How to go to BIOS on Lenovo laptop?
In our article today you can learn about the ways to enter BIOS on Lenovo laptops. Features of the opening of this menu depend not only on the manufacturer, but also on a certain model of the device, as well as the version of the operating room used. One of the solutions below will certainly help to get into the shell that interests you and configure the necessary configurations.
Entrance to BIOS is most often necessary to disable Secure Boot, reinstall the OS or gain access to the function of restoring the system’s performance, so this information will definitely be useful to you.
The usual way to enter the BIOS on the Lenovo laptop
The most frequent and common method of entering UEFI, Legacy BIOS is supported by most Lenovo models. Do the following:
- When you turn on the laptop or reboot several times, press the F2 button on the keyboard (in some cases it can be a combination of the FN F2 buttons);
- The opening of the Basic Input/Output System will open, go to the desired point, after which you can choose the tool you are interested in.
By the way, the owners of the version of Windows 7, XP and Vista can see information about the required keys immediately during the download of the personal computer (a few seconds are displayed on the screen below).
Entrance to the BIOS on the Lenovo G50-30 laptop
In order to go to the BIOS on the Lenovo G50 model, click a special button, near which the arrow is indicated. This button is located near the entrance for nutrition (charging). On the turned off laptop, it needs to be pressed and hold until “Novo button menu” appears.
Then, using the arrows up/down, select “Bios Setup”. Thus, you can go into the settings in BIOS. If you change something in the settings, click FNF10 to preserve changes and exit. After that there will be a request to save changes and then press Enter to confirm them.
How to change the download order?
Sometimes you need to change the procedure for loading the device. That is, make the laptop load not from the hard drive, but from the installation media (CD-disk or flash drive). Consider the Lenovo G50 laptop:
- How to go to BIOS we already know, so let’s miss this stage.
- After pressing the notorious “Novy” button, a menu will appear, where the Boot Priority item will be among other things. So we need it.
- We go to this item and see a list of devices that are currently available for loading. If you install the operating system using a USB carrier, then you need to select a USB-HDD item.
- And if an optical disk is used as a installation media, then select the “ODD-navigation” item.
After that, the computer will begin to load not from the hard drive with a pre.installed operating system, but from the loading medium. And you can start installing the system.
Run Windows via BIOS on Lenovo laptop
Let’s configure the priority of BIOS loading. Now I will show you in pictures (more precisely photos) how you can configure UEFI BIOS and possible “pitfalls”, which are rare, but there are found.
Well, let’s start the BIOS setting Lenovo B590 laptop.
First we will have to go to BIOS itself. We click on the laptop button as soon as the laptop display lights up, or rather, the matrix backlight is shut on the F12 key (if I am not mistaken, it is the key to enter the BIOS).
P.S.: In new models (revision)/bios, this key was replaced by F1. For example on Lenovo B590 20206.
How to do everything that is written above, BIOS will appear in front of you.
And so, we go to the Security tab. Ask why? I will explain to the further. Next, go to Secure Boot.
If you have Enabled, then even setting up the loading from a flash drive or drive, then the laptop will not let you load from them, t.to. This is a protection system and therefore it is required to turn it off.
This is the underwater stone in UEFI BIOS, T.to. Having tuned the BIOS laptop will still not boot from the device you have chosen.
We do it, as it is depicted from the bottom, we turn off this function.
Next, click ESC twice, go to the main BIOS menu and go to the Startup tab.
How we moved to Boot, we see the following.
Here we find the priority of loading, whether it is a flash drive or drive.
P.S.: To select the priority, select a flash drive or drive, and keys (increase) or. (lower) device priority.
Click ESC, and rearrange in the UEFI/Legacy Boot line with UEFI ONLY on Legacy First.
P.S.: It may take a restart of the laptop because the BIOS mode (that is, new functions will be added).
The F10 key retain the BIOS settings and the laptop is automatically rebooted.
