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Re: Ideapad Yoga hard disk allocation

2012-12-09, 8:13 AM
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Re: Ideapad Yoga hard disk allocation

2012-12-09, 8:41 AM

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Re: Ideapad Yoga hard disk allocation

2012-12-09, 16:52 PM

I found that most if not all the utilities that accompanied the Yoga to be less than useful and do not need them.

 

As noted in a previous post I had one item with a ? listed in the device manager I have since taken care of that problem it was the "Lenovo Vhid Device".

 

Since the upgrades I am extremely pleased with this machine.

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Re: Ideapad Yoga hard disk allocation

2012-12-09, 19:55 PM
Isnt there a downside to this hotfix, in upsetting a pretty elegant recovery system? I realize it's a little wasteful for the 128 systems, but who isn't gonna upgrade to 256? Regardless of which approach is better, i want to know what capability may be lost.

As i understand it, the d partition lets you build up data files such as media where it won't be disturbed by recoveries. The c partition is for software... not only the original but old and new apps, maybe including updates you regret. The recovery partition was sized to be able to backup a full c partition. Therefore you can backup your whole software config when stable, then recover it when software updates to c turn out to be unhappy.

If the above is true, i might prefer to keep the d partition to wall off my data. Maybe a utility to shrink both c and the recovery partition would help, but leave enough room in recovery for more than the original software.
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Re: Ideapad Yoga hard disk allocation

2012-12-09, 22:13 PM

As i understand it, the d partition lets you build up data files such as media where it won't be disturbed by

> recoveries. The c partition is for software... not only the original but old and new apps, maybe including updates you

> regret. The recovery partition was sized to be able to backup a full c partition. Therefore you can backup your whole

> software config when stable, then recover it when software updates to c turn out to be unhappy.

 

What you describe is true and is the ideal outcome.  But it requires carefully deciding where to save new programs and data (i.e. to the D partition) and I suspect that most "non-advanced" users are not going to worry about such details.  And since new program installations still store program state and config in C or the Windows registry, then in practice a complete restore of C doesn't completely restore.  :-)

 

In short, I think for most people they just want one partition and to see that most of their purchased disk space is available to them.  Advanced users who will benefit from two partitions won't want or need or use this hotfix.

 

 

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10-26-2012

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Re: Ideapad Yoga hard disk allocation

2012-12-10, 11:53 AM

From Lenovo after the hotfix partition merge:

  • Will I still be able to use OneKey Recovery (OKR) after I run this tool?

Yes, OneKey Recovery can still be used to restore the system to factory contents. Note: The “Application” and “Drivers” folders currently on the D drive will not be restored by OneKey Recovery.  Ensure these folders are backed up prior to running OKR.

 

 

What it does to your data, I'm not sure... haven't tested it. 

 

There is also a similar Windows8 "refresh" tool that does not effect data. 

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Re: Ideapad Yoga hard disk allocation

2012-12-10, 16:10 PM

OKR is the equivalent of restore CDs & DVDs -- It will "restore" your Yoga to what it was when originally delivered from the factory.  I used it several times after I first bought my Yoga and it was extremely useful, particularly since the Yoga has no optical drive or restore media.

 

The original OKR had the option of leavning the D partition untouched (i.e. "your data" and the old Applications and Drivers folders).  But after the hotfix there is no separate D partition anymore so OKR will restore the C partition to factory defaults and any personal data on the SSD will be gone.

 

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12-14-2012

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Re: Ideapad Yoga hard disk allocation

2012-12-14, 1:23 AM

Question, I ran this hotfix, and it appeared to work, it backed up the files, deleted the D partition, created a Q partition, moved the files back, but then it appeared to delete the Q partition.

 

After it finished I have more space on C, but C is now the ONLY drive I have.  If I look in disk management I have an 8 gig primary partition and an 8.25 recovery partiion, but none are visible in explorer like the recovery partition used to be... is that normal?  Will that break my recovery ability?

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Re: Ideapad Yoga hard disk allocation

2012-12-15, 5:53 AM

After it finished I have more space on C, but C is now the ONLY drive I have.  If I look in disk management I have an

> 8 gig primary partition and an 8.25 recovery partiion, but none are visible in explorer like the recovery partition used

> to be... is that normal?  Will that break my recovery ability?

 

Yes, this is normal.  OKR will still work and uses the hidden recovery partition.

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12-15-2012

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Re: Ideapad Yoga hard disk allocation

2012-12-15, 13:11 PM

Hi,

 

I tried running the Hotfix but got an error:

 

Unable to execute file:

C:\drivers\Hotfix\Setup.exe

ShellExecuteEx failed; code 2

The system cannot find the files specified

 

Your advice will be much appreciated.

 

Thanks.

 

Kevin

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