If there is such a program, please let me know about it or if there's another way, I.E. a full walkthrough... that would be much appreciated!!! thanks!
 

Answer:Complete Hardware erase (Help, plz)

don't mess with stuff like that, you can just open My Computer and right click the drive letter and choose format, but you might have to be in Safe mode if there are programs installed that may be running.

* or Right click "My computer" and choose manage... then under "Storage" >Disk management...right click the drive letter and choose format.

* Be sure to use NTFS file structure.

It is more complicated when you format the C drive ( where operating system is installed).
 

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I want to reset my laptop to have all the Lenovo software back. How do I access my recovery partition? The recovery partition is already in my SSD when I get my laptop.  ?

Answer:How To Reset Lenovo Y700-15ISK With A Recovery Par...

Hello and welcome,
 
Have a look at page 23 of your User Guide
 
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Basicly my comp has too many problems i can't be stuffed fixing it, and i have nothing important to lose...I have my HP recovery CDs(all 17 =P) and want to completely delete all files and reinstall my system..
Can someone please give me step by step instructions on how to do this?

Also I ahve had someone install a version of AVG 8.0 free which doesn't expire as it has a liscense.. can someone please tell me how to get this back after my complete reinstall if i keep my liscense number.

Thanks already.
 

Answer:Complete reset of windows XP

This link will guide you through a complete reinstall of WinXP: *link*

As for the AVG thing: record you license number (on a piece of paper, or whatever) and when you are finished reinstalling XP, go to Grisoft's website and install the trial version AVG 8.0. When it prompts you to register or buy a license, enter you license number that you recorded earlier.
 

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Hai ,.. sir, I got some issues after bad BIOS Flash , the laptop cant go past Post checking at boot up, the screen just in black , with the backlit keyboard on . The fan n , cpu are running , but seems the system is halted , capslock or numlock cant be pressed. Woul you mind advising us how to recover/reset the bios ?  can the power flee/cycle method works ? ( since this is unibody type ,  not battery easy removable ) and shud Y50 had any recovery method using usb like putting the bios update image and pressing one of those [Fn]+R or B or F  @ power on works ?? very much appreciated for the help . Needed help from this forum senior members. Pleasee thank you very muchregards,

Answer:Lenovo Y50 BIOS Recovery/Reset method needed HELP!!

Please Anyone had any thoughts ??Lenovo Techies could you help me ?Thanks in advancergds,

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

Answer:Lenovo Recovery Partition

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





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

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

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

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

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

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

PS. Let me know if more info is needed.

Answer:WIn 7/recovery partition Lenovo

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

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













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Answer:Lenovo Recovery Partition

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

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

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Hey guys, i found this info form a website on how to completely reset your network.. take a look at this and can someone update it to comply with windows 8.1 64bit?

-what is missing for windows 8.1 64bit to totally reset your network.. this probably should be a sticky at some point too as everybody should know this info..

*these are commands you would type into a administrator command prompt..

UPDATE: On Windows 7, you'll need to do this to reset your network adapters:

ipconfig /flushdnsnbtstat -Rnbtstat -RRnetsh int reset allnetsh int ipv4 resetnetsh int ipv6 resetnetsh winsock reset
Now, reboot and pray. Possibly not in that orde

Answer:How to Complete reset windows 8 Networking..??

Originally Posted by bassfacer22


-what is missing for windows 8.1 64bit to totally reset your network..



Well, when you hit Diagnose this connection, that is what it basically does, but an interesting idea.

You might also add: "ipconfig /release" and "ipconfig /renew"

https://kb.wisc.edu/helpdesk/page.php?id=37620
ipconfig /flushdns
When DNSCache service is disabled, this problem is gone, it is also recommended for security reasons.
nbtstat -Rnbtstat -RR
Unless you have DSL connection or using file sharing, NetBIOS can be disabled, security reasons as well.

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The subject pretty much says it all. I have a Lenovo Yoga, and had to do a Factory Reset. Now I'm getting an error that it's not activated. I've gotten the key off the computer itself, and done the Microsoft Activation Center's thing, and couldn't get anywhere. This product is legit, it didn't go anywhere, so why am.i having so much difficulty??

