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Rpandian305
Blue Screen Again
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Registered: ‎12-29-2018
Location: IN
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My lenova G460 hdd dead-doubt regarding new hdd.

Yesterday while i was working in my laptop i got a weird noise from it, suddenly screen got hanged and nothing works. I just removed my battery and then try to switch on, i got a msg no bootable disc ibsert a bootable disc. I referred the problem to my frnd who is in hardware line and he said my hdd is dead and i want to replace my hdd.

So my doubt here is, my hdd is just 340GB HDD, I bought my laptop on march 2011. I just use my latop for typing some documents in msword/excell. Now can i use 500GB Hdd in my laptop. Will my bios accepts this 500GB HDD. or i can go for ssd. Even if i replace hdd what can i do for my OS. as the label which has my windows 7 product key was not clear, it god damaged. Can i get a new windows 7 OS product key. Please help me regarding the issue. I am not an tech guy, i am just a commerce lecturer, so please guide me in fixing hdd/ssd and also getting my windows product key.

Rpandian305
Blue Screen Again
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎12-29-2018
Location: IN
Views: 126
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Re: My lenova G460 hdd dead-doubt regarding new hdd.

My windows is a pre install windows, it means any chance for my product key embedded in my motherboard or not... If i put a new hdd, will the product key be detected automatically...

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Re: My lenova G460 hdd dead-doubt regarding new hdd.

Hi Rpandian305,

 

Welcome to the Community Forums.

 

The 500GB harddrive would be accepted by the BIOS as offered by the product specifications here, allowing 500GB, 5400rpm, 9.5 mm high, SATA interface. Likewise for faster and durable upgrades, a SATA SSD can also be a good option.

 

Since it was pre-installed with Windows 7, product key is embedded on the systemboard so it would automatically activate it as long as you install the same Windows version as the original (ex. Win7 home/ pro etc.).

 

I hope this helps answer your query.

 

Regards



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