How to Create Lenovo Restore Discs

Lenovo recommends creating a recovery disk as soon as you acquire your computer system. Doing so ensures that you can restore your system in the event of software failure, and as a last resort when other recovery attempts have failed. The recovery disk is also useful if you sell or recycle your computer.

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Create Lenovo recovery media with a blank CD or DVD disk.

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Click "Start" > "All Programs" > "Lenovo ThinkVantage Tools" from your Windows 7 desktop. Click the "Factory Recovery Disks" option.

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Check the dialogue box that reads, "The recovery media you are going to create can only be used on this system. Do you want to proceed?" Click "OK" to continue.

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Select the "Boot Media" and "Data Media" check boxes. Click "OK" to continue.

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Select the CD or DVD recordable device you are using to create the recovery CD. Insert a blank disk into the recording optical drive. Click "OK" to continue. Follow the onscreen prompts to complete the disc-creation process.