How to install Windows 7 on Lenovo Ideapad 310 from USB

Here is How to install Windows 7 on Lenovo Ideapad 310? just follow the step-by-step instructions for a successful installation. There are many advantages and disadvantages of installing Windows 7 which are also discussed below.

About Windows 7

  • Windows 7 is produced by Microsoft as part of the family of Windows operating systems. It was available from October 22, 2009, in the market.
  • The operating system has been praised by critics and is considered as the major improvement over previous models.
  • Windows 7 was a major part of the success of Microsoft and As of 2019, 40% of computers worldwide are using Windows 7.

Advantages of installing Windows 7

  • It is faster than the previous versions of Windows including Vista and XP in terms of boot up time and installation.
  • Also, the graphical user interface was upgraded in Windows 7.
  • Windows 7 comes with the windows defender which provides the best protection to the system.
  • It is probably safe from hackers and is much safer than the previous operating systems launched by Microsoft.
  • Lastly, programs such as Wordpad, MS office and paint have been improved.

Disadvantages of Installing Windows 7

  • The first disadvantage of installing Windows 7 is that it needs a minimum RAM capacity of at least 1 GB.
  • The second drawback is that the Windows XP user finds this OS difficult to use so they switch back to XP.
  • Many users of Windows 7 have encountered a problem of BSOD.
  • Lastly, from boot up time to launching any application Windows 10 is faster than Windows 7.

About Lenovo Ideapad 310

  • Lenovo Ideapad 310 comes with a 15.6-inch Display with a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels.
  • It is powered by 2.5GHz Intel Core i5-7200U processor with 4 GB of RAM and 1TB of Storage.
  • The graphics are powered by 2GB of NVIDIA GeForce 920MX graphics card.
  • Finally, Windows 10 Home is pre-installed and the laptop weights 2.2kgs.

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Instructions to install Windows 7 on Lenovo Ideapad 310

The process of installing Windows 7 in Lenovo Ideapad 310 is very simple all you need to do is follow some set of instructions and get the result.

Requisite

  • First of all, create a backup of all your files as you may lose all your data.
  • Minimum RAM capacity needed is 1GB
  • Download the Windows 7 ISO file from the official website – https://www.microsoft.com/en-in/software-download/windows7
  • For installing the 64-bit Windows 7 operating system, we need a minimum of 20 GB.

1. Create Bootable USB Drive for installing Windows 7 from USB

Minimum 6GB USB Flash Drive required to install Windows 7

Download Rufus

Creating bootable Windows 7 USB drive with Rufus in Lenovo Ideapad 310

  1. After installing Rufus simply select the ISO file from the file manager and accept all settings when the popup window appears.
  2. Select MBR partition scheme for BIOS or UEFI  and If your laptop has UEFI bios then select the other two options.
  3. For the Filesystem select NTFS  option and select if your PC has UEFI bios then select FAT32.
  4. The default Cluster size option should be selected.
  5. Make sure all three options including Quick Format, Create a Bootable disk using and Create extended labels and icon files are selected.
  6. Finally, start the process and this software will automatically format and create bootable USB flash drive.

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Change boot-order to boot from USB in Lenovo Ideapad 310

  • To change the boot order in Lenovo Ideapad 310
  • First of all, turn off your Laptop or restart it
  • Then to enter into UEFI BIOS Press  F12 key as soon as Dell Logo appears. In case, you have not entered into BIOS restart your Laptop and retry with the  F12 key or other key provided by Manufacturer
  • It will show the Boot Sequence where you can change using +/- keys to the USB drive.
  • Save, Reboot.

So after we have created a bootable Windows 7 USB and changed the boot order to USB, you need to press any key on the keyboard to proceed.

Install Windows 7 in Lenovo Ideapad 310

Now you can select the language to install, Time and currency and Keyboard and input method.

Install Windows 7 in Lenovo Ideapad 310

  • Click Next
  • Now, select install Now
  • Read and Accept the Windows 7 License and Terms
  • Next, there are two options available to install Windows Upgrade and Custom (advanced) select “Custom (advanced)”.

2. Decide where to install Windows 7

How to install Windows 7 on Lenovo Ideapad 310

  • A Hard drive is also known as a disk drive which stores data on your computer and partitions divide this storage into parts.
  • You just need to select the disk on a new PC which should be characterized as Unallocated Space.
  • If the drives have data on it you should delete the data or format it by selecting the drives from the list and click on Drive options (advanced) and then Format from the options.
  • Create a partition if your computer doesn’t have any partitions yet
    • Now, From the list of hard drives select one and click on the Drive options (advanced).
    • Select “New” from Drive options and select the size, and click “OK” (Remember 1GB = 1024MB)
  • Once you have selected your preferred hard drive to select it from the list and click Next.
  • Finally, Installation of Windows 7 on your Lenovo Ideapad 310 will begin.

Install Windows 7 on Lenovo Ideapad 310

Wait for a few minutes and you will get all new operating system installed in your Laptop.

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