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Windows 7: OS factory setting


24 Aug 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 
OS factory setting

how do i create an Windows 7 home premium 64-bit recovery partition that will be accessible in post-boot? though i will create recovery dvds, these are vulnerable to damage.

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24 Aug 2011   #2

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Did your Lenovo not come with the Recovery Partition?
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24 Aug 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 x2 + x86 + Windows 8.1 x64 x2
 
 

Not a free option - but most imaging applications will provide this type of functionality - Have a look at the likes of Acronis, Paragon, or one of the other developers
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24 Aug 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Check to see whether you have a "One Key Recovery" key on your keypad.

If you do, power down your computer then press the recovery key and you will be given the option to recover your computer.

In any case, it's always best to create a set of recovery discs in case the recovery partition becomes corrupted or you have to replace your hard disk drive.

If you're that worried about damaging your recovery discs (highly unlikely if you store them safely) just copy another set after you've created them.
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24 Aug 2011   #5
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Read your manual to find the Fn key to access the recovery partition if available. Also, some OEMs have their factory recovery option added to the System Repair disk when you make one (eg. ACER). This provides access to the recovery partition.

Make a couple of images of the recovery partition (I use free Macrium Reflect for this). Useful in reimaging a damaged recovery partition or replacing it on a replacement HDD.
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25 Aug 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Did your Lenovo not come with the Recovery Partition?
am not sure. i only have C and D drives. D drive is labeled Lenovo instead of recovery drive like my other vista laptop. if it is the D drive, how then do i access it during post boot?
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25 Aug 2011   #7

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We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's app the first day you had your new PC.



& made the Startup Repair CD.


Lenovo Recovery
Lenovo Support - Home (US)

You can Order Lenovo Recovery Disks from here:
Lenovo Support - Home (US)

From the LENOVO B570/1068A8U manual


Quote:
The Lenovo OneKey Rescue system is an easy-to-use application that can be used to back up the
data on your system partition (C drive) for easy restore when required. You can run Lenovo
OneKey Recovery under the Windows operating system, and the OneKey Rescue system
without starting the Windows operating system.
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27 Aug 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Did your Lenovo not come with the Recovery Partition?
thanks a lot. if you hadn't told me so, i wouldn't have found it. the first time i saw it, i thought it was a screw near the power button. i should have read the user manual in the first place. thanks again and keep it up.
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27 Aug 2011   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
Not a free option - but most imaging applications will provide this type of functionality - Have a look at the likes of Acronis, Paragon, or one of the other developers
thanks for the tip but i'll pass on this one.
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27 Aug 2011   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
Check to see whether you have a "One Key Recovery" key on your keypad.

If you do, power down your computer then press the recovery key and you will be given the option to recover your computer.

In any case, it's always best to create a set of recovery discs in case the recovery partition becomes corrupted or you have to replace your hard disk drive.

If you're that worried about damaging your recovery discs (highly unlikely if you store them safely) just copy another set after you've created them.
thanks a lot. after creating my recovery disks i tried the steps and now i am happy. thanks again and keep it up.
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