Clean install of an installation of Lenovo. DVD: UEFI vs Legacy + installation according to Lenovo Thinkpad user Guide
Machine: T520 purchased February 2012
O.S. W ~ 7 Pro 64-bit
I want to wipe the hard drive, buy a Lenovo W ~ 7 DVD installation of PRO and make a completely clean install.
The user guide for Lenovo (.pdf), Ch. 8, Adv Config, installation Windows 7, p. 295 (298 212) said:
Start the installation of Thinkpad, choose UEFI against Legacy, and then insert the installation DVD.
This of course does not apply when the hard drive has already been erased (required to 100% remove all traces of damage caused by a virus, including the recovery partition (Q-drive).
When an intallation DVD is purchased from Lenovo, is not the first step to insert the DVD? Then there is probably a resulting install wizard an O.S. restored?
If this isn't the case, please tell me what are the surprises in store, and where I can find a reliable resource to consult written!
Sorry, but I'm not all-new advanced in the understanding of the apparent contradictions, or how to proceed.
It is not the case in this case that the Lenovo User Guide is referring to one of several types of clean install, and that he has no idea the other methods?
If my first step to reinstall the version of Lenovo's W ~ Pro 7 is to use a 3 rd-party app to remove completely all the files from the hard drive, how do I then perform any action before inserting a facility provided by Lenovo dvd? I know that the BIOS software is separated from Windows, but it's still there? Alternatively, is the User Guide of Lenovo referring to a situation in which a first is not a so-called "hard drive wiping" before to start a clean reinstall? In addition, if a wipe everything first or not, is the guide referring to an installation of Microsoft (generic) dvd and not wearing only not on a Lenovo purchase? I think that an installation DVD purchased from Lenovo back on my computer, exactly what was there before and ask me not to make decisions as the UEFI against Legacy (in fact, the words "UEFI" and "Legacy" are not yet in any computer on my computer profile file.
On the other hand, if the L ~ the User Guide instructions apply in fact to a hard drive wiped, the Guide says absolutely nothing about what criteria to use to make this 'choice' between UEFI 64-bit and 64-bit legacy.
(When the Lenovo user guide instructions raise more questions than the original question, then these instructions are worse than no instructions at all!)
Tags: ThinkPad Notebooks
Hi, I would like to do a clean install of my HP dv6-7215nr Windows 7 Enterprise SP1 x 64 envy laptop.
To this end, I have 3 questions to solve some installation issues.
1. What are the steps to clean install Windows 7 SP1 Enterprise intact in UEFI mode?
I tried to install Win 7 after the pre-requisites following:
(a) not partitioned 200 GB free space on the disk (only 1 physical disk)
(b) already installed Windows 8 files with UEFI
(c) UEFI enabled
(d) heritage disabled startup
(e) secure boot disabled
When I Boot in UEFI of CD/DVD, I can't switch to the Windows startup screen, it just hangs. What I am doing wrong? Is there any other prerequisites that I don't know?
I tried to install UEFI with Legacy enabled Boot, and I installed win7 but I can't disable Legacy new Boot because Win7 boot and I want only the UEFI Boot and need for inheritance disabled.
2. where can I download drivers for Windows 7 for my laptop?
I found this topic:
They point to these drivers
I think I could use these drivers, but I need just in case where. I guess they should work as the product names are roughly similar (with mine).
3. is it possible to Secure Boot with Windows 7 SP1?
I have no research on this so far.
Thanks for the help that someone in the community can give to me, it is not important all the problems that I have set in I can still do research on questions 2 and 3 and help others with my research if I can do it before a response. Any info you can give me will be too great.
(1) ' secure Boot' must be DISABLED and 'Legacy Support' must be ENABLED to install Windows 7 and many other older operating systems. The bootable media must support UEFI boot to install on a GPT-partitioned drive.
You let people with DISABILITIES 'Secure Boot' (and 'Legacy Support' ENABLED) once you have installed Windows 7. Changing these options causes Windows 7 to start is no longer.
(2) the Windows 7 drivers on the CTO Entertainment Notebook PC drivers HP Pavilion dv7t-7000 page you referenced, will work on your computer.