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Hi So I got mt Lenovo thinkpad r400 (Windows 7)  few months ago and I want to reset it to factory state but whenever I try it says I need  to insert a certain disk but the issue is when I bought my laptop refurbished it didnt come with the 3 disks I need I tried making my own system repair disk but when I try to reset with my disk Iit wont work It says I still need the 3 disks I really need help so any help would be aappreciated Thanks

Answer:Lenovo ThinkPad R400 Factory Reset Without Recovery Disks

Hi, I am going to assume that your R400 did not come with a Lenovo preload. If it had, you would have a Q drive containing the factory preload image, and then pressing the ThinkVantage button would invoke the factory reload process. using Rescue and Recovery. In addition, having a Q drive, allows you to make factory recovery disks yourself using the Create Rescue Media application. That said, your only other option is to call up Lenovo and pay for them, and that only works if you have a Windows 7 license on the laptop. I bought my R500 back in 2009 and it came with a  Windows 7 professional (32 bit) image. About two or three years later, I purchased the recovery disks from Lenovo, for Windows 7 professional 64 bit for $50 Canadian. What arrived were 2 DVD's and the label on them says that they can be used to recover T400, T500, R400 or R500. I have used them to re-image both my R500 machine, as well as a T500 machine I obtained recently.  





2 ThinkPad R500's 2714-CTO T9600 2.80 Ghz 4GB RAM Win 7/10. ThinkPad R500 2714-CTO P8600 2.40 Ghz 3GB RAM Win 7. ThinkPad R61 8932-CTO T8300 2.40 Ghz 3GB RAM Win Vista. ThinkPad T500 2241-DB9 T9600 2.80 Ghz 4GB RAM Win 7. ThinkCenter A63 5237-CTO 3GB Ram Win 7

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

Answer:Get more space on Lenovo Recovery Partition

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

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

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













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Answer:Lenovo Recovery Q partition - empty?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Lenovo G580 - Recovery Partition

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

Shiva Kumar






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

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

Answer:recover the lenovo recovery partition

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





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

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

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

Answer:Lenovo Win 7 Pro Upgrade - Recovery Partition?

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





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

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

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

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

Answer:Lenovo G770 Recovery Partition

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

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

Do post us back for further queries.
 
Best Regards

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After going to Windows 10, I still have a Lenovo Recovery Partition (about 10 Gb).  I do not think this is usable anymore.  What can I do with it.  Is it safe to delete it or format it?  I have a SL510 laptop.
 
 
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Hey guys, didn't want to double post so here is my question but I really like this "general" forum so I posted it here too..

-quick question about Completely resetting your network in windows 8.1
please have a quick look below..

How to Complete reset windows 8 Networking..??

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Answer:Complete reset windows 8.1 networking question..

Not too crazy about the " Reboot and Pray" part.

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Backstory: For X-mas we purchased a gently handy-downed Dell Inspiron 3520. I factory reset it so that I could put in our information, I also put on ESET Anti-Virus. I then downloaded the Windows 10 Activator, it ran its process says everything was fine and it started to download. Everything was going great, there was no issues until it came to the final phases which was the reboot. For over 3 hours it just showed nothing more than black screen with Dell Logo.

I call Dell and after 30 minutes they say its a software issue and that I'd have to pay $200+ for them to fix it over the phone with me. I tell them I can't afford that and we disconnect. So I go into the start up system and attempt to Factory Restore it again, it starts the process goes all the way through and then it goes back to the black screen with Dell logo only this time a dialogue box pops up. Its named Install Windows and it says, "Windows could not complete the installation. To install Windows on this computer, restart the installation."

I've tried F8, but its not recognizing it, or even trying to open the command prompt and following other steps I found online such as typing in 'oobe' isn't working.

Any help would be much appreciated.
 

Answer:Trying to Factory Reset get this "Windows could not complete

What's the exact service tag/serial number and express service code number on that Dell Inspiron 3520 laptop?

What Windows 10 "activator" are you referring to, and where did you download it from?

