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Lenovo T470 not booting on a new ssd with a clean install

Q: Lenovo T470 not booting on a new ssd with a clean install

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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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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So my harddrive crashed on Thursday unfortunately right after I downloaded the student upgrade (Premium). Luckily, I did burn all 3 of the downloaded files to a data dvd disc (I didn't know how to make an .iso at the time), so I have not lost them.

My question is, when I reinstall Vista on my new harddrive and then move the 3 windows 7 files to my desktop, will doing a clean install from inside windows be as efficient as if I made an .iso into a DVD and then booted from that DVD after restarting?

I know in the past when I have restarted the computer and booted from a DVD that it has given me the option to format the drive etc, but will doing a clean install from inside Windows erase just as much old vista junk?


A:Clean Install vs. Booting from DVD

No, I doubt that your upgrade would end up as efficient (or as error free) as a clean install from the DVD. There's already a tutorial on how to convert those files to a DVD. Reinstall Vista, then use that tutorial and burn a DVD - then do a clean install!

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I have 3 computers and only 1 of the three boots with a Clean windows 10 install.

Samsung: 1 is a all in one Samsung 700A3D that the HDD went bust in.
Referb: 2nd is an old custom build that use to run Raid 0 on the.
Current: The third is a custom build running off an SSD generally.

I am using one of the old HDD that use to run on the referbed alone, I have installed windows 10 on this and it boots on the Current PC no issue (all other drives disabled in BIOS)

When I plug it into the Samsung or the Referb however I get the message
"Reboot and Select Proper Boot Device or Insert Boot Media in Selected Boot Device"

The HDD shows in the BIOS but does not boot on both of these machines, this has led me to believe it should be an issue in the BIOS settings as it boots successfully on Current.

Failed Boot/BIOS Settings

Booting sucessfully (not much to see other than a slow boot time)

A:Clean Install on HDD only booting on 1/3 computers

Fixes Tried:
Complete wipe and repartition of drive using EaseUS
chkdsk /r
bootrec /fixboot
bootrec /fixmbr
bootrec /rebuildbcd (this one failed)
I can only re-install windows when on the current pc
when trying to use usb stick for repair disk and reset PC I get no partition available message on the referb.

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I decided to install win 7 on my computer again. It had been quite awhile between formats and I figured my HDD could use a good cleaning. I have run into this problem before, but all attempts I did last time have either not worked, or I've forgotton how to fix it.

What happened is this. I inserted my Win 7 disk and followed the prompts. I chose 32 bit, and formatted my partition for good measure. After the install I followed the prompts regarding my computer name, date and time, and automatic updates. After the install was finished the computer restarted and I ran into the problem that has bothered me all day. My computer states at the top "DMI Pool is updating...Update sucessful". It then gives a prompt and nothing else. The computer also stops responding to CTRL ALT DEL or any keyboard commands and must be hard shut down.

I'm out of ideas at this point. I've done all of the following with the exact same result.

Installed both 32 bit and 64 bit, formatted and deleted partitions, made new partitions, formatted again, and installed 32 and 64 on both a new partition and unallocated space.

I even dug up an old win 98 Fdisk, wrote zeroes of the HDD and tried both 32 and 64 again with the exact same result.

My computer is an old Acer Aspire, I couldn't recall the model and it's not printed on the computer itself anymore.

AMD Dual Core 2.10 Processor
2.50 GB Ram DDR2 5300
Onboard Intel chipset, cannot recall the video card.
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A:Windows not booting after clean install

What model# is the computer? Did you check to make sure that it is compatible with windows 7? Also you might want to try and remove the pci video card. See if it will boot with the on board video.

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My win8 is currently installed in MBR. If I want to change to GPT from MBR, must I do clean install?

A:About UEFI booting; Is clean install required?

Short answer. Yes.

