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Lenovo Y510P 24gb SSD gone after clean install of windows

Q: Lenovo Y510P 24gb SSD gone after clean install of windows

Hello,I have a lenovo Y510P and i have kept the original windows for about 3-4 years and i had a lenovo drive that is my 24gb ssd drive and everything was ok.Today i decided to do a clean install of windows and i had to change the hard drive from gbt to mbr so i had to format the entire thing to be able to install windows 10 after i cleaned and formated the hard drive i couldn't find the 24gb ssd drive at all even after i installed windows and checked disk managment and EaseUS software but nothing i only get the 1 TB hard drive but not the ssd, How can i get the SSD drive back?

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Hello, I had a fatal error with the 24GB SSD and Condusiv ExpressCache software like 1-2 years ago. I bought 4 years ago a Lenovo Y510P with a 1TB HDD + 24GB SSD M.2 for cache, driven by Condusiv ExpressCache software. The first year, the SSD caching software worked like a charm, the notebook was fast and obviously the SSD caching worked. Then, I decided to upgrade the new released BIOS to v3.08, and after the process completed correctly, I started to have some heavy problems: the notebook couldn't shut down completely, it got stuck turning off, the disk usage was 100% almost all the time, the notebook was very slow. I fought this for a week, a really depressing week, I refreshed the system, rolled back to the previous BIOS, full reset to factory settings... nothing, the problem persisted. I decided to remove the SSD and that was it, no more problems, the notebook started to work just like before. It was the Condusiv ExpressCache what was causing all the problems, or the SSD itself. Once I knew it was the SSd, I tried many, many things to make it work again: I tried to update the ExpressCache software... nothing, the moment I put the SSD, I start to get all those problems again. I gave up. So, that was like almost 2 years ago. I recently bought a 500GB SSD, so I upgraded to Windows 10 and replaced the original 1TB HDD by the 500GB SSD. Now, I'm trying to use the 24GB SSD as an external storage drive. I've bought a M.2 to ... Read more

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Hey, I recently installed Windows 10 on the 24GB SSD on my Lenovo Twist s230u and am using the other 320GB HDD as storage. I've read elsewhere that this is a bad idea as it can mess up your computer and that the SSD should only be used as a cache. However, I have yet to run into any problems with the current setup, and the only problem I can foresee happening is not having enough space to do updates on the OS, though Windows 10 offers a workaround by sticking in a USB flash drive. Are there any other problems that could happen if I continue to use the SSD as a boot drive NOTE: The 24GB SSD is a seperate drive from the 320 HDD and not a hybrid.

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Will the laptop charge and work like normal if I use the 120w charger instead of a 170w one?  Or do I need the 170w charger whether I want to game or not? I dont want to remove my SLI card. 

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Well i need some help with a clean install and because this is my first time doing a clean install. For this i want to keep the onekey button function and the hidden partition for the factory reset.But my problem is that there is a lot of partitions so i dont know which partitions should i delete to keep the onekey recovery function.

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I have bought a Lenovo Z50-75 with AMD processor and AMD graphics and a 1TB HDD, but have found to it to be extremely slow and have decided to put in a new SSD and do fresh install of Windows. I am very disappointed with the speed of this thing. (1) Since, the machine did not come with any recovery disk how do I reinstall windows 10 on an empty SSD put into it?(2) I would prefer that I not have to deal with Bloatware and crapware to get better performance, how do I make sure that I don't end up with it again?(3) This machine certainly has the windows 10 product key stored inside the hardware which should be picked up by the installer. However, if I decide that I don't want this Windows 10 rather I want Windows 7 or less likely Windows 8, what shall be the procedure then? I am including Windows 7 and 8 here too since I may decide to change to them on this extra laptop of mine and make sure that it never makes me update to Windows 10.

A:Clean install of windows on SSD for Lenovo Z50-75

(1) Since, the machine did not come with any recovery disk how do I reinstall windows 10 on an empty SSD put into it?Comment: Use the Novo button to access the recovery menu to restore the unit to factory condition or if you have your own backup image you can use it. Read the manual.(2) I would prefer that I not have to deal with Bloatware and crapware to get better performance, how do I make sure that I don't end up with it again?Comment: You can clean install. However, you will removing the Lenovo recovery feature forever.(3) This machine certainly has the windows 10 product key stored inside the hardware which should be picked up by the installer. However, if I decide that I don't want this Windows 10 rather I want Windows 7 or less likely Windows 8, what shall be the procedure then?Comment: It will be the same procedure. Just see to it that you have the necessary drivers for whatever version you decide. Expect some surprises since the unit is supposed to be made and tested for Win 10.

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I just purchased a Lenovo Z50-70 and want to remove the bloatware and perform a clean install. I was able to retrieve the product key using a key finder software but can't figure out how to go about performing this clean install.

I've downloaded a windows 8.1 ISO and put it on both a DVD and a USB flash drive and trying booting to both but I keep getting some message about cable being disconnected and it doesn't seem to process through.

