Factory Reset Lenovo Yoga 300/720/710 with 3 Free Ways

Lenovo OneKey Recovery, Reset this PC or AOMEI OneKey Recovery can help you factory reset Lenovo Yoga/Thinkpad/Ideapad, the previous two option can bypass entering password while the last one applies to all branded computers.


by Ivy Updated on October 19, 2022

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Need to factory reset Lenovo yoga

You definitely don’t want to factory reset your computer, but sometimes you need to do Lenovo Yoga hard reset or other versions to make your computer work properly, due to virus attack, black or blue screen, system failure or other error message like driver failed to initialize, cannot find the service partition, Lenovo service partition has been destroyed, etc. 

However, some of them are lack of experience and maybe this is the first time for them to do factory reset. And there is  a possibility that they forget the administrator password, how to factory Lenovo laptop in Windows 10/8/7 without password? 

You could use Lenovo OneKey Recovery or installation disc or third-party software to factory reset lenovo laptop, and the previous two options are able to bypass the process of entering password.  All of them applies to all version, scuch as, lenovo yoga 300 factory reset, lenovo yoga 720 factory reset, factory reset lenovo ideapad 320, lenovo yoga 710 factory reset, etc.

If there any important files, please remember to make a file backup. The hard reset process may cause data loss and  it's diffcult to recover.

Way 1: Reset Lenovo Yoga 300 to factory settings with Lenovo OneKey Recovery

To factory reset Lenovo Yoga/Ideapad/ThinkPad laptop, you will use the Novo Button, which is usually on the left or right side of the Power button or your laptop . Then, let's get started to  hard reset Lenovo Yoga or other versions.

Note that this method only works if you don't reinstall system, re-image you hard drive or change the size of C: drive before. Be sure there is enough unallocated space on this disk. 

Step 1. Power off your Lenovo laptop first and then power on  it. Click the Novo button for a few seconds, then you will  enter the Novo Button Menu.

Novo Button

Step 2. In the Novo Button Menu window, select System Recovery by the arrow key and hit Enter.

System Recovery Novo

Step 3. In the Step 1, select Restore from initial backup and click Next.


Step 4. Click Start to begin the factory reset. Then, after this operation completed, configure the Windows Settings per your needs.

Lenovo OneKey Recovery can help you factory set Lenovo Yoga 300/720 laptop as well as Ideapad 320, but sometimes you may receive the error message “current system can not support back up” when you try to create a recovery partition with Lenovo OneKey Recovery. That’s because your computer is not shipped with preinstalled OS or you make changes on the disk.  In addition, It works for Lenovo computer, thus you cannot use Lenovo OneKey Recovery to backup Dell/Hp/Acer. 

Way 2: Hard reset Lenovo Yoga 300/720/710 with Reset this PC

If you can access the Windows password login interface, you can go to the Advanced Startup Options by pressing on the "Shift" key and clicking on the "Restart" button and reset your pc.

But this way requires user account and password. If you forgot password, this won't work for you. However, the setup/repair disk can help you bypass the process of entering password. Now, let's go on and learn the detailed steps below.

Step 1. Connect your setup or repair disc to your Lenovo computer. Boot from it by set boot priority for it in the BIOS.

Step 2. In the Windows Setup window, click Next. Then, click Repair your computer > Troubleshoot > Reset this PC

Reset This Pc

Step 3. In the Reset this PC window, you have two options, namely, Keep my files and Remove everything. To remove all of your personal files on the system drive including the forgotten password of your user account.

Dell Laptop Remove Everything

Step 4. Select  your Windows system.

Step 5. If your computer has more than one drive, you will be asked  which drive you want to reset. Choose only the drive where Windows is installed or All drives

Step 6. Here you will be asked if you want to fully clean your drive, select just remove my files or Fully clean the drive.

Step 7. At last, you will be told what will be remove, confirm them and click Reset


Way 3: Factory reset Lenovo Yoga with third-party tool

Except for Lenovo OneKey Recovery and Reset this PC, you still can try AOMEI Onekey Recovery Professional, a professional onekey recovery software, which can help you factory reset Lenvo yoga 710/720/320 or other versions while keeping your files.

Not only that, it still can be used to factory reset ASUS laptop, perform Dell factory reset in Windows 10, do Samsung Windows 7 recovery ,etc. 

And it has a strong compatibility, so you can use it on all the Windows system, such as, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows 11 etc. Also, it applied to all branded computer, such as, Dell, Lenovo, HP, Asus, etc.

In addition, you are able to resize partition as you like. Anyway, you can use the recovery partition created by AOMEI when needed. 

Download it to have a try:

Download Demo Win 11/10/8.1/8/7/XP
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Note: To factory reset Lenovo Yoga 300/720, the premise is that you have already created a system backup for your computer. If you still do not have a backup, you need to create a system image with AOMEI OneKey Recovery Professional on another working computer.

Step 1. Launch AOMEI OneKey Recovery Professional, click OneKey System Recovery.

OKR Recovery

Step 2. Tick the first option: Restore system by using the image file in AOMEI OneKey Recovery partition or Restore system by selecting a system image file, it depends on the way you back it up. Then, click Next.

Restore from

Step 3. Confirm that you want to restore Lenovo yoga to factory settings and click Start Restore.

Confirm Restore

Step 4. Wait until the process finishes and click OK and Finish to exit.

Recovery progress

Wrapping things up

Whether you want to perform Lenovo Yoga 320/710/720 factory reset or Thinkpad or Ideapad, you can use above ways. If you forget your password, Lenovo OneKey Recovery or Reset this PC will be a great choice. For a professional software with strong compatibility, you can use AOMEI OneKey Recovery.

Lenovo OneKey Recovery only allows you to restore system before you resize partition, change disk space, reinstall system, and it's limited to Lenovo computer. What if you want to perform Dell facory reset in Windows 10 or other branded computer? At this case, AOMEI OneKey Recovery will be the best choice.  And it still provides technical services to clients or UI customization in the Technician or Customization of AOMEI OneKey Recovery.

Ivy · Editor
Ivy is an editor of AOMEI Technology, she covers backup & restore,hard disk & partitions management and cloud files transfer and so on for AOMEI. She is an outgoing girl and enjoys helping people find solutions to their problems. She loves traveling, eating, reading and so on. She usually hangs out with friends at her leisure time.