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IdeaPad U430p - How install clean Windows 8.1 but leave in laptop OneKeyRecovery in hidden partition

2014-04-09, 11:20 AM

Hi Lenovo, I have this question:

 

I bought laptop Lenovo IdeaPad U430p

After buy this laptop has preinstaled Windows 8 Core x64.

And in laptop are many maybe 12 partitions, one C and many hidden.

 

My brother bought me some days back Original Windows 8.1 Pro x64

 

And now my question is HOW DELETE/FORMAT PREINSTALED WINDOWS ON C PARTITION

BUT LEAVE IN LAPTOP PREINSTALED APPLICATION ONEKEYRECOVERY,

BECAUSE THIS APPLICATION HAVE ON LAPTOP HARDWARE BUTTON

SO I WANT LEAVE THIS APPLICATION IN LAPTOP.

 

Please give me step by step what is best sollution. Thanks

 

Now I can think of only this process but I do not know if I would have done if he stays functional applications OneKey: plugin usb DVDROM -> boot from some livecd for example Ubuntu -> format C -> switch DVD on installation dvd Windows 8.1 Pro x64 and install on C.
But I'm not sure If I do this, that applications OneKey will be still work. Now I mean OneKeyRecovery what is in hidden partition for hardware button

 

A little question aside: other 12 hidden partition I must keep? or can I delete them and his size add into partition C?

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Re: IdeaPad U430p - How install clean Windows 8.1 but leave in laptop OneKeyRecovery in hidden parti

2014-04-09, 11:37 AM

Refer to this link to know the purpose of the partitions. I would suggest not to make changes to the partitions now. Read about recovering the okr, restoring the os, etc. in the forum first. Give it some thoughts before deciding on your plan.

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Re: IdeaPad U430p - How install clean Windows 8.1 but leave in laptop OneKeyRecovery in hidden parti

2014-04-09, 16:00 PM
Hi, thanks for your reply. Okay I wrote there.
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