How to install Windows 7 on a Lenovo laptop in an hour

Increasingly, there are questions on the Internet about how to install Windows 7 on Lenovo laptops. over, people who encounter such a problem, in most cases, do not understand what the installation problems are connected with. At the same time, their laptops are new, and there can be no breakdowns. But errors and stoppers nevertheless arise. Today we will talk about how the Windows system is installed on Lenovo laptops, since this is a very urgent problem.

The most common problems

If you ask everyone why they want to reinstall the Windows system on a laptop, then in most cases you will hear the answer that supposedly all new computers have a “eight” by default, which is not always possible to get used to and which does not always suit the user with its ” sophisticated “gadgets. Much more convenient is the “seven” familiar to everyone, which is both more understandable to use and more convenient for solving specific problems. That is why on new laptops their owners decide to change the OS.

The most common problem when installing the “seven” on a Lenovo laptop is that the user cannot enter the BIOS at all. Even schoolchildren know that in order to reinstall Windows, you need to get into the basics of a computer. BIOS.

The rest of the problems may arise already during the installation process. We will dwell on them further.

Multiple installation paths

So, you cannot enter the BIOS, and you already have certain doubts about whether it is even on Lenovo laptops. In fact, there is, only it is arranged a little differently and the settings for a particular computer model need their own. But some are helped by the standard FnF10 command when starting Windows to enter the BIOS.

In order for you to see that cherished Bios window that has opened, you should slightly prepare your technique. First, the installation disc is inserted into the drive when the computer is turned on. In our case, this is Windows 7. Then you must turn off the computer, disconnect it from the power supply and remove the battery. Yes, it sounds ridiculous, but in most cases it helps. So, After that, it returns the battery to the place where it should be and turn on the laptop through the Novo button, which is located next to the start button.

During the download, you will see that you have entered the service menu. There you select the “Diagnostics” tab. From there, install the “UEFI Software Options”. After that, your computer will notify you with a short message that it needs to be restarted. If you follow the recommendations of your technique, then after rebooting the computer will go into BIOS by itself.

Next, you should find the Security section where you disable the SecuryBoot setting. Next, in the main menu, look for the Startup tab. Now you need to arrange the boot order of the disks, which will guide the system. To do this, in the Boot tab, find the computer’s hard drive (as a rule, it is designated as ATAHDD) and use the “” key or the top arrow to raise this tab to the very top. There may also be a problem that the tab does not rise. Then it will act on the contrary. we lower the WindowBootManager tab to the very bottom. In the second place in the list should be the name “ATAPICD1”, and after it the parameter from which the Windows system will be reinstalled.

After all these tricky manipulations, go back and look for the UEFI \ LegacyBoot tab and select the LegacyOnly parameter there. After you have saved using the F10 key, you can start a standard reinstallation of the system.

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If this standard procedure did not help you, then you always have the opportunity to go to the official website of the Lenovo manufacturer and see a few tricks for installing the system there. But after you have found the BIOS on a LENOVO laptop, then you should not have any further problems with reinstalling, as it is standard for all models of computers and laptops.

Downloading the installer

The very first problem that you may encounter is persistent loading from the hard disk and ignoring the disk or flash drive inserted into the drive with the operating system distribution kit, for example Windows XP / 7/10. This happens because the BIOS is not configured correctly, namely, the wrong boot order is specified. We need to first enter the BIOS setup. This is done at the initial stage of loading the laptop, a few seconds after turning it on, before loading FREE Dos.

The system will write that to enter the BIOS (or SETUP), you must press the DEL key or one of the “F1-F12” buttons, usually F2 (depending on the model). On Lenovo G500 series models, you need to press the OneKey Recovery key when the laptop is off, and on some models, FnF2 (F12) works.

Next, we find the “Boot menu” and set the boot priority there. To do this, look for the inscription “First boot device”, go into it and select “CD \ DVD-Rom” from the list that appears. Sometimes a list of bootable devices is not offered, then just go to the position “CD \ DVD-Rom” and move it to the very top by pressing the \-.

To select a USB flash drive, you need to find it by the model name and also move it up. By the way, a USB flash drive can be located in a subsection of hard drives (Hard Drive, HDD). Then we just find an exit from the SETUP program. select “SAVE ALL and EXIT”. “Yes”. Or just the “F10” button. For a one-time boot from a USB flash drive, you can skip entering the BIOS, but instead press F9 and select the boot device from the menu:

For G500 series models, and in general, it is recommended to first reset all default settings (“Load Defaults”) and only then set the desired boot priority. Also check that on the “Startup” tab the value “UEFI / Legacy Boot” is in the “Legacy Only” state, otherwise the installer may not start.

