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Lenovo Recovery Partition after Windows 10 Update

Q: Lenovo Recovery Partition after Windows 10 Update

Lenvo Community So I moved over to the dartk side and have installed Windows 10 on my Lenovo T430. So far so good but what happens to the Lenovo Recovery partition which remains on the computer. DO I still have access to it in the event something happens to WIndows 10 or should I remove the partition. I have OEM recovery disks so I can always return to WIndows 7 (or so I think) Jeff

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Preferred Solution: Lenovo Recovery Partition after Windows 10 Update

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My laptop came with Preinstalled Windows8(64bit). i recently upgraded to Windows8.1 through Windows-Store. i want to RESET my PC but it will bring Win-8 back, So how can i Update PBR Recovery Partition with new Win-8.1 ?  PBR partition contain "Install.wim" windows image file of Win8 of course, i want to update with Win8.1Both REFESH & RESET will bring back Windows 8. 

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Lenovo E430 BJ9 win 7 64 bit professional sp1
i recover my notebook to factory setting.
after that tried to windows update, but it stuck at checking for updates screen.
i'm using Eset Smart Security 9, have tried to disable firewall & protection while windows update, but still it just stuck at checking for updates.

i have run SURT(CBS.zip) & SFC Scan(sfc.txt).
i tried to read the cbs log but cannot understand the error. pls help.


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Hi All,
Just started a new job where I am required to do quite a lot of IT related work. I have been wondering if there is a quick way of installing Win 7 with all necessary updates onto Lenovo work-station (which has recovery partition), should a situation occur where the PC need to be re-set to factory settings. I have a feeling that an image after clean install and downloading all updates would be handy, however there are few technicalities that I have problems with:

1. Where should I save the image of the OS? (should I create a separate partition where the image would be placed, since the recovery partition isn't probably big enough to save into, and I could have problems accessing it)

2 Would there be another, simpler/quicker way of installing fresh OS with all necessary updates (+SP1) onto the machine without deleting/accessing/modifying recovery partition?

I spent quite a lot of time re-setting few machines, since the broadband is pretty bad in my work-place, and downloading all updates, and SP! took a lot of time.

Please note that I do not want to use USB sticks, or disks. The hard drive would be the optimal choice for me here.

Any help with the above would be much appreciated.

PS. Let me know if more info is needed.

A:WIn 7/recovery partition Lenovo

Will you only be managing one PC for this issue or do you have a network of computers that could possibly need to be reimaged?

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Hi, i have a new lenovo thinkcentre e73 and just put the recovery files on to disk and then deleted the recovery Partition and now im worried .  If the computer ever breaks and i need to use the recovery disks i just made will it restore it to factory settings even restore the Q drive? Thanks and sorry im a pain, Im a worrier.


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A:Lenovo Recovery Partition

My advice (and it's just mine, of course) is to forget about the recovery partition from Lenovo, and how to use it along with the recovery media you might have built or been provided with by Lenovo, and what to do about the Q partition, etc., etc.
Why would you ever really want to go back to "factory" state?  Then you'd have to re-customize, re-install of of your 3rd-party software products, etc., etc..
Why not just instead implement an ongoing regular automatically scheduled (maybe weekly, or twice a week, or whatever makes you comfortable) "system image" backup regimen using a product like Macrium Reflect Free (or modestl priced non-free Standard version with additional useful functionality).  Buy yourself a 2TB external USB 3.0 drive like this Verbatim drive, and use it to store your multiple generations of "system image" backups.
Now you actually have an automatic system backup of your complete and up-to-date operational C-partition, as well as of any other partitions you care to backup in this "complete partition" way. If you ever do need to "restore" because of Windows corruption, or virus, or who knows what reason, you can at least revert to a very very recent version that already includes everything you've ever customized or installed.  Isn't that a better reversion platform level than Lenovo "factory"??
Also, if you want to supplement your "entire partition" backups (i.e. "system image") with a more everyday-usable... Read more

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After going to Windows 10, I still have a Lenovo Recovery Partition (about 10 Gb).  I do not think this is usable anymore.  What can I do with it.  Is it safe to delete it or format it?  I have a SL510 laptop.

