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Resetting Lenovo Thinkpad T450s Back To Factory Settings/Clean Install

2015-08-07, 9:23 AM

Hello, The T450s came with "Windows 8" installed and I freely upgraded to "Windows 10 Home Edition" following prompts. ---

Need a clean install with a new windows version "Windows 10 Enterprise" so:
. I created a bootable USB 3.0 with "Windows 10 Enterprise" on it.
. Went into BIOS and changed the boot order.
. F11 into boot utility, followed prompt and chose reset from media option

. Even after choosing the media type "USB FDD", the laptop just resets back to logon screen

I have read a few posts about "Creating A restore Disk" etc, not interested in that. would like a clean wipe and fresh restart. I can re-download all the required drivers from lenovo afterwards.

What are my missing out here? Is there another change required in the BIOS?

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Re: Resetting Lenovo Thinkpad T450s Back To Factory Settings/Clean Install

2015-08-07, 10:27 AM

Try giving boot priority to USB HDD rather than USB FDD?

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