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Re: Lenovo y460p recovery files

2013-05-15, 7:16 AM

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g but a mod keeps deleting my bumps to prevent support from viewing the thread. What is going on?


There are other people looking for assistance, bumping a thread pushes someone else's post down the pile. In order to try and be fair to all any bumps inside 3 days will be removed from public view; imagine what this forum would look like if everybody kept bumping threads.

 

The two bumps which were removed were after 22 minutes and 6 hours 30 minutes from the previous post.  Let's please give one and all a fair chance.

 

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Re: Lenovo y460p recovery files

2013-05-15, 16:20 PM

LenBlazer : So you are saying that there's no way to reinstall windows without writing a bunch of DVDs? You can't install from a external HDD or using files on the hidden partition? Also, does the OKR method work if i have repartitioned the drives (without touching the two hidden partitions)?

 

I am looking at the two hidden partitions now. The 200 mb one has 166 MB free, but i see no files in windows explorer. The one titled Lenovo Part has some files on it, but i see no office files or windows installers.

 

And what "icon" are you referring to for office?

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Re: Lenovo y460p recovery files

2013-05-15, 16:21 PM

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Re: Lenovo y460p recovery files

2013-05-15, 19:05 PM

I'm just interpreting what had been given to you by Neokenchi. Based on what is given your Windows including the list of software given in the your laptop data sheet comes pre-installed (no installer for windows, etc.).  And a copy is placed in the hidden partition. In case something is wrong with your system and you want it restored to the factory's pre-installed condition you use the OKR method.

 

When you first had your laptop there is an icon for office 2010 for you to install. That is the icon I'm referring to.

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Re: Lenovo y460p recovery files

2013-05-16, 12:06 PM
I don't see any such icon, nor do i remember one....

Still no reply from support...OMG....
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Re: Lenovo y460p recovery files

2013-05-16, 17:14 PM

hi Question,

 

Regarding your queries:

1. In reinstalling the OS using the OEM tools, you can either:

 

Create a recovery disc

- this method copies the recovery image (OS files, drivers, etc.) from the recovery partition into the disc and makes it bootable

 

Press the One Key Recovery Button

- this process loads the files from the recovery partition (same as the first method but it's faster since the files are being loaded from the HDD)

 

There's no setup.exe unlike a retail OS disc, these are just image files.

 

2. If you have an Office 2010 product key, you can download an MS Office 2010 trial on this website and use your office product key to activate the full version.

 

 

 

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Re: Lenovo y460p recovery files

2013-05-29, 17:51 PM
Thanks, can you please clarify whether it is possible to create a recovery disc with something other than a DVD?

E.G. Thumb drive?

If i want to format the HDD into a clean state, all i have to do is press the one key recovery button right?
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Re: Lenovo y460p recovery files

2013-05-30, 17:00 PM

hi Question,

 

I haven't tried this yet but it's possible to transfer the contents of the RCD to a flashdrive. If you have two recovery disc (one is for the OS and the other is a driver disc) you can try UltraISO to make a bootable flashdrive - see this guide in reference.

 

If the recovery partition is intact, yes you can just press the One Key Recovery button to restore the unit from factory.

 

 

 

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Re: Lenovo y460p recovery files

2013-05-30, 18:22 PM
Okay...im trying to use the one key recovery thing now. Nothing happens when i press or hold it down. I tried shutting down the laptop and holding down the one key recovery button, but it just made the computer go through a normal start up. What's going on?
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Re: Lenovo y460p recovery files

2013-05-30, 18:35 PM

hi,

 

If you modified the partition identifier (using diskpart) to view the files on the hidden partition then you will need to lock the partition for OKR to work (see my second post on how to unhide the partition)

 

 

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