Congratulations! They set up the Lenovo B590 laptop BIOS and dismantled certain nuances, without which it would not be possible to launch a laptop from a drive or flash drive.
Two Secrets of BIOS launches
But if you did not manage to launch BIOS in one of the above methods, and the Windows 8 operating system is installed on the laptop.1 and above, we will reveal you two launch secrets.
- You need to turn on PC. In a running computer on the desktop, we pull the mouse pointer to the lower right corner of the desktop (call the side menu).
- We are opened by the menu where we select the items “Parameters”. “Update and Restoration”. “Restoration”.
- Here, in the “Special load options” section, click on the “Reloading now” button.
- Next, a blue screen with tiles will open. Open the tile “Diagnostics”, by pressing which you will fall into additional parameters.
- You need to open the item “Parameters of the built.in UEFI” and click the “Reload” button. Ready! You are in the BIOS!
The second secret. Many Win 8 users.1 Upon trying to enter the BIOS make an error. Everyone knows how to get into BIOS. you need to press a specific button on the keyboard. To do this, the user presses for “completion of work”, expects the laptop to turn off and then presses the button for entering the BIOS, but the computer starts in the old way-the OS is loading.
The whole problem is that the Windows 8 operating system.1 works initially with the fast starting function, which is based on sleep mode. enter the BIOS without turning off the PC, but rebooting it.
Several useful tips:
- After the entrance to the BIOS has been carried out, go to various settings of the system parameters and its loading in the bios itself. Be very attentive and careful, and it is better not to touch what you don’t know, since there is a risk of doing something wrong and completely lose your computer. And after making all the changes, go to the “Exit” section (“Exit”) and select the Save Exit item (“Save and Exit”). After that, the laptop will be rebooted, and with a new launch, all the settings that you had to install before will already be taken into account.
- If the above methods of entering the BIOS on the Lenovo laptop do not work, try to clamp and hold the F12 key up to the launch of the BIOS’A when starting the device, this method works on some Lenovo models.
- Very rarely, but still it happens-the F1 key works in some models (you need to press it several times while the laptop turns on).
- Manufacturers recommend adjusting the PC parameters in the bios only with a completely charged laptop battery, since if your laptop is disconnected during the settings due to the fact that it is discharged, then this will most likely cause some problems of the system in the future.
- Before leaving the BIOS, be sure to keep all the changes so that you do not get down.
Remember that BIOS setting is a very serious action that requires a maximum understanding of the process and great attentiveness to details. You should know that with incorrect tuning, some components of the system can work incorrectly, which brings additional difficulties in operation. And if you doubt that you know how to do it correctly. it is better to call qualified specialists, this will save money, time, and nerves. We hope that this article helped you figure out how to go to BIOS.
How to enter and configure the Lenovo G500, G505 BIOS laptop for installing Windows from a flash drive or disk
Consider how you can enter the Lenovo G500/G505 laptop BIOS to configure it to install the Windows 7 or Windows 8 operating system with a USB medium (flash drive) or disk.
Как зайти в BIOS на ноутбуке Lenovo
Turn on the laptop. A flash drive or disk should already be installed in a USB port or CD/DVD drive, respectively. To get into the laptop BIOS, you must often press the combination of “FN” “F2” buttons during loading.
The Windows 8 operating system is installed on our laptop model, so you can immediately let you go to BIOS, and problems may arise. Problems usually arise if the operation of the Windows operating system has been completed incorrectly.
To go to BIOS in this case, you need to wait for the operating system loading. the loading icon will appear on the screen and starts to spin. See the image below.
After that, you need to press and hold the button for turning on the laptop for about 5 seconds. The laptop will turn off.
Turn on the laptop again. We often begin to press the combination of “FN” buttons “F2”. Now the problem should be solved.
