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BST(British Summer Time, except it's 3 deg C and snowing on the hills!) Best answer dodger46May 3, 2013, 7:10 AM DonQuixoteMC said: Okay... I do have a 1TB backup drive (external hardrive) that I think I'll end up using, although it's kind of overkill.And now, I wait.DonQuixoteMC DonQuixoteMCMay 2, 2013, 11:04 PM The screws http://consumersupport.lenovo......95154.html Download the manual and have a look at page 23. Also, I edited my post right before you posted.

Here's what I've tried for re-installing windows 7: 1. Before I give up and get actual Windows 8 discs, I think I'll try this: http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=HT076024 I don't know what you think. I just want to wipe it clean and start from scratch but then I have the problem of getting the software because I am a cheapskate, I don't make what I Email Reset Password Cancel Need to recover your Spiceworks IT Desktop password? https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-11e-Windows-13-E-and/Using-the-recovery-disks-for-a-clean-install/td-p/470545

I'm creating an Image file right now with the method you described, I forgot to re-size "C:\" so, I might have to create another in a bit... Ask ! a. As for the rest I'll follow the (AWESOME) Guide you linked, and that should have the rest (Like TRIM right?)Thanks SO much for your help with this DonQuixoteMC dodger46May 1, 2013,

I'm kind of at a loss... How much RAM do you have? Any suggestions? I've never done it, but I'm sure someone will help.

I need my computer tomorrow though so I may have to just install it now. All Rights Reserved Tom's Hardware Guide ™ Ad choices Articles & News Forum Graphics & Displays CPU Components Motherboards Games Storage Overclocking Tutorials All categories Chart For IT Pros Get Reports: · Posted 4 years ago Top theflash Posts: 38 This post has been reported. http://newwikipost.org/topic/zgPU7JUlW8BOGet6bc5ZPuYobFTM10vW/Lenovo-Clean-Install-One-Key-Recovery.html Options Mark as New Bookmark Subscribe Subscribe to RSS Feed Highlight Print Email to a Friend Report Inappropriate Content ‎07-02-2011 06:10 AM Hi and welcome to the forum! 1.

You can contact Lenovo about getting replacement install media, it typically costs around 30-40 bucks from most manufactures. I'm unable to make one. If that didn't accept my key I'm doubtful it will work somewhere else.Any thoughts? I pressed F8 on startup which brought me to the recovery environment.

  1. Have you tried tapping F11 on start up ? 2.
  2. Any help is greatly appreciated, Flash Edit: Also, I have never reinstalled an operating system before.
  3. I'm sure there is a recovery partition.
  4. It's the only thing I didn't do (Because I somehow messed up my OneKeyRecovery) But I think I can manually move it over from the partition.
  5. before you do anything...
  6. http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.aspx Whatever you decide to do, you first, should back up your system with this on an external drive.

I'm unable to make one. read this post here It's obviously an OEM Dell Windows 7 copy, but the back of my case has a pile of codes on it. Your version is OEM, and to date no official downloads available to my knowledge...You could try copying the Recovery Partition to your SSD, it will contain all you need, see if Reports: · Posted 4 years ago Top warlock Posts: 4100 This post has been reported.

Showing results for  Search instead for  Do you mean  Users Online 114 Members / 5660 Guests English Community > ThinkPad Notebooks > ThinkPad: 11e (Windows), 13, E and Edge series Laptops NEED HELP solved Need help with clean installation of Windows 10 PLEASE HELP! Second to the recovery media test would be to contact the manufacturer and order recovery media.  Most charge for this but it's worth it if you didn't make them in the They are hands down the best around.

Join the community Back I agree If I get my hands on an ISO, could I simply boot my computer (through BIOS) from my USB and use the ISO to do a clean install of Windows 8?3. Any help will be greatly appreciated.You can either purchase OEM recovery media from the manufacturer (or their third-party partner) or download the Windows 8.1 Media Creation Tool. Are you sure this machine dosnt have a recovery partition on the disk ?Agree completely, back it up and try it what have you got to lose?? Sourcing an OEM disk

Good luck. Recently, it has started to get hang-ups and freezes from a faulty Dell update. If possible remove the disk from the exclusion list and then retry the recovery. 2) A USB disk may have been assigned as a system disk.

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Let me know if you have some more! But, since no issues and probably no file back up should they not make an image in case of an error. Lately though, I've decided that most of the stuff that Lenovo put in were "nice" but unnecessary for my needs, e.g. Creating your account only takes a few minutes.

I would also much prefer to use a USB rather than trying to burn a DVD. Remember to remove all USB drives before attempting to boot from your SSD. Related Resources solved Resetting to Factory Settings/Clean Install solved Will reformatting an HHD from another computer allow me to do a new clean installation of windows? solved I reset my computer(HP H8 1534) to "factory settings" with my R9 290 stil installed, now no output/signal.

dodger46Apr 26, 2013, 12:31 AM Last resort, if you're in the UK you can buy Win8 Pro Upgrade from Overclockers for £45 and clean install to your SSD, but you'd need jitensinha98Jan 30, 2016, 8:34 AM can i reinstall windows using a windows recover disc ? dodger46May 6, 2013, 10:01 PM DonQuixoteMC said: Could you recommend any third-party software for a recovery partition? I seem to still be able to access everything in pure safe mode, so finalizing backups won't be an issue.Clearly it's time to refresh the computer.

Shouldn't windows only take one DVD to install? Use the ISO to create a bootable USB flash if it works...http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=262204Let me know the result, curious to see if it's successful...(Run the link from your new laptop) Okay, so I No, my desktop didn't come with a W7 DVD, that's why I was saying I would have to format and install a USB based Windows copy. Could have sent you one!

Once you've created the Installation Media, swap HDD for SSD and you're good to go. You may get a better answer to your question by starting a new discussion.