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Installing Windows on a New Lenovo Laptop

Preparation: partitioning a disk

It is not at all necessary to delete and format the disk completely with your Windows 10 operating system in order to install Windows 7. I would even recommend just installing another system, and at boot time select the one you want to use (the menu with the choice of Windows OS will appear automatically at startup!).

  • Firstly, it is not known how Windows 7 will behave, perhaps Windows 10 will be more stable and productive;
  • Secondly, you will have a more stable system: if something happens to one OS, you can boot into the second;
  • Thirdly, some games and programs may NOT work in one of the systems, while in the other, everything will be fine.

Basically, if you are NOT planning to install 2 OS yourself, you can skip this step. In it I will tell you in a broken disk.

An article on how to partition a hard drive (in Windows without installing additional software)

For another Windows OS. I recommend allocating a separate partition on the hard drive, for example, creating some local drive “F: \”. This can be done without losing data and without installing additional software.

First you need to open disk management (a combination of WinR buttons, and the diskmgmt.Msc command).

Diskmgmt.Msc. start disk management

Next, you should select the disk that you want to “take away” part of the free space to create another local disk (for a new OS). By the way, under Windows 7, you need to allocate at least 30-35 GB!

After that, you need to right-click on the Disk partition you need, and select the option “Shrink the volume”.

Then specify the size of the compressed space (in my example, I indicated 30,000 MB, which is about 30 GB).

And you have another section. it is marked in black and on it the inscription: “Not allocated” (note: the disk partition from which we “took away” part of the free space has become 30 GB less).

This section cannot be used yet, since it is not formatted. To format it. Right click on it and select the option “Create Simple Volume”.

Now specify in sequence:

  • Simple volume size (DO NOT change anything at all. leave it at the default, see screenshot below)
  • The letter of the drive. also cannot be changed;
  • File system (NTFS). Cluster size, volume name. you can also leave everything by default;
  • The last step is to agree with the settings and click the “Finish” button (all actions correspond to the numbers in the screenshot below).

Setting up volume and formatting

Actually, now you should have had another local disk. you can now copy files and folders to it, work as with any other disks (we will install Windows 7 on it).

The disc is prepared for installation

In general, now you can start preparing the bootable media.

USB flash drive with Windows 7 (using WinSetupFromUSB)

One of the best programs for creating bootable USB drives is WinSetupFromUSB. It is in it that I will show how to quickly and easily create bootable media.

The main features of the utility:

  • Supports most versions of Windows (32 and 64 bit)
  • The ability to write multiple OS to one USB flash drive;
  • Creation of a USB disk, which can be loaded into both BIOS and UEFI;
  • Pop-up tips at all stages of work;
  • There are a number of programs for working with disks: MULTIpartitionUSBstick, Grub4DOS, SysLinux.

And so, insert the USB flash drive into the USB port and run the WinSetupFromUSB program. Next you need:

  • Select a USB flash drive to write an image from the OS to it (see Number 1 in the screenshot below)
  • Check the box next to “Auto format it with Fbinst” (attention! All data on the flash drive will be deleted)
  • Specify the file system (for our laptop, you can use both FAT 32 and NTFS. If you select FAT 32, the flash drive will be written under UEFI. almost all laptops now comply with this standard);
  • In the column “Windows Vista / 7/8. “Specify a bootable ISO image with Windows 7 (note: and” embedded “USB 3.0 drivers)
  • Press the GO button.

Windows 7 USB stick with 4 steps

Next, WinSetupFromUSB will ask again 2 more times whether to delete all data from the media (just agree).

Then the program will start recording the media. This procedure in some cases is quite long. On average, takes 5-20 minutes.

The recording status (green bar) is shown at the bottom of the program window. If the USB stick is successfully recorded, at the end you will see a small window “Job Done” (job done).

Create bootable media

When installing Windows 7 on a new laptop (the same Lenovo B70), there is one problem: the fact is that the standard Windows 7 installer does not have built-in drivers for USB 3.0 port (and all modern laptops have it).

And even if you connect a USB flash drive to a USB 2.0 port and start installing Windows 7. the OS will still NOT see it, because. Driver for Universal Serial Bus Controller required (for USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports to work).

How can you get out of the situation:

  • Find and download the Windows 7 ISO image with the built-in USB 3.0 and SATA driver. There are quite a lot of such images, however, there are also many that are made “crookedly”. Next, this image must be written to a USB flash drive or disk;
  • Use a DVD to install to which to burn a regular Windows 7 ISO image.

