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Re: Considerations for making Win 8 recovery media

2012-12-08, 22:12 PM

I have an IdeaPad G580.  The procedure to create the USB drive worked.  Hope I never have to find out if it works to restore.  Knock on wood.  Feel better though that I at least have a backup should the HDD fail.

 

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Meik

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Re: Considerations for making Win 8 recovery media

2012-12-10, 20:33 PM

wrote:

I have an IdeaPad G580.  The procedure to create the USB drive worked.  Hope I never have to find out if it works to restore.  Knock on wood.  Feel better though that I at least have a backup should the HDD fail.

 

Regards,

Meik


That is one of the models I've tested, it will create the drive, but will not work when trying to restore.

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Re: Considerations for making Win 8 recovery media

2012-12-11, 6:24 AM

reneki wrote:

Meikahyael wrote:

I have an IdeaPad G580.  The procedure to create the USB drive worked.  Hope I never have to find out if it works to restore.  Knock on wood.  Feel better though that I at least have a backup should the HDD fail.

 

Regards,

Meik


That is one of the models I've tested, it will create the drive, but will not work when trying to restore.


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Reneki,

 

Thanks for the reply.  What is the alternative?

 

Regards,

Meik

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Re: Considerations for making Win 8 recovery media

2012-12-11, 7:55 AM

Sorry, maybe I shouldn't have asked only Mark.

 

Can anyone at Lenovo answer this one? Thanks.

 

Every way I try I, get caught with it wanting either a small (+16 Gb) backup to USB or a massive 220 GB backup to DVD, or other partition.

 

Many thanks for your help

 

Andy

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Re: Considerations for making Win 8 recovery media

2012-12-11, 11:42 AM

In my case, I tried this following:

 

Create Backup Disks
- open control panel on the desktop
- in the search bar type “file recovery”
- click on File Recovery
- click on Create a System Image (which should create a back up image of the Windows 8 partition)
- have some blank DVD’s ready and click on “one or more DVDs” or have an external drive ready (recommended) as image space is pretty big (35 GB for my system not including the Lenovo drive D). I tried a 500GB backup drive from ADATA that I got off of Newegg. It was relatively inexpensive. However Windows said I couldn’t use it because it couldn’t be formatted with NTFS.
- left with no other choice, I stacked up the DVDs, but Windows 8 gave me the same error
- finally found this link: http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=HT076024
which requires a 16 GB USB drive USB 3.0 recommended for quicker operation. This turned my USB drive into my recovery drive with a back up image of the disk.

 

But now I understand that was all for naught, as the restoration process doesn't work.  Wonder if we will ever receive instruction on how to recover these systems should the HDD fail.  I guess that's why this particular machine was on sale...

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Re: Considerations for making Win 8 recovery media

2012-12-29, 11:42 AM

"Apparently there is an issue reinstalling the Lenovo Win 8 a pre-load image onto a blank HDD with some Win 8 Ideapad models (sorry, I don't have a definitive list). Its my understanding that Lenovo is working on the issue."

 

Please... I've had my lenovo y580 for the better part of a month and it has a $170 SSD that just sits there wasted. How long must we wait for a solution to this problem? Lenovo Premium Support says they can fix this issue... for $89.99. No way. Its not reasonable. Must we buy our own copy of windows 8? I just dropped 900 big ones on this laptop and I have to dish out more money to "do" what I want have it do? Is lenovo "for those who do" or "for those who do it themselves?" And I don't direct any of this towards the forum staff, its probably out of your control but I have no better outlet for my complaints. Please, we need real info on if they're still working on a fix and an unofficial estimate of timeframe in which this problem will be solved. I'm very frustrated.

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Re: Considerations for making Win 8 recovery media

2013-01-01, 12:54 PM

Hi all;

My problem is the same with Tmsmit616.

 

Have a Lenovo Y580 with Windows 8 preinstalled on it and worst still - an Intel SSD sitting idle.

 

Can anyone advice me how to get the recovery disks for Y580??? Or whether the USB thumbdrive can write to a blank SSD/ HDD for Y580???

 

My first impression was the Lenovo One Key Recovery should recover to the DVDs. By the way, i have purchased the DVDs only to find out that now, i have to purchase the USB thumbdrive just to facilitate the recovery...???

 

Worst come to a worst....i may wanna install the retail version of WIndows 7 home premium. Where can we get the recovery disks for Windows 7 Home Premium for Lenovo IdeaPad Y580????

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Re: Considerations for making Win 8 recovery media

2013-01-01, 21:54 PM

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Worst come to a worst....i may wanna install the retail version of WIndows 7 home premium. Where can we get the recovery disks for Windows 7 Home Premium for Lenovo IdeaPad Y580????


Licence downgrade to Win 7 is only supported by Microsoft for Win 8 Pro licences....

 

http://www.microsoft.com/oem/en-gb/licensing/sblicensing/pages/downgrade_rights.aspx#fbid=_b-U3PJYwMN

 

... so, even if you get hold of the Lenovo recovery disks for Win 7 Home Premium for your Y580, you cannot legally install them, as your Y580 does not have a Win 7 Home Premium licence.

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I don't work for Lenovo
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Re: Considerations for making Win 8 recovery media

2013-01-02, 7:05 AM

Thanks for the advice.

For Windows 7 Home Premium, i plan to download the retail version...i have a valid license key for it. For the drivers, should be able to get them from Lenovo website. But then, where do i get the software for:

 - Lenovo Enhanced Experience 3.0 and rapid boot technology?

 - Dolby Digital 4.0?

 - One Key Recovery 7.0?

 - the miscellanous softwares???

 

 

For Windows 8, how is the status of the OKR 8.0 (One Key Recovery)? Can the recovery image from the USB Pendrive (created after pressing on the OKR 8.0) load to blank HDD/ SSD???

 

 

 

 

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Re: Considerations for making Win 8 recovery media

2013-01-03, 20:42 PM

When is the recovery to a blank drive issue going to be fixed? Wait, bad question. Lenovo would never put a timeline on it. That would require them to take some measure of responsibility to their post sales support. Well um guess I'll ask, do they have any intention to still work on it?

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