(3) it is not possible to install or use Windows 7 with "Secure Boot" ACTIVE.
HP does not recommend installing Windows 7 on a consumer computer comes with Windows 8, and it will support the installation of Windows 7. HP cannot provide the drivers for Windows 7 and the appropriate drivers are not available for the hardware in the computer. In addition, Windows 7 can not take in charge some of the hardware or software designed for the computer.
Make sure you create your media recovery HP or USB Flash Recovery discs before you edit or change anything.
You will need to DISABLE 'Secure Boot' and ENABLE 'Legacy Support' in the 'Configuration of the BIOS start-up secured' on the page parameters below, until you try to install Windows 7.
In addition, as the hard drive is probably partitioned as TPG, you must start the computer by using the "UEFI - CD/DVD drive" or "UEFI - USB Flash drive" options in the boot menu "F9". If "UEFI - CD/DVD drive", "UEFI - USB Flash drive" or something to that effect does not exist in the start menu, please post a screenshot and/or make startup listed options.
I suggest using Windows 7 SP1 for the best installation experience. If you need Windows SP1, see 'How to install Windows 7 without the disc' to download and create your own disc of Windows 7 SP1. If the DVD does not start as UEFI, you may need to use a USB Flash drive (can ask "Quick start" DISABLING in BIOS) as the installation media. Please download the Windows 7 USB/DVD download tool to create a Windows 7 SP1 USB Flash drive. Please note that some computers may not recognize a valid active UEFI USB Flash drive if it is formatted in NTFS and may require only a FAT32 formatted USB Flash drive. You should be able to make a FAT32 formatted Windows 7 installation USB Flash drive using Rufus, UNetbootin, Universal USB Installeror WiNToBootic. I like Rufus, because it contains options for 'Plan of GPT partition for UEFI computer' and 'FAT32'.
If you have missing or unknown devices after installing the drivers, please post to the "Hardware ID" Device Manager (just the text string will do) to these devices as shown in the example below.
If you have any other questions, feel free to ask.
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I bought a new laptop from HP model: 15-f305dx pre installed with Windows 10 (64-bit), but I can't find the certificate of authenticity. I want to do a clean install of Windows 10 via usb/dvd in the future, but since I don't have a product key that I don't know if Windows ask me the product key or the bios will activate windows when it is preinstalled. I have to go the activation process as those who free upgrade to 10 windows and had it active via wifi or internet?
This link is where I bought my cell phone for more information and support
Your product key is in the UEFI bios not as a sticker on the previous Windows 7 and older models. If you perform a clean installation of Windows 10 o/s must match to your using the factory installed o/s you need to use the new Windows 10 product key to install with.
I have a P7 - 1126 s running win7 Premium 64-bit and when I've upgraded to windows 8 that everything was working properly. I installed a second monitor without problem. After testing the monitors were operating properly, I shut down the PC to remove the old monitor and when I remved the second monitor and powered on the system. It allowed to to start the system and got stuck on a web page (to detect the Proxy settings) I let it sit for about 30 minutes and forced to withdraw.
When I rebooted nothing worked. I tried refreshing the PC and rebuild MBR etc... Nothing has worked. MS suggested the clean install. The installation restarts would freeze and I had to manually stop to complete installation.
The short of it is... Can not stop or put to sleep. What stops the system will power down, but Fans and light PCs remain on. I have to always force shut off. MS works with me, but no luck so far. All drivers have been updated. Several upgrades and reinstalls.
Why everything worked properly when win7 has been upgraded, but not when win8 was clean installed?
BIOS FRIEND 7.07, 16/08/2011 8 GB Ram 1 TB HARD drive
After further investigation, I learned that some drivers Win8 and HP are not compatible. Once update drivers out of HP, then the new facility should be good.
I rebooted Win7 and then Win8 and everything is great!
I bought a Dell Inspiron 17R laptop SE 7720 computer a few months ago. I would like to do a clean install with the installation disc that Dell sent me for the computer. But, when I try to install Windows 7 the DART player does not appear in the select drive window to install. The window is empty. I put the driver CD that was sent with the disc of Windows 7 Instillation. And it says drivers not found. I installed systems before, but I've never run it before. Hope that it helps. Maybe someone else has gone through this.
