By Jessie / Last update September 23, 2020

What Is Lenovo G50 Recovery Key?

It is a key or button. In specific situation, when you press the key or button, you can enter into Lenovo g50 system recovery environment. There, you can get access to Lenovo g50 system recovery partition and do Lenovo g50 factory recovery through the Lenovo g50 recovery disk using one key recovery in Lenovo g50.

For Lenovo g50 and other Lenovo products (such as Lenovo ideapad, Lenovo y510p, Lenovo yoga 2, etc.), the recovery key is F12 or novo button beside power port.

How to Use Lenovo G50 Recovery Key?

If your computer is off, press novo button next to power port to get into Novo Button Menu (also called System Recovery Menu). Then, choose “System Recovery”.

Lenovo Novo Button

If your computer is on, directly select “System Recovery” in Lenovo OneKey Recovery. Then, it will reboot into recovery environment. Novo button is also available here.

Lenovo Onekey Recovey 8.0 Reboot to Recovery Environment

Step1. In Lenovo OneKey Recovery, Step 1, select task. “Restore from initial backup” or “Restore from user’s backup”. There is usually an initial backup stored in hidden recovery partition, so you can always choose the first one to restore lenovo g50 to factory default settings. However, only if you have made a system backup before, can you restore system to former state using the second method.

Lenovo Onekey Recovey 8.0 Select Task

Step2. Then comes to Step 2. Confirm restoration and click “Start”.


  • Keep power connection during recovery work and please do not do any other operations on the computer in this period of time.

  • If you restore system using recovery disc, power on computer and press F12 continuously until the Boot Menu shows up. Then, boot from the disc and restore system to factory defaults.

Lenovo G50 Recovery Key Alternative

Except for F12 and onekey recovery button, you can still do restoration work making use of “A” and “F11” to enter into recovery environment. However, this recovery environment is based on another system backup and restore software – AOMEI OneKey Recovery.

When you enter into AOMEI recovery environment, AOMEI OneKey Recovery will pop up automatically. Then, you can recover Lenovo to factory defaults with it following the steps.

Onekey System Recovery