This is a modification of the guide written by MaXimus, adapted for my Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro that was pre-installed with Windows 8.1 x64. I wrote this guide mainly for myself, as I was unfamiliar with UEFI Win 8 installs and had to do a bit of research to figure out this clean install. This guide assumes you are very familiar with the process of installing Windows, deleting/creating disk partitions, and other technical procedures. I do not consider this a complete walkthrough and neither should you. EVERYTHING HERE IS DONE AT YOUR OWN RISK. If you aren't comfortable with this disclaimer, leave now!



  1. For precaution only, you shouldn't need this key to install as the OEM key is in your BIOS:
    1. Download Windows Product Key Viewer
    2. Run pkeyui.exe as administrator
    3. Write down product key somewhere safe
  2. Download Windows 8.1 Core x64 GA ISO
  3. Burn ISO to USB with Rufus using GPT/UEFI and FAT32
  4. Shut down computer > Boot using NOVO button (tiny round button next to power button).
  5. Boot Menu > USB
  6. Delete all partitions and install in unallocated space (only if you know what you're doing!).
  7. Install with all options like Windows Update, Download Drivers, etc. OFF
  8. Control Panel > Windows Update > Install all non-driver updates > Reboot > Install more > Reboot > etc.
  9. (optional) Control Panel > Programs and Features > Turn Windows Features On or Off
  10. Install drivers from Lenovo website in this order:
    1. BIOS Update
    2. Chipset
    3. Intel Management Engine
    4. Intel Video
    5. Intel DPTF
    6. Audio
    7. WLAN
    8. Bluetooth
    9. Card Reader
    10. Touchpad
    11. (optional, fixes yellow) Energy Management (Fixes Yellow)
    12. (optional) Yoga Transition
    13. (optional) Camera Driver