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HDD to SSD upgrade - Windows 8 clean install


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#1 Nathan2508

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Posted 28 January 2014 - 09:43 PM

I recently purchased a refurbished Lenovo Thinkpad E531. It is still in the mail, but I know once it arrives I want to go ahead and replace the HDD with an SSD. Is there a way I can clean install my copy of Windows 8 onto the new drive if the computer doesn't come with an install disc? I don't think I will be able to connect both drives to the notebook at once.


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Posted 28 January 2014 - 10:37 PM

you can contact lenova and have them send you a recovery disc, some companies will charge you a small fee (around $5-10) or you can clone, or create a disc image of your current drive and move it over to the new drive.

 

You can read the pros and cons of each as well as download a software package here that will help you out.


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Posted 29 January 2014 - 12:16 AM

You could use the migration software that is usually provided with the SSD to transfer the OS.

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