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cannot install windows 8 using usb stick on G400s FreeDOS version

2013-08-14, 19:37 PM

I'm having some difficulties to get windows 8 installed on this laptop. is there any secrets or tricks on BIOS that I'm not aware of?? I have installed windows 8 on many laptops using same pendrive without having trouble previously.

I have tried legacy mode and UEFI mode/boot without any luck :(

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Re: cannot install windows 8 using usb stick on G400s FreeDOS version

2013-08-14, 20:39 PM

hi wayne07,

 

Thanks for using Lenovo Community Forums!

 

Inside BIOS

    Under Boot Tab

          Change Boot mode to Legacy

           USB Boot should be enabled

    Under Security

          Secure Boot Has to Be disabled

         

In case the options above are grayed out in your BIOS, Got to Exit Tab and Change OS Optimized Default to Other OS

and check the options again.

 

Once All are Set Make sure to save all changed by hitting F10 and enter for Yes

    After Hitting enter It will Restart and You have to keep on tapping F12

       this should pull up the Boot Menu letting you select where to boot. You should have now your USB Stick as an Option.

 

Let me know your findings

Best Regards

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Re: cannot install windows 8 using usb stick on G400s FreeDOS version

2013-08-14, 20:56 PM
I've did that but still no luck. No secure boot option when boot mode is set to legacy.
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Re: cannot install windows 8 using usb stick on G400s FreeDOS version

2013-08-14, 21:06 PM

hi

 

have you tried

 Going to Exit Tab and Change OS Optimized Default to Other OS

and check the options again.

 

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Re: cannot install windows 8 using usb stick on G400s FreeDOS version

2013-08-14, 21:22 PM

yes I did, same result

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Re: cannot install windows 8 using usb stick on G400s FreeDOS version

2013-08-14, 21:45 PM

hi

 

The options above should some how allow you to see the Boot selection menu.

hmm

When you keep on tapping F12 when the system boots,

Are you getting the Boot device Menu which should List your SATA HDD, USB, DVD,?

or that does not show up even.

 

I would suggest trying other USB Ports aswell, or Test that USB to other system if they can boot from it.

 

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Re: cannot install windows 8 using usb stick on G400s FreeDOS version

2013-08-15, 1:31 AM
the laptop is stuck when I plug in botable usb drive regardless in legacy mode or UEFI mode..I've tried all port available but still got the same result..othes laptop can boot from the same usb drive before
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Re: cannot install windows 8 using usb stick on G400s FreeDOS version

2013-09-23, 16:13 PM

i just installed windows 8 using usb stick. just plugged in and set the bios to boot from the usb first. about 10-15 minutes the installation completed. 

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