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lenlappy
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Lenovo G550 - Upgrade to Samsung EVO 850 SSD?

Can I upgrade my G550 laptop Samsung EVO 850 SSD SATA III, it says SATA III? Moreover, I have copied my data to external drive and would like to do fresh installation of windows 7 using Windows 7 ISO File download, it says your product key indicates OEM installation of windows 7, please contact your service provider about recovery options. What should I do?

 

Any help is appreciated as I want to run Ubuntu and Windows 7 side by side.

 

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Re: Lenovo G550 - Upgrade to Samsung EVO 850 SSD?


@lenlappy wrote:

Can I upgrade my G550 laptop Samsung EVO 850 SSD SATA III, it says SATA III? Moreover, I have copied my data to external drive and would like to do fresh installation of windows 7 using Windows 7 ISO File download, it says your product key indicates OEM installation of windows 7, please contact your service provider about recovery options. What should I do?

 

Any help is appreciated as I want to run Ubuntu and Windows 7 side by side.

 


There are some caveats to "dual booting" with Windows 7 or later, ones that could make your system inoperative (hang at BIOS screen).  Would suggest that you make a set of recovery disks before making changes as this is critical to re=install the  OEM partitions if your Dual Boot procedure fails to work and bricks out the system.

 

Also - I have heard that Linux Mint is the better "debian" version to use when dual booting.  I have been using Mint 17.2 for several months now and love it.  Would say to post on their forum for best answers on setting up a "dual boot" with Windows 7.

 

Cheers.

 

CB


I do not work for Lenovo, I only provide suggestions based on my personal willingness to help others. All advice and comments are based on my experience, and do not reflect Lenovo policy, terms or conditions.

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