Preparation for installing Windows

Restart the laptop and go to the BIOS. For each model Lenovo has its own way to enter BIOS. Information must be in the instructions for the device. For most models, the F2 button is suitable or delete.

Now you are in the main menu of the BIOS, at the bottom of which the navigation section is present.

First of all, you should disable protection. To this end, go to the Security → Secure Boot section and click Enter.

In this window you need to set the value of disabled to disable the protection.

After that, you need to return to the main menu, simply by pressing the ESC.

Go to the BOOT tab (it can also be called Startup).

In the first section of this tab, your flash drive should be displayed. Select it and place it at the top of the list using the navigation keys.

Find the UEFI / Legacy Boot item, and select Legacy Only mode. Sometimes it needs to be done before changing the order of boot, depending on the system requirements.

After that, press F10 and confirm the saving of all changes by clicking on ENTER.

Now you need to restart the laptop again. Sometimes it may be necessary to confirm the download from the removable drive. In this case, simply click the desired key and wait.

If you do all this, you did not work out the first time. try again. If you doubt your abilities, you just order a Windows professional installation service and repair Lenovo laptops, so you will be 100% sure that the OS installation will pass quickly and efficiently.

Loading Lenovo Laptop with USB Drive

There are two ways that can be forced a laptop loaded from USB drive.

  • Through Boot Menu (I recommend this method that). Using this menu, we can specify the Lenovo laptop, from which device to load specifically this time. Since the launch of a laptop from the boot drive is most likely to be done only once. This is enough to start installing Windows, or perform other actions.
  • Through the BIOS menu. Here you already need to change the order of boot in the BIOS settings. In principle, nothing is difficult. But I do not see the point of doing this if you can choose a device via Boot Menu. Is that through the boot menu you do. Such a spare option.

In any case, first connect the flash drive to the laptop.

It is advisable to connect to USB 2 port.0. With USB 3.0 may be problems. USB port 3.0 In the middle is usually blue, or brighter compared to USB 2.0.

Download via Boot Menu

As I wrote, it is the best and easy way. To open the Boot Menu on the Lenovo laptop, you need to actively press the F12 key immediately after clicking on the power button.

A menu will open in which you need to select our drive.

As you can see, in my case, in the Lenovo laptop boot menu displays two USB drives. One with the inscription “EFI USB Device”. Try to start choose the drive that without EFI (in the screenshot it is at the very bottom). This is if you are going to install Windows 10. Otherwise, there may be problems with installing Windows 10 on the MBR-section.

After selecting and pressing the Enter key, the laptop will be loaded from the flash drive. Provided that the flash drive you correctly recorded.

If the F12 key fails to open the “Boot Manager” menu, then use a special arbitrator button. Which is probably on every Lenovo laptop. Sometimes it is located next to the power button, and sometimes recessed into the housing (as in my case).

It needs to be pressed when the laptop is turned off. Then, in the menu, select “Boot Menu”. Also from there you can go to BIOS.

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And already in the boot menu, select your drive, as I showed above.

Launch Lenovo laptop with flash drives via BIOS

To go to the BIOS, it is necessary immediately after turning on the laptop to actively press the F2 key. Or use for this “Novo Button Menu” as I showed above. Read more In the article: how to go to the BIOS laptop Lenovo.

In the BIOS menu, you need to go to the “Boot” section (using the Rights / Left keys).

Next, it is necessary to select our drive and use the F5 and F6 keys to put it in the first place in the list.

Again, there may be two sections: EFI and Legacy. If you are going to install Windows and you have the EFI section as in the screenshot above, and when you install you encountered an error “Installing Widnows to this disc is not possible. On the selected disk there is a MBR-partition table “, then you need to set the” Legacy First “menu instead of” UEFI FIRST “in the” Boot Priority “menu.

And put “USB HDD” first place in the download list, as I showed above.

Do not forget to save BIOS settings by pressing the F10 key.

You may still come in handy an article how to install Windows 10 on a laptop, or a universal installation instruction for Windows 10 c USD.

Configure BIOS and installing Windows

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All that will be needed from you for a successful procedure is a bootable flash drive and a desire to work a bit. If you follow the instructions below and carefully read tips pop-up on the monitor, then the question: how to install Windows on Lenovo laptop, will not bring any difficulties.

Proper Creating a bootable flash drive for Windows

First of all, to create a boot disk with Windows, you will need a flash drive with a volume of 8 GB or higher. You ask why such a volume is needed. The answer is simple, now the installation files of modern OS have more than 2-4 GB. In these examples, we will deal with the creation of a loading flash drive on such popular OS:

To create a bootable USB flash drive for Windows 7, you need to download a license image. You can download it on the official page www.Microsoft.COM / RU-EN / Software-Download / Windows7. To write an image to a flash drive, you will need a Microsoft Windows USB / DVD DOWNLOAD TOOL utility, which can be downloaded on the WWW page.Microsoft.COM / EN-US / DOWNLOAD / Windows USB-DVD-Download-Tool. After installing the utility, you can proceed to creating a boot USB flash drive. After starting the utility, a window will be displayed in which you want to specify where the image is located.

