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tribedude
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Creating Windows 7 recovery disks for my T410i

Hi there:

 

I would like to create a windows 7 recovery disk(s) but I can't find a "onekey" program to execute. I do have some thinkvantage programs on the computer but I don't see "onekey" anywhere.

 

Is there a way for me to create windows 7 recovery disks? I would like to do a fresh install on my thinkpad.

 

I do have a COA on the bottom of the computer.

 

Thanks,

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Re: Creating Windows 7 recovery disks for my T410i

OneKey is an Idea tool typically.  It's done with ThinkVantage tools on Windows 7 Think machines.

 

https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/documents/ht004960

 

IIRC it varied a little over the years.  Sometimes it was an option in Rescue and Recovery, other times there was a direct start menu link, and sometimes it was in tools as above.

 

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tribedude
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Re: Creating Windows 7 recovery disks for my T410i

I have rescue and recovery. Can I use this to make a backup of the factory install? 

 

I see options to backup everything  but I don't want to do that.

 

I want to start from scratch.

 

Thanks

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Re: Creating Windows 7 recovery disks for my T410i

If I have to order replacement restore disks from Lenovo (Windows 7 64), how much will they be?

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Re: Creating Windows 7 recovery disks for my T410i

Recovery DVD set from Lenovo will be around $50US ~~$65CN.

A Lenovo factory shipped system will have the Create Recovery Media function.

This option will be a standalone function on the start menu and will be imbedded in the RNR gui panels. This option can be run 1 time only then it disappears.

 

If you restore your system to Factory state, you must run windows update, which will take hours. 

 

If your system is stable, take a backup with:

(1)windows 7 backup/recovery software

(2)Rescue and Recovery backup software

 

Trying to make a Factory Recovery "current" takes hours and hours.

Some of the Lenovo products will not work after your machine is made "current". 

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