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Re: Ideapad Yoga hard disk allocation

2012-10-28, 22:47 PM
If you've upgraded to a Pro key, note that Media Center is now free from here, until 1/31/13.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/feature-packs
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Re: Ideapad Yoga hard disk allocation

2012-10-29, 0:26 AM

"I'm getting so frustrated with this. All I wanted was a decent % of my Hard drive actually useable! And now I am completely lost on what to do! Well now it busted the entire thing and I can't even get into windows and the recovery partition is broken... this is awesome."


Now you're where I was at, was mega flustered till I installed windows fresh.


"This occurs if you do not use the Synaptics drivers included (in d:\drivers).  If you've installed another Synaptics version, uninstall those, reboot, then install the original drivers."

Ah, thanks for the tip, I'll give that driver a shot first to see specifically if that does it.

"If you've upgraded to a Pro key, note that Media Center is now free from here, until 1/31/13."

Good to know, when I use my pro liscense I'll be sure to get that, for the tablet though it installed vanilla Win8 x64 automatically from the disc as all consumer versions are contained therin and it found and used the liscense key stored in the BIOS. That all happened automatically. I wasn't going to use up my key without calling Microsoft on how to recover OEM Win8 keys, my gamble just happened to work out problem free.



Anyway, I just got in from work so once I get around to using those drivers you sent Yargnit I'll let ya know if all missing functions are restored. The windows default driver causes the wi-fi to switch on and off quickly from time to time disrupting communication so I'm hoping the official one will take care of that too. 

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Re: Ideapad Yoga hard disk allocation

2012-10-29, 1:24 AM

Well Im out right now while its downloading. it will be a couple hours before.i get home.to check it, but i really hope it it works for you because ill have to do the same.

 

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Re: Ideapad Yoga hard disk allocation

2012-10-29, 1:31 AM

Alright, I installed the Synaptics drivers first as suggeted and now tablet mode works flawlessly.

I didn't install much else since that resolved the most notable issue, will have to see if the correct wi-fi driver fixes the intermittent disconnects and reconnects. 

There are 5 things with missing drivers listed under device management but I have no idea what they require, everythig seems to be working on the system as is right now. :smileyhappy:

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Re: Ideapad Yoga hard disk allocation

2012-10-29, 4:18 AM

Crap. I downloaded the x86 not the x64 version of windows because I was in a hurry and not paying attention, and now I have to start it all over again. Great....

 

Any chance I'd be able to get you to upload a copy of the .iso off the DVD you have? I can set up a space on the server I used for the drivers is you need.

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Re: Ideapad Yoga hard disk allocation

2012-10-29, 5:38 AM
Do we know what the 8 GB partition consists of?

Has anyone attempted to resize the 8 GB unlabeled/20 GB recovery partitions down to whatever the actual amount of data is inside?

Also, just FWIW, I simply moved the data from the "Lenovo" partition (with drivers and such) into the C:/ partition and deleted it, then extended the C:/ over it. This gives me about 90 GB total without having touched the 8 GB unlabeled or 20 GB recovery partition. Enough for me and my uses, but probably not for most.
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Re: Ideapad Yoga hard disk allocation

2012-10-29, 5:59 AM
My partition software showed the 8GB as 100% full, but then deleted it when I tried to do something else, which is what started the screw ups going.

The 20GB appeared to be able to shrink down to 9GB w/o any direct issues, but when I tried to extend the C partition into the freed up space from shrinking D and the 20GB and losing the 8GB the whole machine bricked.
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Re: Ideapad Yoga hard disk allocation

2012-10-29, 6:17 AM

Top-Tier-Tech, or anyone else who's done a clean install of Windows, if you go to the Store app and search for Lenovo, do you see all the various Lenovo apps?

 

I see these on the Yoga, but not on my desktop. I was just curious if they show up because the Store knows the notebook is OEM'd by Lenovo, or if it's a software thing.

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Re: Ideapad Yoga hard disk allocation

2012-10-29, 7:10 AM

I can't get it to boot off my USB drive. I uses a program specifically made to turn a USB drive into a bootable win8 drive, but it won't boot. How did you get it to boot off the thumb drive?

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Re: Ideapad Yoga hard disk allocation

2012-10-29, 8:40 AM

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I can't get it to boot off my USB drive. I uses a program specifically made to turn a USB drive into a bootable win8 drive, but it won't boot. How did you get it to boot off the thumb drive?


Power off the computer, then press the tiny round button to the left of the power button. (I've heard this called both the Novo button and the OneKey Recovery button.) You'll probably need a pen or something similar to press it; I've been unable to press it using just a fingernail.

The computer will turn on and then you'll get a menu of four options, one of which is the boot menu that will allow you to select a USB device to boot from.

 

If your computer doesn't boot from the USB device after you select it from the boot menu, it may not have been configured correctly by the program you used. The partition on the USB drive needs to be marked active and have a certain offset.

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