If i wanted to reset / format my Ideapad 510 is the backup built into the laptop's D: drive?

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  1. james_uk

    james_uk Notebook Guru

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    Hi, I may be looking for a new laptop soon, the ideapad 510 i have seems a little slow these days, I think a laptop with an SSD drive might be nice.

    I wondered though when the time does come and the fact I got no setup discs with windows 10 with my laptop that I can remember, is the windows setup build into the laptop? I have always have a a 2nd drive on my laptop called D: Lenovo and contains a drivers folder, it says it has around 22gb free space on it, not sure why they would need to let that much free space go to waste and not just allocate what the drivers take up which is around 2gb.

    If i did want to completely format and reset the laptop so it’s good to be sold and i can be happy nothing of mine is left on it, how would I go about that with?

    If I go into F8 during boot will there be options within there for a complete reset?

    Thanks

    James
     
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    otezs Notebook Enthusiast

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    I think most laptops have a recovery partition built in, sometimes on the same drive or as a separate recovery drive. You could try use the windows built in recovery tool and follow that to reset and that should put you through the windows setup screen that you see when you boot it up the very first time
     
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    james_uk Notebook Guru

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    This is what my disk management window looks like, i'm guessing one of them would probably be a image of the drive to do a reset, hard to know without knowing whats in them.
     

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