This article explains how to restore your Lenovo Windows 8 laptop with its OneKey recovery system.

The Knowhow

Recovery

The Lenovo OneKey Recovery system is software designed to back up and resote your computer. You can use it to resotre the system partition to its original staus in case of a system failure. You can also create user backups for wasy restoration as required.

Note: To utilise the features of the OneKey Recovery system, your hard disk already includes a hidden partition by default to store the system image file and the OneKey Recovery system program files. This default partition is hidded for security reasons, which explains why the available disk space is less that the stated capacity.

Backing up the system partition

You can back up the system partition to an image file. To back up the system partition:

1. Press the Novo button to start the Lenovo OneKey Recovery system.

2. Click System Backup

3. Select a back-up location and click Next to start the backup

Note:

  • You can choose a back-up location on the local hard disk drive or an external storage device.
  • The back-up process may take a while
  • The back-up process is only available when Windows can be started normally.

Restoring

You can choose to restore the system partition to its original status or to a previously created back-up point. To restore the system partition:

1. Press the Novo button to start the Lenovo OneKey Recovery system.

2. Click System Recovery. The computer will restart to the recovery environment.

3. follow the one-screen instructions to resotre the system partition to its original status or to a previously created back-up point.

Note:

  • The recovery process is irreversible. Make sure to back up any data you wish to save on the system partition before starting the recovery process.
  • The recovery process may take a while. So be sure to connect the AC adapter to your computer during the recovery preocess.
  • The above instructions should be followed when Windows can be started normally.

If Windows cannot be started, then follow the steps below t start the Lenovo OneKey Recovery system:

  1. Shut down the computer
  2. Press the Novo button. From the Novo button menu, select the Lenovo OneKey Recovery system and press Enter.

Updated On:

Jan 08, 2013

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