Lenovo Y580 preinstalled Win8 machine upgrade to SSD

By Scshadow
Dec 28, 2012
  1. I've searched all over from to lenovo forums. I've called support and they demand a fee to provide me support for my brand new laptop. I'm desperate for a solution because I have exhausted all more likely resources for solutions to my problem. My problem is that the option to burn factory reinstall discs have been removed. In the windows 7 version of this laptop, One Key Recovery provided this option. For win 7 laptops, this allowed people to reinstall the OEM OS on their msata SSD. Now that option is not there. I've burned a system image disc set, I burned a bootable system repair disc. I created a recovery flash drive on a usb stick. Neither of these windows 8 options allowed me to recover to a new drive on the same laptop. I really really hope someone can help me. This is ridiculous.
  2. Pan Wah

    Pan Wah TS Enthusiast Posts: 134   +27

    You could try imaging it with Drive Img XML or similar?
  3. Scshadow

    Scshadow TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 435   +83

    Very little support is out there to image a windows 8 system. All accounts I've read have resulted in unbootable drives. I really really hate the concept of imaging my drive to migrate it over. It doesn't seem like a clean way of doing it.
  4. Pan Wah

    Pan Wah TS Enthusiast Posts: 134   +27

    If the partition you image is bootable, then the partition created from the image will be bootable, unless the image is corrupted somehow.
    And if you make a precise image of what you have, what could be cleaner? :confused:
  5. Scshadow

    Scshadow TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 435   +83

    You aren't familiar with windows 8 systems with uefi, GPT, and secure boot.
  6. Pan Wah

    Pan Wah TS Enthusiast Posts: 134   +27

    You have no idea what I'm familiar with! I'm an experienced IT professional, enjoy your problem.... :mad:
    UNKNOWN9122 likes this.
  7. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,240   +960

    That is odd they are charging now, a year back I called and they helped me out.
  8. Zoltan Head

    Zoltan Head TS Enthusiast Posts: 268   +27

    I agree with what Pan Wah said above (before you dissed him off!), drvimgxml would do the trick :)
    Pan Wah likes this.
  9. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,240   +960

    you tell him
  10. Scshadow

    Scshadow TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 435   +83

    Good for you guys, you all get a cookie. And when you drive image a windows 8 laptop with secure boot, gpt and uefi and it doesn't boot, you can kiss my *** and lick it. Never mind the fact that imaged drives run slow as ****.
  11. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,703   +289

    Scshadow, you asked for help and other members have responded and tried to help you. A simple "Thank you," would have been sufficient.
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