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I am having issues tying to wipe and reinstall my windows installation or repair te installation I already have on one my hard drives. The reason I want to re install is that after I was changing my cpu multiplier my computer crashed while booting windows and now it wont boot at all. I am booting with a dvd (Pictured) I borrowed from a friend because mine is missing. if I try to go through set up now it just sits there..with that blue circle for hours. and then when I click repair I get the "System recovery option" window (Pictured) and just hangs there for hours..I cant get into a command prompt to make any changes and I don't know what else to do. Safe mode wont boot either. I have cleared my cmos as well

A:Issues with a clean install. Booting from dvd w/pics

That's a Dell disc. You have a Me :P computer.

I'd guess that the Dell disc has problems with your Me :P because it isn't a Dell.

I'd download a legit Windows 7 ISO from mydigitallife.info and burn it to a disc. Install from that disc. Activate with your own Product Key, which I assume you have?

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I got a HP Notebook yesterday that had Windows 8.1 on it. Today I decided I wanted to reinstall Windows 10 (not upgrade, but clean install) on it and I do have experience in reinstalling operating systems. I reinstalled Windows 10 from a USB stick and when the computer restarted after the installation was done, it would keep booting from the USB stick. I exited the installation screen and then went to the BIOS to change boot priority to "OS Manager", but all I got was an error which I don't remember what it said, and then it just restarted again.

So my question is, how can I get Windows 10 to boot after is has installed and restarted? I really need help fast as I can't seem to solve this myself and it is really frustrating me.

This is my laptop: HP 15.6 Laptop - Black (Intel Celeron N3050 / 500GB HDD / 4GB RAM / Windows 8.1) : Laptops - Best Buy Canada

A:Windows 10 Installation keeps booting from USB after clean install

If there is no USB drive connected then the BIOS will automatically choose the next boot device in line...
(You did remove the USB drive, right?)
...for example the next on the list may be your CD drive and the one after that may be your HDD.

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So I've been fighting with this issue for almost a week now, I'm at wits end. Back story, I was working on some music production stuff, which is the only thing I use this PC for, when a ~1 second power outage (off for a sec then back on) happened. When my computer came back on from the outage it was at the shutting down screen then turned off. After the storm passed I went to turn it back on and instead of going to the windows 10 logo and booting up it just goes to a black screen with a flashing white underscore in the upper left corner.

Here is what I have tried so far:
Is it a failed SSD? No, I was able to use a SATA>USB cable to read/write all files on this drive. I was able to copy all files off to a backup folder. Drive looks like everything is fine with it.
Has my RAM failed? No, I pulled all RAM sticks and tested one at a time to ensure it would not boot up with either one. I checked in BIOS to ensure that it was reading the proper speeds and total memory of the sticks, which it was. I also checked some older RAM I still have that I know was working properly when I pulled it out to see if maybe it was an issue with all sticks, still no dice and no boot up.
Create Win 10 Boot Media on flash drive and run a repair? This is where it gets odd, after all of this I suspected maybe its a master boot record issue, so I would need to boot from a USB with win10 install media on it. However, my PC will not boot from a USB drive! I have tried three different flash ... Read more

A:Cant repair / clean install windows by booting via USB

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Hi everyone

I'm a bit of a novice but I decided to upgrade my computer and would love some advice please. I am currently running windows Vista 32 with an Hd and decided to upgrade to a SSD with windows 8 professional 64GB using a clean install.

I have watched a few videos which suggest you just plug in your new Ssd, unplug the HD and boot windows from cd/DVD and install onto SSD. I tried this several times and every time it did not recognize the boot disk. If I plug my original HD in and reboot using the disk- it is able to recognize it and initiates the installation procedure. I am hoping to replace this HD so not sure how to get this to work.

Any tips would be greatly appreciated.