After pressing the Next button. You will fall into the device selection window, to record the image.

In this window, click the USB Device button. After that you will go to the selection of the flash drive.

Selecting the desired USB flash drive, click the Begin Copying button. Starting the process of copying installation files on the USB flash drive. Also be careful because all previously stored files on USB drive will be erased.

The inscription in the last window “Status: Backup Completed” will mean that your boot flash drive is ready.

To install Windows 8.1 You need to download the official MediaCreationTool utility on the https page: // Windows.Microsoft.COM / EN-US / Windows-8 / Create-Reset-Refresh-Media. Runing the utility, you will enter the OS version selection window, in which you need to select the language, version and discharge of the operating system.

In the next step, you must select a Windows recorder. In our case, this is a “USB flash memory device”

The next step will give the opportunity to choose a USB flash drive.

After that, the next step will be downloading and writing files to the drive. Just as with the previous example, all data on the flash drive will be erased.

The last window will notify you that the installation drive is ready.

To make a bootable flash drive for Windows 10, you need to download the MediaCreationTool utility from this page: www.Microsoft.COM / RU-EN / Software-Download / Windows10. If you run the utility on Windows 7 or 8, the program will offer you two options: update or create an installation media. You need to choose the second option.

The stage of creating a boot drive will be similar to example for Windows

Setting up Bios Lenovo G50-30

To hit the BIOS LENOVO G50-30 you need to press FNF2 either to the left next to the power button, the side has a button by clicking it you call this window. Select Bios Setup.

In the Windows License point, it can be seen that there are no built-in keys. You can also look at Lenovo G50 30 specifications.

First of all, you need to reset the default settings, go to the Exit point and choose Load Default Settings.

Now in OS Optimized Default Point, select Win7 OS.

Go to Boot, where you should be exhibited:

The next step is the point of Configuration, where to select USB MODE on USB 2.0, this is done to install Windows 7 64 x in LEGACY Support mode.

Go to boot again and in Boot Priority Point Legacy First

We keep all the settings in the Exit Saving Changes item or click F10.

Next, we call the boot menu boot menu again and select your download medium, whether it is a boot flash drive or Zalman Virtual CD-ROM, from which you can start installing Windows 7 on the G50-30.

It is still important to install Windows 7 64 x, you should either with a DVD disk if either from the media connected to USB 2 port, on USB 3.0 I had blue screens

Linux for you

Disclaimer: I do not urge anyone to go to another operating system (OS), but just want to show that there are alternative OS. The choice is always yours.

I’ll start, perhaps with history. It all started with UNIX systems, which in the late 60s were developed by Bell Labs employees. They were not much like modern OS, just the terminal and compiler under assembler. ATT, which belong to Bell Labs understood the commercial value of UNIX, but due to the ban on the US government, the company could only deal with telephone networks and related equipment. In order to bypass the ban, the company handed over the source code of the OS to some higher educational institutions. One of the first source code was the University of Berkeley.

At Berkeley University begins the history of the Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD) of systems, which are considered UNIX like. Over time, most of the code was rewritten by the University employees, which later allowed to separate from ATT. About bsd systems ordinary user knows They could not get great popularity from ordinary users, a little later. But at the same time, Apple used most of the FreeBSD code to create MacOS, Sony and Nintendo used it for its consoles, WhatsApp and Netflix servers also work under the control of the BSD family. Paradox. Unpopular OS used in popular products.

In 1991, Linus Torvalds Student of the University of Helsinki, began writing the Linux kernel. When he posted the source code, other developers became interested and began to help in the development of the nucleus.

So why the more mature and powerful BSD system did not raise popularity in the Open Source community unlike Linux? It’s all about the license under which OS is distributed. BSD license allows you to use its code, and then make it closed, so in due time Apple entered. With Linux it is impossible to do so, the license obliges after changing the code to post it in open access, so the community is beneficial to write software (software) under Linux license.

Since that moment, a huge amount of Linux kernel-based distributions were created. Commercial organizations also participate in the development of the core and support the Open Source community.

If you view the statistics of the use of OS in the segment of personal computers, about 77% are Windows, 16% is MacOS and some 2% Linux. The fact is that Windows and MacOS commercial OS, which advanced in the PC market, when Linux was used mainly for servers and routers. In fact, Linux works in more devices than it may seem at first glance: routers, smart techniques, smartphones (Android is based on the Linux kernel), super computers, servers. Every day we indirectly use Linux. It is erroneously the opinion that Windows is a popular OS, historically it happened that a large number of software was written under it, makes itself felt and saranded radio. The overwhelming majority from childhood uses PC under Windows and when a person acquires a new PC or a laptop, as a rule with a pre-installed Windows or installs it. matter of habit.

