How to Remove Lenovo Rescue & Recovery

by Melissa King
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Your Lenovo computer came with a hard-drive backup program called ThinkVantage Rescue and Recovery. This software takes snapshots of your hard drive, and you can use it to restore files if they get corrupted or accidentally deleted. If you prefer to use a different program or tool for backing up data, you may want to remove Rescue and Recovery from your computer.

Step 1

Right-click the bottom-left corner of the Windows Start screen.

Step 2

Click "Control Panel" and select "Uninstall a Program."

Step 3

Scroll down and select "Rescue and Recovery," then click "Uninstall."

Step 4

Click "Yes" to confirm, then wait a few seconds as your computer uninstalls the program. Restart the computer, if prompted.

Step 5

Press "Ctrl-Alt-Delete" to start the Task Manager. Click the "Services" tab.

Look for the services named "TVT Backup Service," "TVT Backup Protection Service" and "Tvtnetwk." If you don't see any of them, Rescue and Recovery was successfully uninstalled. If you do see one or more of these services, the program may not have been removed properly. Try running the uninstaller again.


  • You can also delete the backups made by Rescue and Recovery instead of removing the entire program. To do this, start the software, then click "Launch Advanced Rescue and Recovery." Click "Advanced" and "Delete Backup." The software lists backups by date, time, name and file size. Select one to remove, then click "Delete." This is useful if the backups take up too much space on your hard drive.
  • The Rescue and Recovery uninstaller is named "MsiExec.exe." If you have trouble removing the program normally, try running this uninstaller file. By default, you'll find it at C:\Program Files\Lenovo\.


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About the Author

Melissa King began writing in 2001. She spent three years writing for her local newspaper, "The Colt," writing editorials, news stories, product reviews and entertainment pieces. She is also the owner and operator of Howbert Freelance Writing. King holds an Associate of Arts in communications from Tarrant County College.

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