11-15-2014 12:49 PM - edited 11-15-2014 12:51 PM
My gf said her lenovo is getting slow so I decided to get her an SSD and do a fresh install of win7 on it. She has 3 DVDs created which I believe believe from the lenovo Rescue and recovery software.They are
DVD1) lenovo recovery boot.
DVD2) lenovo recovery data1.
DVD3) lenovo recovery data2.
I swapped in the SSD and booted with the DVD labeled as "recovery boot" and i enter the lenovo recovery screen with 3 options
1) quick restore (grayed out, cant be selected)
2) full restore
3) rescue files.
I chose full restore and select DVD/CD to locate backup , but it didn't find anything. I subsequently put in DVD2 and DVD3 , it didn't find any backup and prompted for a "final C" DVD. At this point I'm thinking GF didn't create her recovery disk properly. I popped in her original HDD and try to create another recovery disk but it says it can only be done once.
Do you think she's missing a final C disk?
Is there a way to move forward with installing win 7 on her SSD besides recovery DVD from lenovo?
Her laptop model is thinkpad edge 0578 , win 7 home edition. she bought it 2 years ago and it's probably out of warranty.