Now I want to tell how I met the world Linux. I was an ordinary Windows user before and only heard about the existence of Linux. When I had to face this OS, but I didn’t know anything much, I put the most popular Ubuntu distribution and enjoyed it about a week. I did not like him and I began to try other distributions. Lucky I used Fedora from Red Hat and Elementary OS. Now I use Manjaro with the KDE working environment, generally workers are a separate topic. There is a huge number of distributions and such a variety can scare up an unprepared user.

Manjaro with KDE Plasma 5

Basically, when a person thinks about the transition to a new OS, it stops the idea of ​​the absence of familiar programs. I spent a small survey among my friends and acquaintances than they enjoy daily to solve our tasks.

25 people participated in the survey. For most people you need a browser, office package, messenger and graphic editor. Most of the most natively under Linux, and the rest has worthy alternatives. For example, I replaced the MS Office package on Google Docs and Open Office, they are perfectly coping with their tasks and have backward compatibility with MS Office. To work with the photo of Krita and Gimp, for Davinci Resolve and Kdenlive, LMMS and Audacity, I use to work with audio. There are no shortages and they are free.

I installed several friends and girlfriend until everyone likes

How to install windows 7

Make sure the version you want to put 64x-bit. It is important because you just don’t find the necessary drivers on a 34-bit.

The manufacturer is set by such a load order that the operating system will be loaded only from an internal hard disk, so you need to turn off the protection and change the settings in the BIOS.

To start the BIOS mode, you need to run after the device or reboot, waiting 1-2 seconds., When the Lenovo manufacturer logo appears on the screen several times press the FNF2 keys. It is important to have time until the OS load itself began. The F12 key allows you to move between partitions, and to change the positions in the menu, the keys are used /-. The F5 and F6 keys are navigating between items in the menu.

If you are interested in the question of how to install Windows 7 on the Lenovo IdeaPad 100-15iBy laptop, then there is a NOVO key to call the BIOS menu, the manufacturer emphasizes that the computer must be turned off.

Also, depending on the laptop model, the key combinations may differ. Options are possible as the Del, F2, or ESC keys.

In order to ask the settings you need to choose BIOS Setup.

Next, moving to the EXIT point and set the parameters:

Go to the BOOT menu item and set the following settings:

We canceled the default loading priority and set the parameters you need, now it is necessary to return to the EXIT menu item and preserve. Saving Changes. Yes.

An external USB drive must already be connected to your laptop. Now you need to go to the boot menu by pressing the F12 key or the NOVO key and select Boot Menu, where your device will be displayed. It needs to choose and then Windows itself unpacks files. Then choose a complete installation.

Next, you need to split the working space to the partitions using the “Create” button. Consider that under the system, for full-fledged work, it is better to leave at least 30 GB. When you finish the separation of all available space, you need to highlight the section allotted for the system and press the installation. Follow the instructions of the setup wizard and comfortable use to use the usual inteeis!

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“Clean” installation

With major preparation measures finished. It remains only to start the installer and complete the initialization. In order to avoid errors, problems and failures, it is recommended to hold a “clean” installation, from scratch.

How to do it? The user needs:

  • Insert the boot disk into the drive / USB flash drive. Need something one.
  • To restart a computer.
  • Press the “Next” button.
  • Click on “Diagnostics”.
  • Click on the button “Return to the original state”.
  • Select “Delete All”.
  • Confirm action.
  • Click on the Windows 10 icon.
  • Specify “Only the disc on which Windows 10 is installed”.
  • Select disc partition.
  • Click on the “Format” button. Conduct a procedure with all sections HDD.
  • Specify the disk section to which Windows will be installed.
  • Press “Next”.

Basic actions behind. It remains only to wait for the completion of the operation. In the course of installing Windows, the computer will restart on its own several times. This is fine.

Installing Windows on Lenovo Laptop

To install the OS, you must perform the following steps:

  • Insert a flash drive into the device and restart it.
  • For some time, Windows will unpack files, after the process is completed, the program will offer the operating system to be installed. You must specify the Windows on which there is a license. To activate the OS, you need to enter the product key, or make it later. In the presence of code, the key is activated automatically after connecting to the Internet. Press “Next”.

You should familiarize yourself with the terms of the license agreement and press the “Accept” key.

The first item involves updating the system while saving the old operating system settings and files.

The second option is used to fully reinstall the system.

Select the most appropriate hard disk section for installing Windows.

