02-28-2016 08:57 PM - last edited on 02-29-2016 07:19 AM by Majestic
I got a 2nd hand Lenovo Ideapad 100S. It came with Win10 installed but had someone elses profile and data.
(I am not sure if it originally had Win8.1 when it was shipped, there is no rollback option anymore)
My preference is to wipe the current installation completely by downloading Win10 and installing a clean copy off USB.
I also usually prefer to delete all partitions, including recovery because future reinstallations can be done from scratch via USB. (I don't need the option of reinstalling from recovery partitions , the extra space is more important)
I see a warning in the user guide however .....
"Do not delete or modify the Recovery Partition on a WIMBoot-enabled computer. If the Recovery Partition is deleted or modified, you may not be able to restore Windows to the factory status. For computer models on which WIMBoot is enabled, deleting the Recovery Partition may cause Windows to fail to start. How can I determine whether the Windows running on my computer is WIMBoot enabled? WIMBoot technology is normally enabled on copies of Windows 10 Update running on SSD (or eMMC) -only computer models."
What is the best way to do this?
Which of the above 3 should I do to get the cleanest, barest Windows possible?
My only concerning is the Wimboot warning
Anyone had experience doing this?
Mod's Edit: System model added to front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.
03-01-2016 01:51 PM
Hi larrens ,
Welcome to the Community Forums.
It's a good thing you posted first before proceeding with any clean installation.
Not sure what the Machine Number is to verify the details and specifications of your system.
But if you have a pc with a Windows Image Boot (or WIMBoot) you may not want to choose a clean installation.
This new deployment of installation is compressing part of a big OS file so that you can have an operating system that can only take small spaces intended for small storages (SSD).
Best option to wipe out previous owners profile is a have a fresh out of the box image is using the Puch button Factory reset (Novo key similar to Item 7 page 1). Simply shutdown the system and use the button to turn on, System Recovery option would provide One key recovery from initial backup to do it.
Click on underlined links for further review.
Hope this answered your query.
03-02-2016 04:27 AM
03-02-2016 05:30 AM
11-07-2016 10:34 PM
too late for me, I already destroyed all partition and been using the laptop for a few months and now I need to reinstall Windows or at least Ubuntu but the Boot Menu stays in loop whatever option I choose, UEFI is disabled from the BIOS and USB boot is enabled but no way to make it.
Please help me.
11-08-2016 07:30 AM
Hi Vince4242 ,
You can attempt shutting down the machine and using the Novo button again to attempt to access the BIOS.
Check also if tapping on F12 would allow boot manager .
Power draining the machine by removing the battery can help but since it is internal , you may need to call in tech support if normal draining the battery would still not allow access of the BIOS as warranty should cover it.
Update us how things go.
11-08-2016 07:34 AM - edited 11-08-2016 07:35 AM
Hello and welcome,
From your description it sounds like your issue is different than this thread topic. We may need to move your post to another thread or start a new one.
Please confirm that your machine is an Ideapad 100s and whether it is 11 or 14 inch. Do note that the 11 inch laptop has a 32-bit BIOS which will require 32-bit install media.
It would also help to know what precisely you are trying to install and from what kind of media - and how it was prepared.
 simul-post with spidey
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11-15-2016 11:21 AM
Dear Vince, did you manage to make clean install on Lenovo Ideapad 100s? You've mentioned that you wiped off the partitions and can't proceed. How did you solve the problem? I have similar situation. I simply can't get to read usb dongle with my windows install files. I've done all options, but laptop is not able to see usb dongles. Maybe you can help with that. Thank you, Vit
11-29-2016 09:19 PM - edited 11-29-2016 09:23 PM
I am having the same problem too. The eMMC storage was wiped clean. And now the pc won't boot from USB even the secure boot feature was turned off. It's a Lenovo Ideapad 100s 11IBY
09-13-2017 11:28 PM
I have an 11" Ideapad 100S 11IBY and I installed ubuntu 16.04 which formatted the entire eMMC. Ubuntu worked fine until I performed the update by sudo apt-get update/upgrade after which it stopped booting and goes into a boot loop. I have tried making 32bit UEFI bootable USBs of linux the same way I did before but seems like the bios is not reading the USB. Can anyone help me do a clean Windows 10 install on this computer starting with making a bootable windows 10 USB?
P.S. I actually just need to boot as I have the clone of the entire eMMC with me on a separated hard disk which I can restore if there is a successful boot. I am just stuck with messages:
"ubuntu boot faile" followed by,
"Default boot deviceMissing or boot failed. Insert recovery media and hit any key, Then select Boot Manager to choose a new Boot Device or to Boot Recovery Media."