When you install Windows, the installation disc normally contains the drivers required to run your disk controllers HARD is connected to, and as such, you will see the HARD drive and be able to create partitions, etc as and install.
If for any reason, the controller drivers are not on the installation disc, you will not see the HARD drive and have nothing to the partition. This lack of a good pilots can occur if the controller is a RAID card or the motherboard controller manages the RAID functionality and installation disc doesn't know about them.
Normally drives OEM must contain all the drivers for your specific hardware, so maybe you have the wrong disc or the disc has not been good...
To work around this problem, when Windows Installer boots drive upward, you always get an option to press F6 and then load the appropriate drivers for the controller used (for the motherboard or raid card).
Not knowing your laptop card mother, I assume you have a chipset intel AHCI + RAID features. You can check this by starting at the current operating system and looking at the Device Manager where you should see "Standard dual channel PCI IDE Controller" or "Intel Desktop/Workstation/Server Express Chipset STAT RAID Controller". If you see the later, you must find the Dell IRST driver and download it. Yes, you have TSRI and this driver should be correct.
After downloading, run the executable that should create directories, to not proceed with the installation. Check to see if there is a Readme in the directory created and/or an F6 disk (or something similar) directory. Read the "readme." If there is a floppy F6 directory, place this directory on a USB key and when you start windows installation disc, press F6 and insert the stcik USB into the laptop and go to the F6 floppy disk to the USB directory by selecting the appropriate drivers. Windows Installer should then continue and you should see your HARD drive.
Once you have installed Windows, make another trip to the dell laptop driver page and update all the relevant drivers to the most recent available
I hope this helps...
I wonder if there is a complete guide for ThnikPad parts? I have a question, but I think it would be very useful if I could find any textbook of these thousands of pieces. What is FRU? What is the product number? What's different... and so on. Thank you inadvance.
In the manual of Maintenance of equipment for each machine, you will find all the information you need. It includes all screws to the motherboard and all the mistakes and shortcuts between the two. Especially, it's breaking the RUF of CRU and how to safetly to replace FRU part if you are outside the warranty.
Manual of Maintenance of equipment for ThinkPad X 200, X200s, X200si, X 201, X201s and X201i
Manual of Maintenance of equipment for ThinkPad T510, T510i, W510
Manual of Maintenance of equipment for ThinkPad T430, T430i
Removal of equipment & Installation Index of film for all Thinkpads. The index of movement is very useful for those who want to see each piece removed and replaced with steps.
Also, here is the link for all Thinkpad User Guides. I hope this is the information you are looking for!
I want to do a clean install of windows 7 64 on my HP15-G029CA (originally on win8)
I start the installation from a usb key but cannot do because it always asks for the CD/DVD drivers.
I have the hard drive (including the part of recovery) Chantilly
As I read on some posts here, it could be related to chipset or RAID drivers?
I am blind and I need help
Product: F9J06UA #ABL
In addition to what Erico posted, you must:
1. make sure legacy mode is enabled in the BIOS and safe start is disabled. Windows 7 is not compatible with secure startup. Check out this guide for which parameters to change.
2. connect your USB key on one of the USB2 ports so that it works. It won't boot from the port USB3.
My first Vista 64 installation was a clean installation of a DVD upgrade, that I have upgraded XP, and only a clean install was possible, then (2005). I chose Vista, he was then (and I think still is) only possible to use my ASUS mobo to combine with this OS PCI video card. The hard drive died recently, and after I reinstalled on a new hard drive and made the odd updates hundreds, telephone support assured me it's 100% possible for them to turn it on again, but as that (I think change remote registry) process was "Advanced Troubleshooting", it would cost $99. I asked to speak to his supervisor, and after a wait, the line was cut off. I called back, got the same result, and after a long wait, the second tech supervisor told me the same thing, with a reference to an article that pointed out that if I reinstalled a previous operating system of microsoft and started the process of upgrading within this installation of windows, it would activate. I tried the first time, and the upgrade option has been grayed out, so I think it won't, if I go to XP.
Do I use? Or do I have to buy Vista again?
When you have a version upgrade of Windows, you must install the previous operating system before installing the upgrade.
