Welcome to our peer-to-peer forums, where owners help owners. Need help now? Visit eSupport here.

English Community

Lenovo NotebooksLenovo B and G Series Notebooks
All Forum Topics
Options

3 Posts

09-27-2013

Norway

9 Signins

15 Page Views

  • Posts: 3
  • Registered: ‎09-27-2013
  • Location: Norway
  • Views: 15
  • Message 1 of 6

Downgrading from windows 8 to windows 7 on Lenovo G500

2013-09-27, 23:17 PM

I just bought a new Lenovo G500.
And it came with Win 8 preinstalled.
I did not like the new Windows so I have now used the last 2 days and any information I can find on the net to try to downgrade my computer to Win 7.

So  far no go.

 

The furthes I got was my last try right now.
The disk startet and loaded the files but hangs when it tries to start the installation (where the windows logo gets assembled)

 

I have tried all the tips and tricks I could find on the net but nothing works.

 

So if somebody could send me a recepi on how it can be done I would be very greatful.

 

kokken76

Reply
Options

6095 Posts

02-11-2012

Philippines

4459 Signins

274727 Page Views

  • Posts: 6095
  • Registered: ‎02-11-2012
  • Location: Philippines
  • Views: 274727
  • Message 2 of 6

Re: Downgrading from windows 8 to windows 7 on Lenovo G500

2013-09-28, 21:55 PM

hi kokken76,

 

Welcome to the forums.

 

Can you try to:

1. Boot into the BIOS (press Fn+F2 on startup) and set the following settings:

Boot Tab

UEFI = Disabled

UEFI Boot = Disabled / Legacy First (if applicable)

 

Security Tab

Secure Boot = Disabled (if applicable)

 

Exit Tab

OS Optimized Defaults = Other OS (if applicable)

 

2. When done, press Fn+F10 to save and exit and try to boot from the WIn7 disc.

 

 

Let me know your findings

 

Regards



Did someone help you today? Press the star on the left to thank them with a Kudo!
If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"! This will help the rest of the Community with similar issues identify the verified solution and benefit from it.

Follow us @LenovoSupport on Facebook and Twitter!

Reply
Options

3 Posts

09-27-2013

Norway

9 Signins

15 Page Views

  • Posts: 3
  • Registered: ‎09-27-2013
  • Location: Norway
  • Views: 15
  • Message 3 of 6

Re: Downgrading from windows 8 to windows 7 on Lenovo G500

2013-09-29, 10:01 AM

Hello there and thanks for the reply :-)

I have tried that. And I can then get the Win7 DVD to start and also get as far as to choose where to install win7 (what drive/partition) 

 

I the delete and formate the drive/partition of choice it does that. But I am not alowed to install windows as the partition/drive is formated in GPT mode. And the instalation halts again :-)

Reply
Options

6095 Posts

02-11-2012

Philippines

4459 Signins

274727 Page Views

  • Posts: 6095
  • Registered: ‎02-11-2012
  • Location: Philippines
  • Views: 274727
  • Message 4 of 6

Re: Downgrading from windows 8 to windows 7 on Lenovo G500

2013-09-30, 18:07 PM

hi kokken76,

 

Can you try to:

1. Press Shift+F10 when you get to the "install Windows" screen

2. A command prompt will appear, type the following and press enter on each command:

     diskpart

     list disk

     sel disk 0 (where disk 0 is the HDD)

     clean (this will clean all partitions)

     exit

 

3. Close command prompt and try to install Windows 7.

 

Note:

Ensure you backup necessary data before you do Step 2.

 

 

Regards



Did someone help you today? Press the star on the left to thank them with a Kudo!
If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"! This will help the rest of the Community with similar issues identify the verified solution and benefit from it.

Follow us @LenovoSupport on Facebook and Twitter!

Reply
Options

1 Posts

11-23-2013

Oman

2 Signins

11 Page Views

  • Posts: 1
  • Registered: ‎11-23-2013
  • Location: Oman
  • Views: 11
  • Message 5 of 6

Re: Downgrading from windows 8 to windows 7 on Lenovo G500

2013-11-23, 10:46 AM

Sorry to hop in on someone else’s question. I’m in the process of downgrading to win 7 and get as far as holding shift+F10 when the install Windows screen comes up to get the command prompt, unfortunately I don’t get a command prompt, any ideas

Reply
Options

3 Posts

08-25-2014

Greece

14 Signins

75 Page Views

  • Posts: 3
  • Registered: ‎08-25-2014
  • Location: Greece
  • Views: 75
  • Message 6 of 6

Re: Downgrading from windows 8 to windows 7 on Lenovo G500

2014-09-05, 23:35 PM
Try fn+shift+f10


Thank you very much neokenchi!! I just had the same two problems on a lenovo G510
Reply
Forum Home

Community Guidelines

Please review our Guidelines before posting.

Learn More

Check out current deals!

Go Shop
X

Save

X

Delete

X

No, I don’t want to share ideas Yes, I agree to these terms