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The Envy dv7 was not working properly and decided to do a factory reset. When through all the steps and once the process started, it keeps stopping with the following message: Windows could not complete the installation. To install Windows on this compute, restart the installation. Turning it on and off will give me the same error message. How would I go about installing windows when it does not give me an option anymore? I did the following already: Restore BIOS default settingsTest the hard drive using HP PC Hardware Diagnostics UEFI Any other suggestions? Thank you. 

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Hello I have purchased new Laptop z580.It cames with Windows 8..I want to install Windows 7. But unable to install it... I have set Admin Password and then disable Secure Boot.and in a Boot Menu I have set type to Legacy..from UEFI somethingThen I have again one more Option Like Boot Prioritty : in which UEFI Support and Legacy Support Which I have to choose. When I select Legacy Support in Both then try to install Windows 7. but I am getting error like Unable to install Windows on selected Partition.  "windows cannot be installed on this disk. The selected disk is of the GPT partition style."  Can anyone suggest right steps to do that.? I have taken recovery of Windows 8 to USB. and I don't want to temper with the Recovery..How to install Windows 7 into Lenovo Z580?

Answer:lenovo Z580 install windows 7

Hello and welcome,
 
You are probably getting that message because you are running the install in legacy mode but the the HDD is GPT partitioned.
 
You could boot in UEFI mode (not secure boot) and run the install.
 
You can run the install as you are in legacy mode but drop to DISKPART and convert the drive to MBR. It might also be sufficient to just select the advanced partitioning options and remove all the partitions.
 
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-windows_install/windows-cannot-be-install...
 
Either way you'll lose the on-disk recovery options.  Don't lose that USB drive.
 
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Hello, I upgraded my Lenovo Z580 to Win 10. Two major issues I have are:1.) cannot decrease or control my screen brightness2.) cannot do two finger right click on touchpad Can anyone help please. -Vikas

Answer:Windows 10 Lenovo Z580 issues

vikas189 wrote:Hello, I upgraded my Lenovo Z580 to Win 10. Two major issues I have are:1.) cannot decrease or control my screen brightness2.) cannot do two finger right click on touchpad Can anyone help please. -VikasThe general solution for problems resulting from an upgrade to Win 10 is to reinstall the previous drivers. In your case, for #1, reinstall Intel hd xxxx driver, and for #2, the touchpad driver. Try to solve the problems one by one. 

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i have a ideapad z580 . what is best windows for ideapad z580 laptop ?













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Answer:what is best windows for lenovo ideapad z580 ?

Hi jimrako,
 
This is really a tricky question because it depends on your hardware.
 
The best way I can think of answering this is by providing you the requirements for each then you can check against your requirements:
 
Windows 10:
 
RAM:
1 gigabyte (GB) for 32-bit or 2 GB for 64-bit
Hard disk space:
16 GB for 32-bit OS 20 GB for 64-bit OS

Graphics card:
DirectX 9 or later with WDDM 1.0 driver
Display:
800x600
Cons: a bit of a learning curve as it changes a lot

 
Windows 8
 
Processor: 1 GHz or faster processor
Memory(RAM): 1 GB RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit) 
Hard Disk: 16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit) 
Graphics: DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver
Cons: Without Touch it is not intuitive
 
 
Windows 7
 
Processor: 1 GHz or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
Memory(RAM): 1 GB of RAM (32-bit)/2 GB of RAM (64-bit)
Hard Disk: 16 GB of available disk space (32-bit)/20 GB (64-bit)
Graphics: DirectX 9 graphics device with Windows Display Driver Model 1.0 or higher driver
Cons: None really, it is awesome
 
Windows XP
 

Processor: 233 MHz CPU 
Memory(RAM): 64 MB of RAM (may limit performance and some features) 
Hard Disk: 1.5 GB of available hard disk space 
Graphics: Super VGA (800 x 600) or higher-resolution video adapter and monitor
Cons: No longer supported by Microsoft
 
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Worked great for almost two years not it simply doesn't.It's the Broadcom 802.11 WiFi adapter... It disappears. I tried removing it and restarting, doesn't work.He'll I can't do that always because it simply isn't there at times and when it is it doesn't connect to the internet.If I try the problem resolving thing when it doesn't work it simply makes it disappears and tells me to connect a cable...I also tried to use an external WiFi adapter but it simply rejected it.If you need anymore information just tell me because I really have exhausted my "Computing" knowledge.