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Why OneKey Recovery does not work after installing latest update of windows 10? I have updated windows today (14 Oct 2017). I think the latest version of windows 10 has been installed on my laptop now. After installing this latest version of windows 10, I am unable to make system backup using pre-installed OneKey Recovery Software in my Lenovo Yoga500 14ISK laptop. An another issue is I found a windows.old folder in my system drive which is using approximately 15 GB. It is a very disturbing thing to me. It is appearing after installing the updates. Can anybody help me with the above issues. Thanks in advance. Sincerely,Rubel Ahmed

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Hi there I am wondering how do I get get the system recovery back? I have accidently deleted the partition and now I dont know how to get it back or re-install it again? Any way of doing this? There wasnt any recovery disks came with my Lenovo only the drivers disk which I still got. Please can any one help me please? Thanks in advance for any advice....

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After going to Windows 10, I still have a Lenovo Recovery Partition (about 10 Gb).  I do not think this is usable anymore.  What can I do with it.  Is it safe to delete it or format it?  I have a SL510 laptop.
Moderator comment: Model added to subject for clarity.

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Why do I get "this folder is empty" when I try to view the files in the Lenovo Recovery Q partition? This is a Windows 7 operating system, and I have the window view Folder Options enabled to show hidden files, folders, and drives.  But there must be plenty there, since only 2.96GB of 9.76 GB of the Q partition is free.  I need to edit a file in the Q partition so I can create a back-up.  Any help in making the contents visible is appreciated.  Thanks


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A:Lenovo Recovery Q partition - empty?

I have answered my own question.  The answer is that you must also ensure to uncheck "Hide protected operating systems files (Recommended)".  By default, this is checked.  All then becomes visible. Hope this helps someone else.

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Hello. I apologize if this question has been asked before, but I read everything I could find on partitions and onekey recovery but I still do not understand the concept. I have a few questions for you.I purchased Lenovo Yoga 720 15inch version from best buy. The hard drive size is 256gb SSD. However, when I finished setting up the laptop, I noticed that my Local Drive (C) has only 192 space left. Right next to the Drive C, there is Drive D, which has 25gb space allocated by uses 1.7gb for Driver and YMC software only. There is nothing else in the drive, only drivers. As of now, after I installed all the programs necessary for me work, I have just 158gb space left in my Drive C. I would like to increase that space. I spoke to Lenovo on the phone and the guy told me that there is hidden partition in the drive for Lenovo Onekey recovery, which I do not think I need because I have done Windows reset before and successfully set up the clean format. Here are my questions for you. 1. Can I delete Drive D partition and merge it with Drive C without messing up my operating system? I have already backed up drivers from Drive D onto my external hard drive, and I would like to delete Drive D and merge it with Drive C. Please let me know if this is possible. 2. I looked for disk partition in the disk management, and it shows following:260mb Healthy (EFI System); 212.3gb (Windows C Healthy Boot, Page File, Crash Dump, Primary Partition); Lenovo (D Healthy Primary Parti... Read more

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Hello, I have the issue with Recovery partition on Lenovo ThinkPad Helix. I accidentally deleted this partition when I'm tryed to install custom Windows 7 on this tablet PC. Thus, I have a question, how can I get this recovery image for Lenovo Helix? Thank you in advance. 

A:Recovery partition on Lenovo ThinkPad Helix

Hi Murdoqq,
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
If you deleted the recovery partition, you have deleted the files needed to create the recovery media without which you cannot create a recovery media.
If you get the OEM ISO and re install it, the key should register automatically because it?s flashed into BIOS.
Otherwise, you have to call Lenovo Technical Support and order for a new set of recovery discs. Refer here for further information regarding the same.
Hope this helps!
Best regards,

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I recently formatted my Lenovo Ideapad Z510 laptop & installed clean Windows 10 via Bootable Pen DriveWhile doing so I deleted all partitions from my hard disk including recovery partition & created a single new partition of C Drive & installed Windows 10 on it.The problem now I am facing is sometimes my laptop restarts automatically & then a blue screen appears saying Your PC ran into a problem and needs to restart.Then the recovery process appears& when I click recover It recover some days old version of my current operating system & uninstalls recently installed programmes.This is happening frequentlySo I want to know how can I recreate all those default Recovery Partitions&Do I need to format my laptop again for that?