Once you install Windows XP, you must install all security and optional updates for unity. When you are finished, you install the upgrade. It can then be activated.
I have a laptop that is running Windows Vista. I would like to wipe the drive and reinstall Vista. The computer came preloaded with Vista and did not include the operating system installation diskettes. How would I be able to get the Vista installation diskettes? My computer is an Acer Aspire 5100. I am running Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit (SP2).
There is no Windows Vista downloads available from Microsoft.
You can contact Acer and ask them to send you a set of recovery disks.
They should do this for a fee if they are still available.
And if you have never received a recovery disk when you bought your computer, there should be a recovery Partition on the hard drive to reinstall Vista on how you purchased your computer.
The recovery process can be started by pressing a particular combination of the key or keys at startup. (Power on / start)
With an Acer, it's "left Alt + F10 at startup".
"How do I restore my computer using the eRecovery Management program outside of Windows?
And if you do not score a manufacturer of recovery on your hard drive, you should be able to make your own recovery from her disks to reinstall the operating system.
See programs > Acer > then their eRecovery software stars for them.
Some manufacturers have more available Vista recovery disks.
If this happens, you may need to try this instead:
You can also borrow and use a Microsoft Vista DVD, which contains the files for the different editions of Vista (Home Basic, Home Premium, Business and Ultimate) must be installed. The product key on your computer / Laptop box determines what Edition is installed.
Other manufacturers recovery DVDs are should not be used for this purpose.
And you need to know the version of 'bit' for Vista, as 32-bit and 64-bit editions come on different DVDs
Here's how to do a clean install of Vista using a DVD of Vista from Microsoft:
"How to do a clean install and configure with a full Version of Vista '
And once the operating system is installed, go to your computer manufacturer's website and get the latest drivers for your particular model or laptop computer.
And phone Activation may be necessary when you use the above installation method.
"How to activate Vista normally and by Activation of the phone '
See you soon
Try to format and do a clean install of Vitsa on an old my computer HARD drive at home to be placed in a new Tower. DVD starts up fine and then goes into an endless loop of the repair system that continues to check the c: / drive to find errors. Why is the installation does not start? I know that the folder c: / drive has Vista OS on it from my old compuetr. I want to wipe off immediately and start cleaning up.original title: try to install clean vista
You must set your BIOS to start on the DVD from the beginning to the top.
You have a good DVD of Vista (OEM/upgrade or full version) and NOT only a recovery disk provided by the manufacturer of the PC (or you burn you).
For a DVD upgrade, follow the method here and make sure you format your HARD drive thanks to the tools of "advanced install" on the DVD.
If you have a full version of Vista rather than a version upgrade then just do the first part of the above procedure.
My son borrowed a vista installation disc to do a clean install on my packard bell laptop using my original key of portable computers, everything is fine, but yesterday I tried to activate the key it happens that does not apply as long as its an OEM key! What can I do now? If I use my laptop recovery DVD will it be recognized by the operating system?Help please!
The only "original" key on your laptop is on the COA sticker on the case - and NOT that of a magical JellyBean or Belarc Key recovery program.
To analyze and solve problems for Activation and Validation, we need to see a full copy of the report produced by the MGADiag (download and save to the desktop - http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012 ) tool
Once saved, run the tool.
Click on the button continue, which will produce the report.
To copy the report in your response, click the button copy in the tool (ignore the error at this stage), and then paste (using r-click and paste or Ctrl + V) in your response.
-IN YOUR OWN THREAD, please
So I have Windows 7 Home Premium 64 - bit installed on my laptop and I want to get rid of it completely and to do a clean install of Windows 7 Professional 64 bit from a DVD.
I don't want to use windows anytime upgrade somehow! Because I have a few serious bugs with my current installation and a clean install, I can be sure to get rid of them
I'd appreciate if someone could tell me how exactly to do this and if all my data will be deleted. If so, will it download all drivers HP and the software again by myself? :/
Bugs are not serious but they affect several programs and it is impossible to use my laptop, I was doing.
And no, I have no recovery option, I don't have any dvd with my laptop, or something like that and personally I didn't do all the backups. Which was a mistake that I won't repeat.