If there are several of them, and there is an SSD, then it is better to choose an SSD drive, it is the most productive and works faster than HDD.

If you want to create multiple partitions within 1 hard disk, you need to delete all sections after which free space will appear.

After creating a new disk, you must format it and press the “Next” key to start the installation process.

This procedure takes 10-15 minutes, after which the computer will automatically restart.

After rebooting the system, the window will display a window for setting parameters. All specified parameters are recommended to disable. In order not to do this manually, you can click on the item “Use Standard Parameters”.

Indicate the user region and configure Internet connection settings.

years ago Windows 2000 was born

February 17. a significant date in the history of the world IT industry. It was on this day 22 years ago Microsoft officially introduced Windows 2000. a revolutionary version of its operating system at that time. Making those times perfectly remember, with which interests users perceived the appearance of a new OS. What was this interest? Let’s remember.

At the turn of the centuries, Microsoft developed and promoted two parallel line of operating systems. The NT family in the face of the latter at that time of the 4th version was focused on servers and workstations. This system, distinguished by high reliability, but at the same time. the requirement to the PC hardware configuration, was used mainly in the business sector. For “home use”, the Win9x family was intended, represented by Windows 98. improved and brought to the mind of the Windows 95 version, the instability and the gluity of which became truly legendary. Since the architecture of these two families was distinguished, some applications, among which the most games were most, there were compatibility issues (as a rule, due to limited DirectX support in NT 4.0). There were questions and compatibility of a number of drivers.

On the change of morally outdated “four” expected an output NT 5.0, while for “home” users in September 2000, an updated Windows 98 was presented with Restyling and Faislifting, which launched Windows Millennium Edition designation (Windows Me). over, in 1998, the developers declared the refusal of the further development of the 9X lineup, but immediately released the Windows 98SE market. And instead of the long-awaited 5th version of NT on February 17, 2000, Microsoft began selling Windows 2000, which produced a real exterior among users.

And it was not only a “rebranding”: the new version of the OS broke the traditional idea of ​​the NT family, as about operating systems intended exclusively for business. Yes, and the name itself logically put a new release in one row with Windows 95/98 desktop operations, although the kernel of Windows 2000 was different. Popular magazine articles from the “How to turn Windows NT 4 series”.0 In the home system »Have lost any meaning: Windows 2000 performed quite effectively on ordinary PCs without additional dancer with tambourine.

Microsoft has released 4 versions of Windows 2000: Server, Advanced Server 4 versions of Windows 2000: Server, in which Active Directory Support for the first time, and the most popular. Professional for workstations and desktop computers. This version included an Active Desktop “Active Desktop” based on Internet Explorer 5. the same as in Windows ME, the new Windows Desktop Update update system, support for UDF, EFS data encryption system and the ability to work “out of the box” with a large number USB devices, including printers and other periphery. The contents of the contents appeared in the form of web folders, again, borrowed from Millennium Edition. The built-in media player allowed to include a preview of multimedia files: later this feature has become standard in Windows XP / Vista infateece. From the visual changes, immediately stuck in the eye, you can call the default contents of the system folders and the system of the disk. instead of them in the conductor window showed a plug, which, however, it was not difficult to disable.

Also in Win2K, full support for Plug-and-Play (which was not in NT4), ACPI and dynamic disks was implemented. The developers themselves called this OS “the most reliable and stable operating system that Microsoft ever created at that time”, however, the well-known publicist Mary Joe Foli, writing analytical articles about the IT market and on operating systems in particular, claimed that in Windows 2000 There are more than 63,000 potential defects. After this publication, Microsoft for a long time included it in the “Black List”.

Despite the fact that the more familiar Windows ME actively moved on the market in the “box version”, and also supplied with new computers and laptops under the OEM license, Windows 2000 has gained increasing popularity. First of all, thanks to the reliability and acceptable speed, which was previously complained by many users of Windows NT 4.0. Thanks to the full support for WDM and DirectX, there were no problems with drivers or games. In general, the system turned out to be extremely successful, so much that it arranged literally everyone: both business, and ordinary “home” users.

After the release for Win2k, 4 packages of updates were released, and the last, SP4, Microsoft published June 26, 2003, that is, after the release of Windows XP. A security update sets for Windows 2000 called Update Rollup were already up to 2005, which is eloquently indicative of the “survivability” of the system.

Windows XP released on October 25, 2001 was not simply based on the Windows 2000 platform, but also absorbed all the best features of this system, making a huge step forward in the User Inteeis plan, reliability and speed. At the same time, she put an end to the Win9x era. In fact, Windows 2000 was the last Microsoft operating system, competing on the market with an alternative Windows family in the face of Millennium Edition, and the first OS on the NT platform, which unconditionally conquered the market for home personal computers.