The version of windows 8.1 is OEM 64-bit.

Also, I'm looking to upgrade to Windows 10 when it's available and I hear that it will be a free upgrade for at least a year, if not more. So, I'd like to make sure whatever I do now allows me to make the upgrade in the future.

Any help you guys can provide would be great!!!

A:Clean install of windows 8.1 on new Lenovo Z50-70

Is it talking about the USB cable, look at page 5 in your manual or Google this in your browser:
]G Z 40 50 series UG EN - Lenovo

This is the procedure for a clean install:
Clean Install - Windows 8

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I need to do a clean install of Windows 10 on my girlfriends Lenovo Yoga 2. I noticed there are five different partitions on her computer...have no idea what is going on here. Should I use Parted Magic and just Secure Erase the SSD and then proceed on with the Windows 10 installation?  

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Hello, I have decided to do a clean install of Windows 10 Professional (x64) on my Lenovo X1 Yoga (20FQ). I'm currently pulling my hair out trying to install Windows 10 in UEFI mode, I want to do this so I can use the full functionality of the TPM chip and bitlocker. No matter what I do I have not been able to install Windows 10 Professional (x64) in UEFI mode, I've only been able to install it in legacy mode. I've tried multiple configurations of the BIOS in terms of disabling Legacy/enable UEFI OS to boot but when I put the BIOS in UEFI only mode the Windows 10 Professional (x64) USB key (that I've created using the .iso downloaded with the Microsoft Download Tool), the machine refuses to boot from the USB key or the PCIe-NVMe when in UEFI Only mode. Can someone point me to a guide for installing Windows in UEFI mode?

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I've had my Lenovo Y570 for some time now and lately decided to a clean install and update all drivers and everything. I got an ISO copy of Windows 7 HP and was planning on using the serial on the back. I created my bootable DVD and when I got into installation it told me that since it was (OEM reserved) I couldn't install on this drive. I searched around for some time and I formatted my HDD and cleaned it using diskpart. I went on to try and install and I got the error "Setup was unable to create a new system partition". I searched around some more and I tried to re-partition from diskpart and still getting the same error.

I currently can't boot into Windows since I formatted the drive. And the only thing I have at my disposal is the Windows 7 DVD I created.

Any help would be immensely appreciated, I've been going at this since yesterday and still nothing.
Thank you.

PS. Yes I've already posted this in the Lenovo forum but I'm really desperate for help since my entire university and gaming life depends on that laptop.
Thank you (again).

A:Lenovo Y570 Windows 7 Clean Install Errors

Sorry to bother but I found my answer here Setup was unable to create a new system partition
Thank you again.

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After doing a clean install of windows 10 on a new SSD Lenovo Service Bridge fails to let me download needed software from the levovo download site. LSB won't stay running and without it I can't  download the software. How do fix this to download the Lenovo Software? I have tried:-rebooting-reinstalling LSB (several times)-multiple browsers; Firefox, Chrome, Edge-starting LSB manually- ensuring that I am not using any proxies 

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I am having problems doing a clean install of Windows 10 on my Lenovo Ideapad 100s-14IBR and need some expert help. Bios SettingsSecure Boot: DisabledBoot Priority: Legacy SupportBoot Priority: Legacy FirstUSB Boot:Enabled - Booting from USB with Windows 10 iso created using Rufus - "GPT partition scheme for UEFi " - Windows Setup comes up fine, When i choose "Install Now" i get to the "Where do you want to install windows?" and am getting the below error message which is preventing me from proceeding. Error:"Windows cannot be installed to this disk.  This computer's hardware may not support booting to this disk.  Ensure that the disk's controller is enabled in the computer's BIOS menu." Drive info is Drive 0 Unallocated Space - i deleted all partitions- i tried formating/deleting/creating new partitions with not success. Any help provided will be greatly appricated!  

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Can someone explain how I should install all drivers relevant to the X230T laptop during a clean install of Windows 7 Ultimate 64?  I am installing using USB stick with Rufus boot format. However, not sure if the drivers should be gathered and collected prior to the install or should I just navigate to Lenovo update driver page when new install is complete? Not even sure if I can navigate to this page when installation has completed, so reason for asking since never done before. thanks

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I bought a laptop from Lenovo (E545) with Windows 7 Professional x64 pre-installed with A LOT of bloatware. So stupid me decided to format and do a clean installation.

Lenovo did not provide me with a recovery disk or a Windows disk so I downloaded the image from Microsoft's website and made a boot-able USB as per their instructions. I used Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder to get the CD key and product ID information I needed.

After the installation, everything seemed fine for a few days. Then I got the "This copy of Windows is not genuine" error, along with the black desktop background. When trying to re-activate, I receive error 0xC004F063. When I click on more information, I'm informed: "The Software Licensing Service reported that the computer BIOS is missing a required license."