How to reinstall Windows on a Lenovo laptop

Some Lenovo laptops are sold with a pre-installed free operating system FREE Dos123, which, to put it mildly :), is not suitable for work. Many owners of Lenovo laptops (and not only) are faced with the problem of self-installation of the operating system.


Some are wondering if a special version of Windows is needed for a laptop, as opposed to a personal computer? No, Windows is one for everyone, it is only important to choose the right version: XP or Seven / 10, depending on the configuration of your laptop or candy bar.

To install Windows 7/10, in most cases, it will be enough to know that you have at least two gigabytes of RAM, and for x64 versions you need 4GB or more. Another such moment, if a disk with drivers for Windows 7/10 was supplied with the laptop, and you, for any reason, need to install Windows XP, then before installing it you will have to download all drivers for this OS.

Next, boot from the boot disk with the operating system distribution kit and follow the instructions of the installer. The procedure will be the same as installing on a regular computer. Also reinstalling is no different from installing. Only at the stage of selecting the target disk, you need to format it, i.e. erase old data. For more information, see my free video course “How to Install Windows 7”

How to install Windows 8 on a Samsung laptop

Information on installing Windows 8 (and updating the existing version) on Samsung laptops can be found on the official page First of all, I recommend that you read the detailed instructions in PDF format “Guide to Upgrading to Windows 8” (The clean installation option is also considered there) and do not forget to use the SW UPDATE utility available on the official website to install drivers for those devices that will not be detected Windows 8 automatically, about which you can see a notification in the Windows Device Manager.

Installing Windows 8 on an Asus laptop

Information and instructions for installing Windows 8 on Asus laptops are available at this official address:, which covers both an upgrade and a clean installation of Windows 8 on a laptop.

Considering that not everything in the information presented on the site is obvious and understandable, I will explain some details:

  • In the list of products you can see a list of Asus laptops for which the installation of Windows 8 is officially supported, as well as information on the bitness (32-bit or 64-bit) of the supported operating system.
  • By clicking on the name of the products you will be taken to the page for downloading Asus drivers.
  • If you install Windows 8 on a laptop with a caching HDD, then during a clean installation the computer will not “see” the hard drive. Make sure to place the Intel Rapid Storage Technology driver on the Windows 8 distribution kit (bootable USB flash drive or disk), which you will find in the list of laptop drivers in the “Others” section. During installation, you will need to specify the path to this driver.

In general, everything, I did not find any other features. Thus, to install Windows 8 on an Asus laptop, see if your laptop is supported, download the necessary drivers, and then you can use the instructions for a clean installation of Windows 8, the link to which was given above. After installation, you will need to install all drivers from the official website.

Installing Windows 8 on Lenovo Laptops

All information on how to install Windows 8 on a Lenovo laptop, a list of supported models and other useful information can be found on the official manufacturer’s page

The site separately provides information on upgrading to Windows 8 while maintaining individual programs and on a clean installation of Windows 8 on a laptop. By the way, it is separately noted that for Lenovo IdeaPad you need to choose a clean installation, and not an update of the operating system.

Lenovo Ideapad 320 Laptop | USB Boot & windows 10 installation

How to install Windows 8 on an Acer laptop

There are no special problems with Acer laptops, full information on installing Windows 8 both using the special utility Acer Upgrade Assistant Tool and manually is available on the official website: Windows-upgrade-offer. In fact, even a novice user shouldn’t have any problems when upgrading to Windows 8, just follow the instructions of the utility.

How to install Windows 8 on a laptop

The first thing I recommend in this article is to take your time. Especially in those cases when you are going to install Windows 8 on a laptop that was originally sold with Windows 7 preinstalled. Even in those cases when installing Windows is your everyday entertainment, still do not rush.

This guide is primarily intended for those who have decided to install Windows 8 instead of Windows 7 on their laptop. If you had the latest version of the operating system preinstalled when buying a laptop, then you can use the instructions:

In cases where Windows 7 is on your laptop, and you need to install Windows 8, read on.

Installing Windows 8 on Sony Vaio laptops

A clean installation of Windows 8 on a Sony Vaio laptop is not supported, and all the information on the “migration” process to Windows 8, as well as the list of supported models, can be found on the official page windows_upgrade_offer.

In general terms, the process looks like this:

  • At you download the Vaio Windows 8 Upgrade Kit
  • Follow the instructions.

And everything would be fine, but in most cases, a clean installation of the operating system is a much better solution than upgrading from Windows 7. However, with a clean installation of Windows 8 on a Sony Vaio, a variety of driver problems arise. Nevertheless, I managed to solve them, which I wrote about in detail in the article Installing Drivers on Sony Vaio. So if you feel like a fairly experienced user, you can try a clean installation, the only thing is, do not delete the recovery partition on the laptop hard drive, it can come in handy if you need to return Vaio to factory settings.

