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Tmsmith616
Token Ring
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Registered: ‎12-14-2012
Location: Kentucky
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Message 1 of 13

Y580 Preinstalled Win 8. No recovery disk creator in OKR

I'm trying to reinstall my windows 8 on my 256GB mSATA. OKR no longer offers recovery disk burn option in OKR 8 that ships with win 8 preinstalled y580 models. Windows offers a recovery media creator that uses a 16 gb usb drive but it won't allow me to recover to the msata. WTH am I supposed to do now? Windows 8 pro upgrade from win 8 oem is 69.99 when everyone else win 7 or below can get it for 39.99 or 14.99, so I'm screwed there. Tried downloading an win 8 iso from microsoft but it won't let me because my win 8 key isn't allowed as its oem. Looking for some help here. Not sure what to do besides call lenovo and microsoft retarded.

NorthernRanger
What's DOS?
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎12-15-2012
Location: Calgary
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Message 2 of 13

Re: Y580 Preinstalled Win 8. No recovery disk creator in OKR

I'm with you. OKR has gotten worse with Windows 8, as has Windows itself :-). 

ishaan
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Location: India
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Message 3 of 13

Re: Y580 Preinstalled Win 8. No recovery disk creator in OKR

Hey northernranger and tmsmith
As you both had win 8 preinstalled, could you please help me get the setup of okr8.0 . I definetly want to experiment and somehow patch it to have the option of create recovery disk.. I think you would find it on the d drive of your laptop. I would definitely try to help you.
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Tmsmith616
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Registered: ‎12-14-2012
Location: Kentucky
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Message 4 of 13

Re: Y580 Preinstalled Win 8. No recovery disk creator in OKR

I have a OneKey-Recovery folder in my drivers directory on D:/ . Its size is 73.5 MB. I just need a way to send it to you if you want it.

ishaan
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Message 5 of 13

Re: Y580 Preinstalled Win 8. No recovery disk creator in OKR

Could you upload it on media fire.com
Ishaan Ideapad Y560(i3 330m), Hp Elitebook 8460p!(i5-2520M) Hp Pavilion n208tx(i5-4200u)
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jk246538
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Registered: ‎12-05-2012
Location: New Jersey
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Message 6 of 13

i've been looking for a way to do this as well. been read...

i've been looking for a way to do this as well. been reading through many of the different threads on here and just can't seem to get it to work. i have a Crucial m4 msata 256b installed and just using it as storage until i can figure out an easy way to do a restore to the msata drive, as using a boot drive i created through windows on a 16GB flash drive did not work as i had hoped it would.

 

@ishaan - i've uploaded the OKR folder from my D drive to mediafire:

 

http://www.mediafire.com/?4kb6n4f5134d36l

Tmsmith616
Token Ring
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Registered: ‎12-14-2012
Location: Kentucky
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Message 7 of 13

Re: Y580 Preinstalled Win 8. No recovery disk creator in OKR

Well, already uploaded mine but here is an extra copy just in case.

http://www.mediafire.com/?i2hk11oqt4s3e6i

gizzard
Paper Tape
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎12-16-2012
Location: Atherton
Views: 2,415
Message 8 of 13

Re: Y580 Preinstalled Win 8. No recovery disk creator in OKR

Just went to the Microsoft Store and asked them.. They said try the "Windows 7 File Recovery" under windows 8.. This is ridiculous.. im trying to reinstall the OS on an mSata drive for my Y580.

 

Attempting to do a system image backup to a USB drive now.. also created a bootable recovery (not restore) CD.. Im hoping that the recovery CD will let me install an image to the msata.. but honestly im not hopeful.

 

 

Tmsmith616
Token Ring
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Registered: ‎12-14-2012
Location: Kentucky
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Message 9 of 13

Re: Y580 Preinstalled Win 8. No recovery disk creator in OKR

Lemme know how it goes. No use burning a coaster if it doesn't work for you.

ishaan
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Message 10 of 13

Re: Y580 Preinstalled Win 8. No recovery disk creator in OKR

I would inform after getting successful.
Ishaan Ideapad Y560(i3 330m), Hp Elitebook 8460p!(i5-2520M) Hp Pavilion n208tx(i5-4200u)
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