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How to install win8.1 on new lenovo G50 free-dos

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    windows 7

    How to install win8.1 on new lenovo G50 free-dos

    Hi all,
    I just bought a new lenovo G50 free-dos with a win8.1 dvd. The problem is that i can't install it. I set the bios to cd-dvd main boot but it still doesn't read it and enter in free-dos mode (bios rev 5.0)
    P.S srry for my bad english

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    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 13:00. Reason: added more info
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