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Message 11 of 15

Re: Lenovo Y50-70 SSHD to SSD upgrade worth it??

Hi Diablo108 , 

 

Greetings. 

 

Thank you for updating us back for a successful upgrade on both SSD and RAM for your system model. 

Futhermore about LRS_ESP it can be best explain thru this discussion as reference also for other fellow members about partitions created. 

 

In a UEFI/GPT lenovo machine, this is the usual layout of the partitions:

 

1.) WINRE_DRV 1000MB OEM - this is the Windows Recovery Environment - this has it's own interface / it doesn't need the 7th partition to operate
2.) SYSTEM_DRV 260MB System - check this thread

3.) LRS_ESP 1000MB OEM- The third partition is the EFI System partition which is used for data storage for the Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI) interface
4.) (blank) 128MB MSR - The fourth partition is the Microsoft Reserved Partitionwhich is also used for data storage for the Globally Unique Identifier (GUID).
5.) Windows8_OS 884.2GB Primary - Windows 8 OS

6.) LENOVO 25GB Primary - this contains the Application and Drivers that are preloaded on the OS (the drivers listed on this folder are also available on the lenovo website)
7.) PBR_DRV 20GB OEM - this is your recovery partition - you will need to press the One Key Recovery button to activate this partition.

 

I am sure that your enjoying the performance of your system with your current upgrade. 

 

Best luck to all your endeavors. 

 

Regards



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Message 12 of 15

Re: Lenovo Y50-70 SSHD to SSD upgrade worth it??

Hi spidey101,

 

I don't really understand your reply. I understand that the LRS_ESP partition is being used for booting up (if i read it right), so i need that partion.

But why is it visable now and wasn't this a thing on my old disk.

 

If this partition is needed and i can't use that storage space, 

Is there then a way to combine stations, or can i hide the station from showing in my pc tab??

 

Are there any posts about partitioning or formating stations?

I just followed a Youtube video and selected all to be transfert over to my new disk, so don't have any knowlage about partitioning.

 

I'de like to hear what it means Smiley Happy

 

Cheers,

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Message 13 of 15

Re: Lenovo Y50-70 SSHD to SSD upgrade worth it??

Hi Diablo108 ,

 

Below is a view of the typical partition information when opening Disk Management.
NOTE:  The far left small Recovery Partition, EFI System Partition and Windows 8 operating system partition, is required by Windows 8.  The larger Recovery Partition is the Lenovo created partition.

 

In order to remove the larger Recovery partition, create a USB recovery key following the steps in the “Useful information for user navigation within Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system”.
Once the USB recovery key is created, there will be an option to remove the Recovery Partition 

 

The niet toegewezen (not assigned)  22.36 partition , just right click and format to use it as additional drive. 

The other partitions are better to be kept for recovery option and you can decide in the future if you no longer need it. 

 

Now with the LRS_ESP (E) partition since this is also important , you can simply hide it as it was mounted for the clone to successfully copy to the correct location. 

 

To hide it  (hide drive using CMD) so it will not show in "This PC" as a mounted drive E: 

Search CMD and run as admistrator (rightclick to choose then yes ).

Type diskpart (press enter) , list volume (press enter) , sel volume _ (press enter , volume _ is selected volume) . Type remove (press enter). 

 

Look at "This PC" and see that it no longer appears. 

 

Regards



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Message 14 of 15

Re: Lenovo Y50-70 SSHD to SSD upgrade worth it??

Okey, that makes more sence now Smiley Happy

i tried to look around abit too about partitioning.
I tried to merge the not assigned 22,39 GB partition with the windows C partition, but i didn't succeed in that.
On Youtube they explaned, i should be able to just select extend on any other partitions when ever there is a part not assigned. But the extend tab is greyed out for me on every partition.

Do you know anything about that?
Or do i just have to use that 22 GB as a new station when i would like to use it as storage space?

I'de love to just have 2 stations ( the Windows C and Lenovo D disk, as they were before my upgrade.

You also described the recovery partitions, I have two of those in my disk management tab.
One of 1000MB and one 14,44GB.
Am i just able to create both of those on a USB recovery key or only the biggest one.
And when the recovery USB is created, is it safe to delete those partitions then?
Or do they automaticly return/ does Windows automaticly make those recovery partions so that there will alway be recovery data stored?
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Message 15 of 15

Re: Lenovo Y50-70 SSHD to SSD upgrade worth it??

Hi Diablo108 , 

 

Well since the cloning was a success, I was thinking if you are to keep the original drive with original One Key Recovery and image safe for future use? Would you like to do One key recovery on the new SSD since you have created a back up USB image ?

 

If so then you can just delete the last 2 partition and extend the D drive (gray out option is due to partition inbetween D and unallocated so you can only create another data drive converting the unallocated to usable storage). 

 

Update us how you think best that would work for you .

 

Regards



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