Recently, many laptop manufacturers, in addition to the ability to use the troubleshooting tools available in the installed operating systems themselves, have begun to include their own tools that allow you to perform almost the same actions without using system applets or removable media, even when the device does not boot. under what pretext. Next, let’s focus on Lenovo laptops. System recovery by resetting all parameters to the factory state can be performed just by using tools provided by the manufacturer. In addition to the main material, several tips will be given on performing similar operations, but taking into account the means of Windows, which every self-respecting user should know about.
System recovery on a Lenovo laptop: basic options
Bringing the operating system on laptops from this manufacturer can be done with a few simple methods. Conventionally, they can be divided into the use of built-in tools, so to speak, “sewn” directly into the computer system (a hidden section with the original backup copy on the hard disk), and the use of installed operating systems for cases where the factory tools section is damaged, the user performed upgrade / downgrade the operating system or change the hard drive. Immediately pay attention to the fact that with the recommended reset to the factory state, all user files will be completely deleted. How expedient it is to use just such a tool, everyone decides for himself. However, in some cases, you can do without this, but if the system does not boot, and no other methods help, such a tool will be most effective.
What is important to know before starting a rollback or full reset?
Before proceeding with a direct description of the reset, it should be noted that on different Lenovo laptop models, system recovery in terms of the actions performed may differ slightly. Firstly, the toolkit itself can be called differently (OneKey Recovery, OneKey Rescue System, etc.). In most cases, such built-in utilities are available on almost all devices in the IdeaPad or G series. But on ThinkPad devices, this procedure is quite different (we will dwell on it).
How to start Lenovo System Restore using the built-in tool?
Now let’s move on to the reset process. To get started, consider system recovery on Lenovo IdeaPad, Essentials, and models like the G50.
On all such devices, next to the power button or on the side panel, there is an additional button, which is exactly responsible for calling up the system toolkit for resetting the parameters without using any removable media or the means of an existing workable or even damaged operating system. To start system recovery on the Lenovo G50 or other similar models, the laptop must first be turned off completely, and then to launch the built-in tool, press the same Novo Button instead of the power button.
Step-by-step description of the reset process
After this computer device is turned on, the menu for selecting actions appears on the screen, in which of the presented items it is necessary to use System Recovery or OneKey Recovery (depending on the model). Next, a special task selection menu appears with two items.
We presume that the user did not create his own backup, therefore, we select the Lenovo system restore point from the initial backup for the G50 model. After that, you need to agree to the warnings about starting a reset and deleting all user data. Next, the recovery process starts, and upon completion, you will need to click the “Finish” button, after which you will also need to select a restart in manual mode, since the automatic restart option is simply not provided here.
But that is not all. The next stage in Lenovo system recovery involves entering data and selecting parameters, as is done when installing the operating system. But on IdeaPad devices, such actions do not need to be performed. On these devices, a reboot at the end of the reset will be performed automatically, and in the end you will get a “clean” system as it was at the time of the purchase of the laptop.
Creating a custom backup
In principle, you can take care of creating a backup in advance, and it’s not necessary to use Windows tools for this. Such tools are also in the "wired" utility.
For example, for Windows 8.1, you can initially choose to launch the pre-installed OneKey Recovery application from the list of programs, after which you can either agree to save the copy in the section offered by the utility itself or specify a different path.
To start the rollback of the system from the user backup when calling the recovery tools described above, when choosing a recovery task, you will need to specify not your original copy, but your own, using the browse button to select it with the Backup.wsi file selected. At the same time, unlike the first option, neither disk partitions nor user data will be deleted.
System Recovery on ThinkPad Series
Now a few words about the restoration of the Lenovo ThinkPad system. Here, the actions are somewhat different from what was presented above.
To access the recovery environment at the boot stage of the laptop, you need to press the F11 key, select the desired language, click the continue button, enter the user password (if installed), and then activate Lenovo Factory Recovery in the menu that appears. Next, the process starts, very much like a typical Windows installation. At one stage, you will need to agree to a restart, and then set the desired parameters.
Using Windows operating system tools
If we are talking about Lenovo laptops and restoring the Windows 10 system, you can use the tools of the OS itself.
For a complete reset, use the update and recovery section in the options menu, where there is a corresponding item.