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Posts: 21
Registered: ‎10-28-2012
Location: USA
Message 121 of 280 (72,894 Views)

Re: Ideapad Yoga hard disk allocation

pedro0223 ... Create an image of your current system = backup. If you want to restore the initial factory SSD, use the recovery USB drive you created, but that will erase everything on the SSD.

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Registered: ‎11-04-2012
Location: Chicago
Message 122 of 280 (72,870 Views)

Re: Ideapad Yoga hard disk allocation

I get that.  Before I deleted the program and the recovery drive, One Key gave me the option to create an image based on my system as it sat (not the initial image).  Since uninstalling and reinstalling, that option no longer works which doesn't make sense since.

 

Maybe I'm missing somehting but I thought One Key have me the ability to make as many images as I want at any time.

802.11n
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Registered: ‎10-31-2012
Location: San Francisco
Message 123 of 280 (72,854 Views)

Re: Ideapad Yoga hard disk allocation

I recall when I first used OneKey that it said something about creating a Backup folder in D: -- So perhaps it won't run if D: is missing?  You could try creating a tiny D: partition and then run OneKey again.

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Registered: ‎03-14-2011
Location: Seattle, WA
Message 124 of 280 (72,804 Views)

Re: Ideapad Yoga hard disk allocation

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Check this out: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/134611-how-to-reinstall-windows-8-without-losing-your-files-and...

 

Apparently you can create your own recovery image using the recimg.exe program. This way you could keep a copy of the Lenovo recovery image on one flash drive, and your own custom recovery image with all your apps installed on another drive.

 

There are caveats however: Windows has to already be installed in order for you to use your custom recovery image, and Windows will expect you to provide the drive that has the most recent recovery image, unless you tell it manually to use a different one. Also, because the recovery image is a differential image, it's not the same as doing a complete backup of your Windows partition--there are a bunch of folder locations it ignores, so there's still a possibility of losing things.

What's DOS?
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Registered: ‎11-05-2012
Location: Us
Message 125 of 280 (72,781 Views)

Re: Ideapad Yoga hard disk allocation

Thanks for the walk through Yikes 2000. I deleted the partions and now I have 112 gb usable space on my C drive. One change I noticed was there were about 8 different partions rather than 6. It was pretty easy to decide which ones to delete. You save me over $200 on a 256gb ssd drive. I think 112gb should be plenty.
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Registered: ‎10-28-2012
Location: USA
Message 126 of 280 (72,747 Views)

Re: Ideapad Yoga hard disk allocation

Another update to my instructions to reclaim SSD space on the Yoga 13
(128GB SSD, 4GB RAM).  Added accurate details to make it easier to follow.

DISCLAIMER: By following these steps, you assume all risks for anything
and everything that goes wrong.  Proceed with caution.

1) Create a Windows 8 Recovery Drive (external harddrive or 8GB USB stick).

   Control Panel -> Search for "Recovery" -> "Create a recovery drive",
     then check the box "Copy the recovery partition from the PC to
     the recovery drive".

   If anything goes wrong, use this Recovery Drive to re-install Windows 8.

2) Copy Lenovo D:\ to C:\Lenovo\.

     Admin CMD> ROBOCOPY D:\Application C:\Lenovo\Application /MIR /NFL /NDL
     Admin CMD> ROBOCOPY D:\drivers C:\Lenovo\drivers /MIR /NFL /NDL

3) Control Panel -> Programs -> Uninstall a programs
   Uninstall "Intel Rapid Start Technology".

   Reboot when prompted.

4) Computer -> Manage -> Storage -> Disk Management
   Right click on D:\ -> Change Drive Letter and Paths -> Remove D:

   Use DISKPART to delete 3 partitions:

   Admin CMD> diskpart
   DISKPART> sel disk 0
   DISKPART> list part

     Partition ###  Type              Size     Offset
     -------------  ----------------  -------  -------
     Partition 1    Recovery          1000 MB  1024 KB
     Partition 2    System             260 MB  1001 MB
     Partition 3    Unknown           1000 MB  1261 MB
     Partition 4    Reserved           128 MB  2261 MB
     Partition 5    Primary             63 GB  2389 MB
     Partition 6    Primary             25 GB    66 GB
     Partition 7    Unknown              8 GB    91 GB
     Partition 8    Recovery            20 GB    99 GB

   Delete the last 3 partitions.

