Sure, the FCC already posted the user manual for the Lenovo IdeaPad S10 a few weeks ago. But it’s nice to have the official version. And now you can. Lenovo has updated its support page for the IdeaPad S10 with a PDF version of the product manual and the the setup poster that ships with the computer.

I didn’t find any real surprises in the manual aside from the fact that it’s clearly stated that you will not get a system restore disc. Instead you’re supposed to press the restore button on the computer to restore your PC to its factory default settings. The problem is that if you reformat your hard drive you may accidentally (or intentionally) remove the hidden system partition that holds your restore files. Hopefully Lenovo will be able to send out restore discs to customers who request them.

Thanks Dave!

Update: Added a link to the support page!

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7 replies on “Lenovo posts IdeaPad S10 user manual online”

  1. Of course getting a restore disk wouldn’t help much since it doesn’t have an disk drive. Lenovo is known for late shipping and poor customer service. Their products are solid, or I tell them to “feck off.” Also, let it be known– this is a netbook and not suitable for most gaming. Even some o my 15 year old games are too demanding. LOL! Struggling to get the PSX emulation from lagging… Some recommend Ubuntu 8.10 for emulators. Thats better let for another thread. Peace.

  2. Ouch! The ship date on my S10 changed from 9/9/08 to 11/18/08. That’s disappointing.

  3. Is there a link for the user manual? Tried searching for it on Lenovo’s website, but didn’t have any luck.

  4. I saw that comment about the lack of a restore disk previously in the FCC copy of the user manual. What’s interesting is that in the unboxing photos posted earlier today, we see what looks to be a Windows CD included in the box contents. I wonder if this difference is regional?

    I like Asus’ approach, which is to provide both a hidden partition for quick restore along with a restore disk in case you wipe out your internal storage device.

  5. The drivers are also posted and there is a OnekeyRecoveryInstallation.exe that is 326 MB- I wonder if this contains a compressed image?

  6. Nice thing about running Ubuntu, they’ll send you a backup disk even if you haven’t bought a computer from them 😉

    The S10 looks somehow sturdier than most the netbooks going right now — I wonder if that’s just clever aesthetics, or actually the case.


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