Lenovo B / G Series :: G500 Secure Boot Status Disabled Can't Change

Feb 16, 2014

I have Lenovo G500 with Windows 8.1 Profecional. I use UEFI boot mode, but there is a problem with secure boot.
In BIOS Page Security I have
  SECURE BOOT                 ENABLED       
  SECURE BOOT STATUS    DISABLED    I cannot change it although I try everything...
Windows 8.1 tell me in System informacion(msinfo32) I have secure boot off. I dont have any watermark in my Desktop.
I only want to use SECURE BOOT.

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On my X1 Carbon, I had to move from Win 8.1 pro to 8.1 Ent. I did a fresh install from scratch to only install what I need.During my setup, I had to disable Secure boot, to boot on a USB Key, install 8.1 Enterprise. Now that everything is working, I would like to re-enable the secure boot option.
If I don't it directly in the BIOS, the laptop doesn't book any more.Do I have to import key from my 8.1 Ent to the Bios or something like this?

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I am trying to disable UEFI Secure Boot on my Thinkpad Yoga S1 but it keeps getting re-enabled after a reboot. If I set secure boot to disabled I can boot into the non secure OSes installed on the machine imediately afterwards but if the machine is restarted the Secure Boot seting in the BIOS is re-enabled.  It's important for me to have secure boot disabled as I use OSes without secure boot.

I try to disable Secure Boot in the BIOS on the following screen :

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But if I re-enter the BIOS either after booting into an OS or simply re-entering the BIOS, Secure Boot is back on:

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I have also tried to disable "OS Optimzed Defaults" but it also returns to enabled after a restart.

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Some of the other BIOS settings save correctly so I can't figure out why the secure boot settings don't. The BIOS version I have is the latest (1.18).

It's inconvenient to manually disable secure boot each time I want to use the laptop. The two operating systems (Ubuntu and Android x86) do work reasonably well once booted.

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3 The support app has a cross on it and won't work
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Here is the startup order listed in the BIOS:
3: USB CD:
6: ATA HDD1:
See, the USB is listed first.
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My laptop was running Windows 8.1 with SecureBoot enabled just fine. But I just swapped out my boot drive for a bigger SSD and, when I tried to boot from my USB installation media (to do a fresh Windows 8.1 install), nothing would happen (the screen would just flash when I tried to select the USB drive). I realized I had to disable Secure Boot in order to boot from the USB drive and then to enable booting from legacy/non-UEFI devices.
So now I've been able to install Windows 8.1 and it's running without a hitch, but Secure Boot is still in the disabled state. When I enable it, I can't boot from anything. How can I re-enable Secure Boot with my fresh Windows 8.1 install? Or if I have to reinstall, what steps do I need to take this time?

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Dec 21, 2013

I just bought a lenovo G500 59-390085 laptop and installed windows 7. It is supposed to have 8GB of ssd for caching but I cant see it either in the bios or in the disk managment. I tried to make it work with Intel Rapid Store technology, where I see only the main hard disk, and it also needs to make it RAID instead of AHCI so I thought that changinh that in the bios would solve the problem, but there is no such option, only AHCI and "compatible". Ιs there a chance that the ssd drive is not connected?Also, this is the message on express cache when I tried to reinstall it. URL....

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Lenovo B / G Series :: How Many GB Of Ram Can G500 Support

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I have a G500 with a 4gb of ram and I want to install the maximum that this laptop can support.

After searching on the Net I saw here: 


saying:   Up to 8GB PC3-12800 DDR3 SDRAM 1600 MHz
On  the other hand here: 



DDR3 16 GB 1.600 Mhz [2 SODIMM (1x 2 GB / 2x 2 GB / 1x 4 GB / 1x 2 GB + 1x 4 GB / 2x 4 GB / 1x 8 GB / 2x 8 GB)
meaning that you can put 2 * 8 GB = 16GB maximum.

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I started a thread on this issue in Desktop Hardware Forum - [URL]...

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I have a Lenovo g500 with windows 8.0 Suddenly this month the sound started to stop.

This happens when I start the laptop or if it wakes from standby.

The sound is restored only after a restart. I have already tried microsoft solutions and tested all the services that start with windows start.

