11-05-2013 10:09 AM
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!
11-05-2013 03:25 PM
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.