08-18-2010 01:49 AM - edited 08-18-2010 01:56 AM
I recently bought a y560 (i7 with 8 gigs of memory - great machine), but I've read that messing with the partitions can cause one-key recovery to no longer work. Is this true with my model?
The laptop came with a C: drive , 420 GB, a D: drive (Names LENOVO) , 30.4 GB, and an OEM partition, 14.75 GB.
What is the purpose of each, and which ones can I shrink in order to create a new partition? I'm assuming that I shouldn't mess with the OEM partition.
The LENOVO partition has one folder in it labeled "drivers", and appears to contain the installation files for the drivers corresponding with the various pieces of hardware this laptop comes with.
Thanks for your help,
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08-18-2010 04:53 AM - edited 08-18-2010 04:55 AM
if you make any changes on your volumes, one key recover will stop working.
if you don't make, in case you may need to format your computer, your personal documents will be lost.
so, that's why you have to back-up your personal data to another disk ( external hard disk ).
oem partition is hidden, but still you shouldn't mess with it. ( includes one key recover files and folders )
or you can use d: partition for your files, if it's enough.
08-18-2010 10:21 AM - edited 08-18-2010 10:23 AM
so saving files in the D drive (containing the drivers) should not damage anything? I can, for instance, use Wubi to install linux on the D drive taking up all available free space?
08-18-2010 10:53 AM
08-18-2010 10:09 PM
08-18-2010 10:13 PM
Just a bit confused, the program said it would use 3 disks.
Thanks for the help.
So, if I want to use them, I just have to boot off of the first one and insert the second one as needed?
08-18-2010 10:19 PM - edited 08-18-2010 10:19 PM
I had the same issue, but the program only use 2 DVD disks.
If you want to use them, you need to boot up with disk #1 and follow instructions.
A last advice: make a copy of each disk again (but using, for example, Nero or some copy program). Then you will have 2 recovery disk set in case of problems (for example, a disk is faulty). Write to every disk a number (for example OKR - Disk #1) and save them inside plastic black boxes in a safe and clean place.