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  1. #21


    thanks theog
    you really helped me but one more question
    to make a recovery drive
    do i have to use the novo button then system backup ?

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  2. #22


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    I have a Lenovo laptop and I didn't like the "ThinkVantage" one key recovery. I did a clean install of 8.1, installed all the programs I liked (Office, TN5250, VLC etc) and then used Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download to make an image.

    I then also used this tutorial Refresh Windows 8 - Create and Use Custom Recovery Image to make a custom refresh point - if you have installed all your programs and something goes wrong later you can use this to refresh your system without losing any data.

    That should cover it. I'm not saying you should but if you have an image and a custom refresh point you should be OK. It works for me certainly.

    The only Lenovo things you need to install is the power management driver and perhaps (if you have HDD nor SDD) the active protection system. All the rest is junk that you can ignore and use windows functions instead.
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  3. #23


    Re: recovery partition in G580 - Lenovo Community
    i asked about that in lenovo forums
    the said that the lenovo partition isn't the recovery partition and i can't make a recovery partition!
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  4. #24


    Click image for larger version
    check this
    the recovery partition here is 100% free
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  5. #25


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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Zaref View Post
    Re: recovery partition in G580 - Lenovo Community
    i asked about that in lenovo forums
    the said that the lenovo partition isn't the recovery partition and i can't make a recovery partition!
    Re: recovery partition in G580 - Lenovo Community

    Quote Originally Posted by neokenchi
    By default, all systems preloaded with a copy of Windows already have a recovery partition (this is usually the last partition - see above image). You will not be able to create your own recovery partition using OneKey Recovery but you can create a recovery drive to restore Windows in an event of a crash.
    Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
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  6. #26


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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Zaref View Post
    Click image for larger version
    check this
    the recovery partition here is 100% free
    The Recovery Partition is NOT 100% free.

    A hidden Recovery Partition with a size of 25gb & 20gb of Recovery files, will show in DM as 100% free.
    A unhidden Recovery Partition with a size of 25gb & 20gb of Recovery files, will show in DM as 5gb free.
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  7. #27


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    @Zaref

    I'm facing a similar issue with a different laptop model.
    I don't want to hijack this thread and make things more confusing.
    If you're interested, I started my own thread at
    How to boot new laptop from external USB drive ?
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  8. #28


    Quote Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
    @Zaref

    I'm facing a similar issue with a different laptop model.
    I don't want to hijack this thread and make things more confusing.
    If you're interested, I started my own thread at
    How to boot new laptop from external USB drive ?
    check this
    Create Bootable USB or DVD with Windows 8 ISO
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