Installing Windows 8 on a laptop with Windows 7 preinstalled

The first thing I recommend when installing Windows 8 on a laptop where Win 7 was installed by the manufacturer is to find out what the manufacturer himself writes about this. For example, I had to suffer pretty much with Sony Vaio because I installed the OS without bothering to read the official materials. The fact is that almost every manufacturer has tricky moves on the official website, there are special utilities that allow you to install Windows 8 and avoid various problems with drivers or hardware compatibility. Here I will try to collect this information for the most popular laptop brands. If you have a different laptop, try to find this information for your manufacturer.

Installing an SSD drive on a Lenovo IdeaPad 330-15IKBR laptop

Maximum screen refresh rate. 60 Hz;

Graphics accelerator type. discrete and built-in;

Discrete video card model. Gforce MX150;

Integrated video card model. Intel HD 620;

Built-in additional equipment:

Support for memory cards by card reader. SD, SDHC, SDXC;

Wireless types of Internet access. WI-FI;

Additional types of transmission. Bluetooth 4.1;

The laptop belongs to the budget segment, and is not a gaming one. It was purchased to replace a burned-out laptop, it is mainly used for working with office applications, surfing the Internet, watching videos, but also for entertainment not too fancy games. In principle, it copes with its tasks with a bang, but only one thing, it works very slowly with a regular HDD. I wanted to upgrade it, install an additional SSD hard drive and transfer the operating system to it. Earlier I wrote a small review on installing an SSD drive (Installing an SSD drive on a laptop Acer Aspire E5-575G-34PS), this laptop just worked for me a little longer than the warranty period. The installation process for an SSD is pretty much the same. But first things first. I want to answer the connoisseurs right away, why bother, they say you have an M.2 connector. put a disk there and that’s it. I got the SSD after upgrading the stationary computer, so I decided to use it here.

We unscrew the screws that secure the laptop cover. Then, using a plastic card (unless, of course, there is a special tool), we open the bottom cover, in addition to the fastening screws, it is held on by latches. Why do I use a plastic card, but it just does not leave marks, unlike a screwdriver.

Structurally, the laptop is executed quite well, opened the lid and everything is in full view. Here is an example of a bad design (HP Inspiron N5110 laptop cleaning from dust) to get to the hard drive, you must completely remove the motherboard.

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Carefully remove the hard drive and remove the mounting plate from it.

The solution was to install an SSD instead of a hard disk, and put the hard disk in a dummy from an optical drive.

Install the SSD into the mounting plate and install it back into the laptop.

In principle, the SSD installation is complete. You need to install a hard drive. There are pitfalls here. Initially, I tried to install, (Installing an SSD drive on a laptop Acer Aspire E5-575G-34PS), the hard drive in a special sled that remained in memory from this laptop. But the sleds categorically refused to be installed instead of the plugs from the optical drive, or rather the sleds were installed, but they obviously did not fit here. Here’s the catch, it turns out Lenovo has already specifically provided for these moments, and made the optical drive plug so that it was possible to attach the controller board to it.

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The controller can be installed without problems in the caps from the optical drive, there is also the HDD disk.

The controller comes with mounting screws for attaching the hard drive to the bracket.

After that, we put everything in its place. As a result, we get two SSD hard disks. for the operating system, HDD. for data storage. I don’t think it’s worth talking about performance gains.

Well, the last step is to transfer the operating system from HDD to SDD, but that’s another story.

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Installing Windows

Next, select the installation language and keyboard layout language

Now, you need to prepare the disk for installation. At the request of the laptop owner, I create two sections: C and D.

To create a local account, do not connect the Internet until you complete the installation.

Choosing the language and layout of the installed operating system.

Configuring privacy settings

I reboot and go to the setup process

Installing Windows 10 64 on a Lenovo L340 17IRH laptop

Install Windows 10 64. Install all drivers and base programs.

On a new laptop ideapad L340 17IRH

Intel Core i5 9300H 2.4 GHz
SSD 512 GB
16gb ram
1650 gtx

Preparing to install Windows 10

First of all, you need to go into the BIOS. To enter the BIOS, on a Lenovo L340 17IRH laptop, when turned on, we often press the F2 key. In BIOS, we configure the launch of a laptop from a bootable USB flash drive.

We save the settings with the f10 key and reboot the computer with the bootable USB flash drive

Setting up your laptop after installing Windows 10

The first step is to install the necessary drivers.

I go to the device manager and see devices on which the drivers are not installed.

Since the laptop is suitable for gaming, I update the drivers for the GTX 1650 graphics card from nvidia

Now I will install the programs the user needs:

This completes the installation of Windows, the computer is working very quickly.