I was hoping someone can take a look at the diagnostic report below:

Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
Windows Validation Data-->

Validation Code: 50
Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-MV8MH-98QJM-24367
Windows Product Key Hash: wgci5Gdejx4esg7++zTOe3LWF+4=
Windows Product ID: 00371-OEM-8992671-00437
Windows Product ID Type: 2
Windows License Type: OEM SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.048
ID: {C043F50C-456B-401C-81A6-84FA89F19C20}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr... Read more

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I've suddenly been afflicted with BSOD's on my Lenovo Y510P running Win 8.1. Everything was fine until about 2 weeks ago and then I started experiencing multiple BSOD's to the point that I had to boot in SafeMode. After doing some research, it looked like the issues were related to video (NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M) and wireless/bluetooth drivers. I upgraded all of those and everything was fine for a week until this morning when I got another BSOD. After looking for the bug check that it reported, I stumbled on this forum and saw some excellent responses so I thought I'd give it a whirl. I downloaded BlueScreenView and ran that and I've attached the output. I have also attached output from the MiniToolBox tool. I also tried to upload the mini-dump files but I get a message saying I'm "not permitted to upload this kind of file" but I'm happy to do so if I'm allowed to.  Here is a link the output from the Speecy tool as well - http://speccy.piriform.com/results/j7BzfFXyiX3xHgrhWQqHjXV. Would someone be so kind as to give it a look and let me know your thoughts? Thanks!


A:BSOD in Windows 8.1/Lenovo Y510P

Can you please upload the whole minidump so I can examine it?
It is located in C:\windows\minidumps. Select the most recently created file.

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Hi Guys, I have Lenovo Y510P with Windows 10 and i recently installed a new MyDigitalSSD 256GB in the M.2 slot (instead of the 24GB cache ssd) and i'm using the ssd as my main drive for OS and programs. I'm getting reandom freezes during regular operation, I can still move my mouse duriing those freezes but that's it, it won't unfreeze unless I do an hard reset.. Those freezes happen only when the OS is running from the SSD, when I'm I run a copy of that OS from the HDD, it doesn' happen ad everything works. Before installing the ssd, every cache software was uninstalled and i even tried a fresh new clean win10 install on the ssd but the freezes still happens. I read and tried LOTS of solutions (checking for errors in the ssd, disabling SLI, disabling LPM, etc.) but nothing helps. I'm really desperate for a solution, Doesn any one has an idea on what is the problem? 

A:Lenovo Y510P with a Windows 10 on SSD randomly fre...

what i understood is that slot you got there isnt meant for a big SSD :/ so thats probably why os freezes some times it's a cache slot meant for small sized ssd cache drives if understood it right.

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Situation: Currently deployed in Afghanistan with limited resources for my personal laptop. My windows 10 OS (Windows 8 came preinstalled on my laptop) stopped being able to boot up something about a config file missing. So my easiest option I could find was to downlaod UBUNTU onto a bootdrive from a buddys laptop. I installed ubuntu but want to know if theres a way of wiping my old Windows OS and getting it back? I could go back and find the error for the windows boot. But would honestly just like to wipe it and reinstall windows. I do not have a boot disc or product key that i know of for windows since it came preinstallled. Sorry if some of what i said was redundent! Appreciate any help!

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Hello lenovo community, Today my new 128GB SSD arrived (I believe it is M.2), I installed it into my laptop and then went to my disk management and did all the steps. Now I can see the SSD in my computer next to the rest of my pertitions and usb drives.https://gyazo.com/e22d0006a9b863a7985611dfd3c66bc4.png I would like to clean install windows on my SSD so that my laptop runs faster and I will be installing a few important programs on the SSD too later on. I am just not sure how to do this. Currently I have windows 10 Pro and the windows is activated with a digital license linked to my Microsoft account. And after I do install my windows on my SSD, how can I set the default folder for all my software to be installed in? I want to have them automatically be installed in a folder in my hard drive except for the few applications that I will manually put inside my SSD. Thank you in advance for all the help! 

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So this morning I woke up like usual and start my laptop up. It took a while like usual to boot up then it went straight to the your computer needs restarting blue screen and I thought hmmm this happened a few times and usually gets fixed. This time it went not to the home lock screen but the trouble shooting blue screen after picking my language and type of keyboard. Then it goes to two options "advance options" or "shutdown" I go to advance settings then there were 3 more options. Refresh settings, reset settings or advance options so I chose refresh cause I didn't want my files to get erased since I haven't backed them up yet. I click refresh and a message says that my drive where Windows is installed is locked. And it told me to unlock it and try again. So how do I access this? I forced shutdown but the same thing happens for a few times. Now I'm worried about this problem. Can anyone help me before I actually have to reset my laptop?

