My machine comes preloaded with Windows 8. Unlike Windows 7, Lenovo Think products do not have options to create recovery media in Windows 8 via Lenovo ThinkVantage Tools.
Thus, is there any way to create recovery disc or media for just in case anything happens to my system and i need to recover back the system to factory default state?
Below are the instructions for creating the Lenovo Microsoft Windows 8 preload Recovery Media for Lenovo Think branded systems. A minimum 16GB USB flash drive is required to make a complete backup.
Open Recovery applet by pressing the Microsoft Windows key and X. Select "Control Panel" from the menu and then select "Recovery" from the Control Panel pane as shown below.
Select "Advanced recovery tools" and then select "Create a recovery drive" as shown below.
Click "Yes" at the User Account Control prompt (if prompted
Make sure that "Copy the recovery partition from the PC to the recovery drive." is checked as shown below.
Select the appropriate USB Flash Drive.
The selected drive will be reformatted during the recovery creation process as shown below.
USB format and file copy will begin. This process may take up to hour and will display as shown below.
Once the Recovery Media creation has completed, there is the option to delete the recovery partition. On most systems, this partition is about 10G in size. Lenovo strongly recommends that this recovery partition remain intact as shown below.
Recovery Media Process is complete and Control Panel can be closed.