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i want to purchase a lenovo z580 (59347636) but it ships with windows 8 i want to change the OS but im not sure if the bios and all the computer componants are competible with windows 7. if i can change the OS will i have any problems or will i have a dificult time finding the bios drivers













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Answer:lenovo Z580 competability with windows 7

Windows 7 is fully supported by Lenovo in Z580

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Hello Forum,seems to be a strange question, but my new Lenovo Idea Pad Z580 Windows 8 has turned up with 7 (SEVEN) partitions.3 or 4 of them seem to be necessary, but the others? WINRE_DRV  (i suppose it's needed for recovery creation)System_C (for startup?)LRS_ESP - no idea128MB unformatedWINDOWS8_OS  - where everithing goes inLENOVO(D) - some folders with drivers etcPBR_DRV -  the recovery windows 8 environment?Thank you













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Answer:How many Partitions has a new Lenovo z580 Windows 8

HiWelcome the forumsThe reason for these many partitions is that win 8 pre-loaded systems have gpt partition. 3 are created by default for windows 8 . Then 1 recovery partition is okr backup and other is okr startup. The rest are gpt disks.Regards





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I have a Lenovo Z580 that came pre-installed with Windows 7.  I would like to upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 8.1 without destroying any of the partitions so that if I do not like Windows 8.1 I can use the recovery feature to reinstall Windows 7 and all original drivers.  I apologize if this has been addressed elsewhere in the forums.   I do understand that there is not a direct path to upgrade from Windows 7 to 8.1.  You have to upgrade to Windows 8 first.  However, I have never been a fan of OS upgrades.  I intend on doing a fresh 8.1 install.  My data is backed up.













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Answer:Lenovo Z580 Upgrading From Windows 7 to 8.1

hi wwhsgrad2002,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
If you are planning to upgrade from Windows 7 and thinking about having a backup that would let you go back to WIndows 7 anytime,
 
  If I were in your post, Since I still have Windows 7 I can use the One key Recovery 7 which still has the Create Recovery Disc option.
 
   I would create a set of Recovery Disc then proceed with the upgrade,
          It is hard to say that the recovery Option built to the hard drive may or may not have an issue after OS upgrades.
 
So while in Windows 7, Create you Windows 7 Recovery Disc then proceed with your upgrades.
http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/diagnose-and-fix/detail.page?DocID=HT071791
 
 
Hope this helps
Cheers!
 





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

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

Hey there poqman,
 
I am uncertain if you can "package" all of that unto the recovery partition; however, I did speak with a colleague that had upgraded to windows 8, and then opted for Pro. This is the process that he followed.
 
Have you by chance already downloaded and installed Win 8 Pro? If able, you could try downloading the upgrade files as an ISO or to a bootable USB Drive. Then make sure you store activation key that you should have received via email in a secure location that you can get to at any time that you would need too. By doing this, you recovery process would like this:
 
1) You will first recover from your Windows 8 OEM Recovery Media (If you have not already, it may be prudent to go ahead and make your recovery media if you have not done so yet.)
2) Once you have finished recovering back into Windows 8 OEM, you then install your upgrade of Pro to from your USB Drive/ISO, you will need your activation key.
 
Additionally, it may be prudent to follow up with Microsoft support to see what advice that they can give towards recovery options to ensure that you will always have Windows 8 Pro in the event of a recovery incident.
 
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The Lenovo recovery partition on the W520 is roughly 16GB in size, with 9.1GB used and 6.7GB free.  Is it SAFE to resize this partition and reclaim that 6.7GB of free space?  Would it break the rescue and restore process?

Answer:safe to resize Lenovo recovery partition?

