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Blue Screen Again
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Registered: ‎12-19-2013
Location: Miami
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IdeaPad S210 hard drive replacement and OS install

Hi, I just bought this nice laptop with a 500GB HD and would like to replace it with an SSD. Backed up Windows to a USB flash drive and as I am getting ready to boot from the drive I don't see the option to do so.


I tried changing the Boot Mode to Legacy but cannot even see that option.


I get a message: "Default Boot Device Missing or Boot Failed" even though I have the USB and new hard drive installed and connected.


In Boot Manager I only see: EFI Network 0 for IPv4 (######)


I'm I missing something?


Thanks for any help.

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Re: IdeaPad S210 hard drive replacement and OS install

hi antitruster50,


Welcome to the Forums.


Just to verify,  did you created a usb recovery drive using this method and tried to boot from it? If you did and it doesn't work, check if you see the following in the BIOS and set it accordingly:


Security Tab:

Secure Boot = Disabled (if applicable)


Exit Tab:

OS Optimized Defaults = Disabled / Other OS (if applicable)


Alternatively, you can also do the following:

1. Booting from the stock 500GB, mount the SSD into the Ideapad S210 using a 2.5" SATA enclosure

2. After successfully mounting the SSD, use Paragon Backup & Recovery 12 Home free trial to migrate the OS, drivers, app, etc. from the stock HDD to the SSD (complere guide here). When successful, remove the stock HDD and put the SSD in place and observe (no need to change any settings in the BIOS).


Let me know how it goes.

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Blue Screen Again
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Registered: ‎12-22-2013
Location: PacificNW
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Re: IdeaPad S210 hard drive replacement and OS install



I just did the same thing as antitrust50, and worked the first time!


Thank you for the info

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