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Good evening, I will keep this short, I have a Lenovo ideapad y510p with Windows 8.1 (I got it with 8.1, did not upgrade from 8) . I noticed a problem yesterday, where I cannot adjust the screen brightness. If I use the keyboard commands (Fn + Up and Fn + Down) The slider appears on the top left of the screen, as always, but does not ?slide? It stays static.  If I move the slider on the Setting menu, I can slide the value but the brightness does not change and the value is not reflected on the slider on the top left of the screen. I am not sure when this happened for the first time. 

Go to Solution.

A:Lenovo y510p with Windows 8.1 brightness slider no...

Never mind, restored from last valid restore point and now it is working

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As I explained in another thread. When I attempt to boot into Safe Mode, only a black screen appears and rarely the safe mode background flashes for a second. I'm able to move my cursor around, but that's it. I do not understand why this is happening and what I can do to remedy this situation. I would appreciate any type of help. Thank you. 

A:Lenovo y510p Windows 8.1 Safe mode won't boot.

I'm wondering if the graphics adapter used on the computer is not compatible with the generic VGA drive Windows 8.1 uses for safe mode. Has the driver for the graphics adapter ever been updated? I noticed this on the specs. If you have the model with the two adapters, it's possible they conflict with the safe mode video driver. I saw a post where the computer had both an Intel and Nvidia adapter.
Dual (2x) NVIDIA® GeForce® GT755M 2GB (on select models) via Ultrabay
Single (1x) NVIDIA® GeForce® GT755M 2GB
I'm not sure it would make a difference but what happens when you disable Secure Boot and Fast Boot in BIOS. Does it let you access safe mode then?

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Hello Lenovo community, I really need your help, and I'm wondering if this has happened to anyone. Just a couple days ago, my computer crashed while I was playing a video game. The graphics for the game are not that intese, but recently I've been having issues while playing it. After it crashed, I powered it off like i usually do when there is a graphical error and went to reboot it. Upon reboot it no longer worked like normal. The reboot was very slow, and when i tried to log in, it either goes to the password screen but won't work, or it goes black, or it stays semi frozen on the log in screen. I tried to enter failsafe mode, and reset BIOS, and full clean my Drive:C, and reinstall windows, and all that nonsense. When i try those methods they boot as if its going to work, load for a bit, get to around 40% done and then it quits out saying that there was a problem. So not only can I not log in, but I cannot even use the any normal methods for it to fix itself it seems. Thanks for reading.

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I need assistance on my laptop. frequently it's been shutting down and has been showing this error message: "DRIVER POWER STATE FAILURE" I've tried some online resources but it hasn't really helped. If there's a way to find this log so I can post it here, please tell me how to do so. Any assistance would be very much appreciated. Thank you.

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I'm new to Lenovo, Win 8 and to this forum. I'm considering buying Lenovo Y50-70 Notebook model 59441814 - Intel Core i7 4270HQ, 8GB DDR3L, 256GB SSD, NVIDIA GTX 860M 4GB, 15.6" Touchscreen, 4K UHD, USB 3.0, no DVD drive and Windows 8.1 pre-installed. I also have retail MS Win 8.1 Pro "Full Version" 64 bit DVD and key. Would like upon receipt of laptop to: (1) replace 256GB SSD with a Crucial MX200 500GB SATA 6Gb/s 2.5" SSD and (2) do a complete clean install using my retail 8.1. Reasons are: increased capacity and get rid of all the unnecessary stuff that manufacturers pre-install. Since I don't have a DVD drive and I have read there are some issues with boot security, can someone provide recommendation on sequence of steps to follow.

A:Help with Lenovo Y50-70 - 8.1 clean install

Welcome to Eight Forums.

Download Windows 8.1 (core).

Create installation media for Windows 8.1 - Windows Help

How to download and clean install Windows 8.1 if you have an OEM computer with UEFI firmware (BIOS) embedded Windows 8/8.1 product key. -> link

Normally, you do not need to change the UEFI firmware (BIOS) settings, for example, the boot order of drives, enable Legacy BIOS boot mode, or disable Secure Boot. So, do not change the UEFI firmware (BIOS) settings.

- Connect your Windows 8.1 USB flash drive or insert your Windows 8.1 DVD.
- Restart the computer.
- Press the correct key to enter the boot menu (see this link for help). Or, if you have a Lenovo computer, you can also press the NOVO button when the computer is turned off and then select "Boot Menu".
- Select your USB/DVD from the boot menu.

Note: If you have an OEM computer with UEFI firmware (BIOS) embedded Windows 8/8.1 product key, the Windows 8.1 installer should automatically detect product key from UEFI firmware (BIOS). If the Windows 8.1 installer can't detect Windows 8/8.1 product key from UEFI firmware (BIOS), it means that you have the wrong installation media.


Originally Posted by Forest1

I also have retail MS Win 8.1 Pro "Full Version" 64 bit DVD and key.

Download Windows 8.1 Pro.

