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Can I use "Recovery drive" to restore recovery partition in a new HDD?

2017-04-02, 22:08 PM



I have an IdeaPad U310 that needs an HDD replacement, the old disc still works but is dying so I'll use a new drive with same capacity (500 GB) and I'd like to leave as in factory status as possible but I see this is no easy task.


I wonder if I can do the following to achieve this:


- Format the new drive with OKR8 Engineer

- Use the Windows "copy recovery partition to USB" function to copy recovery from the old drive

- Install Windows in new drive using this USB and then create an imagen of this installation in the recovery partition


Alternatively I wonder is this would be easier by cloning the old drive. 


Can you please advise? Thanks! 


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Re: Can I use "Recovery drive" to restore recovery partition in a new HDD?

2017-04-03, 15:58 PM

Hello RangoX

Thanks for using the Lenovo forums.

Check the following post, it should help you walk through how to clone your HDD.


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

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