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Hi, I have a Lenovo Thinkpad X220 and my C drive (windows drive) corrupted yesterday. I cannot get to Lenovo Recovery to restore my C drive because the C drive was totally corrupted. I use linux bootable usb to try to access my hard drive, the C drive was corrupted, no data can be read, but the Recovery Partition (Q:\) was fine. I try to re-install my Thinkpad using the same OS (Windows 7 Pro-64 Bit) using the product key inside the battery slot to see if my hard drive fails or not, but the Windows that I reinstalled was fine until now. The Recovery Partition was still there, with different Letter path (changed to D:\) and whatever inside the recovery partition was hidden but the partition was 10GB used, so I think what inside the partition was hidden. My question is:1. Can I use my Recovery Partition again to factory reset my Thinkpad?2. Can I use the Recovery Partition with the Lenovo Rescue & Recovery apps that I download from Lenovo Website? Thank you, I still need My Thinkpad X220 eventhough I already have newer Lenovo laptop. Your help is much appreciate.

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i think hp / compaq should create a software update utitlity that would allow a consumer user to update their recovery partition, so that if they had to perform system recovery they wouldn't erase let's say an OS - Operating System upgrade.  ex: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium, I'd like to upgrade to HP/Compaq Windows 7 Home Premium.  In other words the recovery partition wouldn't revert to factory installed OS but rather to the OS upgrade.


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A:Update Recovery Partition

More than likely, that violates the licensing agreement with Microsoft. At least, I imagine it would. You are talking about two separate copies of separate operating system software. 

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Is there a way to boot directly off of D:(recovery partition) so i can restore my gateway laptop to factory settings? Right now I get a "BOOTMGR is missing" error message. The C: drive is completely gone, but like i said, the recovery partition is intact.

Thanks in advance.

Edit: I tried hitting f11 at startup to bring up gateways recovery menu, but again nothing. I have the windows vista recovery environment disc also if that helps.

A:Formatted Windows Vista partition, but i still have the Recovery partition on D:

There are files on c: used by the recovery partition on d:

Boot with your Vista recovery DVD and reinstall Vista.

Regards. . .



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In last day I got my laptop reset after that I got trouble that it's taking every update again. I reset my laptop few times in past few months and it's updating again from starting. any idea to put updated images in lenovo one key recovery.   I have chrome, firefox on my  c drive and I don't want to make backup of current pc with my log-in in browser. Any help?

A:Is there anyway to update the one recovery images in lenovo laptop ?

Hi anirugu91 , 
Welcome to the Community Forums. 
Since the recovery image are factory created by the depot engineers , there won't be anyway to change it without using the OEM internal tool. 
Other option that you can try is creating a user backup from One Key Recovery software or simply cloning the harddrive after you have update it. 
Hope this help answer your query.

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Hi everyone,

I recently purchased a Dell Windows RT tablet from someone. It had the problem of not starting anymore. I managed to get my hands on a Windows RT 8.0 Recovery USB Image for this type of tablet. I used a Imaging tool to install this image on a USB drive.
I booted with this and I could access the Advanced recovery options. I started the Command Prompt and launched Diskpart. I saw all of the partitions where gone. So I used Diskpart to re-install all of the partitions using the Microsoft standard.
It looks like this:

convert gpt
create partition primary size=450
set id=DE94BBA4-06D1-4D40-A16A-BFD50179D6AC
gpt attributes=0x8000000000000001
format quick fs=ntfs label="Windows RE tools"
assign letter=T
create partition efi size=200
format quick fs=fat32 label="System"
assign letter=S
create partition msr size=128
create partition primary
shrink minimum=4200
gpt attributes=0x0000000000000000
format quick fs=ntfs label="Windows"
assign letter=W
create partition primary
set id=de94bba4-06d1-4d40-a16a-bfd50179d6ac
gpt attributes=0x8000000000000001
format quick fs=ntfs label="Recovery image"
assign letter=R

All went well. After recreating the partitions, I used DISM to deploy the *.wim image on the USB drive to the Windows partition and installed the bootloader afterwards. The tablet was fixed after this :) I installed Windows RT 8.0 and updated to Windows
8.1... Read more

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I was running partition magic to partiton an external hard drive but partiton magic took it upon itself to do...something to my recovery partition. the recovery partition doesnt show up. its there because the other partition software i use (minipartition) sees it and can view the files. i think maybe partiton magic unlabled it or something. PLEASE help. i have no idea what to do

A:partition magic and windows 7 recovery partition

That's no problem; try giving it a letter in Device Manager.

