Servicer Login
login Account
Unsupported Browser Detected: Dear user, the browser you’re currently using is not supported by this website. Please click here for more information about the browsers we support and how to obtain them.

Accessing Microsoft Windows 8 System Recovery during Startup with ThinkPad Tablet 2

The following tip is created based on a Lenovo Forums/Microsoft solution. For more information, please visit:



How to access the Microsoft Windows 8 System Recovery Options on a ThinkPad Tablet 2 during Startup.

Affected Configurations

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

  • ThinkPad Tablet 2
Applies to
  • Microsoft Windows 8

In order to access the ThinkPad Tablet 2 System Recovery Option menu from Startup, the system must be completely powered down.  As the system is powered up, press and hold the Power button and then immediately begin tapping the Volume Down button until a “Please Wait” message displays underneath the Lenovo Splash.

The user will see a display with a language selection followed by a keyboard selection.  Then, the user will have multiple options.  The user will need to navigate to the Troubleshoot option to view different Recovery Options, such as Refresh and Reset Your PC, and some more advanced options such as System Restore.

More information about these options can be found on the Microsoft "Repair and Recovery" page at the following URL:


Lenovo, ThinkServer, ThinkCentre, ThinkStation, and ThinkPad are trademarks of the Lenovo Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

Microsoft, Windows, and the Windows logo are trademarks, or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.


  • Alias ID: SF13-T0034
  • Document ID: HT077067
  • Last Updated :17 Jun 2014
  • (c) 2014 Lenovo