I recommend downloading the drivers for the network adapter (or the 3DP Net utility. installs drivers on almost any network adapter without an Internet connection) and the universal serial bus controller (and copy them to the hard drive) in advance. Otherwise, there is a risk that after installing Windows 7, neither USB ports nor the Internet will work for you.

Also, it will not be superfluous to have a 10-12 GB ISO image on your hard drive with drivers (for example, Driver Pack Solution or Snappy Driver Installer).

Calling the boot menu (Boot-menu) and starting the installation

And so, the bootable media is ready, the drivers are preloaded, the backup is done. Now you can start installing.

Windows 7 (as mentioned above) does not see USB 3.0 ports (they are marked in blue). Therefore, insert the flash drive into USB 2.0 (the difference is shown in the photo below).

Another prime example: USB 2.0 and USB3.0

Further on laptops Lenovo B70 there is a special button to enter the BIOS and call the boot menu (Boot-menu). It is located next to the power plug on the left side of the device. Click it (photo below).

Lenovo B70. BIOS entry button next to the power input. It is most convenient to press with a pencil or pen

By the way, on some laptops this button may be next to the power button (photo below).

Lenovo G700. button to enter device settings (including BIOS)

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For those who have an excellent laptop from the one in question. I recommend Read the article about calling the Boot-menu

Next, the “Novo Button Menu” menu should appear. in it we select the third Boot Menu item.

Then we select the device from which we will boot. In our case, this is USB DISK 2.0.

Please note, if you created a bootable DVD, then you need to insert it into the drive tray, then turn off the laptop and turn it on using the button to enter the BIOS (see above in the photo). Otherwise, your boot disk will simply not be in the list of devices and you will NOT be able to select it.

Boot device selection

Next (if everything went well) the GRUB4DOS window should appear, in which you need to select the boot option. select the first one with the line “Windows NT6 (Vista | 7.)” (As in the screenshot below).

If you used a USB flash drive (and it is recorded correctly). You should see how the download of Windows files starts “Windows is loading files. “(The installation has started.).

Those who install from a disk. do not miss the moment when the screen will only show one message “Press any key to boot from CD or DVD. “- at this moment, to start installing the OS, you need to press any key!

Press any key to boot from CD

How to install Windows 7 on a new laptop (for example Lenovo B70)

Not so long ago I bought a Lenovo B70 laptop with Windows 10 preinstalled. Honestly, I would like to reinstall the system, I prefer Windows 7. But my laptop stubbornly does not see the bootable USB flash drive, I tried to create it in 2 different utilities. Perhaps something needs to be “returned” in the BIOS for everything to work.

How to install Windows 7 on a new laptop, and is it possible? I saw drivers on the manufacturer’s website for Windows 7.

I should note that even experienced users face certain difficulties when installing Windows 7 on new laptops. Most often, the problem concerns drivers: they need to be found and downloaded from the manufacturer’s website, since the old ones that came with your laptop will not work (they are for the new Windows 8/10)!

Also, some difficulties may arise with writing a bootable flash drive and setting up the BIOS. In general, a lot of the above. decide, about it all below.

In the article, by the way, I will consider the process of installing Windows 7 on a Lenovo B70-80 laptop (for laptops of second brands and manufacturers. many actions will be the same, unless you have to “figure it out” with the BIOS setting separately).

January 14, 2020 Microsoft has stopped tech. Windows 7 Support. Learn more about what to do.

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DVD disc (using UltraISO)

To write an ISO image with Windows 7 to a disc, in my opinion, it is best to use the UltraISO program.

One of the best software for working with ISO images. Allows you to write them to disks, flash drives, edit (add and remove files from them), emulate, etc.

In general, an indispensable thing for everyone who often has to deal with ISO.

After launching UltraISO, the first thing to do is to open the Windows 7 image in the program itself. To do this, press the CtrlO key combination. Or click File / Open.

Open image with Windows 7

Then press F7 or Tools / Burn CD Image. Now you need a regular 4.5 GB DVD.

Insert the disc into the drive tray and press the record button. He enters and changes no settings, in principle, it is not necessary.

The recording time of a standard DVD is about 10 minutes (the entire recording time will show a green bar with the status of the process).

