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Need Help Moving Windows 10 On Clean Laptop


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#1 OhJeezOhMan

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Posted 02 August 2018 - 07:47 PM

I just factory reset my laptop to remove most of the software that came with it. The only thing installed is firefox and winrar. 

So here is my dilemma. I have accidentally upgraded from windows 8 to windows 10 but when choosing the hard drive for the OS the only option was my 1TB HD in my laptop. My laptop has a 25GB SSD but i just don't know why it wasn't an option. Is there a way to migrate windows 10 to my SSD without paying for a whole new OS and wiping what I currently have. 
 

Note: both storrage, 1TB HD, 25GB SSD are inside the laptop whilst i have an external 6TB hard drive on the side

 

Thanks for any suggestions and help guys I'll be checking back with feedback

 

 

 



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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 02 August 2018 - 09:03 PM

Are you sure Windows 10 was on the 25GB SSD. That is just too small for a Windows 10 install as far as I am concerned. The minimum requirement for 64bit Windows 10 is 20GB of free space. You would be hard pressed to do the semi annual upgrade that Windows 10 offers. Being Windows 8 with a 25GB SSD this seems to be a computer that was using Intel's Rapid Storage Technology. The SSD is used as a cache device. I could be wrong on this though.

 

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/architecture-and-technology/rapid-storage-technology.html

 

https://www.pcworld.com/article/248828/how_to_setup_intel_smart_response_ssd_caching_technology.html

 

FYI. You don't need to purchase Windows 10. Because you upgraded from 8 to 10 the license is digital and stored on Microsoft's servers. You can use the Media Creation Tool to create a new install disk or USB flash drive. The OS will autoactivate.

 

Edit: What is the make and model of the laptop?


Edited by JohnC_21, 02 August 2018 - 09:09 PM.


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Posted 02 August 2018 - 09:08 PM

Ya. 

 

Are you sure Windows 10 was on the 25GB SSD. That is just too small for a Windows 10 install as far as I am concerned. The minimum requirement for 64bit Windows 10 is 20GB of free space. You would be hard pressed to do the semi annual upgrade that Windows 10 offers. Being Windows 8 with a 25GB SSD this seems to be a computer that was using Intel's Rapid Storage Technology. The SSD is used as a cache device. I could be wrong on this though.

 

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/architecture-and-technology/rapid-storage-technology.html

 

https://www.pcworld.com/article/248828/how_to_setup_intel_smart_response_ssd_caching_technology.html

 

FYI. You don't need to purchase Windows 10. Because you upgraded from 8 to 10 the license is digital and stored on Microsoft's servers. You can use the Media Creation Tool to create a new install disk or USB flash drive. The OS will autoactivate.

I, also, would say, that's too small a drive for Windows 10. Suggest at least a 128 gb ssd. At the least.



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Posted 02 August 2018 - 10:36 PM

It's a lenovo Y-60-70 laptop i got years back. I just checked it and it is running an Nvidia 860m. There is a small chance the SSD isnt being recognized correctly for it's size. If that's not the case and I have a small SSD in there I am seriously debating manually replacing it.....

Also thanks. Good to know I can access my windows product code.

Sorry mods for the double thread. When I typed this thread I got an error saying it wouldn't process because of my new account status. I guess the thread posted nevertheless. 



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Posted 03 August 2018 - 07:47 AM

From the below link I think your computer was designed for IRST.

 

https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-P-Y-and-Z-series/Y50-70-Intel-Rapid-Storage-Technology-driver-installation/td-p/2271184






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