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


unfaithx

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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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  • OS
    windows 7

genet

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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

STEP TWO:

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

STEP THREE:

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".

STEP FOUR:

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.
 
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo G580
    CPU
    Intel Core i5-3230M
    Memory
    8 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD Graphics 4000
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender, standard user account
    Other Info
    UEFI firmware (BIOS) embedded Windows 8 product key.

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