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Ideapad 100s - Win10 clean installation on ideapad...

Q: Ideapad 100s - Win10 clean installation on ideapad...

Hi

I got a 2nd hand Lenovo Ideapad 100S. It came with Win10 installed but had someone elses profile and data.
(I am not sure if it originally had Win8.1 when it was shipped, there is no rollback option anymore)

My preference is to wipe the current installation completely by downloading Win10 and installing a clean copy off USB.

I also usually prefer to delete all partitions, including recovery because future reinstallations can be done from scratch via USB. (I don't need the option of reinstalling from recovery partitions , the extra space is more important)

I see a warning in the user guide however .....
"Do not delete or modify the Recovery Partition on a WIMBoot-enabled computer. If the Recovery Partition is deleted or modified, you may not be able to restore Windows to the factory status. For computer models on which WIMBoot is enabled, deleting the Recovery Partition may cause Windows to fail to start. How can I determine whether the Windows running on my computer is WIMBoot enabled? WIMBoot technology is normally enabled on copies of Windows 10 Update running on SSD (or eMMC) -only computer models."

What is the best way to do this?

Install a clean copy and remove the partition by booting off a USB, or should I not do this?
Via Settings: settings > Recovery > Reset this PC > Remove everything, or
settings > Recovery > advanced startup > Reinstall from USB

Which of the above 3 should I do to get the cleanest, barest Windows possible?
My only concerning is the Wimboot warning

Anyone had experience doing this?


Mod's Edit: System model added to front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.

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A: Ideapad 100s - Win10 clean installation on ideapad...

Hi larrens ,


Welcome to the Community Forums.

It's a good thing you posted first before proceeding with any clean installation.
Not sure what the Machine Number is to verify the details and specifications of your system.

But if you have a pc with a Windows Image Boot (or WIMBoot) you may not want to choose a clean installation.
This new deployment of installation is compressing part of a big OS file so that you can have an operating system that can only take small spaces intended for small storages (SSD).

Best option to wipe out previous owners profile is a have a fresh out of the box image is using the Puch button Factory reset (Novo key similar to Item 7 page 1). Simply shutdown the system and use the button to turn on, System Recovery option would provide One key recovery from initial backup to do it.

WIM boot are usually created thru OEM depot authorized by Microsoft . DIY for WIMboot maybe a bit complicated.
Click on underlined links for further review.

Hope this answered your query.
Update us.


Regards

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A:Ideapad 100S Spacebar Key

Hi!I just now identified the same problem. (Idepad 100S white 32GB)Please let me know if you find any solution. Regards,Bálint

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A:Lenovo IdeaPad 100s

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A:Ideapad 100S time lag

Hi Sean,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Forums.
 
Could you please be specific on the issue.Does time lagging refers to what? Slow booting or time delayed to execute commands or time taken to open any folder.. etc ?
 
Let us know how you get on.
Regards,
Shashi
 
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A:No boot options for Ideapad 100S?

Hello and welcome,
 
Is this an 11IBY?  The 11IBY requires  UEFI 32-bit boot media.  Legacy and 64-bit media won't work.
 
How did you create your image, and how are you trying to boot it?  Did you use the "create recovery drive" option?  I'd expect that to make bootable media.  (If that option exists - I don't have personal experience with that machine).
 
Z.

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A:Lenovo Ideapad 100s charger

Hi Rivera,
 
Welcome to the Lenovo community!
 
Please provide the system model number( MTM ) for further assistance.
Note: Please do not share system serial number here.
 
Let us know how you get on.
 
Regards,
Shashi
 
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A:Lenovo ideapad 100S is not turning on .

Hi there, Usama ?
 
Thank you for writing in to the Lenovo Forum - happy to have you here today.
 

Unplug AC adapter (remove from notebook).
Remove main battery
Press and hold the power button for 30 seconds (power drain)
Replace main battery
Replace AC adapter

Update us how it goes.
 
 
 
 
Regards,
 
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