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      Rescue and Recovery® 4.52 by Lenovo

      Consider the following before installing this code:
      • Rescue and Recovery 4.52 is designed for the Windows 7 operating system. The previous versions of the Rescue and Recovery program for Windows 2000, Windows XP or Windows Vista® cannot be installed on Windows 7 operating system. Therefore, the Windows Installer does not support the over install behavior from previous versions of the Rescue and Recovery program.
      • For Windows 2000, Windows XP or Windows Vista® users:
        Click here and download Rescue and Recovery 4.23
      • If you want to retain the ability to restore from backups created with a previous version of Rescue and Recovery, you must create a copy of your backup files on bootable, external recovery media before installing the latest version.
        1. To archive your backups, complete the following procedure:
          • From the Rescue and Recovery main screen, click Backup, and then select Copy backups from hard drive from the drop-down list.
          • Select the medium you want to save your backup files to by clicking the appropriate radio button. The backup files that will be copied are listed on the user interface.
          • Click OK to continue
        2. You will need blank removable media when copying backups from the hard drive to CD or DVD. Make sure that you label each disc as it is created, and that you store them together in a safe place.
          Note: You will be prompted to make the external media bootable at the beginning of the process.
      • Before installing Rescue and Recovery on computers running the 64-bit version of Microsoft Windows 7, you must download and install the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Package (x64) SP1.
      • The Sysprepbackup operation changes in the Windows 7 operating system because a new version of Windows Recovery Environment (Windows RE) is built in the Windows 7 operating system. When you run the System Preparation Tool (Sysprep) and use the /generalize option, the Sysprep operation disables Windows RE by removing the Boot Configuration Data (BCD) entry to the Rescue and Recovery Pre Desktop Area (PDA). To make the Rescue and Recovery program work with Sysprepbackup in the Windows 7 operating system, you must download and install the Sysprepbackup accessory package.
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      Rescue and Recovery 4.52 files by language
      Rescue and Recovery 4.52 Readme (32.3 KB)

      Rescue and Recovery 4.52 full install file including all supported languages (626 MB)

      Individual language files for Large Enterprise


      Consider the following when using this code:
      • The Rescue and Recovery program version 4.52 works with the following software:
        • Internet Explorer(R) Web browser version 6 or later
        • Norton AntiVirus 2004
      • Please refer to the "Rescue and Recovery Readme" file links above for installation instructions and additional considerations.

      Note: If your computer is installed with Norton AntiVirus 2002 or 2003, you can upgrade the program to Norton AntiVirus 2004 for free at http://www.symantecstore.com/110005.

      New in this release


      • [Important] Important update
      • (New) New function or enhancement
      • (Fix) Correction to existing function
      • [Important] Updated the Opera Web browser to version 11.51.
      • (Fix) Fixed the issue that the unattended installation of the Rescue and Recovery program was stopped when the Predesktop Area (PDA) was not installed correctly.
      • (Fix) Fixed the issue that the Rescue and Recovery program failed to back up the operating system due to the insufficient space in the hard disk drive (drive Q:).
      • (Fix) Fixed the crash issue of the tvt_reg_monitor_svc.exe file
      • (Fix) Fixed the misalignment issue between the backup screen of the Rescue and Recovery program and the simple Graphical User Interface (GUI) screen.
      Supported systems
      • All ThinkCenter
      • All ThinkStation
      • ThinkPad Edge 11, Edge 13, Edge 14, Edge 15
      • ThinkPad Edge E10, Edge E31
      • ThinkPad Edge E130, Edge E135, Edge E145
      • ThinkPad Edge E220s
      • ThinkPad Edge E320, Edge E325, Edge E330, Edge E335
      • ThinkPad Edge E420, Edge E420s, Edge E425, Edge E430, Edge E430c, Edge E431, Edge E435, Edge E445, Edge E440
      • ThinkPad Edge E520, Edge E525, Edge E530, Edge E530c, Edge E531, Edge E535, Edge E540, Edge E545, Edge L330
      • ThinkPad Edge S220
      • ThinkPad L412, L420, L421, L430, L435
      • ThinkPad L512, L520, L530, L535
      • ThinkPad(R) Reserve Edition
      • ThinkPad S420, S430
      • ThinkPad SL400, SL400C, SL500, SL500C, SL410, SL510
      • ThinkPad Twist S230u
      • ThinkPad T410, T410i, T410s, T410si, T420, T420i, T420s, T420si, T430, T430i, T430s, T430si, T430u, T431s, T440p, T440s, T440
      • ThinkPad T510, T510i, T520, T520i, T530, T530i, T540p
      • ThinkPad W510, W520, W530, W540
      • ThinkPad W701, W701ds
      • ThinkPad X1, X1 Carbon (Machine types: 20A7, 20A8), X1 Carbon (Type 34xx), X1 Hybrid
      • ThinkPad X60, X61, X61s, X100e, X120e, X121e, X130, X131e, X140e
      • ThinkPad X201, X201i, X201i Tablet, X201s, X201si, X220, X220i, X220i Tablet, X230, X230i, X230i Tablet, X230s, X240, X240s
      • ThinkPad Yoga 14 (Type 20DM, 20DN)


      • The Rescue and Recovery 4.52 program might also work properly on other computer models that meet the system requirements below.
        However, no testing for the Rescue and Recovery 4.52 program has been done and no support is provided for using the program on
        any computer model other than the computer models listed above.
      System requirements
      • Latest version of the BIOS
      • 1.5 GB of free hard disk drive space (required for installation)
      • 512 MB of memory (recommended)
      • 8 MB of VRAM (Video Random Access Memory) shared memory set in the BIOS
      • Microsoft Windows 7 operating system or its later versions
      Need more information?
      Rescue and Recovery - All Patches
      Rescue and Recovery Deployment Guide
      Learn about ThinkVantage Technologies

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      • Alias ID: MIGR-4Q2QAK
      • Document ID: PD014460
      • Last Updated :02 Oct 2015
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