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Fresh Win7 install on Y500 with aftermarket mSATA SSD (Kingston)

2013-11-12, 8:43 AM

Hey everyone!


I just got an ideaPad Y500, and I replaced the 16GB-mSATA SSD with a 120GB Kingston SSD.

Now I am curious how I can get a fresh Win7 installation on it. 

It seems that the BIOS-options are somewhat limited on these models?

I can't change the boot-drive etc. 

So, is there a guide/info, how I can install my Win7 Pro on it? 

Thanks in advance! 



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Re: Fresh Win7 install on Y500 with aftermarket mSATA SSD (Kingston)

2013-11-12, 16:36 PM

If you use a disk cloning program and copy the OS that originally comes with your Y500 and copy it to your mSATA drivce, then format the mSATA drive, it will uefi information for it to be able to be booted to. You'll just have to bump the mSATA up in the boot order.

Lenovo Ideapad Y500 | Intel® Core™ I7-3630M @2.4GHz | 8GB 1600MHz DDR3 RAM | Nvidia® Geforce™ GT 750M | 120GB Mushkin Atlas Deluxe mSATA SSD | 1TB Samsung Spinpoint M8 5400RPM HDD | 1080p Lenovo Display | Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260
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