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angle123
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How to change hard drive on system without optical drive

I have a T400 without optical drive. Want to change hard drive.  What's the easiest way to copy OS and files to the new hd? Thanks.

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Re: How to change hard drive on system without optical drive

Hello,

 

I would suggest to use Acronis True Image.

 

Make a clone of your hdd onto an usb-drive. 

 

Then attach your new hdd into your system (the other way round won´t work!)

and play back the image from your external hdd.

 

Please read here for further suggestions.

Message Edited by Agotthelf on 21-11-2008 07:31 PM

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Lenovo Employee Omar
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Re: How to change hard drive on system without optical drive

How about buying an external DVD-Drvie (USB).

The are not really expensive anymore...

 

 

bjasinski86
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Re: How to change hard drive on system without optical drive

Does the hidden partition work the same way on a new HDD after replacing it the way Agotthelf mentioned?
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Re: How to change hard drive on system without optical drive


@bjasinski86 wrote:
Does the hidden partition work the same way on a new HDD after replacing it the way Agotthelf mentioned?

Maybe....Maybe not...guess it depends on how you clone it. Will need to follow the user instructions for the Acronis software. Hopefully it will work. I wouldnt get your hopes up.

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