11-09-2012 12:50 PM - last edited on 11-09-2012 01:04 PM by andyP
I am new to the forum, so yesterday I got my first Lenovo Y580 59-3491, I7 3630QM, 1TB HDD, 32GB SDD bought laptop. The laptop came pre-installed Win7 Home Premium 64x. Then I tried to install Win 7 Pro 64x and have followed the instructions because (SSD + HDD) on the page -> http://support.lenovo.com/en_IL/research/hints-or-tips/detail.page?&LegacyDocID=12870415982811
Everything was fine until 2 (2) Step Reinstall Windows
After run "RapidDriveTool.exe", restart the computer, and boot from Windows installation DVD. Select SSD disk to install Windows. The disk 0 is the SSD disk. You may need to re-create the partitions in SSD. The following screenshot is for demo only, and the partitioning may be different from yours.
I have almost the same partitions, except the type OEM (Reserved).
That's why I (as described) have deleted "Disk 0 Partition 2", then I clicked on New and nothing happens! I cannot go on Next and continue with the process. When I click on the message, then it says: Windows cannot be install to the disk ....
I cannot install Windows and unfortunately I have created no Win 7 Home Premium Repair Disk. But I have an older Windows 7 Pro PrepairDisk.
The OKR button still works, just OneKey Recovery cannot be created because I have no backup and there is an error message.
On boot without Win 7 Boot Disc I get this error message.
So, what can I do in this situation?
In various forums I have seen that the problem probably could somehow be solve with OKR 7 EE. Is this true?
Sorry for the bad image quality.
Since I unfortunately do not know what to do in case I hope/please for your help.
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11-09-2012 10:00 PM
First of all please remove the ssd for once and then install windows 7(or factory reset) if poosible. Then convert the mbr disk to a gpt disk(ssd) using this guide
Then see if while installing windows ssd same error comes.
For the okr eror, you will have to revert back to default partition sizes.
And the boot windows without cd erro because of rapid drive tool
11-10-2012 01:28 AM
you mean, when I make SSD as active, then it will be possible to continue the installation windows 7 or must be done before anything else? Thanks.
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11-10-2012 08:15 PM
Once in Windows 7, use the elevated command prompt( Right click on CMD and run as admin)
1. Type "diskpart"
2. type "list disk"
3. You'll see all your disks (Disk 0 will be your SSD)
4. Type "Select Disk 0"
5. Type "convert mbr"
All without quotes and press enter after each step.
Try installing Windows 7 on SSD after following the steps. It should work.