The ideapad is a low-to-the-ground laptop. It has a 13” display and is about 11” x 7” x 1½”. This makes it easy to take this laptop wherever you go. The sleek, short design makes it easy to move around as well as to get in and out of the laptop.
This is a great feature to have if you are someone who needs to be mobile. You can also have this laptop setup as a second computer while in school or work so you can stay up and keep working even on your breaks.
The ideapad boot from usb has the potential to make people think outside the box. They have created many programs and applications that require nothing but an USB drive to operate. This could potentially make people forget about external hard drives for a while!
The usb drive can be used for storage or input/output (I/O).
Download the latest Lenovo Ideapad firmware
The latest Lenovo Ideapad firmware is available via www.lenovo.com/ideapad. The download is a .zip file, which you can then unzip and run. This will bring you to a folder called ideapad, where you can upload the new firmware image to your device.
You will need to do this after your device has been registered with Lenovo, so go ahead and check your device now!
Once uploaded, open a web browser and go to http://my.lenovo.
Extract the zip file
Once you have the ideapad-win10-boot-from-usb.iso file, you can use any program to extract it. Some free programs can do this for you, but there are also paid ones that do it better.
Using a free one will probably work fine, though. If you need a more advanced extraction tool, there are some paid ones that can do the job better.
You will see two files when extracting – ideapad-win10-boot-from-usb and boot_extract.exe. The former should be placed in your Windows system drive and the latter in another location – usually C:\Program Files\Lenovo\Ideapad WIndow 10 Computing System\boot_extract.exe should be here as well to make things easier later on!
Once both files are extracted, they will both have a .bat extension. Open them with a DOS or windows command prompt (if using Windows) or Linux terminal (if using the OS X version).
Open the folder and locate the .bin file
Once you have inserted your device into charge, open the folder and locate the .bin file. This file contains the drivers that will allow you to boot your device from a USB drive.
You will need to create a folder on your desktop called USB_Drivers, and place the .bin file into this folder.
Once you have done this, simply plug your device in and it should start loading the drivers!
This method is good if you want to use your Ideapad as a quick way to update your devices as well as booting from a USB drive. You would then need to keep updating the drivers on your computer once they have been installed!
This is very helpful as some of our devices do not always detect updates properly.
Hold down shift and click on launch mac with no disk selected
This can be done while the system is loading. While it is booting up, press shift and click on the mac with no disk selected. This will put you in a box where you can select if you want to use your hard drive or not. If you want to use a thumb drive, you can still do that!
Now, choose your installation option. The central option is to use a thumb drive, which means you cannot just choose that and expect the system to load. You must select partitioned or undependeddrive boot. The undepidedrive option allows for quick shifting between drives as needed due to reduced space availability on some systems.
The partitioned or undepidedrive option allows for easy recovery in case of an emergency. Partitioning your hard drive will help save space as well as protect it from damage should the system fail.
Choose USB-B -> USB-A adapter if needed
If your ideapad is missing a USB-B -> USB-A adapter, you can choose the easiest one to use. Most manufacturers provide one as a free accessory.
If you do not have one, you can purchase one for $2 and it will work! The best place to buy one is online at Amazon or directly from the manufacturer.
This article will discuss how to install and run an operating system on your ideapad, so if you are reading this for an operating system, go right ahead!
Running an operating system requires installing drivers and programs. While installing software will be easy on your ideapad, some of us may need to run special drivers for it to work.
There are two ways to install the driver for your ideapad: via the UWP (Universal Windows Platform) app or through a separate driver tool.
Plug in your USB drive with the .bin file on it
If you do not have a USB drive, you can plug in a CD or DVD. The .bin file can be extracted from either. You will need the cd or dvd to load your lenovo ideapad 1010 laptop.
After inserting your usb drive, close the lid and press and hold down the Power button for about five seconds to turn on the laptop.
You should now see a green light coming from the front of your laptop. If you do, congratulations! You have installed windows or mac os x operating system and now can access your computer!
If you did not see a green light, go back to this article and change some settings or add an accessory device like a keyboard or mouse to connect.
Hold down option and press O to start up from a bootable device
When you need to start up your laptop from a USB drive, here is the right way to do it. You need to hold down the option key while powering on the laptop to eventually load the operating system.
You will have to provide a drive or USB stick that is at least 4 GB in size. This is because Lenovo includes only 2 GB of RAM on this laptop, so you would need more space for your OS.
This is because Lenovo installed their operating system on the main memory, not the hard disk. The OS can only be loaded from the main memory, not the hard disk.
The next time you want to use your computer, just plug in your computer and start using it! Your OS will automatically recognize your computer and connect with your network, and you can use your computer without having to manually connect it again.
Select your USB drive and press enter or start
Now, you need to know which port your USB drive is connected to. Your Ideapad is USB-C, so make sure to choose the correct port for your drive.
If you are using a regular USB drive, you can simply press and hold the right side of the mouse button until it starts spinning, then release and continue dragging the mouse button. This is how you connect the Ideapad to your computer via a USB cable.
If you are using a hybrid format (SD/MMC) or extreme class (SDHC/Ethernet) drive, then you must connect it via an external hard disk drive (HDD).