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Paper Tape
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Factory reset of lenovo g40-30 windows 8

Hi, I have a Lenovo laptop I was struggling to use several months now. It wouldn't update windows for one thing noway whatsoever and would not either upgrade for free to windows 10.

Since the expiry day for free windows 10 upgrade is approaching I decided to factory reset it and complete the upgrade if it wants it or not.

I guess I'll have questions during the process so I decided to register here and ask them as they will appear.

So here is the first question, as I checked the reset button, it asked if I want to reset only the drive with windows or the other drives too. Such as my laptop had more than one drives, which I ignored.

Where can I locate and check those drives?


P.S. Don't know how to answer to the below answer but editing initial post. I performed clean install of windows through novo button although a botched attempt to recovery through another procedure previously made windows 8 not responding.  Wonderful feature the novo button, did not even know it existed in my laptop. After that I upgraded fully to windows 10, added a security suite, a vpn and now I am scanning for malware offline.  Will study all your info below first thing next.  I have another question though.  If I want to create a restore point now that I finished upgrading, is this possibility available or should I use the one key recovery to create an image instead?  Or are both options available and if yes, which one to choose?

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Re: Factory reset of lenovo g40-30 windows 8

Hi assybertran , 


Welcome to the Community Forums.


Usual for the G40-30 model to either have a single HDD or a hybrid SSHD that holds with 8GB NAND flash memory . Physical harddrive may hold multiple drive declared as partitions. 


Onekey recovery feature is a full factory reset that would be able to clear and delete everything out and restore the image the way it was when receive from out of the box which is ideal to having a fresh start for users as it deletes possibilities of infecting one drive from the others.

Data back up is definitely recommended on a different storage


To check both for availability and integrity  running diagnostics would help.  Going to the BIOS on the same Novo menu would also show physical drives available on the unit.

About the mentioned partitions , disk management would show it. Note that OKR is a hidden partition on the harddrive (highlighted links for further reference and details) .


Take time to review the procedure and back up everything needed. Run appropriate diagnostics before deciding. 


Update us how things go for you. 



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