11-18-2012 08:18 PM
This forum and Yikes200's help plus the fact that Lenovo have shown both interest and support has changed my ideas about the Yoga 13. I liked everything about it except for the unusable amount of storage space in th basic configuration. I was looking for an intel based Windows 8 tablet platform to roll out to several hundred locations and had almost written it off till I became aware of this fix. Many thanks to Yikes and also to the Lenovo techs for monitoring the issue and responding. Much happier with my Yoga 13 now, and it is back as a contender alongside the Dell XPS12 and others.
11-23-2012 07:28 PM
Registered to say THANKS to everyone posting in here. I was not going to buy the Yoga simply because of the disk allocation issue, but decided I'd try it thanks to this thread.
Yikes, Lenovo should send you a check
With that--I have a few questions about Intel Rapid Start.
I followed all the steps Yikes prescribed to get my hard drive space back, and went into my Bios to get Intel Rapid Start working again. I installed it and everything seems peachy.
Currently my settings are this:
Intel Rapid Start Technology: On
Critical Battery: On
Timer: Off (10 minutes)
Is my understanding correct that currently I'm not really utilizing Intel Rapid Start? The only time it would kick in would be when my battery is low, it would flip it from S3 to S4?
My thought is I should either turn on the timer and use the technology, or just remove Intel Rapid Start altogether (which would free up space?)
1) Do I need to turn the timer on to really take full advantage of Intel Rapid Start?
2) How much battery does Intel Rapid Start save by keeping system in S4 instead of S3?
3) Are there any other benefits to Intel Rapid Start?
4) If I remove Intel Rapid Start, how much hard drive space will I save?
5) What steps need to be taken to completely remove Intel Rapid Start?
Thanks again to all who have contributed.
11-23-2012 07:49 PM
Anyone notice the new update patch from Lenovo that repartitions for you?! It's pretty amazing! No reboot required or anything. Here's a quote:
Here's a Hotfix from Lenovo to fix the partitioning scheme on the SSD: Hotfix for Windows 8 (64-bit) - IdeaPad Yoga 13
11-24-2012 12:47 AM
I followed the great instructions provided by Yikes2000. Everything was fine. Well, almost everything. My C Drive is now 112gb, but I made a big mistake. My 8gb usb flash drive was a few megs short to create a recovery drive so I used a SD Card instead. Now, my SD Card isn't recognized as a bootable drive, but it does have 7.30gb of files on it. If I buy a 16gb usb flash drive, can I copy the files from the SD card to it? Will the new usb drive be bootable? If not, I am in serious need of a recovery drive so I can get my system back to factory specs and use the new patch to free up space.
11-24-2012 01:50 AM
I can confirm that the SD card is not given as an option in the boot menu but seems to be recognized ok when in a USB card reader :smileyhappy: I wasn't quite ready to recover my system (want to backup my files first) so stopped at the language selection screen but I'm pretty sure it would have worked fine.
11-24-2012 02:53 AM