08-16-2016 01:48 PM - edited 08-16-2016 01:51 PM
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.
08-16-2016 02:05 PM
OneKey is an Idea tool typically. It's done with ThinkVantage tools on Windows 7 Think machines.
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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08-16-2016 02:40 PM
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.
08-17-2016 06:18 AM
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".