   DISKPART> sel part 8
   DISKPART> del part override

   DISKPART> sel part 7
   DISKPART> del part override
   
   DISKPART> sel part 6
   DISKPART> del part override

   Reboot.

5) Computer -> Manage -> Storage -> Disk Management

   Right click on ( C: ) in the diagram -> Extend Volume...
     Extend by 50175 MB, leaving 4GB at the end.  (54271 - 4096 = 50175)
     If you upgraded RAM to 8GB, subtract 8192 instead of 4096.

   Right click on the unallocated space -> New Simple Volume...
     Create a simple volume with the 4GB (4096 MB) unallocated space.
     Don't assign a drive letter to it, don't format it.

   Admin CMD> diskpart
   DISKPART> sel disk 0
   DISKPART> list part

     Partition ###  Type              Size     Offset
     -------------  ----------------  -------  -------
     Partition 1    Recovery          1000 MB  1024 KB
     Partition 2    System             260 MB  1001 MB
     Partition 3    Unknown           1000 MB  1261 MB
     Partition 4    Reserved           128 MB  2261 MB
     Partition 5    Primary            112 GB  2389 MB
     Partition 6    Primary           4096 MB   115 GB

   Notice partition 6 is the one just created (4096 MB = 4GB).

   DISKPART> sel part 6
   DISKPART> set id=D3BFE2DE-3DAF-11DF-BA40-E3A556D89593

6) Download Intel Rapid Start from:
   http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?DwnldID=21612

   Execute Rapid_Start_Win7_2.1.0.1002.exe to extract the driver
   to the directory C:\Driver_Win7.  If you change the default directory
   to somewhere else, then you will get an error afterwards.  Don't worry,
   just execute IRST\setup.exe at your designated directory.

   IRST\setup.exe should install IRST without any problem.  Once
   installed, find the IRST Manager in the Notification Icon and use it to
   adjust IRST parameters to your liking.

   You could test IRST by enabling its timer and setting it to 1 minute.
   Put your Yoga to sleep (the power button should blink), wait 60 seconds,
   notice the laptop fan spins up for a second, then all is quiet (the power
   button no longer blinks).

Congratulations!  Your C:\ drive is now 112 GB in size.


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Former Employee
Posts: 82
Registered: ‎10-30-2012
Location: CN
Message 127 of 280 (72,726 Views)

Re: Ideapad Yoga hard disk allocation

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It couldn't be more clear, please Yargnit take this as an "Solution"......

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What's DOS?
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎11-06-2012
Location: Chicago,IL
Message 128 of 280 (72,705 Views)

Re: Ideapad Yoga hard disk allocation

I just registered to say thanks to Yikes for the great instructions for reconfiguring the partitions. It worked perfectly for me.

I do have a 256gb SSD that I want to add to my Yoga. Has anyone who has populated the second mSATA experienced any negatives in terms of performance or battery life?

Thanks!
Former Employee
Posts: 82
Registered: ‎10-30-2012
Location: CN
Message 129 of 280 (72,695 Views)

Re: Ideapad Yoga hard disk allocation

Nothing but you'd better use the same brand as current one. I am now have 2 SSD working fine.
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Posts: 52
Registered: ‎10-20-2012
Location: Ireland
Message 130 of 280 (72,691 Views)

Re: Ideapad Yoga hard disk allocation

What's the warranty situation wrt RAM and SSD upgrades? I'm inclined to wait to upgrade until the warranty is up and just use a 128 gb SDXC card  (which I believe the Yoga supports??) in the meantime.

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