Drive Letter - Add, Change, or Remove in Windows 7 - Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to TSF by the way!

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I have a Lenovo laptop running Windows 7 Professional and I need to somehow use system recover to sort out the multiple problems. The OS was installed when it was new and no WIndows OS DVD's were issued with the laptop.  The WIndows install is 100% legit. The problem is only the failure of Lenovo to give customers the OS DVD's with the new laptop. The Lenovo warranty period has expired and their help/support is less than useless.
The recovery method in the Lenovo instructions does not work! I press the Novo key and F11 and get to the start of the recovery process where I select language and then when I click Next, the process stops with an alert saying I need to log in - see system administrator.
So I am unable to use the built in Recovery method.
I read there are several other methods of recovery and two of them I have explored:
1. Mircosoft website has a software-recovery section where I can enter my Product ID/Key and language and download an ISO for burning to be used as an install disk for fresh WIndow 7 Professional install.  The required 25 character Windows Key (xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx) which I obtained using a registration key app but is not accepted by Microsoft so I cannot proceed to download an ISO. I believe the Key is correct as it matches what I recorded one year ago and is same using two different Key recovery apps.
2. The Lenovo website gave instructions for burning DVD's to be used for restoring the laptop to as released from factory s... Read more

A:about Recovery Partition/Recovery methods - Windows 7

The site that you inputted your key does not accept OEM keys. Right click Computer > Properties. At the bottom of the page you will see your PID. If it has OEM in the PID then you cannot download an iso from Microsoft's site. You can input your key into the Ultimate PID checker and it will tell you the key is Valid.
If you created DVD's using lenovo's utility then you should not need to enter any key. It will be pre-activated.
When it asks you to login does it have a user and password box? Can you post a screen shot of the window?

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Hi guys: My problem was started by crashing my windows 10 soon after Logging windows password.?First of all  I tried Recovering by F11 method. But an error showed up saying Your device needs to repaired and not connected kr cant be acessed (Code: 0xc000000f).?Then i tried Repairing windows from bootable windows 10 USB but again it failed too (Error was startup repair cant repiar your system).?After trying this when i pulled my usb out,  i was not able to start my windows because on startup ,before windows 10 logo ,every time an error showed up saying (No bootable device - insert boot disk and press any key)?So i thought i could help my self by formatting c: drive and installing new windows from usb. But again i failed , error saying (your partition is of GTP type) after formatting c:?So To get rid of (no bootable device) error on stratup i thought i can get rid of it by formatting MBR partition and another very first partition labelling System. Both of them were 26OMB and 128MB respectively.But nothing happened after formatting both of them too.  I forgot to tell that apart from builtin windows 10... i had installed windows 7 too in my system long before all this story.when everything was Alright.?At this moment following Partitions are on my Hard drive.?Partition 1:  260 MB , Typeystem , Name: MBR, ( Currently formatted by me, mentioned above)Partition 2:  120MB, Typeystem, Name: (I dont remember lable , but i formatted i... Read more


Yes. Send a picture of the partition layout. I fear you have created quite a mess here and I wonder if maybe there is a problem with the hard drive. Have you run an F2 diagnostic scan on the hard drive? 

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Spoiler (Highlight to read)IMPORTANT!!IMPORTANT!!Friends from Lenovo,Yesterday I did the update to the new version of Windows 10, called Windows 10 Fall Creators Update or Windows 10, version 1709, and after the update was done I find out that the hotkey driver, that controls the Fn commands on the keyboard of my Lenovo ThinkPad X220, doesn`t work correctly with this new version of Windows 10. Therefore, I would like to know what can I do to fix this issue, so the hotkey commands work properly again in my notebook, or if it is going to be an update of this file (8jvu43ww.exe) that I could install in my notebook to fix this issue. Could you please tell me what can I do to make the Fn commands work properly with the new update of Windows 10 (Windows 10 Fall Creators Update) or if it is going to be an update of the hotkeys that is compatible with the new version of Windows 10?I look forward to hear your comments, and I hope you already have an idea, an answer to solve this issue. Yours truly,Cristián Palau

A:Lenovo ThinkPad X220 Hotkey Update for Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Intel 2nd gen CPU machines are not supported in Windows 10. 3rd gen (X230) is the first one.

