12-21-2012 10:42 AM
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01-01-2013 06:45 AM
Thanks for the heads up. I am trying to create a recovery image and the Y580 (with Windows 8 pre-installed) require a USB thumbdrive. Somehow, writing to disk is no longer supported ~!
Can i confirm with you on the following steps? The objective is to do a fresh install of Windows 8 to an SSD.
Hence, instead of the HDD (Hard Disk Drive), this will be the SSD which i will use as the primary boot drive. Hence, after completing all the steps (from step 1 to 6), the recovery image will be loaded into the SSD and therefore i can boot WIndows 8 from the SSD? Is this correct??
Is it as simple as that?
Also, i read in the forum that some users are not able to load the recovery image to blank HDDs. Does the steps above address this issue?
01-17-2013 07:13 AM
I am also confused on the process for creating system restore disks.. Before altering my system too much, I wanted to create recovery DVDs.. Using the included One Key app, I do not see a option to create the recovery disks... What am I missing here?
01-17-2013 03:11 PM - last edited on 01-17-2013 03:15 PM by andyP
I recieved my Y580 yesterday. Before modifying to too heavily, I wanted to create restore media as of course this was not included with the laptop.
I have googled around to try and figure this out, but the videos that demonstrate it show a very intuitive "Create Recovery Media" in their OneKey Recovery options.. Of course, this is no longer an open (*sigh* <sarcasm>I mean, why would you ever want that option on a PC that didn't come with the media... </sarcasm>)...
Does anyone know how new Y580 owners can protect their investment and burn recovery disks? Since these aren't included, this should be an option (just like it is on every modern PC - just like it was on previous releases of Y580)..
I'm running Windows 8 for what that may be worth...
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01-17-2013 05:48 PM
Still no closer to knowing how to create my recovery disks. Come on, Lenovo - Mods can pay attention to merge our threads, but there isn't anyone official who can officially address this issue?
What we need:
- Instructions on how to 'Create Recovery Media" using the Y580 default software.
- The recovery media needs to be a BOOTABLE Windows 8 Installation Disk (not a backup image of our system that will only install through OKR)
This is the standard. This is how manufactures have been doing it since they stopped providing the disks themselves (lame)... Please tell me that you are not trying to take this already watered down process of having to burn my own recovery media one step further towards craptacular and making it so that I can't actully burn my recovery media, but can only make a backup and save it off somplace for use with the OKR (so long as its in tact).. This would be rediculous.
Again, we need to be able to create a disk or series of disks that will allow us to restore our PC back to factory condition, with partitions and all, if the S hits the fan... I need bootable, self succificnet recovery disks that will allow me to restore my system, even if the partition table is damaged and so I am forced to build it from the ground up...
Am I missing something?
01-17-2013 07:33 PM
My Y580 comes pre-loaded with Windows 8 OS. One Key Recovery 8.0 (unlike OKR7.0) does not have the option to burn the recovery disks. For the life of me, i wonder why Lenovo does not allow its customers to burn recovery disks for Windows 8 for Y580~!!!!!
My best advice to you is to call up customer service and request the recovery disks from them. They should not charge ($) you for it since it is their misdoings for not allowing customers to burn recovery disks anymore. If they try to tell you that creating recovery disks are now possible using Windows 8 (instead of OKR8.0) and you need a 16GB USB thumbdrive to do it, you gotta play along with the customer service agent and tell them that it only creates a bootable media. A bootable media is NOT the recovery disks.
Bootable media: created using the 16.0 GB USB thumbdrive---------> the function is that when your Windows 8 cannot boot, you can boot it from the USB thumbdrive. It is something like a repair tool.
Recovery disks: when inserted into your laptop; it will erased everything in the HDD and return the laptop back to factory condition.
Tell the customer service very clearly that what you want is RECOVERY DISKS.
Anyway, my service center is in the progress of getting the recovery disks for me.
01-19-2013 08:58 AM