08-25-2010 10:50 PM
I'm thinking of buying an IdeaPad Y560(0646-2EU), it has such amazing spec for it's price, however the 5400rpm hard drive would bottleneck the performance on this machine greatly.
I wanted to buy a 7200rpm (or faster) drive to replace it with, however I'm uncertain how I'd reinstall the OS after replacing it? From the other posts I've read searching for an answer to this, it seems that the OS is installed on a (non-lettered) service partition, with the OS recovery on it that only boots when you kit a certain key while it's powered off.
Also, will i be able to clone the recovery partition to the new drive?
Solved! Go to Solution.
08-26-2010 05:26 AM
08-26-2010 06:02 AM
I'm thinking about doing the same thing to my Y450. However, I was wondering what I needed to do to get a clean install of Windows 7 Home Premium on my laptop assuming I have the disk?
It seems that the recovery / hidden partition needs to be created in order for the OS to be booted up.
08-26-2010 08:33 PM
08-27-2010 06:09 AM
I don't know what brand drive will be in the laptop, they use different ones.
Both cloning programs need at least one of their own brand to be present.
With the Seagate version, I tried with a Seagate that I put in a external enclosure,
and for some reason it would not recognize it as a Seagate drive. Must have
been something to do with the enclosure interface. So it is not guaranteed to work.
Many free programs out there to clone, HERE is one. (Easeus Disk Copy).
WD program is HERE
Seagate program is HERE