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T460p here. After I updated my Windows 10 to Fall Creator Update - Lenovo System Update Shows 11 Updates that are already installed - so it want's to install the same drivers over and over again. Probably a bug. Anyone with the same experience?

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Just wondering... I will be upgrading to Windows 7 from Vista and would like to know if it will automatically create it's own recovery partition and replace the one for Vista? My Compaq came pre-installed with a separate recovery partition for Vista. I was wondering, if I need to do a re-installation of Windows 7 in the future at some point, how would I go about it with just the Windows 7 upgrade disk...

A:Windows 7 recovery partition..

Hu zzuebe2, welcome to the forums.

The recovery partition you have & the partition the Se7en sets up are sompletely different.

The Vista recovery is a complete backup of your OS so if you need to you can 'return to factory' settings. This is normally done by selecting a 3rd party 'System Restore' from the Start Menu or during the POST bootup.

The 'recovery' partition for Se7en is in case you need to run a repair install which only (mainly) replaces/reinstalls important operating/system files to the same state as when you first installed.

Installing Se7en over your vista partition will leave the second partition as a (quite frankly) useless drive and still setup a 100MB recovery partition . If you wish to still use the 3rd party 'System Restore' you will need to upgrade from Vista to Se7en do doubt about it. This will, however, completely wipe all data from the drive & set it back to how you first opened the box.

Hope that answers you question


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Hey all, I have a question about making a recovery partition. I've got a Dell that came with W7 and has since gotten a clean install of 8. However, the recovery partition is from W7 and I'm assuming it has all the crap Dell preloaded on it. Is there a way I can make a new recovery partition or install 8 over the existing one?


A:Windows 8.1 recovery partition

As far as I've been able to determine the Factory Restore/Recovery partition is created during the build of the computer. The HDDs are usually clones from a master setup for a particular model and the procedure to restore from that partition relies on more than just having the software on that partition to get the restore started. I've not come across any software that can do the same for individuals wishing to create the same procedure. Same for the program that is created or modified to allow making the CDs or DVDs for the Factory Restore. In practical terms, changing to an OS that didn't come with the machine pretty much creates a Custom computer of it.

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I'm upgrading a Compaq Presario running XP that has a recovery partition installed by the manufacturer. It's my understanding that the recovery partition will be useless after the upgrade. Should the drive be reformatted and the partition deleted?

A:Windows XP Recovery Partition

If you want XP do not delete the recovery partition.

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Hi all,

My laptop hard disc drive was failing and so whilst under warranty it was sent away to be replaced. I have it back now but in 'My Computer' the recovery partition is not visible, only the main C: drive.

However, when I open disc management there are two recovery partitions listed (one ~27 GB and one ~1 GB) along with an OEM partition and an EFI system partition. My concern is I don't have the option to assign any of these drives a letter to make them visible in My Computer, should I be worried or is this common place?

A:Recovery Partition - Windows 8

I have a Samsung laptop. When I bought it and fired it up for the first time I was given the options to choose my partition size or none at all. I choose none at all which give me exactly what you have. I still have my recovery partition it's just hidden. This may what have happened when it was setup with the new HDD. Now I have created a partition and I'm dual booting windows 7/8.1 and have a C and D drive along with the hidden system recovery partition.

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Hello. My Laptop was pre-installed with windows 7 Home Premium on C:
Some months ago, I have it installed with windows 8.1 on C:, and 7 Ultimate on B: (lol yes B).
I found out that the 7 Ultimate isn't legit, and also found out that I actually has Recovery Partition. so I want to recover the win 7 Home Premium, but to overwrite B: partition.
Can this actually be done?

My laptop is Asus G53JW btw. Thanks in advance.