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

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Hi, I have used EaseUs Partition Master to resize your Windows 8 partitions, and I have problem to create Windows recover drive and also use one key recovery. Partition master cant handle partition type properly. I found this topic: http://amigotechnotes.wordpress.com/2013/12/07/recover-lenovo-one-key-rescue-after-resizing-partitio...but he has different partitions and laptop then i do.   I have G780, i7, 1TB drive. my partitions are: Partition ### Type Size------------- ---------------- -------Partition 1 Reserved 128 MBPartition 2 OEM 1000 MBPartition 3 Primary 260 MBPartition 4 OEM 1000 MBPartition 5 Primary 883.4 GBPartition 6 OEM 450 MBPartition 7 OEM 350 GBPartition 8 OEM 25 GBPartition 9 OEM 20 GB So if i want to fix this problem I need to know the correct partition types and change them. Does any know them and can send the to me, please?Or tell me other way how to fix my problem?Or can I maby just download Windows 8 and delete all partition and install clean W8, will it work? Thank you very much.     

Answer:Lenovo G780 partition recovery problem

Hi Ariesko,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
I?m sorry to hear that the recovery issue has occurred in your G780 Laptop, as third party software is used to make the changes in the partition it cannot reset its functionality by re-creating the partition. The only way to backup the pre-installed OS (Operating System) in the computer by creating Recovery Drive using the below link:
 

How to Create a USB Recovery Drive and Use it to Recover Windows 8/8.1?

Hope to hear back soon
 
Best Regards
Shiva Kumar





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

Answer:Accidently deleted recovery partition of Lenovo Y50

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

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i have purchased lenovo y510p with win8.1 EM two weeks ago but when i tried to resize partition C i deleted the hidden recovery partition by mistake >> and also i didn't make a recovery CD  and it showed me blue scren wiht error 0XC0000225 but when i tried to setup win 8 trial it refused to activate it so my question is :1- i know that the activation windows key product is automatically in the bios >> is that key also deleted with the recovery partition ?!!  and if lose it How to retrieve it ? 2- what i have to do to get back my laptop in it's intial case or how to get a recovery disk ?thanks in advance

Answer:How to restore my lenovo y510p recovery partition ?

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

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

Answer:Lenovo u400 missing one recovery partition

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





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

Answer:Recovery partition on Lenovo ThinkPad Helix

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





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





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Answer:Lenovo Recovery Discs and the Q partition for W520

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





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After trying to boot up my Lenovo G530 with the recover disc set, the message said it cannot find the service partition. What is the service partition and what do you do?Vis

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The service partition will be a separate partition on the hard drive, which contains a backup of the factory Windows installation as it was when the laptop was new.If it cannot be found, it may have been removed or overwritten, in which case you won't be able to do the Recovery. You will have to contact Lenovo support, such as it is. From what I've learned, Lenovo support leaves much to be desired:http://www.lenovo.com/uk/en/

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i did a complete reset on my laptop and now that the computer gets turned on it has a message that says that it cant sinstall windows and thats all it does.

Answer:my laptop wont install windows after complete reset

What is the exact wording of the message?

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Dear Team, I bought Z580 ideapad last week with Windows 8 pre installed. I wanted to take backup of my windows 8 OS for safe keeping. If in case my OS crashes or if I change my OS from Windows 8 to other OS and later if i want to change it back to my licensed Windows 8. I heard about this onekey recovery. Is this option available only for recovering the OS during crash ? or Can I take backup of my OS using this feature ?. Please tell me how to take backup of my Windows 8 OS using onekey recovery or by any other method avilable. So that at any time i might be able to have my licensed OS.

Answer:Taking Windows 8 Backup using one key recovery on my Z580 Ideapad

Hi friendLenovo offers one key reocvery to the user to revert to the factory install only. You can create a custom backup of your c drive via the onekey recovery application in windows. However, to use that backup, you will have to boot to onekey recovery by pressing the onekey button next to the power button to power on the laptop. So if somehow the okr breaks( i hope it doesn't), you will neither be able to reset to factory defaults nor use the backup created by you. So you can use the inbuilt recovery options of windows 8. See this threadhttp://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Windows-8/Various-Ways-of-recovery-in-Windows-8/td-p/947369And this linkhttp://support.lenovo.com/en_IN/downloads/detail.page?DocID=HT076024Hope this helps 





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