Installing Windows 8 on a Lenovo G50-70 laptop.

#1
How do I boot a DVD on this damn thing? When I power it up it shows the Lenovo logo for a few seconds then FreeDOS starts up, no BIOS screen, nothing.
 


patcooke

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#2
Have you set the bios to boot from the optical drive?
 


#3
Have you set the bios to boot from the optical drive?
I have no idea how to access the BIOS on this thing. It only shows the Lenovo screen briefly and then enters FreeDOS.
 


patcooke

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#4
On page 7 of the user guide it tells that to access the BIOS you need to:

Novo button the select BIOS setup.

If you don't have a user manual you can find it where I did and download a copy:

http://download.lenovo.com/consumer/mobiles_pub/lenovo_g_z_series_ug_english.pdf

Remember "Google is your friend!"
 


#5
There is no "Novo" button :/
 


patcooke

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#6
Download the user manual, Look at page 9. There is a picture of the Novo button! :rolleyes:

(Clue - it's next to the power socket.)
 


#7
Download the user manual, Look at page 9. There is a picture of the Novo button! :rolleyes:

(Clue - it's next to the power socket.)
Tried. doesnt do jack
 


#8
Ok turns out I had to press and hold. I could hardly press the damn thing without the use of a toothpick but it's done. Thank you for the help.

Damn laptops, why don't they just go back to their own country.
 


patcooke

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#9
Cheers.
 


#10
Hi, after pressing the NOVO button if no boot option available from Hardisk , Dvd or USB then you have to Change legacy support mode on bios setup.
 


#11
Hi @aamir24 Welcome to the forum. Just wanted to alert you that you have replied to a very old thread. 2014!
 


#12
Yes , but this problem is very trending now, I have created a video for this :
 


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