A:Recovery Windows to Another Partition

No, the recovery process will write to C:

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Hi all,I have a Lenovo E560 that came pre-installed with windows 7 (GPT partition). GPT limits my encryption options and so I want to re-Install windows 7 and use MBR partition..I created Recovery media to 4 CD's.As per link below this describes how I should recover OS with MBR. https://support.lenovo.com/ie/en/documents/win8-dwgrd  ie: Boot to Rescue and recovery CD, choose factory restore , select partition style GPT or MBR.My problem is that when I boot to rescue and recovery via CD I am never given an option to Choose partition style ? Is there an updated Rescue and recovery CD that I need to create that does give me this option ? Thx,R

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Is it possible to create a recovery partition on C: for windows 8 pro 64 bit? if it CAN be done then how would one go about doing it? Have 500gb hdd so plenty of space.

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I am tring to install windows 10 lenovo g50-70 but it stucks on partition saying your partition is GPTso i have format the window drive others have MY OFFICE DATA,  so i could not clean partitions with cmd.Now plz help me to install windows 10 64 on GPT drive through UEFI mode, what`s the method???

A:how to install windows 10 lenovo g50-70 gpt partition with UEFI

Hi there, Aladil           -
Thank you for writing in to the Lenovo Forum - happy to have you here today.
You can't install to a GPT drive because you are booting in legacy mode. You'll have to boot in UEFI mode.
If you want to install in legacy mode you'll need to convert the drive to MBR - or at least clean it so the installer can partition it MBR-style.  Boot the install media, hit SHIFT+F10 to get a command prompt window, and run DISKPART:  list disk, select disk, clean, exit, exit.  Then let the installation continue.
Update us how it goes.
Tap that kudos button if I helped  If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"! 

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I am tring to install windows 10 lenovo g50-70 but it stucks on partition saying your partion is GPTso i have format the window drive others have MY OFFICE DATA,  so i could not clean partitions with cmd.Now plz help me to install windows 10 64 on GTP drive through UEFI mode, what`s the method???

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Will the Recovery partition still be there after windows 10 RTM gets released? I would like the gateway/acer recovery partition for windows 8.0 be removed on here. I just want to know how to make my own partition of the current system or of windows 10 whenever i want and use that instead of Gateway's I don't want to like upgrade to windows 10 rtm next month and get a virus and have to reinstall windows using reset windows/refresh windows feature. Would it downgrade me to 8.0 again and make me have to go through the stuff of upgrading to 8.1 and than back to 10?

A:Windows 10 Gateway's Recovery Partition?

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/create-usb-recovery-drive I would make a USB recovery drive as described in the link above. To answer your question(s)............... I can only tell you from my experience, that I had trouble loading a backup system image from Windows 10 Technical Preview to restore my previous (up-to-date) Windows 8.1 backup image that I had made in Control Panel>File History.I was using Windows 10 Techinal Preview at a time where it was still pretty buggy....so it's difficult to draw any conclusions from that. In theory, it should have worked fine. But it didn't (for me). To be on the safe side, you should make a Recovery Drive using the link above before you install Windows 10 or Windows 10 Techincal Preview, etc... If you want to also make a backup system image, you can try it.  If it works...it works.  But at least you'll have that USB recovery drive to fall back on if you experience the same as I did. Edit: I was able to eventually get my backup (up-to-date) system image of Windows 8.1 and my current programs and files..etc. restored, but I had to jump through a couple extra hoops to make that happen. Edit2: Microsoft calls it "system image backup"http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/what-happened-to-backup-restore 

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I accidently deleted windows bootloader file. I Don't know how this happened but tried to recover my windows by DVD and its works But Now the problem is only Drive C is visible. Is there any way to recover other drives which are not visible now.??
I m attaching some Screenshots with this post..please help me..thanks

A:Lost my HDD partition after windows recovery.

Try downloading and installing Minitool Partition Wizard Home Edition (free) along with the ISO for standalone bootable CD and burn it to CD.

Then boot to the CD and use its "partition recovery wizard" to see what it makes of your hard drive. If the original partitions can be discovered and recovered, let it do it.

In the future, taking regular periodic "system image" backups to say an external USB 3.0 drive with Macrium Reflect (free) for at least your "boot drives" (i.e. "system reserved" where Boot Manager lives, and C where Windows lives) is the minimum backup protection you should be running.

f course you should also be backing up your irreplaceable data on C and other partitions regularly, so as not to be exposed to ANY type of unexpected disaster.

