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johnr02
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One Key Recovery Question

I am the new kid on the block and I am trying to create my recovery disks. Where it say select source I am picking the default path and I get message "There is no image on the selected path, Please select another image" When I choose select another image it brings up a screen to open a file and I don't know what to choose?? What is the correct procedure to create my recovery disks???????? Help the new kid!!!!! 
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ortegaluis
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Re: One Key Recovery Question

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After starting Windows Vista for the first time, you are supposed to create the initial image backup. I don't know if this is referenced in any of the manuals.

 

Therefore, within Windows....

 

1) run OneKey Recovery program.

2) select create backup

3) you may add a title description, but leave the default location.

3) you may select maximum compression if you like [may be less CD or DVD compared to no compression]

4) once finished, run the program again

5) then select create recovery disks

 

NOTE: You can do this after you have uninstalled all the bloatware, and installed your favorite programs. Thus giving you a customized recovery disk. And remember, you will still have the recovery partition as long as you don't repartition the hard drive.

Message Edited by ortegaluis on 02-22-2009 01:40 PM

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johnr02
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Re: One Key Recovery Question

I will do a complete backup as you suggest in your procedure and then create my recovery disks. You suggest that I create the recovery disk AFTER I get rid of the bloatware. I guess bloatware is the software they dump on your system that you are never going to use. Is there an easy way to identify and get rid of the bloat??? I real appreciate the help.

 

the new kid on the block.......... 

 

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ortegaluis
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Re: One Key Recovery Question

How about posting a picture or a list of all the software installed. I will let you know which can be uninstalled safely.

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johnr02
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Re: One Key Recovery Question

Bit the bullet and have decided to keep my bloatware. I kind of figured that maybe I might change my mind in the future. As you suggested I took a full back up to both my hard drive and DVD's. I immediately followed with the creation of the recovery disk and all went very well.

 

Thanks for the help!!!

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omarraf
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Re: One Key Recovery Question

even i have messed up my y510 notebook ,, these lenovo customer reps are stupid indeed they misinform the customers , now whenever i press the novo key , it normally boot up the windows , somebody gotta help me , i need my one key recovery back since lenovo ODD stop working after every couple of months , i want back up on my hardrive.