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Paper Tape
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Registered: ‎08-31-2017
Location: DE
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Replace Ideapad SSD and reinstall Windows



I would like to replace the default SSD (120GB) of my Lenovo Y700-15ISK 80NV laptop with a larger one.. The problem is, that Windows is installed on the current SSD.


With the help of OneKey Recovery I have created a backup file of Windows (which I have resetted to factory state) on a USB stick. Is this sufficient for a reinstallation of Windows on the new SSD?


Also, I would like to know whether replacing the SSD would have any effects on my warranty.


Thanks in advance!

Bit Torrent
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Re: Replace Ideapad SSD and reinstall Windows

Plenty of talk on this over the years hear.

But what you really want and should do is to create an image backup (on an external drive) of the system and Windows partitions. The rest don't matter and just take space. Otherwise a disk image could be taken.

Some new drives have software to do this with them. But I have done this with regular HD's using the Free "AOMEI Backupper Standard", download from their site and not CNET (their download has malware in it).

Create a working boot CD/DVD from their app and test it boots and loads to the interface. Install the new SSD and restore the image you created. Simple when all goes smoothly. I'd stick to know SSD's Samsung EVO for example many don't work in Lenovo machines for some reason.
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Re: Replace Ideapad SSD and reinstall Windows

Hi hamounm,


Welcome to the Community Forums.


About creating a recovery media as discussed here, try to test it first if it works after installing the new SSD.

This would assure you that you have a working installer.


Another option that other members used is cloning similar to this and this discussion.


Generally upgrading parts should not void the warranty as long as nothing gets damaged during and after the process but it would be better to call in technical support in your region for clarification. Similar discussion here and here.


Hope this help answer your query.



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