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Ideapad Z500 - Finding the recovery partition & recovering default OS

2017-03-15, 18:50 PM

Hi, I have Lenovo IdeaPad Z500 and I wanted to ask, how can I find the recovery partition which is a hidden partition on my pc and how to recover default OS with all.


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Re: Ideapad Z500 - Finding the recovery partition & recovering default OS

2017-03-27, 15:37 PM

Hello 09mayki09

Thanks for using the Lenovo forums.

Check the User Guide on the support page, that should tell you how to perform a factory reset.


Otherwise, most Lenovo units have the same steps when it comes to recovery, try the following.


Note: Please back up all your data as running this reset will delete any data on your machine

1. Turn the machine off and press the recovery button which is located usually next to the power button. If you have a desktop machine you will need to power the machine back on and keep tapping the F2 key.
2. Use the arrow keys and press enter on system recovery. ( Desktop users can skip this)
3. Select “restore from the initial backup” and then “Next”.
4. Click “start” and accept the warning messages.
Length of time can vary depending on the speed of the machine.


Hope this helps, let us know how you get on.

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