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Posted 06 January 2013 - 19:54
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Posted 07 January 2013 - 04:23
Well positives & negatives on this one....
1) regards the windows key - i've got that, that's not a problem
2) I've even found the recovery discs
3) i'd still like to put the data onto USB stick. I have the boot DVD & i have the 3 recovery DVDs, but as i said, i'd like this on USB stick rather than DVDs. I can't do this due to the "only once" thing Lenovo has put in place.
I assume it's more complex than inserting a DVD, dragging the files over to the USB stick & then repeating another 2 times...?
So how do i do it?
Posted 07 January 2013 - 20:16
Currently i have:
DVD #1 - Boot Media: (312mb)
The boot DVD containing "BOOT" folder, BootMgr file which is quite small & Winre.Wim at about 300mb.
DVD #2 - Data DVD #1: (4.03GB)
factory recovery folder, recovery folder & Autorun file
DVD #3 - Data DVD #2: (3.87GB)
factory recovery folder & recovery folder (NO autorun file)
DVD #4 - Data DVD #3: (3.04GB)
factory recovery folder, recovery folder, LenovoQDrive file, qdrive icon file.
My USB stick is 16GB capacity.
So basically i'd like to make the USB stick the recovery media. I can't do this from the laptop as Lenovo only let you create one ......... so how can i do this? Can i do this would be the first question & if so - how?
Posted 07 January 2013 - 20:39
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Posted 07 January 2013 - 21:28
I heavily doubt it too. Nothing is ever as easy as that.
I suspect Lenovo's recovery uses some propriety system to restore so not sure it would be it is as simple as it sounds.
Posted 07 January 2013 - 22:01
Posted 07 January 2013 - 22:28
Yes it does have files on it. Had to hit:
"My mistake - i thought it was clear what i was looking to do. Sorry for making it confusing...."
And is your recovery 13GB recovery partition showing empty or does it have files on it?
Posted 08 January 2013 - 13:48