Those who have an error at the beginning of the installation or the USB flash drive / disk is simply not visible in the boot menus

In most cases, the problem lies in the BIOS settings (support for older operating systems is not enabled, and not supporting secure boot).

Therefore, you need to go into the BIOS settings. on a Lenovo B70 laptop, you can use the same arrow button on the device for this (only when the menu appears, select NOT Boot Menu, but BIOS Setup).

Instructions for entering the BIOS (for those who failed, or another laptop model).

Boot menu button

In the BIOS, open the BOOT section and set the following parameters:

  • Boot Mode. [Legacy Support] (support for older OS);
  • Boot Priority. [Legacy First]. boot priority;
  • Next, go to the Exit section and click the “Exit and Save” (save and exit, this is also achieved with the F10 button).

BIOS Settings (Legacy Support)

Then, calling the Boot Menu again, select boot from a flash drive (disk) and start the installation. I think there shouldn’t be any problems now.

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 Allegedly, 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 ” tricky “gadgets. Much more convenient is the familiar to all “seven”, 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 a “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 the computer.BIOS.

Other problems may arise already during the installation process. We will dwell on them further.

How to install Windows 7 on a Lenovo laptop in time

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

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 open BIOS window, you should slightly prepare your technique. First, the installation disc is inserted into the drive while 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 loading, you will see that you have entered the service menu. There you select the “Diagnostics” tab. From there, setting 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 itself will enter BIOS.

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 here that the tab is not being raised. Then it will act on the contrary. it lowers the WindowBootManager tab to the very bottom. In second place in the list should be the name “ATAPICD1”, and after it the parameter from which the Windows system will be reinstalled.

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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.

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 do not have to have further problems with reinstalling, since it is standard for all models of computers and laptops.

Installing windows 10 from a flash drive on a lenovo laptop

How to install windows 10 from a USB flash drive to a lenovo laptop: new Lenovo laptops are often sold with a pre-installed operating system.

However, the OS selected by default does not always suit the owner and he wonders how to reinstall windows on a lenovo laptop.

Downloading is possible both on a PC with a different operating system, and on a new one, where previously there was no system.

Before reinstalling Windows on a Lenovo laptop using a USB flash drive, you must select a drive with a volume of at least 8 GB and format it.

Installing Windows on a Lenovo laptop

To install the OS, you must do the following:

  • Insert the USB flash drive into the device and reboot it.
  • Windows will unpack the files for a while, after the process is complete, the program will offer the operating system to install. You must specify the Windows that is licensed. To activate the OS, you need to enter the product key, or do it later. If there is a code, the key is activated automatically after connecting to the Internet. Click “Next”.

You should read the terms of the license agreement and press the button “Accept”.

Specify the type of installation:

The first point involves updating the system while maintaining the old operating system settings and files.

The second option is used to completely reinstall the system.

Choosing the Most Suitable Hard Drive Partition for Windows Installation.

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 several partitions within 1 hard disk, you need to delete all partitions, after which free space will appear.

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

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

After rebooting the system, a window for setting parameters will be displayed on the screen. It is recommended to disable all the above parameters. In order not to do this manually, you can call the item “Use standard parameters”.

Specify the user’s region and configure the settings for connecting to the Internet.

Download software

Installing the OS on Lenovo should start by disabling BIOS protection.

To do this, you need to restart the device and press the F2 key to open the BIOS menu. If the menu does not open, you can try to press Delete or use the FN button together with a key from the F group.

To disable protection, open the Security item, then Secure Boot by pressing the Enter key.

In Secure Boot, you need to go to Disabled mode to disable protection.

You can return to the main menu by pressing Esc, then go to the Boot (Sturtap) section.

This section is responsible for configuring PC boot from a USB flash drive or CD.

  • To use a flash drive, select and place at the top of the list using the keys /-.
  • In the UEFI / Legacy Boot section, select Legacy Only.
  • Press F10 and save changes with Enter.

How to install windows 10 from a flash drive on a lenovo laptop

To prepare a bootable flash drive, you need to download the UltraIso program from the official website.

Next, the downloaded program is launched, following the manufacturer’s recommendations.

During installation, you must select the medium, indicated the USB device.

After the program is fully loaded, you can run the ISO image:

File-Open. Select a Windows 10 disk image.

In the “Boot” section, go to the “Burn hard disk image” section

After pressing the “Write” button, a window appears with a proposal to delete all data from the drive, it is worth dubbed “Yes”.