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OK what I need to do is complicated. I have been searching for hours and cannot come up with a solution.
I have a computer with Windows 8 Pre-installed. It has a recover partition. I have disabled UEFI in the BIOS until I can finish installing Windows 7. I do not have any blank DVDs or access to a USB drive. What I want to do is delete the files in the Windows 8 recovery partition and put Windows 7 installer there. Then boot from that and replace Windows 8 with Windows 7. I have the drivers already downloaded to go onto the recovery partition. I have been unable to find any resources online to do this. I already Have a Windows 7 ISO ready to go.

A:How do I create Windows 7 Recovery Partition

How do I get over 100 views and no responses?

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I was replacing the hard drive, when I copied the image back over the new hard drive was split into three partitions. Main, Recovery, and free. The 'Recovery' partition was the 'middle' partition. It was dividing my disk and I could not merge the main partition with the free partition. This effectivly turned my 120 gig SSD into a 60 gig SSD. I tired 'disk managment', I tried 'diskpart'. Nothing worked. I downloaded gparted partition manager and created a boot disk for it. Booting to gparted I was able to delete the recovery partition and.....finally.....merge my free space with the main partition. Gparted was pretty easy to use. However....the drive would not boot afterward. I then booted to the windows 7 disk and used system recovery to 'automatically' fix any issues. Tada! Issue resolved without buying anymore software.

A:Deleting Recovery Partition in Windows 7 64 bit

You could have done that with the free bootable version of Partition Wizard....far easier than GParted too. You can't use Disk Management or DISKPART to manipulate the C: partition when the computer is booted into Windows.

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Free space is lacking on the W: drive (which holds all personal files) while the C: drive (Windows 10) has plenty of space.

I need to shrink the C: drive then add this unallocated space to the W: drive, although the recovery partition is in the way.

A:Relocating the Windows 10 recovery partition

For just in case backup all your important data on some external medium, and create a system backup image.
Download MiniTool Partition Wizard Boot CD
Burn it on a blank CD or better create a bootable USB (Using Rufus for example)
Boot from an CD/USB containing MiniTool Partition Wizard, as resizing and moving system partition around is, at my point of view, always safer and faster to do outside of Windows
Resize system partition to the desired size, then move recovery partition toward the left through the unallocated space left by resizing the system partition , by clicking and holding the mouse on desired partition. Do the same with Data W partition, moving it toward the left so the all unallocated space will be left on the end of the disk. At the end, resize the Data (W) partition at the expense of unallocated space left.
Apply all the operations and wait for the program to finish
Moving partitions can last for some time so you need to be patient


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Hello, So after i migrate my HDD to an SSD, will i have to reactivate windows? and also will the migration tool move the recovery partition from the HDD to SSD as well after migration?

A:Reactivate Windows/Recovery Partition

Arail99 Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums! The "device" is registered with the Microsoft Activation servers when it is first activated. As long as all you change the the drive, it will reactivate automatically once you gp online. As to the Recovery partition, probably not.  But it doesn't matter anyway because the Recovery won't work with the smaller SSD as the first thing the function does is erase and reformat the entire drive, to reinstate the original partition scheme, and since the SSD is to small, that will fail and the Recovery will stop at that point. IF you want a Recovery solution after migrating to the SSD, I strongly suggest using a third-party tool known as Macrium Reflect. What I recommend is the following:1) Download and install Macrium Reflect (MR)2) Run MR and choose the option: "Create an image of the partition(s) required to backup and restore Windows" to write a full backup to an external drive, USB stick, or DVDs3) Use the option to create a boot USB stick or CDI use this all the time and it typically takes less than 10 minutes to do the image backup and about the same time or less to do a restore. Plus, MR has the option to Add a Recovery Boot Menu entry. This allows you then to boot into WinPE, and you can then use that to do a restore -- when you can't boot into Windows!NOW, you have the means to restore a full working system from the external drive, USB or DVDs stick in only a few minutes.Good Luck

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Hello all,

Recent disk crash on my Samsung has been the nightmare of all nightmares. The replacement drive has no recovery area setup, so cannot install the recovery software and thus recover from a backup made with it!

Either I spend a fortune at a Samsung service centre, or try one shot at recreating it.

So, my question is....

How do I create a partition WITHOUT a drive letter, with the Volume labelled as "RECOVERY"?

I suspect that this is not possible, but if it is, how then do I change the status to EISA configuration?

