Lenovo: Recreate OEM paritions for Windows 7

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Cocooningweb, Jan 14, 2011.

  1. Cocooningweb

    Cocooningweb MDL Novice

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    Hi all:

    I have a Lenovo ThinkPad T60 for which I upgraded the BIOS to include the SLIC2.1 table. Everything works as it should, Windows 7 Home Premium is activated and with the OEM source folder, it looks OEM. My question is actually in two parts.

    First, I'd like to push my obsession a little bit further. What I'd like to do is recreate the partition table as if it were a true OEM.

    I created the following partitions, which I think are correct (these are basically my diskpart commands):

    - Partition 1: primary, id=27, label=RECOVERY, size=12000
    - Partition 2: primary, active, id=27, label=SERVICE003, size=300
    - Partition 3: primary, label=SW_Preload

    If you have any Lenovo that came with Windows 7, can you please confirm that this is ok or correct what should be changed.

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    Second, I'd like to recreate the content of the RECOVERY partition and this is where I don't know what I need.

    I did two images using ImageX. One for the boot partition (Sdrivebakcup.wim) and one for the Windows partition (Cdrivebackup.wim) - I thinkn I got the names right. These two files are on the RECOVERY partition in the FactoryRecovery folder.

    As it is now, when I try to recover with R&R it tells me that my factory image has been deleted. So I'm wondering what am I missing in the recovery partition. Maybe I'm missing tools, .INI files or something. I have no clue.

    Could any of you who have access to a Lenovo recovery partition for Windows 7 give me some guidance?

    Thanks !
     
  2. djjonastybe

    djjonastybe MDL Novice

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    Maybe the partition has to be logical instead of primary? I am not sure. I don't know anything about it. So don't take my words for it
     
  3. tcntad

    tcntad MDL Guru

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    You could always use anarethos recoverytool if you want if this woudnt work out.
     
  4. Cocooningweb

    Cocooningweb MDL Novice

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    Thanks for the suggestion, but I wanted to replicate OEM as much as possible.
     
  5. tcntad

    tcntad MDL Guru

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    Thats exactly what it does:)
    Using Imagex..
     
  6. AnarethoS

    AnarethoS MDL Expert

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    Although my tools is not the one used by IBM, it will offer same fonctionnality, cans be customized (custom partition layout, etc) and can help you create a DVD/USB restore media.

    Thanks for the pub, TCNTAD :D
     
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  7. tcntad

    tcntad MDL Guru

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    Yea no problem :p