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HDD just died...Y50-70

2015-03-25, 3:25 AM

Hello,

 

Basic...my HDD just died and I can't use the warranty because now, I'm living in another country.

 

So, i bought and Samsung 850 Evo to replace the dead drive. But the problem is that i lost everything of the HDD...I tried to use an external case, but it didn't connect to my friends notebooks :S I was unable to access neither the Lenovo Partition with all the drivers.

 

So, when my ssd arrives...what should I do to install it? Is possible to get back my win 8.1 license? The One Key Recovery will work?

 

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Re: HDD just died...Y50-70

2015-03-25, 13:21 PM

You can't make the OneKey Recovery work with the replacement without a backup. Without OKR backup, you can proceed to download the microsoft media creation tool which you will need to download a copy of Win 8.1 installer. The installer can be burned in a pendrive or in a DVD whichever is convenient for you. The product key which is embedded in the bios will be autodetected during the installation. For driver requirements just visit the download center and locate your model.

 

Note: Do not choose to download the PRO version of Win 8.1.

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2015-03-25, 14:03 PM

Hum...my notebook came with Win 8 (and later I updated to win 8.1)....so, I need to get a copy of win 8 installer, right? Or can i just get the 8.1 installer?

 

Any recommendations about how should I install the sdd?

 

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Re: HDD just died...Y50-70

2015-03-25, 17:38 PM

There are no more Win 8 available commercially. That is why you should select Win 8.1. To remove and replace the hdd with your new ssd just access the hardware maintenance manual from the download site for your unit.

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2015-03-30, 14:05 PM

I cant find Win 8.1 for download :S Only the 8.1 PRO...do you now any place where i can download it?

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Re: HDD just died...Y50-70

2015-03-30, 14:34 PM

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I cant find Win 8.1 for download :S Only the 8.1 PRO...do you now any place where i can download it?


Click on the link.

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2015-03-31, 6:50 AM

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I cant find Win 8.1 for download :S Only the 8.1 PRO...do you now any place where i can download it?


Click on the link that Len gave you and when you start the media creater be certain to select the proper version of Win 8.1 either 32 bit or 64 bit. I assume you had the 64 bit version. 

 

Then as Len said, when you finish selecting the media, you can burn it to a USB or a DVD and use that to install the Windows software. It is all free from Microsoft and the product key is supposedly embedded into the hardware. So Windows should activate just fine.

 

After that, you may have to login to Lenovo suport and download the drivers so that everything functions well since your drive is toast and all the drivers were on the D partition.

 

Good Luck!

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2015-03-31, 16:00 PM
Hum...I created an win 8 usb but when I'm going to install...the win 8 ask for the serial key :S
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2015-03-31, 16:03 PM

Does your unit includes the pre-installed OS or just the Dos?

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Re: HDD just died...Y50-70

2015-03-31, 16:07 PM
Pre installed Win 8
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