Create installation media for Windows 8.1 - Windows Help

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Hey guys I wanted to pick some brains i just grabbed a T430s to use and i want to do a clean install. i delete all the partition on this laptop. So now when I go to install windows i have a 500gb and their a 16gb msata. i wanted to know what i should do maybe some advice and direction. For know i'm going to install windows on the 500gb hdd

A:Clean install on a lenovo T430s

Follow these steps to Install Windows on MSATA (SSD) Drive.

If in BIOS setup you have IRST listed as a SATA controller choice then follow these more specialized steps to Install Windows on System with MSATA and ISRT

Additional tips here will assure you get and keep a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

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So i got hold of the Windows 8.1 Single Language,
Now i need to clean install it on my Lenovo G50-70,
But i need One Key Recovery to work,
It comes handy in few situations,
Can you guys please let me know the procedure to clean install win 8.1 with OKR support?

Thanks in advance,
You guys are really helpful,i appreciate that

A:Lenovo : Clean Install + One Key Recovery

Since I had Windows 8.1 before, copy the drivers folder from the LENOVO partition ( this folder contains all the device drivers, but some may also be found in another drivers folder in C:, the folder containing OKR should be labeled OneKey_Recovery) in a USB flash drive and clean install. The only thing you have to do is paste the drivers folder in your PC after installation and install OneKey Recovery from there. I hope my advice has been of some help.

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Hi All,
Have been fighting an issue with Windows Update not doing so with an error of 80070643 and no matter what I've tried it still won't update. I tried the install from the partition but still no update. So, since I don't have the OEM recovery disc and rather than keep wasting any more of my time I just want to do a clean install. I get a copy of the ISO and start an install and all seems to go well to the end when I get an error and the system reverts back to where I started. A call to MS says the system is locked out by the OEM (Lenovo) who I call for assistance. They of course want their greedy share and offer the reinstallation disc for $57. I have the CD Key so surely there's a way to unlock this thing.

Not a noob but getting a little feeble of the brain I think.

A:Clean Install W7 Pro 64Bit Lenovo Locked Out

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
Did this machine come with win-8 ?

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Hi there, i just received my T470, i already have an ssd so i decided to replace the original hard drive with it. I have purchased a windows 10 education version. (free with the school) I have made with the window7 tool a bootable usb stick. After disabling the SecureBoot and passing the bootmode from "UEFI" to "BOTH" in the BIOS i installed windows 10 from the usb stick.  Here is the issue : After installation the computer restart but restart on the installer at the beginning. When i press F12 at launch there are 3 options : - Windows Boot Manager- USB generic storage- My SSD  When i remove the usb stick and start the screen pass from "Lenovo" to the boot menu with 2 options :- Windows Boot Manager- My SSD  But trying to start from them is doing nothing.And the boot menu come back each time i press enter. It seems that the computer is not able to boot with the new SSD but i don't understand why. when i enable secureboot again it does not change anything. Can you help me with this ?     

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My 2 year old laptop is starting to get sluggish so I'm wondering if I should try to do a clean install of my Home Premium Windows.

Problem is, the computer came with no disks. Also, I'm assuming that the Backup and Restore function that's built in would only give me a copy of my crap-filled hard drive contents if I "made" the backup (to an external disk, presumably) then "restored" it to my freshly formatted internal drive.......right?

So, can I make my OWN clean disks with some utility on the machine? Or do I have to BUY another copy of Win7 Home Premium? Or will Best Buy provide me with one if I take my machine in? Or will Lenovo provide one?

Sorry if some of these questions sound idiotic.....but haven't done much in the way of installations, backups OR restorations.

Any advice greatly appreciated.

As I said, the primary reason I'm considering this is because the old baby is starting to chug a bit, and it's my understanding that getting off the data, wiping the drive, then reinstalling Windows is the best way to get my computer cleaned up and fast again. If that's a bad premise.....I'm all ears.


A:Lenovo came with Win7 installed. How do I do a clean re-install?

The tutorial for a clean install can be found here:
Clean Install Windows 7

You can download a W7 DVD from here:
Windows 7 Direct Download Links

You can activate it using your certificate of authenticity.

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HELP ! I have purchased Win 8.1 recovery media 64 BIT - USB - from Lenovo a year ago and am trying to use it again to to a clean install of Win 8.1. I am on Lenovo Y50-70. I have tried going through System Restore via the novo button, and it does work eventually but once I power off I can not get laptop to turn on again. Recently ran rest through Lenovo Product Recovery program however over a day passed and I finally saw a 'setting up windows' screen with little circle of dots but then it shut down. I have tried re-starting and its still doing this taking hours to boot up thing, which all started a couple weeks ago immediately after a Windows 10 update and the driver updates for Nvidia GeForce 860M and Intel HD 4600 graphics. Then sleep mode & hibernation would not work and it has snowballed from there. THis is why I am trying to reinstall Win 8.1 which was the OS the laptop came with. ALso, when i get to Windows Setup box it said: Windows is installing the following items:C:\SWWORKBCD0B.CMD (check mark)C:\DRIVERS\DPINST.CMD (check mark)C:\SWWORK\DOWORK.CMD (it hangs on this one and nothing happens)C:\SWWORK\FINISH.CMD BIOS:USB Legacy - EnabledSATA Controller Mode - AHCIBoot Mode - Legacy SupportBoot Priority - Legacy FirstUSB Boot - EnabledOS Optimized Defaults - Win 8 64 bit If anyone can please help me and ket me know what I am doing wrong that would be much appreciated. 