Resetting BIOS settings to their original state

To avoid starting a new system installation, when using this flash drive, you must restore the old BIOS settings. To do this, you need to restart the computer and enter the BIOS menu in the same way that was used earlier to disable protection.

If Windows was downloaded from the official site, all updates should be installed automatically. You can check for all updates using the free DriverPack Solution program.

Self-installation of the operating system Not as difficult as it sounds. Even a novice user who does NOT know how to reinstall windows on a lenovo laptop can cope with it by following the simple recommendations indicated in the text.

In the article, we have analyzed how to install windows 10 from a flash drive on a lenovo laptop.

How to enter BIOS on Lenovo laptop

First, turn on the laptop and insert the Windows 7 disc into the drive. Turn off, take out the battery, pull out the mains power from the laptop. We put the power in place and start the laptop from the NOVO button. This is such a small button that is located next to the power button.

In a few seconds you will be taken to the service menu. We select the Russian language, the keyboard layout is Russian. Then we choose

Diagnostics. Extra options. UEFI firmware options

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Now the laptop will require a reboot. press the Reboot button and voila! We entered BIOS.

Now, with the arrows on the keyboard, go to the Security section, select the Security Boot item with the down arrow and press Enter. The SECUR Boot parameter is set to Disabled. disabled.

We return to the main BIOS menu with the Esc key and with the right arrows go to the Startup section. Select the Boot item. press Enter. In this section, use the arrows to find your hard drive. ATA HDD. And with the (plus) button located on the right of the numeric keypad, we raise it to the very top of the list. If it does not rise to the very top, then select Windows Boot Manager and use the. (minus) key to lower it down. In the same way, we raise the CD-ROM drive. ATAPI CD1 to the second place.

Next in line, you can put the device from which Windows will be installed in case? If it is NOT a built-in floppy drive.

Return again with the Esc key, click down on the UEFI / Legacy Boot item, the UEFI Only parameter, change it to Legacy Only.

Save the configuration with the F10 key and agree with the Enter key.

Keep in mind: if you forgot something, changed it or not set it up correctly, then you can enter the BIOS on the Lenovo B590 to restore the default settings only by removing the back cover of the laptop (it’s okay. only 2 screws) and taking out the CMOS battery for a while. Then don’t forget to set the correct date and time.

How to install Windows 7 on Lenovo laptop instead of Windows 8

Now, in fact, the very process of installing Windows.

After rebooting, no keys need to be pressed, although we have assigned the F12 key to enter the boot device selection menu, the laptop itself will find the boot device and show the installation menu.

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At the beginning of the installation, be sure to select Full installation.

Installing Windows 7 on a Lenovo laptop

Recently asked to install Windows 7 instead of Windows 8 on a laptop Lenovo B590. As usual, I tried to enter BIOS through F2, then through other keys and ops. Did not work out. I had to dig around and find a way out, or rather an entrance. Than today I will gladly share with you. On the Internet, I also saw quite a few questions from those wishing to change the “eight” to “seven”, but all had problems with entering the BIOS.

How to partition a Windows 7 hard drive

Next, you will go to the hard disk settings, where you will have to delete all existing partitions.


All is mandatory, otherwise you will NOT be able to reformat the screw from CDA to NTFS. To delete, click the case Configuring the disk. select one by one partitions and click Delete.

And don’t forget to think about the loss of your factory warranty. And if changing the operating system is more important for you than guarantees, then we continue Dissecting the hard disk.

Now we need to create 2 partitions, another one, which the system will create itself 100 MB in size, we DO NOT count. To do this, click Create, select the desired size (I set 200,000 MB. a little less than the second partition) and click OK. We do the same with the rest of the unallocated space, only we DO NOT set the size, but leave it as the system suggests.

We finished partitioning the hard disk by allocating the second partition (the first is occupied by system files and has only 100 MB of space) and click on the installation. There will be no further features, the installation of Windows 7 will go as usual, just follow the instructions of the system.

How to install Windows 7 on Lenovo G50-30 laptop

Hello everyone, earlier I wrote how to install Windows 8.1 on a Lenovo G50-30 laptop, but I am periodically asked how to install Windows 7. Today I will try to tell you my experience in installing this person. I want to make a reservation right away that before all the installation steps, please update the Lenovo BIOS in the latest firmware.

BIOS Setup Lenovo G50-30

To get into the BIOS of Lenovo G50-30, you need to press FnF2 or on the left next to the power button, there is a button on the side, by pressing it you will call this window. Select BIOS setup.