Here is a screenshot of somebody else's setup....


I should add that I have recovery software that install windows etc. so no worries if it screws up my base system(without any of my data).

A:Creating a recovery partition - Windows 7

Wow, stumbled on the drive letter solution. Set it without a drive letter, right click to rename.

Now I just need to change the status to EISA configuration?

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is it possible to recover to windows 7 from a windows 10 install that has passed its roll back date?
its on a separate partition but windows 10 just starts no f8 option
any ideas?

A:Recovering from recovery partition after windows 10

its on a separate partitionClick to expand...

Can you explain this more clearly?


What's the brand name and model name and model number of your computer?
What version and bit number of Windows 7 did it originally come with?


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Hi guys, so I'm having issues with Windows 10 on my Y50, things aren't as smooth as they should be and I don't know if it's an issue with the drivers but I installed all the new drivers for it but yet.... The trackpad is really bad, the new gestures barely work. Animations are real slow. Some of the win10 apps just close on me randomly, live tiles don't work for many. videos on facebook/youtube etc are laggy/stuttering although not sure if this is Win10 issue but was working fine in 8.1. I tried reinstalling windows 10 couple times (clean install) so I'm running out of options and I want to recover to initial setup with Win 8.1. Maybe I shouldn't have done a clean install and chose the "upgrade" option instead so it installs over win 8.1, maybe it would be more stable? That's the only thing I haven't tried that I can think of.
I wanted to know if I recover will it bring it back to factory settings (Win 8.1) or will it just recover to a clean windows 10 install? Because when I installed win10, it formatted my hdd and now when I check in my disk management, there is a partition for recovery but its 100% free, theres nothing there. Same with the EFI and OEM partitions.
Is anyone else having these issues with Win10? I'd appreciate your help!
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A:Y50 - Windows 10 issues, Recovery partition gone?

Update: Win 10 is getting worse with new updates... im getting blue screens now, any thoughts?

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I have a Presario Compaq CQ60 laptop

I've been to their chat they said if I install Windows7 It will erase/delete my recovery partition.. is there anyway i can avoid this? I'm making a recovery disks right now will that help?

A:Windows 7 Delete recovery partition?

Quote: Originally Posted by Extreme

I have a Presario Compaq CQ60 laptop

I've been to their chat they said if I install Windows7 It will erase/delete my recovery partition.. is there anyway i can avoid this? I'm making a recovery disks right now will that help?

well Extreme, i've got news for u, i've got the same laptop as u and my recovery partition (D: just over 8 gigs of it) is still there!! I did a clean install using the custom option, the Vista Basic (which i'd upgraded to Vista Ultimate sp2 and activated with Activator v5 ) installation was moved to windows.old, in there i copied the program files/sminst folder to win 7 and reinstalled some drivers and apps that HP had preinstalled, use Restore7.exe and follow the options (no need to restart till u u've installed back all u want). Couldn't find a way to get the HP Games back tho.

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I have this laptop that has Recovery partition and it's Windows Vista. The computer is slow and to many problems show up, a lot of programs are not working as they suppose to. Now I want to make it fresh and fast again. What I suppose to do do a Format to Windows 7, or its better to do it with the recovery partition but the thing is I still don't how to do it with it. Only I know is do a format and clear the partition C. Thanks in advance.

A:Recovery partition Windows Vista

First of all back up from your pictures, musics, etc that stored in the user folder.
I have no doubt that Windows 7 is better than windows vista (My idea).
To install a windows 7 , you can simply boot up with a windows7 DVD and format drive C, then install a fresh winodws7.
To perform a Windows Vista Recovery :
I don't know your laptop brand, Please take a look HERE, it explain how to start from recovery partition for Asus,DELL,Sony,Acer,etc.

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I bought an Aspire E11 with a 32Gb eMMC which actualy is just 29Gb ...From these 29 Gb Windows 8.1 reserves 10Gb for recovery partition, leaving me with only 8Gb free on drice C after system and apps installed. I have already created a dedicated USB recovery pen, how can I delete and use as extension of drive C the 10Gb initially reserved for recovery ???

A:How to delete Windows 8.1 Recovery Partition

Hi,Its better suggested not to delete the partition, but yes you can use programs like partition magic to get the job done,. Cheers

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