Notify me of new posts by email. I ended up doing a clean install following this great tutorial! Note: your original Windows 8. I'd suggest installing and running ThinkVantage System Update. Thanks for the help, but this did not solve the problem, I was ok with installing but I was getting asked for a product key, I tried all versions of windows 8. We have changed that to legacy support I think is a different version of the bios that enabled usb booting, however it still does not allow booting from a bootable usb even though it is selectable. Maybe bootrec or bcd might help but I don't want to start back to scrap when I did something wrong using cmd. No need to enter a licence key! You don't want to start the Windows 8 installation process over again, you want to boot from your hard drive, which now has an almost-complete installation of Windows 8 on it.
So it doesn't say explicitly '8' on there, but the design implies it I thought. A password might be required to connect to a wireless network. Later on in the installation you will be asked for the product key again. Hi, I am trying to do a clean install of windows 8. Try installing to Unallocated Space. Hi Mark, thanks for the very useful article.
Disclosure: I buy a lot of stuff from Amazon and other places so I will often review them and link to them. This is unlike in previous versions of Windows where you could skip the product key entry during installation as long as you provided one within a certain time frame, usually 30 or 60 days. If I am just using a laptop in its as-delivered state I tend to just uninstall the stuff I don't want after living with it for a while. I have tested on another b50-30 and get the exact same problem, I have also tested on a b50-70 and it works. Luckily, doing a clean installation of Windows 10 is pretty simple. I google and try to fix it through answers of those kind people but I have no luck.
. This way you retain the original Lenovo recovery partition should you ever need it. Note: Make sure you download the correct version of Windows 8. So the first thing to do, if you can, is to back up whatever data you'd like to keep, like your saved documents, downloaded music and videos, etc. Thanks for the reply mate. We don't mean to scare you, especially since this is a necessary step to do a Windows 8 clean install. Now uefi will boot original Windows from hdd again.
I have tested on another b50-30 and get the exact same problem, I have also tested on a b50-70 and it works. I kept reading how there are still a lot of bugs since it is still in Beta. I downloaded a fresh Windows 8. I have a relatively good knowledge of computers but not as extensive as some, so please if anybody knows anything about the installation of windows on a Lenovo laptop please help. So my ideal end state would be: Windows 8. If all that fails then try the option to activate Windows over the phone.
One note about the product key you can use to activate Windows 10: Microsoft now allows you to use your Windows 7, 8, or 8. I repeat the process maybe twice or more but no luck again. Before you delete a partition, please know that all data on that partition will be erased forever, meaning the operating system itself, all installed programs, all saved documents, movies, music, etc. But not downgraded from Win 8 as it now seems but from win 10?! I used a wired Ethernet connection to do do the Windows Updates as the WiFi driver was missing, see below. Here is the recipe for a fresh install of Windows 8.
I always suggest a clean install over upgrading, say from a previous version of Windows like. Then I read somewhere, that I would've had to run a programm on the preinstalled windows to extract a bit more information to be able to activate later on. After doing this you will be able to access the full Synaptics settings for the trackpad in the Control Panel as show in the image click to zoom in. That is probably the stuff about letting them install 3rd party crap software on your computer that will slow it down and share all kinds of stuff without you realising. Use the link to 'message the moderators' below to tell them. Contact Microsoft to clarify any questions or issues you may have.
In other words, this is now empty space, which we're getting close to putting Windows 8 on. It sounds like a great option, with your files, settings, and programs all remaining in place, but the reality is often much different. How do I install a new version of windows 8. So I think that is one problem why it wont boot how it should. However, you no longer need the one installed by the previous Windows installation, so you can remove it. At the end of this process you are presented with the Windows 8. Thanks again for such a quick answer which helped instantly! However, it is slightly more complicated to get it working since we are still transitioning to it, but it should be possible to get it to work.
Just as you were warned about several steps back, you'll probably get that Press any key to boot from. I need to perform a clean installation of windows 8. You should always read software license agreements and look for caveats you might not have expected, especially when it comes to operating systems like Windows 8. Once the setup is complete, you can enjoy customizing and using your fresh machine. So when this problem appear in my computer I decided to by win 8. This 25-digit alphanumeric code is required during the Windows 8 clean install process. I have removed superfish but have been advised that the only way to fully remove it is to reinstall a clean version of 8.