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Re: Ideapad Yoga hard disk allocation

2012-11-25, 2:42 AM

Hello everyone!

 

I have read all of the 18+ pages that are about this issue and I have to say that in NOT ONE did anyone detail just a simple "Save your drivers and re-install windows 8" -- NOW take note that I'm researching into getting a yoga and that I HAVE NOT EVER had a windows 8 system, so I'm just seeing if my logic is sound here.

 

So Let me ask: Has anyone done the following?

 

1) Save the Lenovo Drivers to somewhere safe

2) Get any of the MILLIONS of CD Key finders and use it to find your windows 8 key (WRITE IT DOWN)

3) Get a hold of a USB (with windows 8 install on it) or just a windows 8 install CD

4) Use said USB or CD and install a fresh windows 8 (just like in windows 7 there should be a part of the install where you can create/delete/modify partitions with a simply GUI)

5) After re-installed input CD key and re-install drivers.

 

There is really no need to go through all of the CMD Prompts, etc. if all of those bloatware apps are still gonna be on there right? Can anyone back up my logic with just a re-install of windows and drivers, OR can they tell me why this won't work?

 

Thanks!

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10-26-2012

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Re: Ideapad Yoga hard disk allocation

2012-11-25, 17:00 PM

Good point, I'm sure a complete reinstall is intimidating to many, plus all your other software, drivers, data, etc.

 

Now that there's a one click hotfix that does the partition for you, it's all moot.

http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS033035&rss=true

 

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Re: Ideapad Yoga hard disk allocation

2012-11-25, 17:33 PM
That maybe true but that hot fix says that it gives you 95-100gbs period before installing anything. People have said that they get 116 after manual install. I'd rather have no bloatware, and 16gbs of extra space after a complete reinstall. Can anyone confirm that everything is still ok after complete reinstall of is and drivers from D drive?
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Re: Ideapad Yoga hard disk allocation

2012-12-02, 8:00 AM

HotFix brought my C: partition up to a respectable 100.09GB, so I went out installing some basic software before making my first back-ups. I used the OKR software to create a system partition backup on an external, then figured while I was at it, I'd make a Windows Recovery Drive on an 8GB flash drive. At the end of creating the Recovery Drive, Windows offered to delete the recovery partition and free up some more space on my SSD, but after reading some of the posts on here, I'm a bit hesitant to do so. Is there any risk to letting windows wipe its own recovery partition? Will that affect OKR, and as long as I have my Recovery Drive, should I care?

 

~   Alan

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Re: Ideapad Yoga hard disk allocation

2012-12-02, 10:18 AM

I deleted all the partitions and did a fresh install, I am wondering if anyone got IRST to work after this, I did not back up the files from D, so wondering if someone could share them with me.

 

Also an interesting find, I install a fresh copy of x64 pro from technet and was prepeared to enter that serial number, However the yoga activated regular windows 8 without any serial or anything.

 

Thought that was interesting

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10-31-2012

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Re: Ideapad Yoga hard disk allocation

2012-12-02, 18:38 PM

I deleted all the partitions and did a fresh install, I am wondering if anyone got IRST to work after this, I did not back

> up the files from D, so wondering if someone could share them with me.

 

I did a OKR early on and lost my D partition too.  See message #34 of this thread, someone put a download link for the D:\Drivers directory.  I went to grab D:\Application from a Best Buy yesterday but only found a McAfee directory in there -- Is that really all there is?

 

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Re: Ideapad Yoga hard disk allocation

2012-12-05, 4:44 AM

Hi all, been folowing this thread and decided to just dump everything and do a fresh install so I ordered up 8GB ram and 256GB ssd from crucial and installed them today, did fresh install and everything is working well.

 

when I go to device manager I have 1 unknown device but everything seems to be working (card reader, usb ports, touch and all).

 

I do have a question though, I did not install the IRST just to experiment and go from no power to running in 5 seconds and when I used the lenovo set up it took 11 seconds so is the crucial drive that much faster than the samsung?

 

I now have one big drive with 238GB space and a very fast start and a 122GB samsung drive for movies and music.

 

I was also surprised at how small mSATA drive really are.

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Re: Ideapad Yoga hard disk allocation

2012-12-05, 23:54 PM

I have a quick question.I did some messing around with the drives to extend space, but now I would just like to go back to factory and run thelenovo hotfix. I ordered the recovery disks from Lenovo which set me back $60. I could not get anyone on the phone to give me a clear answer so I just wanted to make sure, will all partitions go back to factory state( ie the way they were when I first bought the laptop) after running the recovery from the disks?

 

Thanks!

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Re: Ideapad Yoga hard disk allocation

2012-12-07, 15:15 PM

Bravo Lenovo!!  Now let's take care of that fan issue that some users are complaining about.

 

http://www.zdnet.com/lenovo-cleans-up-its-incredibly-messy-yoga-13-disk-layout-7000008379/?s_cid=e064

 

 

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Re: Ideapad Yoga hard disk allocation

2012-12-07, 18:52 PM

Note that if you do a clean reinstall, you'll lose some of the Lenovo utilities: Lenovo Transition, Motion Control, etc. Lenovo has posted drivers, but not these utilities. The only way to get them right now is as part of the original Lenovo Win 8 image; they're not available for download. :(

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