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Re: Ideapad Yoga hard disk allocation

2013-03-13, 7:36 AM
about upgrading the ram and sdd, can the re-seller do it or it can only be done by the service center??
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Re: Ideapad Yoga hard disk allocation

2013-03-13, 8:58 AM
I just used recovery discs sent to me by Lenovo to refresh my system. Rather than the 6 partitions listed in this tutorial I have 7. And my C drive (Windows8_OS) is 105GB in total size and my D drive (LENOVO) is only 3.99GB in size. I cannot run the Hotfix probably because this is a more consolidated image than the stock one. I wanted to run these steps anyways to gain a little more space but right at the beginning I have problems where Intel Rapid Start does not show up to uninstall. In all honesty I am pretty alright with the way things are yet I would like to at least remove the 3.99GB (LENOVO) partition that has Applications and drivers folders in it.
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Re: Ideapad Yoga hard disk allocation

2013-03-13, 22:55 PM
So since my setup seems a bit different I am not sure about the partitions I can remove and if setting up my IRST will work the same. Granted I can just restore again but maybe I don't even have IRST installed since it doesn't show up in my programs list? My D drive (LENOVO) just houses my Applications (McAfee) folder and the drivers folder, right? Nothing in here points to IRST...
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Re: Ideapad Yoga hard disk allocation

2013-03-14, 4:52 AM

Alright. Went through everything and got it all set up the right way. Have IRST working and everything is good. I have a 108GIG C drive cos I have the 8GB RAM setup. Better than 100. Every little bit helps. I was just wondering. Since I have the recovery discs I don't really plan on using OKR or anything to restore if I have to. So then... can I remove the 1000MB recovery partition that is listed under diskutility? What is that storing that is only 1GIG?

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Re: Ideapad Yoga hard disk allocation

2013-03-15, 21:55 PM

For those who installed W8 fresh from other media such as Technet or W8 Upgrade W8 Pro DVD, it seems that the base version of Windows 8 gets installed automatically using the key within the BIOS.

 

If one wishes to gain access to the Pro features of W8, is it possible to simply change the key from within windows to unlock Pro?  If not, what is the procedure for getting Pro on this machine?

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03-11-2012

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Re: Ideapad Yoga hard disk allocation

2013-03-16, 2:33 AM

to add the pro features:

 

  1. right-click on Computer
  2. choose "Properties"
  3. click the link "Get More Features...."
  4. choose "I already have a product key"
  5. Enter the key
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Re: Ideapad Yoga hard disk allocation

2013-03-16, 9:54 AM

Thanks for you post.  Do you know if this is as clean as installing Pro directly somehow (which I have yet to determine is even possible on this machine with the default key in the BIOS)?  

 

Also for those who have done the clean install, were you ever able to find a copy of some of the utilities that aren't available for download, such as Lenovo Transition, Motion Control, etc?  Or, are these utilities on the D drive with the drivers?

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Re: Ideapad Yoga hard disk allocation

2013-03-16, 14:19 PM

I don't know how 'clean' the install was. I wondered this too.

 

I am currently between Yogas (returned my first one and waiting for nexxt one to arrive) so I cannot check...but from memory, I think I just left the small partition that had the utilities on the disk when I did the install.

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Re: Ideapad Yoga hard disk allocation

2013-03-19, 22:24 PM

Does anyone know what sits on that 3rd partion of 1GB "unknown" partition?

 

If one wishes to simply keep the D drive, recovery, and IRST partitions, AND hopes to reinstall a working version of OKR with the original factory restore, would wiping partitions 1 - 5 have any effect on OKR? 

 

It seems partitions 1, 2, 4, and 5 all relate to W8 on a GPT disk, but not sure about the one in the middle.  Could anyone shed some light?

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03-22-2013

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Re: Ideapad Yoga hard disk allocation

2013-03-22, 16:58 PM

I have just gotten my lenovo and the first thing I wanted to do is use this hotfix. But it wont work. It says that the partitions have been changed. I am pretty sure that when I opened it in the store it was the first time the machine was ever opened.

 

Does this problem sound familiar to anyone? Please help!

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