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I recently got a new S205 from lenovo. I created recovery discs so that I can restore to factory settings should the HDD die and I need to restore on a new one.
1. Is whats on these recovery discs the same thing that is on the OKR hidden partition that will restore to original factory settings from the recovery environment should windows get corrupted?
I also did a system backup of the current drive creating a 348GB image file that was stored on an external HDD.
2. If windows is corrupted and needs to boot into safe mode, and i am trying to restore using this image file from the external HDD, (or the external dvd drive with recovery discs) will the USB ports be working in safe mode to allow this to happen?
3. This is my first time using a system image file for backup (in the past I simply used syncback to save important files to an external HDD) I am worried that should my S205 be lost or stolen, I cannot access individual files from the 348GB image file for immediate use on another computer. Would it be wise to have a second backup of my important files (that are not stored in an image file) that I can transfer to another computer in the event my S205 is gone? Also would this 348GB image file work as a restore on another computer, or new HDD?
4. I would love to use the extra 28GB on the D: drive. Can I use this as normal storage? Is there anyway to combine this with the C drive (Delete the partition?) without changing the current data on the C drive or affecting the OKR?
thanks so much for the help!
09-18-2011 10:36 AM