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technomike
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U410 - New SSD installation question.

Hi there,

 

I have just purchased this lenovo ideapad u410 from someone, and they have installed a fresh copy of windows 10 on it. It still has the recovery partition etc intact, so I still have use of the one button recovery.

 

This model does however have an 1tb HDD along with an 24gb SSD which has been upgraded to 64gb SSD for quick boot etc.

 

The installation at the moment is all on the HDD and the SSD is not being used. I would like to have Windows installed on this, so I can keep it seperate and make use of the quick boot features.

 

My question is, how can I use the recovery to re-install windows to the SSD instead of the HDD and make use of the quick boot feature.

 

 

Mod's Edit: Additional information added to Subject line for clarity of problem.

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Re: U410 - New SSD installation question.

Hey there. First, you want to get the Microsoft Windows 10 Download tool, linked here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10. After that, you want to format your SSD, and then install Windows on it with this tool. Now keep in mind that Windows will disable quick boot feature since the SSD is already very fast. What you can do with that 1TB HDD is to make it your documents, pictures, download drive. Feel free to reply back if you have any issues. 


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Eric Xu

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