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Lenovo Yoga 500 15-ISK clean install

2016-03-01, 21:12 PM

Hello forum! This my first Lenovo product.

 

I own a Lenovo Yoga 500 15-ISK and I want to make a clean install of it. However, I need some help please.

When I first started the laptop, it automatically updated itself to windows 10 x64 version 1511 and there were a couple of issues after the update:

Geforce experience crashes -which I solved by manually uninstalling every nvidia item from control panel and reinstalled from nvidia site- and touchpad lag -which I solved by manually updating to latest realtek audio drivers and restarted-.

 

So I would like to make a clean install of the OS, and to get rid of some applications that I do not want.

1)My preinstalled windows are windows 10 home. So, I need to get the "multiple editions" iso and make a bootable usb drive formatted with GTP partition?

 

2)Do I need to disable secure boot from bios?

 

3)I see those 7 partitions

http://i63.tinypic.com/20g085w.jpg

I read many posts online but I can't figure it out. Can I simply delete the first 3 (pls see image) and install windows 10 from scratch on this unallocated storage and leave the last 4 partitions as they are?

 

 

4)If I delete all partitions, will the novo key continue to work as it is now in order to enter bios? I am asking because I have a 256 GB drive and since it is the only drive in my laptop every GB counts.

 

Thank you very much in advance

 

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Re: Lenovo Yoga 500 15-ISK clean install

2016-03-09, 10:35 AM

Hi! Just to reply to my own questions:

1)Yes, I downloaded the clean ISO windows 10 x64 multiple editions v1511. It never requested a serial, the installation process automatically grabbed the password from the chip and auto installed the correct (Home) version. I used the Rufus portable edition to make GTP partitions.

2)I don't know if it was needed or not but I disabled it just to be sure for the installation and I enabled it again after finishing.

3)I decided to delete all partitions to gain as much free space as possible. Windows created automatically two more partitions for recovery and system.

4)Yes, the novo key works flawlessly. I can enter bios when the pc is shut down (don't forget to uncheck "turn off fast startup"). Of course now the lenovo recovery does not exist but I have created my own system image.

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Re: Lenovo Yoga 500 15-ISK clean install

2016-03-03, 10:43 AM
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Re: Lenovo Yoga 500 15-ISK clean install

2016-03-09, 1:02 AM

 Hey there - I'm in the same boat my friend. Just purchased a y700 ideapad with 256gb ssd - also purchased OEM Win 10 Pro from Frys and want to do a clean install. Would prefer to reformat ENTIRE hd and install Win 10 clean - don't really care about the Lenovo one key recovery - I plan on creating my own recovery disks through Windows (or a 3rd party app). What did you end up doing? Any help is greatly appreciated.

 

Thanks,

 

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Re: Lenovo Yoga 500 15-ISK clean install

2016-03-09, 7:52 AM

Hi chapapak

Instead of doing a clean install, which could be more time-consuming and complicated, you could use PC Decrapifier to remove the things that you don't need.

Do note that if you are using Windows 10 without Pro, you are not able to defer upgrades, which means it will automatically update to 1511 or newer version again even if you do a clean install.

 

1. If you still want to do a clean install, you could just get a version of your Windows 10 and make USB bootable with GPT partition. You could use Rufus to make a Windows 10 Bootable USB for clean install. Before Clean Install, remember to download all the latest drivers from Lenovo Support.

 

2. You do not need to disable secure boot.

 

3. Yes, you could delete the first 3 partitions and install Windows 10 from scratch.

4. If you delete the last 4 partitions, Lenovo OneKey Recovery would not work again.

 

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Re: Lenovo Yoga 500 15-ISK clean install

2016-03-09, 10:35 AM

Hi! Just to reply to my own questions:

1)Yes, I downloaded the clean ISO windows 10 x64 multiple editions v1511. It never requested a serial, the installation process automatically grabbed the password from the chip and auto installed the correct (Home) version. I used the Rufus portable edition to make GTP partitions.

2)I don't know if it was needed or not but I disabled it just to be sure for the installation and I enabled it again after finishing.

3)I decided to delete all partitions to gain as much free space as possible. Windows created automatically two more partitions for recovery and system.

4)Yes, the novo key works flawlessly. I can enter bios when the pc is shut down (don't forget to uncheck "turn off fast startup"). Of course now the lenovo recovery does not exist but I have created my own system image.

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Re: Lenovo Yoga 500 15-ISK clean install

2016-03-09, 10:39 AM

Thank you PeterTWJ. Please note that regarding Realtek audio and Intel HD Graphics drivers should NOT be download from Lenovo site, for the moment, as the are some problems reported regarding touchpad lagging and screen flickering correspondingly. Those two drivers should be the latest ones and thus should be downloaded from Realtek and Intel site.

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Re: Lenovo Yoga 500 15-ISK clean install

2016-03-09, 15:20 PM

Pretty confused right now - as mentioned, I received a new Lenovo y700 ideapad a couple days ago and wanted to do a clean install of Win 10. I didn't receive any original CDs so i purchased a Win 10 Pro OEM version from Fry's yesterday. I attempted a clean install and selected the Windows partition as the partition to install the new Win 10....I believe I even reformated this partition - everything seemed to perform correctly yet it never asked me for my Microsoft key for new Pro version AND won't take the key if i try to change it - it's still showing Win 10 HOME version as what is installed.  Color me confused! 

 

I would prefer to simply reformat the ENTIRE hard drive and do a fresh install - i don't care about the one key restore from Lenovo...I've built many computers and never had the Lenovo one key restore with them so I'm sure I'll be able to survive. Can I do this? if so, what's the proper way of going about this - right now, i see like 6-8 partitions.

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Re: Lenovo Yoga 500 15-ISK clean install

2016-03-09, 15:43 PM

It seems that Windows 10 were already preinstalled on your machine. Why did you buy windows again?

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2016-03-09, 15:46 PM

Because I want to get rid of the Lenovo bloatware and start completely fresh - rather than delete apps here and there, I'd rather just start with a fresh install which I've always done in the past. Are there any issues with me simply reformatting the ENTIRE hard drive and then installing my OEM version of Win 10 Pro?  

 

I wouldn't have purchased a version of Win 10 if Lenovo had shipped me a copy of it - I spend $1200 on a laptop and I can't even get a copy of the OS i'm running...that was a real bummer and new for me.

 

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Re: Lenovo Yoga 500 15-ISK clean install

2016-03-09, 15:52 PM

No there is no problem if you delete all partitions. Then, when you have all unallocated space when installing windows, click to create new partition and then windows will create two more (system and recovery). If you have a home edition then you already have a serial embedded inside your laptop. You could have downloaded the ISO from the internet and write it on a usb drive.

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