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Paper Tape
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Registered: ‎11-05-2013
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Recover Windows 8 from just the Lenovo recovery partition

Hello all,

I have a T530, which came with Windows 8. I tried it for a day or so, then installed Linux and went on my way. I now want to reinstall Win8 on the original hard drive. The only partition that has survived on the drive is the Lenovo recovery partition, which I believe can be used to completely recover Windows 8, but I am completely unable to access it in any way that I have tried. I have even installed an evaluation copy of 8.1 on the computer to see if I could use it to access the recovery partition, but no dice.


Is there any way I can use just the Lenovo recovery partition to get back to Windows 8? Thanks!

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Re: Recover Windows 8 from just the Lenovo recovery partition

Try downloading and installing the ThinkVantage Rescue and Recovery program - it may allow you to access the recovery partition if it is, indeed, still on the drive.

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