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I have a new G500 with a 500GB drive and Windows 8.1 preinstalled. I foolishly thought it would be easy to upgrade it to 1TB, which is supposed to be supported by the hardware according to the technical documents. Using OKR I have created a backup USB disk, ensuring that the option to copy the Recovery Partition is checked. All appears fine, I get a message to say that  the disk was created successfully. I have not taken the recommended option to delete the recovery partition at this point. When I then replace the internal drive, boot from the recovery USB drive and run the restore, it fails at 42% with the message "There was a problem resetting your PC." No other information is provided and the only option available is to power off the PC. I have tried all three USB ports, 2 different 1TB disks and have tried all the options available. I have also tried two different USB disks for the back up.
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Sep 16, 2013

My laptop has a keyboard where i have to use the FN key to use the function keys at the top, instead of having to press the FN key to use the action keys. ive been looking everywhere for a way to make it so i dont have to press the FN key to use my function keys, i looked at the bios but i dont see an option to disable the action keys, nor can i find an option anywhere elce in my laptop to set it like that, id even embrace an option to go into the registry to swap the on/off signal of the FN key.

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I buy this wonderful notebook with win 8.1 , all works fine, but... the hdmi port seems is not working... nothing appens when i plug the hdmi cable... the tv doesn't recognize the pc... i don't think is a broken port, i think some driver or bios misconfiguration... My video card is the intel 400, i have latest updated driver..
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I have bought g500 and configured the mouse settings following a post for the same problem in the forum.

It was working for the first time, but after i used external mouse , then it is not working anymore. It is not handy to always take mouse with me.

(This is the screenshot for touchpad configuration on my laptop) 

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I want to upgrade the RAM of my laptop, but before I buy a second card, I wanted to make sure that the computer would be compatible with it. I opened it up to access the RAM, but when I tried to put the card that was already installed into the second slot, it wouldn't fit. It appears to be the right size, but it will not fit in the slot.

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I have just bought the G500 and I'm getting really annoyed by the keyboard.  It has "great" multimedia keys as the main keys instead of usual F1-F12 keys. To access their functionality you must press Fn+appropriate key. The problem has been described here many times. But no solution works for G500.

I have tried:  enter BIOS (no such option for keyboard)install Lenovo Slim USB Keyboard application (runs, but the option selected have no effect)install Lenovo Ultraslim Plus Wireless Keyboard & Mouse Driver application (do not run at all - just brings me to the desktop and do nothing). I'm not able to use the computer since I use a lot of application depending on the functional keys and if there is no solution I will have to buy another computer...

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Sep 10, 2014

I have lenovo g 500 (laptop) and everything was fine until today when start my laptop i see black screen with lenovo logo (white color) URL....I have tired to remove the battery with/without power cord but still same. 
Lenovo G500
Model name: 20236

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I have been using Lenovo g500 for about a year now but last week there was some problem with my laptop and I had to restore windows using Lenovo's restore button. The windows restores just fine and I was able to update to Windows 8.1 althought all my data in C drive got wiped. But now my laptop won't connect to any Bluetooth device. Whenever I go to PC settings, it just says "searching for bluetooth devide but it never detects my phone or any other bluetooth devide. 

Also, since my data got wiped, I have to install the drivers for my printer again but this laptop won't even recognize the CD!! It won't recognize ANY CD. 
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Aug 13, 2014

I purchased a Lenovo G500 and I am wandering why do they not package a CD/DVD for the Windows 8 OS. I am thinking on downgrade it to Win7, but I am finding problems with GPT partitions.
I could erase all partitions and reformat it, but then I would loose the recovery partition and all possibility of reinstall Win8.
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Lenovo G500 - BIOS stopped detecting DVD-RAM Drive

In fact DVD Drive has worked properly about 10 months and now disappeared from BIOS. DVD is also not visible in Device Manager.

DVD Drive is integrated in laptop. When I push the DVD’s button, LED indicator flashes and tray ejects. When I place a CD and close the tray, the LED indicator starts blinking and a noise of rotating can be heard. After several seconds the blinking stops first and noise after that.

My question is if there is any way to check whether the DVD Drive is really broken and needs replacement or something in my BIOS settings is wrong?

The BIOS was recently updated to the newest version available in Lenovo Support. That caused no problems with DVD Drive and it worked normally.

A week ago I updated successfully Windows 7 Professional x86 to Windows 7 Ultimate x64 via Windows Anytime Upgrade (not using DVD). After that I haven’t use the DVD drive until today. I am not sure if it is possible that Window upgrade to cause DVD Drive to disappear from BIOS.

Computer is Lenovo G500, Product: 20236, Serial: xxxxx, BIOS: 78CN23WW(V2.03)

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