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Paper Tape
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Registered: ‎06-25-2013
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Ideapad y580 hard drive replacement

I am getting notices thatthe 1tb hard drive is about to fail. What steps do i need to take, besides backing up files. Only program i really care about after personal files is Office.  I've upgraded it to Win 10.

Do i just take out the old HD and put in a new?  is all the recovery info on the ssd?


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Re: Ideapad y580 hard drive replacement

Hi vector74 , 


Welcome to the Community Forums.


Once you have the indication of a failing harddrive, ensure that you have backed up all files needed and that you have the product keys of your software as you would need to re activate it. Check if you can still create your recovery image .

Check your Mircosoft account for activated status and entitlement of the digital license for guarantee.


Factory image is on the original drive but since Windows 8 and Windows 10 image is easier to download with the needed drivers in the support site, then you don't need to worry since activation would be automatic as an OEM systemboard keeps it coded inside.


Hope this help answer your query.

Update us how it goes best for you.




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Bit Torrent
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Re: Ideapad y580 hard drive replacement

What gave you notices about HDD failure, Lenovo Solution Center?

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