06-25-2009 07:15 AM
I just got my new X301 (2776) with a 128 GB SSD. I can see that they have partioned the SSD in 3 drives and there are used almost all of the space.
I was thinking about merging the 3 drives into 1 and making a new clean install of Vista and installing only the drivers and support software from Lenovos website.
Is there something I should be aware of before doing this?
06-25-2009 08:26 AM
You can blow away the Lenovo partitions, but first I would make recovery DVDs or back up the entire disk your own way so that you can always return to the factory state.
06-25-2009 09:14 AM
Okay - seems I should be keeping: S: holds critical start up (booting) information.
What would happen if I destroyed the 3 drives and creating one which I installed Vista at and downloaded the drivers from Lenovo. Would it not boot - since I didn't have the S drive?
If I do a reinstall from Q: contains the critical data needed for system recovery. Will I when get all the extra useless software installed again??
06-25-2009 11:33 AM
A clean install of Vista on your new X301 will not need the additional partitions ["S" and "Q"]. Be sure to download all the appropriate drivers before hand to minimize downtime.
Also, don't forget to create the rescue media and recovery disks.