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Hi there, i just received my T470, i already have an ssd so i decided to replace the original hard drive with it. I have purchased a windows 10 education version. (free with the school) I have made with the window7 tool a bootable usb stick. After disabling the SecureBoot and passing the bootmode from "UEFI" to "BOTH" in the BIOS i installed windows 10 from the usb stick.  Here is the issue : After installation the computer restart but restart on the installer at the beginning. When i press F12 at launch there are 3 options : - Windows Boot Manager- USB generic storage- My SSD  When i remove the usb stick and start the screen pass from "Lenovo" to the boot menu with 2 options :- Windows Boot Manager- My SSD  But trying to start from them is doing nothing.And the boot menu come back each time i press enter. It seems that the computer is not able to boot with the new SSD but i don't understand why. when i enable secureboot again it does not change anything. Can you help me with this ?     

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I recently got a Lenovo V570 laptop. I was going to do a Clean Install of Win 7 to get the crapware off of the C: drive. I have ran across many threads about when doing a clean install the wifi doesn't work. I have searched for a lot of hours to find the solution and finally have found it but do not quite understand it.
V570 - Win 7 Pro (non OEM) - Wireless not working - Lenovo Community Is the OP saying that he put his SSD with the Clean Install under the HDD in the boot order? Thanks,

A:Lenovo Clean Install Wireless Problem

Never heard of that or the wireless not working once you install the driver if it is missing once Win7 starts up the first time.

There are three different Wireless drivers posted for Win7 on the Lenovo Support Downloads webpage which is the place you'd normally get it: Drivers and software - Lenovo V570 Notebook

If you don't know what wireless device you have you can try all three, or trace the actual make/model using Hardware Identification. In addition you can back up Windows/System32 folder to browse for any drivers after a reinstall - they are all there.

Once the correct driver installs, 95% of the time you'll see the wireless 5 bar icon appear in System Tray with a yellow light showing that networks are available to connect. You'd only need to select yours and give the wireless key. If that fails, rightclick the icon to Troubleshoot which may sort it for you.

If everything fails, power cycle your Modem, router and reboot PC.

Other steps for getting a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

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This forum is so much of wealthy info and thanks to you all for helping folks like me.

New Lenovo Z580 Laptop with UEFI and Windows 8 Preinstalled

What I did (did many things but this is what I remember):
1. Tried installing Ubuntu, lost partitions and Windows didn't boot either

2. Recovered some of the Partitions using Minitool etc but all the Windows files were lost

3. Downloaded Lenovo One Key Recovery ISO (OKR8 ISO) and installed it. Now the one recovery seems to work - at least the screen comes up but there is an error when I tried to do recovery - error code 0xe0ef0050

4. Created a Windows set up USB using my friend Enterprise DVD and overwrote the Install.wim file using the Install.wim that I got from the recovery partition (had to split the image into swm files) but it didn't work. It said the product key doesn't match with the image (I didn't enter any product key anywhere)

5. Tried applying the image of the install.wim that I got from the recovery partition using DISM but it didn't work.

What I have now:
A USB Recovery Disk
The OEM Product key that I got using rweverything
A Windows 8 enterprise edition DVD from a friend
Install.wim file (around 8.9GB) that I recovered from the PRB_DRV partition. In fact I have all files from that partition intact and stored in my other computer.

I have spent more than two weeks in fixing this. I'm trying to avoid spending $50 for a recovery disk from Lenovo. If it comes to that I'll rather buy a fresh copy of Wind... Read more

A:Clean Install on Preinstalled UEFI Lenovo Laptop

Option One.
You can Order Lenovo Recovery Disks from here:

Option Two.
Buy Windows 8/8.1 DVD & Product Key.

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I keep getting BSOD when my laptop awakes from sleep. This has appeared after I performed a clean install using the lenovo recovery discs. Sometimes its a blue screen with scribbles like the words aren't displayed correctly.
I have installed all windows updates and have tried to update the drivers for display adapter and network cards from the Lenovo site.

Lenovo 3000 C200 8922 BXG
Vista Home premium 32 bit

I have attached the 2 files as per the BSOD sticky.

Thanks for any help

A:BSOD on Clean install of Vista on Lenovo laptop

Hi -

The bugchecks on the 8 dumps - all the same -

0xa = driver attempted to access pageable memory when it should not have (IRQL too high).