In the Windows License item, you can see that there are built-in keys. You can also see in lenovo g50 30 specifications.

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

Now in the OS Optimized Default item, select the Win7 OS item.

Go to Boot, where you should have exposed:

  • Boot Mode Legacy Support

The next step will be the Configuration item, where select USB Mode to USB 2.0, this is done so that you can install Windows 7 64 x in Legacy Support mode.

Go to Boot again and select Legacy first in the Boot Priority item

Keeping all the settings in the Exit Saving Changes item or press F10.

Next, calling the Boot Menu again and select your boot medium, be it a bootable USB flash drive or a Zalman virtual CD-ROM, from which you can start installing Windows 7 on the G50-30.

Preparing for installation

The preparatory stage is updating the BIOS and creating a bootable USB flash drive with Windows 7.

Let’s assume that you have done all this and can follow along. If you do not have a Windows 7 distribution kit, you can download it from the Yandex disk with all the updates up to October 2015, the original MSDN image, verified by many users, was collected for myself, I am not boasting, but I advise.

19 Responses to How to Install Windows 7 on Lenovo G50-30 Laptop

I’m trying to install XP on lenovo b590 Tell me how to install drivers for the hard drive during the installation of windows? The catch is that when booting from the SD, the partition is formatted, the files are copied and that’s it, it can’t be installed further

Thank you very much. Was very helpful.

Thank you)) Very helpful.

Tips to hear it.

On the Lenovo G50-30 beech The installation of vin7 began when I installed other OS by default in the BIOS
When Win7 was standing, it threw out a blue screen when installing from a disk

Latest BIOS version?

I do everything as written. I checked it several times. When installing, a blue “death” window pops up. (((I don’t understand what to do.

Thank you very much) helped to figure it out, otherwise they would have taken from us for 5000 tenge

Dear author is absolutely right: “I want to make a reservation right away that before all installation steps, please update the Lenovo BIOS in the latest firmware.” But I was very stupid and demolished the pre-installed Windows 8 to the way I realized that I had outdated BIOS code. For reference: I had firmware A7CN44WW, and the latest version on the manufacturer’s website is A7CN44WW. Tired of the 0Х000000А5 blue screen when trying to install Windows 7, I tried to install Windows 8. To flash the BIOS from under it (remember that the manufacturer does not have a flasher for DOS). But I was disappointed. when installing Windows 8 at the stage of choosing the language, the touch and keyboard refused. I solved the problem like this. I downloaded the LIVE-CD WIN 7, booted in half with grief from the DVD drive and launched the flasher. After updating Windows 7 64bit, the original version was installed only when the option was selected in the BIOS settings “Exit-OS Optimized Defaults-Win8 64bit”. Yes Yes. It is Win8 64bit. I installed Windows 7 64bit from a DVD drive and did NOT use shamanism with USB2.0. Can someone help. Thanks here: staralex))))

Latest BIOS version A7CN48WW (sorry for the copier)

After updating the BIOS, it began to install win 7 x64, the touchpad and usb did not work. I chose another system in the BIOS and it all worked. Then when Windows could not boot, I changed the settings to win 7 in BIOS again and it worked. I installed Windows from a bootable USB flash drive.

It does not necessarily install Win 7 x64, calmly and without dancing with a tambourine installed Win 7 x86, everything is fine, nothing was thrown anywhere. And yes. Advice. The blue screen, most likely crashes due to assemblies Windows, install original images.

Thank you so much! Everything flooded! Be sure to do everything in the specified sequence and turn on usb 2.0.

Guys, you just need to rearrange the points in the instructions:
In the OS Optimized Default item, select the Win7 OS item
and then select Load Default Settings in order for the BIOS to reset the settings under Win7.
After that, change USB 2.0, save and run the installation.
P.S. Boot menu call FNF12

Yes! Eugene is absolutely right! If the procedure is violated, problems arise! After selecting the Win7 OS, you need to do Load default settings!

I totally agree with the last two comments. Only in this order can you install Windows 7 on Lenovo g50-30.

I confirm! I tried everything, but only in that order of instructions from Eugene and you can install Windows 7 on Lenovo g50-30. Downloaded to USB 2.0 port

I confirm if after the first reboot during the installation the blue screen, then
After selecting the Win7 OS, you need to do Load default settings!