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How to disable security chip in lenovo m57 series desktops

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January 15, 2013 6:32:06 PM

Hello:

I have a bunch of Lenovo's desktop and variuos models of the m 57 series both single and dual core. My question is how do I disable the security chip because it will not allow me to upgrade from vista to 7 in fact it will not even read a 7 disk. I have checked and changed the optical drive disabled all security in bios as well as cleared the cmos so I need help and a solution to this problem other than what I have mentioned already. Thank you all for any help is greatly appreciated. :) 
January 16, 2013 1:33:35 AM

Okay thanks I tried something similar today I copied the 7 OS which was iso to my thumbnail drive and tried to boot off my usb with no luck I will check out the link maybe I need software to make it bootable off my usb like you said. I will let you know how it turns out,thanks :hello: 
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January 16, 2013 1:52:54 AM

You cannot just copy the files from a disc. You first need to make the pen drive bootable.
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January 16, 2013 10:07:43 PM

I :heink:  tried doing what you said with that software but when I put in my thumbnail and open the windows usb format program it formats my thumbnail but will not import my windows 7 iso from my hardrive to my thumbnail do i need to download a windows 7 in another format?
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January 16, 2013 10:22:10 PM

I never got that tool to function properly for me too, here's what i do and it has always worked for me.
1. Plug-in your USB flash drive to USB port and move all the contents from USB drive to a safe location on your system.

2. Open Command Prompt with admin rights. Use any of the below methods to open Command Prompt with admin rights.

*Type cmd in Start menu search box and hit Ctrl+ Shift+ Enter.

Or

*Go to Start menu > All programs > Accessories, right click on Command Prompt and select Run as administrator.

3. You need to know about the USB drive a little bit. Type in the following commands in the command prompt:

First type DISKPART and hit enter to see the below message.

Bootable USB Drive

Next type LIST DISK command and note down the Disk number (ex: Disk 1) of your USB flash drive.

4. Next type all the below commands one by one. Here I assume that your disk drive no is “Disk 1”.If you have Disk 2 as your USB flash drive then use Disk 2.Refer the above step to confirm it.

So below are the commands you need to type and execute one by one:

SELECT DISK 1

CLEAN

CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY

SELECT PARTITION 1

ACTIVE

FORMAT FS=NTFS

(Format process may take few seconds)

ASSIGN

EXIT

Don’t close the command prompt as we need to execute one more command at the next step. Just minimize it.

Bootable USB Drive

5. Next insert your Windows 8/7/Vista DVD into the optical drive or mount the image if you have a image and check the drive letter of the DVD drive. I will assume that your DVD drive letter is “D” and USB drive letter is “H” (open my computer to know about it).

6. Maximize the minimized Command Prompt in the 4th step.Type the following command now:

D: CD BOOT and hit enter.Where “D” is your DVD drive letter.

CD BOOT and hit enter to see the below message.

7. Type another command given below to update the USB drive with BOOTMGR compatible code.

BOOTSECT.EXE /NT60 H:

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Where “H” is your USB drive letter.

8. Copy your Windows 8/7/Vista DVD contents to the USB flash drive.

9. Your USB drive is ready to boot and install Windows 8/7/Vista. Only thing you need to change the boot priority at the BIOS to USB from the HDD or CD ROM drive.

If you are not able to boot after following this guide means you haven’t set the BIOS priority to USB.
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January 17, 2013 12:04:56 AM

Thanks for your time I will try this method and I will let you know how it goes thanks again
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January 17, 2013 11:43:27 PM

I found this on cnet.com/downloads. It's called flash boot and I already tried it and was able to make my flash drive bootable with windows 7 it was very easy I have no idea why the microsoft software did not work but this did. It is only a 30 day free trial then you have to buy it or loose it. Here is the link:http: //download.cnet.com/FlashBoot/3000-2094_4-75210877.html?tag=mncol;4 Just be carefull as many of you know they try to add on crap Ie search prviders coupon software smiley's etc etc.. all you do is decline that crap. Thanks to the guy who shared his experiance with I think this is easier than going thru the whole command thing. :bounce: 
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a b V Motherboard
January 17, 2013 11:56:36 PM

I don't care for softwares because they are expensive and you need to install it on your computer which can quite possibly be a malware.

Anyway were you able to install windows 7 on your system?
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January 18, 2013 1:49:07 AM

Yes I was able to. I only used this software because it was a 21 or 30 day free trial which allowed me to make my flashdrive bootable with windows 7 on it. I did not buy this software and there was no malware in the file because my anti-virus and malware protection would have caught it.
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