English Community

ThinkPad NotebooksThinkPad: S Series, ThinkPad Yoga and Twist Laptops
All Forum Topics
Options

19 Posts

01-09-2013

Poquoson, VA

76 Signins

656 Page Views

  • Posts: 19
  • Registered: ‎01-09-2013
  • Location: Poquoson, VA
  • Views: 656
  • Message 1 of 4

Lenovo Twist - How do you copy Win 8 Pro onto recovery partition?

2013-01-30, 14:06 PM

I upgraded my Lenovo Twist (3347-4HU) from Win 8 to Win 8 Pro with Windows Media Center (WMC).  How do I copy the newly purchased operating system and WMC to my HDD recovery partition so that if I ever have to do a restore, it will restore Win 8 Pro with WMC and not the original copy of Win 8 that came on the computer?  My concern is if a recovery is done from the factory recovery partition, I will lose my upgrade that I purchased.

Reply
Options

642 Posts

12-11-2012

Raleigh, NC

370 Signins

26193 Page Views

  • Posts: 642
  • Registered: ‎12-11-2012
  • Location: Raleigh, NC
  • Views: 26193
  • Message 2 of 4

Re: Lenovo Twist - How do you copy Win 8 Pro onto recovery partition?

2013-01-30, 15:27 PM

Hey there poqman,

 

I am uncertain if you can "package" all of that unto the recovery partition; however, I did speak with a colleague that had upgraded to windows 8, and then opted for Pro. This is the process that he followed.

 

Have you by chance already downloaded and installed Win 8 Pro? If able, you could try downloading the upgrade files as an ISO or to a bootable USB Drive. Then make sure you store activation key that you should have received via email in a secure location that you can get to at any time that you would need too. By doing this, you recovery process would like this:

 

1) You will first recover from your Windows 8 OEM Recovery Media (If you have not already, it may be prudent to go ahead and make your recovery media if you have not done so yet.)

2) Once you have finished recovering back into Windows 8 OEM, you then install your upgrade of Pro to from your USB Drive/ISO, you will need your activation key.

 

Additionally, it may be prudent to follow up with Microsoft support to see what advice that they can give towards recovery options to ensure that you will always have Windows 8 Pro in the event of a recovery incident.

 

I hope this helps.



Did someone help you today? Press the star on the left to thank them with a Kudo!

If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution".! This will help the rest of the Community with similar issues identify the verified solution and benefit from it.
Reply
Options

8187 Posts

01-13-2008

US

77215 Signins

2187659 Page Views

  • Posts: 8187
  • Registered: ‎01-13-2008
  • Location: US
  • Views: 2187659
  • Message 3 of 4

Re: Lenovo Twist - How do you copy Win 8 Pro onto recovery partition?

2013-01-30, 17:11 PM

Another option would be to make a full-drive backup to an external HDD.  You can use the oddly named "Windows 7 File Recovery" feature to make the backup.

 

It's probably a good idea to do that on a regular basis.  :)

 

Z.


The large print: please read the Community Participation Rules before posting. Include as much information as possible: model, machine type, operating system, and a descriptive subject line. Do not include personal information: serial number, telephone number, email address, etc.


The fine print: I do not work for, nor do I speak for Lenovo. Unsolicited private messages will be ignored - questions and answers belong in the forum so that others may contribute and benefit. ... GeezBlog

 

Communities: English Deutsch Español Português Русскоязычное Česká Slovenská Українська Polski Türkçe Moto English

Reply
Options

19 Posts

01-09-2013

Poquoson, VA

76 Signins

656 Page Views

  • Posts: 19
  • Registered: ‎01-09-2013
  • Location: Poquoson, VA
  • Views: 656
  • Message 4 of 4

Re: Lenovo Twist - How do you copy Win 8 Pro onto recovery partition?

2013-01-30, 21:48 PM
Hi Tout1108G and thanks for the reply. I did not download the upgrade files as an ISO. I have stored my activation key.
I'll visit the Microsoft support for advice. I did perform a system image after installing, but hope I can rescue the operating system without a full over-writing the HDD.
Reply
Forum Home

Community Guidelines

Please review our Guidelines before posting.

Learn More

Check out current deals!

Go Shop
X

Save

X

Delete