Access Lenovo Recovery Partition on Lenovo

How to Access Lenovo Recovery Partition Windows 10/8.1/8/7

Jul. 30, 2015 02:32 pm / Posted by Michael Eric to Windows Tips
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"There is a 2nd parition on my HDD called "Lenovo".  I thought this might be a recovery partition to fix, restore or reinstall windows.  I looked through the start up splash screen and couldn't find an F# key to access it, and it's not in the boot options either. Does anyone know how to access Lenovo Ideapad recovery partition "

A Recovery Partition can help you to rebuild, restore, re-create, or troubleshoot many Windows problems. However, how to access recovery partition really baffles many users. In this article, we will discuss how to access recovery partition on Lenovo laptop in Windows 10/8.1/8/7. Read on, please.

Part 1: What is the Recovery Partition for Lenovo?

Lenovo computers have a special section set aside on OEM computer hard drives holding the information used to restore your computer back to its factory settings. Some computer models preinstalled Windows 8 have a recovery DVD /USB that can be used for the same process.

  • Lenovo OneKey Recovery for Idea series models, including laptops and desktops (IdeaPad and IdeaCentre)
  • Lenovo ThinkVantage Rescue and Recovery for Think series models: ThinkPad, ThinkStation, ThinkCentre and Lenovo 3000 models
  • Computers with Windows 10/8.1/8 use a different process for creating a recovery media (USB only) – learn about how to Create the recovery disk for Windows 8/8.1.

Part 2: How to Access Recovery Partition on Lenovo Laptop

Contents Below divide into two parts telling you how to enter recovery partition on Lenovo in different Windows OS.

How to Access Recovery Partition on Lenovo Windows 10/8.1/8?
How to Access Recovery Partition on Lenovo Windows 7?

How to Access Recovery Partition on Lenovo Windows 10/8.1/8?

You can restore a Lenovo computer preinstalled with Windows 10/8.1/8 using the computer recovery partition. Just follow steps below:

  • Hold down either SHIFT key while tapping or clicking on Restart, available from any Power icon.
  • The PC will now restart, fairly immediately, into the recovery environment instead of restarting normally. Click on "Troubleshoot".

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  • From here, select "Refresh your PC", "Reset your PC" or "OEM recovery Solutions" in Troubleshoot or you can click on Advanced options that you would like to do at boot.

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How to Access Recovery Partition on Lenovo Windows 7?

Follow steps below to access the hidden partition on Lenovo running Windows 7. Before proceeding, make sure any USB devices and drives are disconnected and that the optical disc tray is empty.

  • Reboot your PC. When Lenovo Logo appears on screen, press F11 to enter the hidden restore partition.

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  • At the System Recovery Options screen follow the instructions on the screen to reach the Choose a recovery tool screen
  • At the Choose a recovery tool screen, click on Lenovo Product Recovery.

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