Reset Lenovo Ideapad (300, 110) with Lenovo Onekey Recovery

What is Lenovo ideapad onekey recovery? What is it used for? How to use it? Is there problem about it and is it replaceable?


by Clytze Updated on October 26, 2022

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What Is Lenovo Ideapad OneKey Recovery?

Lenovo Ideapad OneKey Recovery is just Lenovo OneKey Recovery in Lenovo ideapad, in all types of pads, such as y510p, y550, z570, z580, etc. In Lenovo Ideapad, the default Lenovo OneKey Recovery is version 8.0, so it can also be called Lenovo ideapad OneKey Recovery 8.

Lenovo OneKey Recovery 8.0 supports Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and the very latest Windows 10/11. Thus, usually, we will hear about Lenovo ideapad OneKey Recovery Windows 8 if the default operating system in the new ideapad is Win8.

What can You Benefit from Lenovo Ideapad OneKey Recovery 8?

As a system backup and recovery tool, Lenovo OneKey Recovery is used for system backup and restore. It provides users two choices, namely backing up OS to local recovery partition or external hard drive (when system is in good condition).

According to the backup way, you can choose to restore OS to factory default settings or former healthy state through system backup image files when the current operating system failed to boot up.

And it applies to all kinds of Lenovo Ideapad, such as, Lenovo Ideapad y510p OneKey Recovery, Lenovo Ideapad 300 onekey recovery, Lenovo Ideapad 110 onekey recovery, etc.

How to Use Lenovo Ideapad OneKey Recovery for Resetting 

 If you plan to restore system from Lenovo recovery partition, here are there ways to get access to Lenovo OneKey Recovery:

In one way, you can press onkey recovery button (also called Novo Button) usually next to power port whether the power is off or not to enter Novo Button Menu and select “System Recovery”.

Novobutton Systemrecovery

In another way, in Windows, directly open OneKey Recovery 8.0, choose “System Recovery” and reboot into recovery environment.

The last way is to use recovery discs: You can plug them into your computer, reboot machine and press F12 continuously when Lenovo logo shows up until you get into Boot Manager. Choose boot from the first recovery disk and follow the guidance to finish system recovery from recovery discs.

Note: Novo Button or F12 mentioned above can be called Lenovo ideapad recovery key.

After getting access to Lenovo Ideapad OneKey Recovery, follow the steps below to reset it:

Step 1. Click "Restore from initial backup" and click Next. 

Lenovo Onekey Recovey 8.0 Select Task

Step 2. Click "Start" to backup your Lenovo Ideapad.

Lenovo Ideapad Onekey Recovery Problem

Though lenovo ideapad one touch recovery is specialized for operating system backup and especially restoration on Lenovo brand, it is not perfect. Sometimes, lenovo ideapad onekey recovery not working due to some reasons:

Lenovo OneKey Recovery not Working: How to Protect Your System

Since Lenovo OneKey Recovery has many restrictions, it's a better choice to use a reliable third-party software for protection. AOMEI OneKey Recovery is a great choice. With it, you can backup system to recovery partition or external storage devices, such as, new hard drive, USB flash drive, etc. 

And then, when your computer stop working, you can easily factory reset Lenovo Desktop or Laptop, including IdeaPad, Yoga, Thinkpad, Gaming, etc. In addition, it still has some advantges: 

  • Supports daily, weekly, monthly Scheduler. It free up your hands to backup system manually and help you keep changes from initial backup or the previous one.
  • Supports other brands of computers: Asus, Dell, HP, Acer, Sony, Toshiba, Samsung, etc.
  • Supports Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10, 11 and server 2022, 2019, 2016, 2012 etc (all editions, both 32-bit and 64-bit). 

Onekey System Backup

Then, how to create system backup with this software? Please follow the steps below. 

Step 1. First download this software and then launch it after installation complete. Then, click "OneKey System Backup" at the left side.

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Step 2. Select "Backup system to AOMEI OneKey Recovery Partition" and click "Next". This option will create a hidden recovery partition on the system disk and store backup image into it, thus you don't need to worry about mistaken deletion by unsuspecting people.

Backup system to AOMEI OneKey Recovery Partition


  • If you think it will occupy much disk space, you can also choose to backup system to other locations by ticking "Backup system to other location. "
  • There are two more options at the lower left corner. They are very helpful when you want to compress or encrypt backup image, or set backup frequency (Daily, Weekly, Monthly are supported).

Step 3. Select a partition for recovery partition and then click "Start Backup". It will create a recovery partition to store your backup, but not specific a drive letter for it.

Select Recovery Partition

After the process, you can click the Settings icon and enable "F11""A" recovery key or boot menu. It allows you to quickly access this software and perform Lenovo system recovery


You can easily perform Lenovo IdeaPad onekey recovery with the help of Lenovo OneKey Recovery 8 if it works well. But if you cannot use it for system recovery, it's not a bad choice to protect system with a reliable third-party software - AOMEI OneKey Recovery. 

And it has more advantages than the brandy recovery software, for example, it allows you to backup system automatically instead of manually, which save your much time and protec your system in time. And it is able to protect unlimited PCs & servers or customize UI if you upgrade to Technician or Customization edition

Clytze · Editor
Clytze, an editor at AOMEI Technology, is passionate about safeguarding your digital world. She dedicates her expertise to empower users like you in data security and recovery. She firmly believes that everyone should have the tools and knowledge to protect their digital assets through computer backup, seamless disk cloning, and efficient file synchronization. Clytze is your trusted guide on the journey to data safety.