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Can't load new OS


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#1
Hi I have just bought Lenovo ideapad 330 17 ast But I cant find the fkey to load my OS Ihave upgraded the hard driveto a SSD 750. I need to do a OS install. help would be most greatfull thank you.
 

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    Windows 8.1 pro
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    HP pavilion17-002na
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#2
If I'm not mistaken either Fn+F12 key should bring up the Boot menu or you should have what's referred to as the NOVO button or slot. I have a button up near the power on the left side of my Lenovo laptop. If you have the slot, you poke a pin into it to depress the button similar to ejecting a CD/DVD tray - you might see what appears to be an arch next to the slot.

Either way you'll need to push in a smallish button or into a smallish hole, and I wouldn't use anything with crud on it like a ball point pin, use something clean like a paperclip or if you have an old pin from a CD/DVD drive.

You will need to get into the BIOS and disable Secure Boot before you can boot to the USB stick, and have booting to USB enabled. Make the necessary changes in the BIOS, shut off the laptop, then either press or poke the NOVO button... I think this how you do it on your Lenovo.

Hope you get it going :)
 

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    Windows 8.1 x64
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    Lenovo G50-45
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    AMD A6-6310
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#3
Hi thanks I see the little hole next to the card slot and led light showing laptop is on I did however chech the BIOS preesing F2. secure boot is diabled for some reason lagacy is showing for boot sequencenot uefi I will change that.
But thanks I will try your intructions first.
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP pavilion17-002na
    CPU
    Intel i3
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    intel HD
    Browser
    firefox
    Antivirus
    windows defender
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#4
Hi MGhee
Thanks it all works great info thank you.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 8.1 pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP pavilion17-002na
    CPU
    Intel i3
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    intel HD
    Browser
    firefox
    Antivirus
    windows defender
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#5
Glad you got things up and running, good job :)

The best settings for the OS are a bit different between 7, 8, and 10... there's no mention of what OS was on your laptop, reinstalling the same OS, upgrading to another OS :) If you have 'Load OS Defaults', maybe 'Optimized' this is a good start, check and see what changes are made and tweak accordingly.

Again, good job.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 x64
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo G50-45
    CPU
    AMD A6-6310
    Memory
    12GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15" Laptop Display, 32" Samsung HDTV
    Internet Speed
    SLOW

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