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marianocabezon
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Lenovo Ideapad Z510 new HDD and install windows

I have an ideapad Z510 which originally came with windows 8. Now, as a result of that I changed the HDD, I must reinstall Windows.

 

Do you suggest I reinstall Windows 8? where can I download it? Should I install windows 10?

 

looking forward to hearing of you.

 

m.-

if required i can send the serial number.

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Re: Lenovo Ideapad Z510 new HDD and install windows

Hi marianocabezon,

 

Welcome to Lenovo Community!

 

As I understand your system HDD is recently replaced and you want to install OS in your new HDD, If your system was with preloaded OS and you have created OS recovery media then you can use same recovery media to install OS in your new HDD, If you haven’t created recovery media for your original OS then you can use any other operating system as per your requirement, As I can check on Lenovo website drivers are available for Win 7, Win 8 also for Win 10, So you need not to worry for drivers.

 

I hope the above information helps.                   

 

Please feel free to post in Lenovo Community Forums if you have any further queries!

 

Regards,

Ashish

 

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marianocabezon
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Re: Lenovo Ideapad Z510 new HDD and install windows

I have no recovery drive. I should install the hole windows.

 

Where can i download it?

I used to have a license with the laptop, is it recognized from the BIOS?

 

thanks in advance

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Re: Lenovo Ideapad Z510 new HDD and install windows

Hi marianocabezon,

 

Yes you have to install complete windows. If you have upgraded your preinstalled OS to win 10 before replacing HDD then you can use win 10, else you can use win8.1 and for activation your system product key is pre-injected in your system motherboard and it will be recognized from the motherboard itself and for this you use have to use same edition windows.

 

I hope the above information helps.                   

 

Please feel free to post in Lenovo Community Forums if you have any further queries!

 

Regards,

Ashish

 

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If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"!

arunkumarc
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Re: Lenovo Ideapad Z510 new HDD and install windows

I have an ideapad Z510 which originally came with windows 8. Now, as a result of that I changed the HDD, I must reinstall Windows.

 

Do you suggest I reinstall Windows 8? where can I download it? Should I install windows 10? now i dont have any informain about my os except version. now i want to get edision and serial number.how can we find?

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