After we entered the BIOS, we go to the Boot tab of the main menu. If you have an ordinary flash drive, like ours, then in the first line “boot mode” the value of “UEFI” is changed to the “Legacy Support” value. To do this, press the Enter button and in the contextual window that appears, select the desired value.
Now the tab window will change, a new line will appear. “Boot Priority”, in which by default “UEFI First” will be valid. We need to change it. To do this, click on the “Enter” button. In the menu contextual window, select the “Legacy First” value.
Next, go to the EXIT tab The main menu BIOS. Here, with an active (highlighted white) line “Exit Saving Changes”, click the “Enter” button. A context window will appear, asking if we really want to go out and save changes? Press the “Enter” button.
At the beginning of the system loading, we start again quickly and often press the combination of “FN” “F2” buttons. We enter the BIOS. We switch to the already familiar Boot tab The main menu.
On this page we find a block of lines under the title “Legacy”. This is a list of devices located in the order in which the computer will contact them in search of the operating system to download.
Since we will load the operating system from the flash drive, we need to raise our flash drive in the list on the first line. Now it, as can be seen in the image above, is on the third line (USB HDD: USB Disk 2.0).
To raise it above, we will switch to this line and use the combination of “FN” buttons “F5”. (Combination of “FN” buttons “F6” lowers the selected device according to the list).
Now we go to the EXIT tab The main BIOS menu and press the Enter button twice to save changes. The laptop again goes into a reboot.
But after the start of the new load, the laptop will begin to use the operating system located on the flash drive.
When using the CD/DVD drive to load the operating system, we carry out all the same actions, only instead of the USB device, in the list of devices, we raise the device located in the CD/DVD drive in the list of devices.
How to enter the BIOS on a computer running “Eight”?
After the Windows 7 version, many manufacturers decided to disable the ability to enter BIOS when starting a computer. Now the system is loaded differently:
- Pull the mouse cursor into the right side of the monitor and click the “parameters”;
- In the lower part, select “Change of computer parameters”;
- In the next window, we are looking for the subsection of “General”;
- On the right side of the opened menu, we are looking for “special load options”, click “Reloading now”, we agree with a pop.up message about confirmation of the action;
- After rebooting, you will see a special integer in which you can run the shell you are interested in.
BIOS entering Windows 8.one
The procedure in this version is slightly different from the previous one, the user must adhere to the following actions:
- We go into the “parameters” and open the “Changing of the computer parameters”;
- We go to the “Update and Restoration” tab;
- Then you need to press the “Diagnostics” key, then select additional parameters “;
- In the “loading configurations”, click the “built.in UEFI” parameters and reboot the device.
Open the BIOS on the Lenovo laptop using the keyboard key
There is nothing complicated about it. Most often used the F2 key. It must be actively pressed immediately after turning on the laptop (after pressing the power button).
The BIOS menu should immediately open. On my laptop, it looks something like this:
Rarely, but it happens that it is necessary to press the FN F2 key combination. It depends on the laptop model.
As a result, the menu with the settings should also appear. By the way, you can change the download order on the Boot tab.
Separate button with an entrance arrow
I am not familiar with all Lenovo laptops, they have a lot of models. But it seems to me that each has this button with an arrow. As I understand it, it is called recovery. Most often located near the inclusion button, or on the lateral face.
On some new models (for example, on Lenovo Ideapad 320-15iap), this button is drowned in the case, and you can press it only with something sharp and thin. There is just a hole.
Using this button is very simple. Turn off the laptop and click on the “Recovery” button (with arrow). The laptop will turn on and the novo button menu will appear. We need to choose “BIOS SETUP”. Also, from this menu, you can start the restoration of the system and go to the boot menu, which I wrote about at the beginning of the article.
How to go to the BIOS on the Lenovo laptop and load the flash drive?
In this article, I will try to tell in simple words how to go to BIOS Lenovo and install the load from the flash drive.
Typically, loading from a flash drive is needed when installing the operating system, or when you need to boot with LiveCd.
