How to Use Lenovo Rescue and Recovery for Windows 7

Lenovo Rescue and Recovery for Windows 7 is aimed to restore your computer when it runs into issues. Click on this article and learn to repair your computer.


by Ivy Updated on October 20, 2022

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What is Lenovo Rescue and Recovery for Windows 7?

Lenovo Rescue and Recovery 4.52 is a one-button recovery software designed for Windows 7. It’s not available on Windows 8/8.1/10. The previous versions of the Rescue and Recovery program for Windows 2000, Windows XP or Windows Vista.

Lenovo Rescue and Recovery can help you recover from a failure on the computer. Also, it can be used to restore the corrupted or deleted files. Depending on what series mode you are using and type of Windows, Lenovo will preinstall one of the recovery software on the computer.

For Idea series models computer, including IdeaPad, IdeaCentre, Lenovo OneKey Recovery can be preinstalled.

For Think series models computer, including ThinkPad, ThinkStation, Think Centre and Lenovo 300, Lenovo ThinkVantage Rescue and Recovery can be preinstalled.

For Windows 8 and newer version of the operating system, neither Lenovo OneKey Recovery nor Lenovo ThinkVantage Rescue and Recovery are preinstalled. But Lenovo gives you another choice to create a recovery partition with USB and restore from it.

How to use Lenovo Rescue and Recovery for Windows 7

If you use Lenovo ThinkVantage, you can use it Rescue and Recovery to create a bootable media and then restore image. You can follow the steps below.

Create a recovery partition with Lenovo ThinkVantage Rescue and Recovery

Step 1. Type rescue and recovery in the search box and select it.

Step 2. In this window, check the option “The recovery media you are going to create can only be used on this system. Do you want to continue?”and click OK.

Step 3. Tick both Boot Media and Data Media and click OK.

Recovery Media

Step 4. Insert the first blank DVD and make sure it can be recognized.

Step 5. Select the optical drive and click OK.

Step 6. Follow the next step to complete the process and wait until the DVDs are created.

To install Lenovo rescue and recovery on windows 7 64 bit, you must download and install the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Package (x64) SP1.

If your computer is IdeaPad, you can use Lenovo Ideapad OneKey Recovery to create a recovery partition.

Restore Windows 7 with ThinkVantage Lenovo Rescue and Recovery

Step 1. Boot your computer and press the ThinkVantage button or F12 key during the booting process.

Step 2. In the Boot Menu screen, select the optical drive called ATAPI CD and hit Enter.

Step 3. Type Yes and insert the Product Recovery discs one by one according to the prompt.

Step 4. Wait until the software loads and click Continue.


Step 5. Click Full Restore and then click Continue at the warning message.

Step 6. Tick Factory Restore at the bottom left and click Restore as well as hit OK to confirm data loss during the process. And then it will go to Windows Recovery Environment.

Step 7. Follow the on-screen instructions and finish the rest of the steps.

Alternative to Lenovo ThinkVantage Rescue and Recovery

As mentioned above, Lenovo Rescue and Recovery 4.52 can only be used on Windows 7 Think series computer. You can use it on neither Windows 8/8.1/10/11 nor Dell/HP/Acer. And this software is required for many Discs. It’s not very convenient. Thus, an alternative is needed.

I recommend you AOMEI OneKey Recovery Professional. It can be used on all kinds of computers, such as, Windows XP/Vista/78/8.1/10/11 and all server-based operating system. Also, it’s available on the common computer brands, including Lenovo/ASUS/Dell/HP/Acer/Samsung /Toshiba.

If you want to protect unlimited computers or customize of UI and logo, you can use AOMEI OneKey Recovery Tech version.

To create a recovery partition for Windows 7/8/8.1/10/11/Vista/XP, you can download AOMEI OneKey Recovery Professional and install it at first. Then, open it, click OneKey System Backup and select backup location for your backup, then confirm the backup and click Start Backup.

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To restore your computer to a previous backup state, click OneKey System Recovery and select the restore path, confirm that your system will be deleted during the process and click Start Restore.

OKR Backup

OKR Recovery

If your computer fails to boot, you can boot your computer from AOMEI OneKey Recovery Professional via A button or F11 key. And then restore your computer as normal.

Wrapping things up

The precise of using Lenovo Rescue and Recovery in Windows 7 is that your computer is a Think series Lenovo Computer. And you need many blank Discs. If not, you cannot use it.

Therefore, an alternative backup and recovery software is needed. AOMEI OneKey Recovery Professional is a great choice. It can be used on all kinds of the operating system and computer brands.

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.