0
votes
1answer
63 views

Will my Lenovo One Key Recovery work if I resize the system partition on my Ideapad Z510?

I just bought a Lenovo IdeaPad Z510 laptop. Initially the hard disk contains a single partition named Windows8.1 OS (C) and a Lenovo (D). Windows 8.1 is installed in C and the D: drive is packed with ...
0
votes
0answers
77 views

Does the Lenovo recovery partition include the product key?

My SSD stopped working on my Thinkpad X220. I made a recovery USB from the recovery partition that was included with the laptop, but I don't have a Windows 7 system repair disc. I installed a new ...
0
votes
0answers
178 views

How to recover Windows 8.1 (System) Files?

I have a fairly new (purchased 8/2013) Lenovo ThinkPad T431s with Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit. It has a very tricky error coming basically 8 / 10 boots: Windows is Scanning and repairing drive... Error ...
2
votes
2answers
4k views

Lenovo One-Key Recovery Feature broken after resizing partition

I am in a stick situation with dual-booting Windows 8 and Ubuntu, and I want to wipe my computer to factory settings. I have a Lenovo Ideapad Y510P with Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.04 Dual-Booted. I also ...
1
vote
0answers
2k views

How to restore Lenovo ThinkVantage Rescue And Recovery Partition?

I've created a backup of the Rescue And Recovery Partition using clonezilla. Now, on a new disk, I've recovered the partition using clonezilla, however when I try to boot it I get: Missing operating ...
1
vote
2answers
3k views

Will my Lenovo One Key Recovery work if I install Ubuntu on my Ideapad U410?

I own a Lenovo Ideapad U410. Being a game developer the first thing that I wanted to do is install Ubuntu. But I don't want to lose the Windows 7 that ships with the laptop. So, I wanted to know if ...
6
votes
2answers
1k views

How do I safely partition a hard-drive to accept a GNU/Linux distribution in the presence of OneKey Recovery?

I am currently using a Lenovo Essentials G550 Laptop. When the laptop was sold by Lenovo, a proprietary recovery solution created by the same company was bundled with the laptop, taking the name of ...
1
vote
0answers
462 views

How do I access a recovery partition after installing a new OS?

I want to install another OS on my Lenovo laptop, but I don't want to lose the recovery option. This system uses Windows 7's built-in recovery capability, which is accessed by F8 as an additional ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

Format Lenovo Recovery Partition on SSD After Making Recovery Discs

I have a Lenovo T520 notebook that came with a Q: drive labelled "Lenovo_Recovery". I created 4 recovery discs from this partition on DVDs. Now that I have the discs created, can I format my Q ...
3
votes
1answer
3k views

How large of a USB stick do I need to create the “data media” using Lenovo ThinkVantage Tools?

I just bought a Lenovo ThinkPad X220 Tablet (4294) and I'm trying to use the Factory Recovery Disks application within Lenovo ThinkVantage Tools to create "boot media" and "data media", but I don't ...
3
votes
1answer
7k views

Can I use the Lenovo Factory Backup Partition to reinstall Windows 7 on my ThinkPad T400?

I ordered a a Lenovo T400 a couple of years ago. I haven't done a full reinstall and reimage of the computer since I purchased it, and I think it's time to do that. I'm currently using the Lenovo ...
3
votes
1answer
13k views

How do I restore my Thinkpad W510 back to the factory image?

I have been scouring Google and the Lenovo forums and looked through various PDF documents and documentation on ThinkVantage tools and I am unable to get a clear idea on how to restore my Lenovo ...
3
votes
1answer
323 views

How to verify recovery disks created from recovery partition?

For my Lenovo T 400 with Windows 7, I created three DVDs from its recovery partition. I was wondering if it is better to verify that the recovery disks are working and how to? I don't want my ...
2
votes
3answers
10k views

Can recovery disk of one laptop be used on another laptop?

I was wondering if the recovery disk of one laptop be used on another laptop? So generally, when we buy a new laptop, are we supposed to get a OS installation disk? Or just a recovery disk? Thanks! ...
2
votes
2answers
1k views

Have I created the recovery disk from recovery partition correctly?

I was creating recovery disk from recovery partition on my Lenovo T400 with Windows 7. 6.5 GB of the recovery partition has been occupied. But in the process, I created three DVDs. I might remember ...
0
votes
1answer
526 views

Lenovo Backup Got Erased..I don't know how

I have a Lenovo R61 (Vista x86) Recently I formatted my Primary Partition (leaving my recovery partition intact) to install MSDN Windows 7 Pro. This was the second time I was doing this on this ...