A:New ssd and clean install issues. Not reading disk when booting

Could you please provide more information like system specs, which ssd etc, however, I did have the same problem with my Kingston SSD after I deleted, formatted it many times but it worked fine when it was new.
You could get a USB hard drive enclosure similar to one in the link below, clone the Vista on it using Macrium Reflect or similar programs, install the SSD in the laptop/PC then do a custom install of Win 8.
Hot USB 2.0 External Hard Drive Disk Case 2.5" SATA Black Support up to 500 GB on eBay!
Macrium Reflect Free - CNET Download.com
Clean Install - Windows 8
If Macrium reflect doesn't work, you could try Arconis(trial version but limited functions ) or something else.

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I can't really give much more info since I have no way of booting up. After the initial instalation process and first restart, windows don't want to boot up due to a critical error with tcpip.sys drivers. I'm installing from a USB drive and running startup repair can't diagnose the problem.

What can I do? Cmd is accessable

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Laptop came pre-installed with Windows 8/8.1 and I didn't like the OS so I decided to downgrade to Windows 7 Ultimate x64.

After finish installing OS, I download all drivers and install on my laptop. (DONE)
I connect to the internet and start to download windows updates and install them. Then the computer randomly freezes in the process of downloading the updates. Sometimes, the laptop will boot up and then freeze without me having a chance to do anything! Other times, it freezes randomly out of the blue when playing a game, installing some programs, or just not doing anything. When the computer freezes, I have to hold the power button to reboot the laptop again. The back lit keyboard is working but that doesn't really matter since the screen froze and I can't do anything unless I reboot.

I have also re installed my laptop with Windows 7, installed all the drivers again and the same problem happens again.

RAM- 6gb (4gb,2gb)
CPU- Intel I5 Ivy Bridge

A:Laptop freezing minutes later after booting up (Clean Windows Install)

Start over and this time don't force drivers into a driver-complete OS. This is not XP.

Follow the same steps as for Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 especially how to handle drivers in Win7. They will all come in on Windows Update after install. Just have your wireless driver in backup in case you need it to get online and Check for Updates. Then install all Important and Optional Updates, with reboots, until there are no more offered.
If problems persist check your UEFI settings in BIOS. You've already disabled Secure Boot, correct. What are CSM, Legacy BIOS and Boot settings. Did you install to UEFI or in Legacy?
Once you do that then if problem persists start at the top of the Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

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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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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 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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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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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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I performed a clean install of windows 10 (pro) on my y50, installed all drivers but the lenovo utility app lenovo provides for windows 10 doesn't start after installing.This is a very important application for me and without it i'd probably roll back to windows 8.1 so any help is greatly appreciated.


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A:Windows 10 clean install and lenovo utility

I'm having the exact same issue here with the Y50 4K. Did you upgrade using the Windows 10 upgrade tool? or did you get the official automatic update? Because in my case I waited a couple of days and I didn't receive the update so I decided to use the upgrade tool and did a clean install. But now the interface seems laggy but it runs just fine on my 5 year old laptop that I upgraded through the automatic upgrade.... I'm starting to think that I shouldn't have upgraded manually because it doesn't make sense that my 5 year old laptop runs smoother than my Y50.

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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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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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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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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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Hey today I did the clean installation of my lenovo y520 after that I dont like it becz I have to install all the applications that were preloaded. The clean installation os windows 10 pro. Its a force installation by default my laptop came with windows 10 home. Now I tried the novo buttion but after selecting the system recovery it loads the windows 10 instead of recovery screen. How can do the factory rest I need the os that came when I was purchased. Really appreciate thanks.

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A:Lenovo Y 520 Factory Reset after clean install

Just want to tell you I didnt get any installed onekey recovery software it might be in the hidden drive.  FYi I am not sure whether I found the answer. https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/in/en/lenovorecovery Please confirm.

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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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Hi my Lenovo when power on stuck in Lenovo logo... cannot get in bios or safe mode, please help

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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'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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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.

