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Installing Factory-Installed Win 8 onto a New HDD

2014-09-23, 5:43 AM

Hi guys.

I am intending to buy a new hard disk drive

Can I use the key from my factory-installed Win 8 on my old HDD, to install Win 8 onto my new HDD?

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Re: Installing Factory-Installed Win 8 onto a New HDD

2014-09-23, 14:21 PM

hi wankyler,

 

Welcome to the Lenovo Forums.

 

Yes, it's possible to use the Win8 product key from the stock HDD to a new drive by simply migrating or cloning the old drive to the new one. This method is ideal if you'll be upgrading to the same hard drive capacity or higher and don't want to go to through the hassle of clean installing the OS and all of your apps.

 

If you just want to install the OS though, check this article on how to create a recovery drive or you may need to contact lenovo on how to go about getting a recovery discs.

 

Other guides:

- OS Migration (using Paragon Backup & Recovery Home)

Disk Cloning (using Macrium Reflect)

 

 

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Re: Installing Factory-Installed Win 8 onto a New HDD

2014-09-30, 7:28 AM
I will just do a clean install on my new HDD.
Thanks for the tips. :)
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