In addition, because of my college, I get a free copy of win 7 professional so why not use it?
I have already burned on a DVD, now I just need to detail how a facility own n_n
So after I installed win 7 Professional I just copy and replace Driverstore and C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRVSTORE instead of download the drivers?
BTW, I'll accept your next answer as the snap
You will use the copied Driverstore and C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRVSTORE for is the source of the drivers when you then. Do not replace the folder in the new installation of Windows with the folder that you copied from the initial installation of Windows. It would not be a good idea.
Once you have done the copy of the file and have it practice you can simply put the installation DVD into the DVD drive and boot from it. There will be a point where asks you if you want to save your previous installation. Say no to it.
At this stage you can always do a defined recovery disk. I recommend that you do this. This is the copy of the operating system and drivers you purcased your PC with. If you do not want is not a problem like UO can always buy it at HP over the next years.
I did a clean install of Win7 on my Acer Asprire 5738 yesterday, and I noticed this particular problem today, I needed to use the DVD player, which is a Slimtype DVD A DS8A3S ATA device.
The problem so far, is that it is a law to disappear each time the hard drive turns down, so, for example, I put a game disc, for the installation, the drive appears in my computer folder, the drive will turn up, and start the installation until it, lets say, I need to insert a license key... the disc will spin down and slowed down and then will disappear from the system.
I checked the properties on the material tab and it shows 2 devices, one is the device which is installed, that is, Slimtype DVD A DS8A3S ATA
Manufacturer: CD-ROM Standard
Location: Location 0 (channel 1, Target 0, Lun 0)
Device status: unknown
under this scheme, the other is listed as a WDC WD2500BEVT - 22zCT0 ATA as a type of hard drive
Manufacturer: (standard disk drives)
Location 0 (Channel 0, Target 0, Lun 0)
Status of the device: this device is working properly
I don't know what is the 2nd unit, that I have only one hard disk, and also, I do not know why the transition from vista home to a full HARD disk format and then install win7 would cause such a problem...
any help would be greatly apreciated
I suggest that you run the CD burning, DVD and Blu ray discs convenience store which will automatically diagnose and solve common problems related to CD/DVD players.
a. open the reading and burning CD, DVD and Blu ray discs store by clicking on the Start button, then Control Panel. In the search box, type troubleshooting, and then click Troubleshooting.
(b) in the left pane, click Show all and then click on reading and burning CD, DVD and Blu ray discs.
You can also follow the link below and run them the Fix - it will automatically correct problems associated with CD/DVD drive:
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I have problems to do a clean install of Windows 10 on my Lenovo Ideapad 100 s-14IBR and need assistance expertise.
Secure Boot: disabled
The boot priority: Legacy Support
Boot Priority: First Legacy
Boot USB: enabled
-Boot from USB with Windows 10 iso created with Rufus - "for UEFi GPT partition scheme.
-Windows Installer appears fine, when I choose 'Install now' I'm coming to the "Where do you want to install windows?" and get the low error message that prevents me from going to the.
Error: "Windows cannot be installed to this disk. This computer's hardware may not support booting to this disk. Make sure that the drive controller is enabled in the computer's BIOS menu.
Info drive is drive 0 space unallocated - I deleted all the partitions-i tried formatting/deletion/creation of new partitions with no success.
Any help will be greatly appricated!
I solved the problem!
When I created the bootable USB key with Rufus, I chose 'NTFS' as the 'file system '. You must choose 'FAT32' as the 'file system' and make sure CNE 'scheme and taret system partition type' 'GPT for UEFI partition scheme.
After that, the installation worked flawlessly!
If I had to do a clean install of W7 with the hp upgrade disk, can I still use the upgrade wizard AFTER install to get the drivers and other things on this disc of the wizard, or is it just to use "upgrades"?
Also, read the instructions on the Web site, it is said to run the wizard disk before installing W7, but I guess just do it if you do an upgrade and not a clean install. Is this correct?
The desktop upgrade assistant DVD works almost the same way as the portable version. It will check your BIOS and if necessary, install the latest version. And Yes, insert the DVD after the custom/clean installed. The drivers and software for your model will be installed.
The Bureau's instructions are here: http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01778879
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