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Paper Tape
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Reinstalling any OS on Ideapad 100S

I've been given a Lenovo Ideapad 100S-11IBY.

It doesn't boot and the drive is empty, completey blank.

I've tried making Windows 7 and Windows 10 USB boot disks but they dont show in the boot manager, and I've disabled/enabled secure boot in the bios to rule that out too.


There must be a way to boot from a Windows disk to reinstall the OS



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Re: Reinstalling any OS on Ideapad 100S

Hello and welcome,


The 100s-11IBY has a 32-bit UEFI-only BIOS.  You must use UEFI-bootable 32-bit install media.


Windows 10 media is available in that format, but Win 7 - not that I know of, even with the UEFI mods.



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