You are running Vista SP0 - the original version of Vista, circa Nov 2006. You need to allow Windows Updates to install SP1, then SP2. I do see that 114 Windows Updates came in, but SP1 was not among them. Please note that SP2 is not inclusive of SP1 as it was under XP. Sine the install is only a few days old, re-install Vista again. Make sure your Internet router is on and broadcasting a wifi signal; if not connect via Ethernet during OS re-install.

Once at Desktop, double-check Windows Updates --> www.update.microsoft.com

Go to Lenovo Support and install any outstanding driver updates -

Lenovo Support --> http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/si...hineind=338521

Then update these device drivers by going directly to device manufacturer's web site -

Mobile Intel(R) 945 Express Chipset --> http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Sear...Chipset+Family
Intel 3945ABG wifi driver --> http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Deta...18406&lang=eng
Relatek HD Audio --> http://www.realtek.com.tw/DOWNLOADS/...&GetDown=false
Synaptics Touchpad --> http://www.synaptics.com/support/drivers
Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Ethernet NIC --> http://www.realtek.com.tw/downloads/...&GetDown=false

Regards. . .





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Hello there,
I have some troubles installing or rather activating windows 7 pro 64bit OEM.

I pretty much did what is described here: Clean install of Windows 7 on SSD in ThinkPad T460. Stuck between rock and a hard place. - Lenovo Community

In short:
I bought a Lenove T460 this summer, which came preinstalled with windows 7 Pro. But with no COA (Certificate of Authentity) sticker anywhere, not even under the battery. The only sticker I found was a windows 8 pro one. So I assume that my laptop came with a downgraded windows 7.

Now I wanted to have a clean install of windows 7.

- So what I did first was to create a USB stick with the Recovery image, created via the Lenovo ThinkVantage Tool, to be able to restore if anything goes wrong.
- What I did next was to get a windows 7 iso via the WindowsIsoDownloader (e.g. from here: Microsoft Windows and Office ISO Download Tool)
- Downloaded the ISO and 'injected' the USB3 drivers successfully as described here: How to Install Windows 7 with only USB 3.0 Ports
- And to be able to choose the correct version of windows which was preinstalled I followed this link: How to Choose Desired Windows 7 Edition / Version During Setup? - AskVG
One of the comments there (from Gab) said:
"If you have a PC with an OEM product key on it set EditionID to the proper Windows 7 version, set Channel to OEM and set VL to 0.
This will install a perfectly legal operating system that passes activation. As a long-time service tech I've done it hu... Read more

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i just bought this factory refurbished Lenovo K450 desktop i5 4th gen quad core 3.0ghz, 8gb ram, 1tb seagate 7200rpm. it came preloaded with Win8, which not only do i hate, but not all of the software i use is compatible. I make music, edit video and do graphic design, so i use programs like Cubase, Reason, Premier, Vegas, Adobe CS. I am on a seriously tight budget as a full time college student on financial aid and father of 2, so the price for the specs on this refurb was a great deal for me. 500 bucks on ebay.

I have been quite savvy with computers for well over 15 years now. mostly Mac, but for economic reasons i recently made the switch to windows and i have not regretted it. XP and 7 have been good to me thus far. However, I have finally run into something that has seriously stumped me. That is downgrading from 8 to 7.

I am unsure exactly how to set the BIOS. And I'm not sure, do i boot the dvd as legacy or uefi? I know I have to disable secure boot. and set bot mode to legacy right? what else am I overlooking? I keep getting error code 0x80070570. I have to figure out soon whether it is something I'm doing wrong or something wrong with the machine so that i can return it to the seller within 30 days. He swears there is nothing wrong with it and i did run a lot of diagnostics and found it passed in every which way. I do get a blue screen crash that says memory_management.

someone please point me in the right direction. Lenovo won't help me... Read more

A:Clean install Win7 on refurb Lenovo K450

Well, well... i just figured out how to press f10 and run a lenovo diagnostic. the memory failed! i just emailed the seller and let him know he has a few options. send me new ram, pay the shipping to send it back for him to fix it, exchange it or issue a full refund. thanks anyway y'all. i knew i know what i'm doing. i've been messing with computers for far too long to have been going this crazy simply installing an os!!!

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Premium(R) Dual CPU E2140 @ 1.6GHz,

Hard Drives: Partition 1, 29.3 GB with 1 GB free
Partition 2, 101.7 GB with 63.6 GB free 18.06 unavailable in another part
The above information is what I know about the computer for which I am inquiring as I am using a different one to use this forum.
I am attempting to clean install (try to return to factory start) on a Lenovo 3000K desktop. I have the Lenovo Product Recovery DVD and the Lenovo Drivers Pack V1.7 for Vista. When I have tried to install using the recovery DVD, I get to the window which asks where do I want in install Windows. It lists the above Disk 0 and the partitions listed above. Then at the bottom it states that the selected partition requires at least 6777 MB free space which I no longer have. There is room in partition 2 for the installation, but I was trying to go back to original. Have I waited too long to do anything? As you can tell I am not very knowing on how to go about this. Thanks for any help.

