For those Idea Notebooks preloaded Windows 8, users can create a recovery drive in windows 8 with USB drive. However, while doing the system reset with the USB drive after HDD replaced or original partition deleted, system can not do the fully recovery and pop up Error message "Unable to reset your PC. A required drive partition is missing."
All IdeaPad Notebook series that preloads with windows 8 and OKR8.0 version is older than 126.96.36.1999, e.g. 8.0.0.0710 .
Lenovo OneKey Recovery that is older than 188.8.131.529 does not support recovery from USB recovery drive after HDD replaced with a new one or original HDD partitions deleted. You can use Lenovo RDVD to recovery system under this condition to install OS to the HDD. For the information about RDVD, please contact Lenovo local service provider (Click here to find the contact information).
Q: How to check the OKR version the computer installed?
A: Click the “i” button on top right corner of OKR window, you can check the OKR version, as Fig.1 shown below.