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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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Hello, I've just bought a new Lenovo yoga 730 15 with Intel Core i7 8550U and want to clean install Windows 7. Just can't get id done. I've loaded Win 7 to usb drive, it boots up, but won't see the drive because the "nvme driver cannot be found". Well, i cant find that driver anywhere either. Any solutions?

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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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I have compiled a Clean Install Guide that will enable you to burn a Legal and genuine Windows 7 Edition + All the latest drivers / utilities that you need for your IdeaPad /Y570 to function properly at the max performance!
All the Intel Drivers are the latest ones and also downloading the latest nVIDIA Drivers v296.10 gave me an additional 150 3DMarks in 3DMark11
The guide is here
My Benchmarks:




ASUS G750JX-CV050H | i7-4700HQ @ 2.40 GHz. | 32 GB DDR3 1600 MHz. Hynix RAM | 256 GB LiteOn LCM-256M3S SSD + 1 TB Seagate Momentus ST1000LM024 5400 RPM HDD | GeForce GTX 770M 3 GB GDDR5 RAM | 17.3" Full HD 3D Glossy Screen


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A:Lenovo IdeaPad Y570 Clean Install Guide

@berryracer wrote:I have created a comprehensive Clean Install Guide ? From your link "I recommend formatting your drives, deleting the useless Asus recovery partition, repartitioning as needed and installing a clean copy of Windows. You can later make a backup of Windows to replace the functionality of the Asus recovery partition." Did you really create  this tutorial? 

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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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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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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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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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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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Hi everyone,I'm loving my T470 but as a Linux user, there's unfortunately no fingerprint reader support on the OS's side. Is there a way to use fingerprint authentication before entering the OS, so that what the actual OS is won't matter? When going through the BIOS setup utility, those options in the Security/Fingerprint seem to hint that such functionality exists.I have never tried Windows on my laptop yet, so I'm not sure if there's an official app on Windows to configure fingerprint settings. But if this feature does exist, does is still rely on some parts of Windows? If not, I would gladly install Windows and set everything up, then format it off and reinstall Linux.Thanks! (Don't know why my previous post disappeared? Maybe that I was using a VPN? Sorry if I have double posted this thread, please delete if it is the case)

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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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Hello, Community! I'm about to do a clean install of Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-bit on a T530 (BIOS v2.68) with an SSD. My issue is I'm new to UEFI and have never done an install with UEFI. I suspect that my apporpriate install BIOS Setup should be:UEFI/Legacy Boot: UEFI OnlyCSM Support: YesDoes the T530 support a UEFI boot interface similar to pressing F1 and getting into BIOS? Then after I install Windows 7 then install all the T530 HW drivers, I should set the BIOS settings to:UEFI/Legacy Boot: BothUEFI/Legacy Boot Priority: UEFI FirstCSM Support: Yes Does my above configuration plan make sense? I have two requirements once Win7 is installed - first, I must be able to boot from an external USB when needed. Second I must be able to boot into either BIOS or some UEFI graphical interface (I see on this forum that when some people set UEFI they lose that ability).. Will my above plan achieve this for me? Thank you!

A:Clean Install of Windows 7 Pro on a Lenovo T530 with an SSD - UEFI Issue?

Hello and welcome,
I've moved your post to the T-series forum.
A couple of quick thoughts.  Others will probably have more suggest.
Boot your installer via the USB 2.0 ports.  Clean '7 won't have USB 3.0 drivers and the installer will fall over.
If booting the installer from a flash drive you'll have to modify the it for UEFI booting. Don't know about a DVD.
F12 will get you the boot menu and on current UEFI machines there will be a tab for BIOS access.  Not sure about the 530.
Depending on what you're going to be booting via USB in the future UEFI-only may be fine.  Doesn't really matter if you leave at "both" but occasionally something will boot in the "other" mode and produce unexpected results.  I'm inclined to leave it at whatever the OS install mode is and toggle as necessary - but whatever floats your boat.

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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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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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