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Lenovo Solution Center shows CD/DVD recovery media for Microsoft Windows 8 - ThinkCentre, ThinkStation, ThinkPad, IdeaPad, IdeaCentre

When running Lenovo Solution Center in Microsoft Windows 8, a graphic text appears that suggests it is possible to create a factory recovery media CD or DVD.  This action is not possible and the only way to create recovery media on Microsoft Windows 8 is by using a USB memory key.

Affected configurations

The above symptom is associated with, but not limited to, the following systems:

  • ThinkCentre
  • ThinkStation
  • ThinkPad
  • IdeaPad
  • IdeaCentre

System is configured with:

Lenovo Solution Center

Applies To:

  • Microsoft Windows 8


The only way to create recovery media on Microsoft Windows 8 is by using a USB memory key.  For instructions on creating recovery media running Microsoft Windows 8, go to one of the following:


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Alias ID : SF13-D0030
Document ID : HT076692
Legacy Document ID : SF13-D0030
Last Updated :
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