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Problem with Installing Windows 8 from CD on my new Lenovo

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    Windows 7

    Problem with Installing Windows 8 from CD on my new Lenovo

    Dear community!

    I have problem instaling Windows 8 on my new Lenovo laptop G50-80. I received Lenovo CD with Windows 8, inserted that CD in DVD drive and placed DVD drive as first in boot priority.

    The problem which I have is that my Lenovo doesn't load Windows 8, instead it goes every time to FREE DOS. What should I do?

    Here are picture of BIOS settings:

    Here is youtube video:

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  2. #2

    I don't think the DVD is what you think it is. Try booting it in a different computer to check it out.

    Download a new Windows 8.1 ISO and use it instead: Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ISO - Download or Create

    I'd recommend creating a flash drive to install from rather than a DVD, faster install.
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  3. #3

    Posts : 879
    Windows 10

    If you have a Lenovo IdeaPad (for example, Z50-75 or G50-80) with FreeDOS.

    How to clean install Windows 8.1/10 64-bit from USB/DVD.

    STEP ONE (if you boot from USB flash drive):

    How to create UEFI Boot Mode compatible Windows 8.1/10 64-bit USB flash drive. -> link


    Lenovo UEFI firmware (BIOS) settings.
    - Exit; OS Optimized Defaults: Win8 64bit (default is Other OS)
    - Boot; Boot Mode: UEFI (default is Legacy Support)
    - Security; Secure Boot: Enabled


    You do not need to change the boot order of drives in your UEFI firmware (BIOS) settings.
    - Connect your Windows 8.1/10 USB flash drive (Note: FAT32 file system) or insert your Windows 8.1/10 DVD.
    - Shut down your laptop.
    - Find the small NOVO button on left side of your laptop near the power cord point.
    - Press the NOVO button. The system loads boot options.
    - Select the BOOT MENU option.
    - Select your USB/DVD from the boot menu.
    - (If you boot from DVD): Press a key when you see "Press any key to boot from CD or DVD".


    On the Where do you want to install Windows? screen, you'll need to delete all of the partitions. Select a partition and click on the "Delete" option for each partition.
    Last edited by genet; 09 Oct 2015 at 13:06. Reason: added more info
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