How to Factory Reset a Lenovo IdeaPad
By Ruri Ranbe
The Lenovo IdeaPad features a hidden partition that contains recovery software, called Lenovo OneKey Recovery System, used to manage and troubleshoot your computer. Lenovo OneKey Recovery System enables you to scan the notebook for viruses, create a backup of your current configuration or restore the PC to a previous state. Unlike System Restore, which reverts Windows settings without affecting personal data, OneKey formats and reimages the entire hard drive to a previous state. If you intend to sell or give away the IdeaPad, or want to improve your computer's performance, you can do so using factory reset. The Lenovo will erase all of your existing data so the IdeaPad runs like new.
Turn off the computer and press the Novo button, located to the left of the power button on the front of the PC.
Select "Lenovo OneKey Recovery System" using the directional keys and then press "Enter" to boot into the recovery environment.
Click "OneKey Recovery," select "Restore From Initial Backup" and then click "Next."
Click "Start" and choose "Yes" at each prompt to reset the Lenovo IdeaPad to its factory default condition.
The location of the Novo button varies from model to model. On some products, the button is just below the monitor.
Use the backup feature in Lenovo OneKey Recovery System to transfer important data to another device.
Ruri Ranbe has been working as a writer since 2008. She received an A.A. in English literature from Valencia College and is completing a B.S. in computer science at the University of Central Florida. Ranbe also has more than six years of professional information-technology experience, specializing in computer architecture, operating systems, networking, server administration, virtualization and Web design.