A:Solved: Tryling to do clean install Lenovo Vista PC

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I seem to be having an issue with the wireless on my Lenovo Ideapad Z580.

After a clean install of Windows 7 Ultimate I have no wireless. The "Network Controller" controller comes up as flagged under Device Manager. Installing the wireless drivers provided from the official website doesn't help, they either tell me I don't have the correct hardware or tell me it hasn't installs and gives me the option to reinstall using recommended settings, which also doesn't help.

Any help at all would be really appreciated. Thanks.

A:Lenovo Ideapad Z580 No Wireless after clean install.

I seem to be having an issue with the wireless on my Lenovo Ideapad Z580.

After a clean install of Windows 7 Ultimate I have no wireless. Click to expand...

The Lenovo IdeaPad Z580 laptop supposedly comes with Windows 8 64-bit.


Do the following in that laptop:

Download MGADiag and save it to your desktop.

Double-click on MGADiag.exe to launch the program.

Click "Continue".

Ensure that the "Windows" tab is selected (it should be by default).

Click the "Copy" button, the leave the report window open.

Paste the report back here in your next reply.


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It is not this computer but it is a Lenovo Desktop 3000 K series 100
has windows vista home premium on it.

My friend tried to move everything from c drive to d drive and it is all messed up.
I haven't seen on like this the C drive is like 30 gigs and the D drive is 250 gigs
They were running out of room on the C drive so he was going to move all kinds of stuff to the D drive
He deleted alot of stuff to try to make room (what all I don't no) He tried to move the whole Documents and settings folder and my documents folder to the Drive,(I don't think you can do that you can move what is in them but not the whole folder is that right?) so anyway now he is missing documents and settings and all kinds of stuff on the D drive that shouldn't be there and stuff on the C drive is missing, so anyway I told him the easiest way to solve the problem would be to just do a clean install and start over. They said they can get along without saving anything and there is a recovery disk and a driver disk. My question is with this Lenovo do you just put the recovery disk in and do it the sam as like a Dell computer run th OS and then run the driver disk I can't find anything on how to run the recovery disk for Lenovo Desktop I go to there site and I found a users guide but when you click on it, it just gives you one in German, Can anyone tell me where I can get the info on doing a clean install with this computer. Thanks

A:Solved: Have Recovery disk for Lenovo desktop how to do clean install

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I have an 11" Ideapad 100S 11IBY and I clean installed ubuntu 16.04. I took backup of the entire eMMC drive, then wiped it clean and installed Ubuntu 16.04. Ubuntu worked fine until I performed the update by sudo apt-get update/upgrade after which it stopped booting and goes into a boot loop. I know how to make a 32bit firmware UEFI bootable USB but now the same UEFI bootable USB can't boot.I actually just need to boot as I have the clone of the entire eMMC with me on a separated hard disk which I can restore if there is a successful boot. I am just stuck with messages:"ubuntu boot failed" followed by,"Default boot deviceMissing or boot failed. Insert recovery media and hit any key, Then select Boot Manager to choose a new Boot Device or to Boot Recovery Media."The EFI boot devices options are always disabled in the boot menu and not even the Windows 10 USB (uefi) is working. I also tried the rEFInd boot manger on a bootable USB. Any help or suggestion will be greatly appreciated.Thanks.

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I bought this laptop (Y510P) like 3 years ago and now i wanted to add a SSD to msata slot but when i opened it i couldn't find the slot.. I mean, **bleep**? So i guess i can't put any ssd there?     

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We got users with "clean install" Windows 10 on the ThinkPad Yoga 370 instead of factory image.  in Lenovo Settings, audio, dolby section, the presets that are in OEM load are all missing.  we tried uninstall Lenovo Settings, Conexant audio driver, SIF, reinstall, same things - the enable button is there, but no profiles for dynamic, movie, music, gaming, and voice. anyone have seen this issue (or on other machines?), any idea how to reinstall those?  i wonder whether we are missing some pieces. 

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A friend of mine asked me to help him fix his HP laptop with Windows Vista Home Premium on it

I was told before i received it that the hard drive was replaced and they could not get the reinstall of vista to complete

I was able to install vista via the HP recovery cd that came with the computer, I did it twice actually

However, when I go into my computer, the hard drive only reads as a total of 24gb - I downloaded a program by paragon which helps back up systems, just for the benefit that it would show me how the hard drive is partitioned, not to use the actual software

It showed me there was a 24gb section of the disk, and there was another partition at 441gb +/-

I cant save anything to the computer because its showing the HD as full, since it only thinks there is 24gb

Does any of this make sense and how do i fix this? I do not need the hard drive partitioned, but how do i make it so its the total size of the HD?

A:500gb hard drive only shows 24gb total after vista Recovery install

hellosee if this helps. http://www.vistarewired.com/2007/02/16/how...n-windows-vistagood luck

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