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Registered: ‎12-19-2011
Location: New York
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INSTALLING A HARD DRIVE

If I install a new hard drive on my SL500, can I just remove the old one and install the new drive. Is there anything I will have to do after it is installed. The new drive will require the same software, VISTA, as the old drive.

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Registered: ‎07-31-2008
Location: Pakistan
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Re: INSTALLING A HARD DRIVE

Hi enssps,

 

You can install any modern version of Windows on the new drive as long as you own the license. If you're using recovery media then it'll recover your system to factory state, just like as it was the day you bought it. For clean install, you would need to install drivers for your ThinkPad, just install ThinkVantage System Update and it'll automatically find and install drivers for you:- http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/detail.page?LegacyDocID=TVSU-UPDATE

 

Hope this helps.

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Maliha (I don't work for lenovo)
ThinkPads:- T400[Win 7], T60[Win 7], IBM 240[Win XP]

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Apple:- Macbook Air [Snow Leopard]
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Registered: ‎12-26-2009
Location: Toronto, Canada
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Re: INSTALLING A HARD DRIVE

You can also do a direct image if you have the requisite software. Windows has a system image backup built in too.
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Paper Tape
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Registered: ‎02-16-2012
Location: Cape Town
Message 4 of 5 (203 Views)

Re: INSTALLING A HARD DRIVE

I have a SL 510. Is it possible to increase the hard drive storage capacity from 350GB? Can I use the current hard drive as a second hard drive, and can I install a new hard drive with more storage?
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Registered: ‎02-28-2012
Location: Vietnam
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Re: INSTALLING A HARD DRIVE

You can replace you current hard-drive with any hard-drive capacity up to 1 TB ( please check your BIOS version ), Of course you can use your current hard drive as external hard drive via USB external hard drive box.

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