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JSJ53
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Z580 - Does Windows 8 complete reset erase Lenovo recovery partition

Having some troubles with an upgrade to Windows 8 and just wondering about my options to revert back to Windows 7.

Computer is almost brand new with no "personal" information on it.

ishaan
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Re: Z580 - Does Windows 8 complete reset erase Lenovo recovery partition

What do you mean by "complete reset"? BTW
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JSJ53
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Re: Z580 - Does Windows 8 complete reset erase Lenovo recovery partition

In Win 8 PC Settings screen, there is an option to "Refresh Windows 8" or "Reset your PC and start over".

 

Within, "Reset", there are two choices to reset "Thoroughly" if you're giving it away/recycle or "Quickly" if you're keeping it to preserve personal data/files.

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Re: Z580 - Does Windows 8 complete reset erase Lenovo recovery partition

This wouldnt harm the recovery partition at any cost. Just to ask was win 8 preinstalled or you installed?If you have installed okr might not work. Just a suggestion you might make tecovery cds also.
Ishaan Ideapad Y560(i3 330m), Hp Elitebook 8460p!(i5-2520M) Hp Pavilion n208tx(i5-4200u)
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Re: Z580 - Does Windows 8 complete reset erase Lenovo recovery partition

I installed Win 8 and I think OKR was removed during that process or doesn't work.

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Re: Z580 - Does Windows 8 complete reset erase Lenovo recovery partition

And the recovery partition is intact? If it is you could try recovering it.
Onw key wont work now but recovering is still a chance
http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-Y-U-V-Z-and-P-series/Y580-recovery-of-factory-image-from-LENOVO-...
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