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Paper Tape
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Novice question on installing new SSD [S205]

 

Hi

 

I've got an S205 and I'm looking to fit a new SSD to improve the speed a bit.

 

I know how to remove the drive physically and fit the new one and all my files are backed up, so i don't need to worry there. My question is, what do i need to do to get the windows installation transferred?

 

I want to do a clean install of Windows 7 but just wondering if there was a guide to get transferred over. I have the serial number on the botoom of the unit but where do i get the software. Do i create a bootable usb flash drive? Do i use the recovery partition to create this?

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Re: Novice question on installing new SSD [S205]

Hello t00farg0ne

 

As I understand you want to reinstall the  Windows on SSD to have the better performance.

 

Kindly refer to the mentioned below web link and follow the steps.

http://consumersupport.lenovo.com/in/en/HintsandTips/hints_show_12870415982811.html

 

You can use the USB drive to install the Windows 7, please check the below web link.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/installing-windows-7-on-a-netbook

 

Best Regards,

Tanuj

 


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Paper Tape
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Re: Novice question on installing new SSD [S205]

Hi

 

Thanks for the reply.

 

I'm still unsure as to how i can get the OS from my current installed HDD, onto the new SSD. I can't seem to find an option to use the OS recovery partition to create a bootable USB.

 

If this is not possible, is it possible to legally download an image of windows 7 HP, create a bootable usb and then use the serial on the bottom of the s205?

 

 

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Re: Novice question on installing new SSD [S205]

Hi t00farg0ne,

 

The recovery disc can be  created on disc. If you can arrange the external optical drive and create the disc and use it.

 

Best Regards,

Tanuj


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