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fd212
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Registered: ‎12-04-2011
Location: USA
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Message 1 of 12

Deleted Recovery Partition

Hello,

 

I deleted the recovery partition from my W520 drive. I had made the recovery media to a USB drive but I misplaced the drive! I can't find it anywhere. If I call Lenovo can they send me recovery disks? Even if I have to pay a small fee I don't mind but I need to reinstall Windows. Thank you for your help.

ThorsHammer
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Message 2 of 12

Re: Deleted Recovery Partition

Yes, they will sell you the disks.

paascal
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Message 3 of 12

Re: Deleted Recovery Partition

free of charge?

 

i reinstalled win7 on a ssd, i now have 1 R&R partition on each drive.  how can i remove the one on the SSD.  i would rather just keep the one i have on my hard drive and have more free space on the SSD.  i dont see any options to remove it

 

thanks

 

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JDay
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Location: Sacramento, CA
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Message 4 of 12

Re: Deleted Recovery Partition


@paascal wrote:

free of charge?

 

i reinstalled win7 on a ssd, i now have 1 R&R partition on each drive.  how can i remove the one on the SSD.  i would rather just keep the one i have on my hard drive and have more free space on the SSD.  i dont see any options to remove it

 

thanks

 


It'll cost you about $45. If you can find the drive and do a restore you'll be able to make another recovery set.

 

http://www.thinkpadrecoverycds.com/

OrElm
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Registered: ‎12-13-2011
Location: USA
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Message 5 of 12

Re: Deleted Recovery Partition

This should not cost money i think. Lenovo send these disks for free.
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ThorsHammer
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Message 6 of 12

Re: Deleted Recovery Partition

The reason they cost monet is because there is a cost associated with creation and QA.  I thought I also read somewhere they have to pay for another Windows license, too.

OrElm
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Message 7 of 12

Re: Deleted Recovery Partition

But let's say i've the laptop for 3 months and i didn't managed to burn the CDs, from what i know, lenovo ship it free of charge. So why paying 50$ for it?
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ThorsHammer
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Message 8 of 12

Re: Deleted Recovery Partition

I guess they figure if you're dumb enough not to create 1 CD and 3 DVD's so you'll have a free factory restore disk set, you should pay a penalty.

 

But I don't speak for Lenovo sales.  Smiley Very Happy

OrElm
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Message 9 of 12

Re: Deleted Recovery Partition

I guess you are right ..Smiley Tongue

BTW

What's the one cd purpose?

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ThorsHammer
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Message 10 of 12

Re: Deleted Recovery Partition

The CD's purpose is to get the environment booted so the Backup or Restore can be run.  I haven't really looked under the covers but I think they are using WinPE for that.  The environment and tools will fit on a CD so that is what you are asked for when you create the first disk in the process of creating the factory image disk set.  I rarely have CD's anymore so I typically just use a DVD instead.  Either works.

 

The remaining DVD's are used to store the image which is chunkified into DVD size splits.

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