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vaibhavs
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Windows 8 and Recovery Disks. Is it possible ?

I'll keep this small and simple. I want to install the Windows 8 consumer preview to test out the new OS, however I do NOT want to lose the OneKey Recovery and the the Original Windows 7 package that came along with my Y560. Now, if I create recovery disks from the OneKey Recovery suite, will I be able to use the discs to restore my laptop to its factory state after I have fresh installed Windows 8. If no, is there any other alternative ?

 

Thanks for your assistance.

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Re: Windows 8 and Recovery Disks. Is it possible ?

Hi Vaibhavs,

 

please have a look at berryracers superb tutorial on how to run Win 8 virtually...

http://pctweakers.net/install-windows-8-virtually-with-free-software/

 

good Luck... Zehn

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vaibhavs
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Re: Windows 8 and Recovery Disks. Is it possible ?

@Zehnsteine Thanks for the alternative tutorial. Sincerely.

 

But I am looking to have a complete fresh installation, instead of just having a virtual machine with Win 8 on it. Is it not possible ?

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Re: Windows 8 and Recovery Disks. Is it possible ?

Hi vaibhavs

 

One way of installing Windows 8 consumer preview is to dual-boot. Where you need to shrink your Windows 7 partition to have some space for Windows 8 and it's dedicated partition. 

 

If you create recovery recovery disks from OneKey Recovery Suite, you will be able to use the disc to restore your laptop to factory state after you fresh install windows 8. (Another way)

 

Things to take note:
Create Recovery Disc
Backup all your Data

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vaibhavs
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Re: Windows 8 and Recovery Disks. Is it possible ?

@PeterTWJ Just the answers I was looking for. Thanks a lot.

 

Am gonna create the Recovery disks and fresh install the new OS.

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Hi. Unfortunately this link is now broken. Is there an alternative link to run Windows 8 as a virtual machine please? Thanks

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Re: Windows 8 and Recovery Disks. Is it possible ?

can you creat a recovery disk of new lenovo's that come with windows 8 on them if yes how so and if no why not

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Gentleman wrote:
Hi. Unfortunately this link is now broken. Is there an alternative link to run Windows 8 as a virtual machine please? Thanks

The link was from several months agoa and not related to the GA release version of Win 8, so would not necessarily be of any use to you.

 

You'd be better of looking using a search engine to look for  a link that uses the GA release version in Win 8

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Re: Windows 8 and Recovery Disks. Is it possible ?

Its now several months after the last reply... Has the question been answered?

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th3wund3rninja wrote:

Its now several months after the last reply... Has the question been answered?



Hi th3wund3rninja,
Welcome to Lenovo Community.
The original question was answered here:
http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Windows-8/Windows-8-and-Recovery-Disks-Is-it-possible/m-p/739647#M899


If you are asking how to create a recovery disc for Windows 8, there is info here: http://winsupersite.com/article/windows8/windows-8-tip-create-recovery-media-144098



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