By the way, the flash drive is more reliable to connect to the port USB 2.0, not 3.0, it’s more reliable. BIOS not always works perfectly with the latest USB revision. USB 3 ports.0 usually have blue or lighter than USB 2.0.
So, turn on the Lenovo laptop and clamp the keys for entering the BIOS. FN F1 or F2:
The second option. many Lenovo laptops have a button button in the form of a curved arrow:
It turns out that this button can help go to the BIOS. turn off the laptop and turn on, but instead of the on button, click Novo Button, and then in the novo button menu menu, select the BIOS SETUP:
After that, His Majesty BIOS will open, where you need to go to the Boot section using the arrows left/to the right:
Next, using the up/down arrow, select the USB HDD and install it with the F6 and F5 buttons in the Legacy list above SATA HDD, that is, in the first place:
In addition to the loading option, Legacy BIOS can still support EFI. If the disk is located on the MBR table (outdated option), then you need to highlight the boots with boot priority, click the Enter and instead of UEFI First Select Legacy First, pressing the Enter:
After that, press the ESC (Exit) key:
Then F10 to save changes (select Yes):
After rebooting, the laptop will already begin to load from the flash drive.
Instructions for the type of bios Phoenix Award BIOS. Arrows select the Advanced Bios Features section, go into it by pressing Enter:
Next, select the FIRST BOOT DEVICE item, click the Enter, then select the USB-HDD (do not pay attention to what is the USB-FDD picture) and press the Enter again:
Now we go out to the previous menu by the ESC button and press it again to exit the main menu, and then click F10 to save changes. After these actions, the laptop will start loading from a USB flash drive.
We use a fast boot menu. As for me. very convenient. When you turn on the laptop, you can immediately indicate that it should be loaded from the flash drive. To do this, when the Lenovo laptop is turned on, we immediately press the F12, after which the Boot Option Menu menu will appear, which can be two points, one of which is EFI USB Device, you need to choose the usual (not EFI) and click Enter:
After that, the load from the flash drive will begin.
The novo button button was mentioned above. Using it, you can open a menu in which the boot menu item can be, this item can be used to open the boot menu, where to choose a flash drive, as described above.
I hope this information was useful. Good luck and good, until new meetings are friends!
Loading via boot menu
As I already wrote, this is the best and simple way. To open a boot menu on Lenovo laptop, you must immediately press the F12 key to actively click on the power button.
The menu opens in which you need to choose our drive.
As you can see, in my case, two USB drives are displayed in the loading menu of the Lenovo laptop. One with the inscription “Efi USB Device”. First, try to choose the drive that without EFI (in the screenshot he 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 an MBR section.
After choosing and pressing the Enter key, the laptop will be loaded from the flash drive. Provided that you correctly recorded the flash drive.
If the Boot Manager menu cannot be opened through the F12 key, then use a special button with an arrow. Which is probably on every Lenovo laptop. Sometimes it is located next to the power button, and sometimes drowned into the case (as in my case).
It needs to be pressed when the laptop is turned off. Then, select “Boot Menu” in the menu. You can also go to BIOS from there.
And already in the boot menu to choose your drive, as I showed above.
Launch laptop Lenovo from a flash drive via BIOS
To go to BIOS, you need to actively press the F2 key immediately after turning on the laptop. Or use “novo button menu” for this, as I showed above. Read more in the article: how to go to the BIOS laptop Lenovo.
How to Boot From USB on Lenovo laptops
In the BIOS menu you need to go to the “Boot” section (using keys to the right/left).
Next, it is necessary to highlight our drive and using the keys F5 and F6 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 an EFI section as in the screenshot above, and when installing you are faced with the error “Installation of Widnows on this disk is impossible. On the selected disk there is a table of MBR Persons, ”you need to set the“ Legacy First ”in the“ Boot Priority ”menu instead of“ UEFI First ”.
And put the USB HDD in the first place in the load list, as I showed above.