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How to make sure I can restore the OS which came preinstalled on my laptop?

How to make sure I can restore the OS which came preinstalled on my laptop?

I bought a Lenovo IdeaPad with Windows 7 preinstalled. The laptop has a "OneKey Rescue System" which is able to restore the factory install of the OS. As I understand the files necessary for this restore are on the hard disk. What happens if the contents of the hard disk are deleted for some reason? Can it restore the OS install in that case? If not, shouldn't Lenovo has enclosed an install DVD with the computer which is not affected by a HDD crash?

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Guest [Entry]

"you can take matters into your own own hands and backup your IdeaPad with EASEUS ToDo Backup.

It also works with BartPE via USB stick (WinToFlash) so you don't need a DVD drive to boot from.

Here's a tutorial.

All programs mentioned are freeware.

You should also keep a backup of your Windows 7 Activation files:

How to Backup and Restore Windows 7 Activation Status (Activate Offline On Reinstall)"
Guest [Entry]

"It happened to me that I couldn't restore from DVDs that where created form the vendor provided ""Rescue DVD Creator Program"".

Thus I would recommend that you use something like Acronis Home, see: http://www.acronis.com

... and: yes, Leonovo should have enclosed a restore DVD. But unfortunately the lack of a such a 50 cent DVD seems to be common practice by all the vendors I know ..."