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Guidance Notes for Lenovo OneKey Recovery and Recovery DVD
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This article offers the guidance notes for Lenovo OneKey Recovery and Recovery DVD.

 

Affected configurations

The symptom above may occur to the following systems:

All Idea Systems with Lenovo OneKey Recovery

 

Solution

Getting to know the Hidden Partition:

To utilize the features of the OneKey Recovery system, your hard disk already includes a hidden partition by default to store the system image file and the OneKey Recovery system program files. This default partition is hidden for security reasons, which explains why the available disk space is less than the stated capacity.

 

If the Hidden Partition is not destroyed:

1. You can back up your system through Lenovo OneKey Recovery software, see the related articles:
Lenovo OneKey Recovery 7.0 – System Backup
[Video]: OneKey Recovery 7.0 - System Backup
Introduction to Lenovo OneKey Recovery 8.0 for Notebooks
Introduction to Lenovo OneKey Recovery 4.0 for Desktops

2. You can restore the system partition to its original status in case of a system failure (applicable to both Windows 7 and Windows 8), see the related articles:
Introduction to Lenovo OneKey Recovery 8.0 for Notebooks
Introduction to Lenovo OneKey Recovery 4.0 for Desktops
How to run Lenovo Onekey Recovery

3. You can create Recovery DVD in Windows 7, see the related article:
Lenovo OneKey Recovery 7.0 – Creating Recovery Disks

 

If the Hidden Partition is destroyed:

If the hidden Partition is destroyed, the system cannot be restored through Lenovo OneKey Recovery software. You need to utilize the Recovery DVD, see the related articles:
How to recover the system to Factory settings with Recovery Discs
[Video] OneKey Recovery 7.0 - System Recovery to Factory Default Condition Using Optical Disks

Note:
If you do not have Recovery Discs, please contact your local service provider to obtain. Click here to find the contact information.

 



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Document ID : HT077384
Legacy Document ID : IG20130403-001
Last Updated : 03 Sep 2013
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