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T450s can I replace my HD while still keeping the recovery disk

2020-02-13, 16:50 PM

Hey guys, my T450s 's harddrive is starting to give me problems and I am thinking about replacing it. My plan was to [1] backup all data externally, [2] replace the HDD, [3] recover OS and system setting with the recovery disk and [4] reload my externally-backed-up data.

 

However, my concern is that I am not sure where the recovery disk is located, and my worry is that by replacing the HDD, I would have removed the recovery disk too. (In which case I may need something like Acronis to capture an image). Does anyone know if the recovery drive is tied to the HDD? Below is my laptop configuration:

 Intel Core i5-5200U Processor (3MB Cache, up to 2.70GHz)
• Windows 7 Professional 64 preinstalled through downgrade rights in Windows 10 Pro
• Windows 7 Professional 64 preinstalled through downgrade rights in Windows 10 Pro English
• Security Chip Enabled
• 8GB DDR3L-1600 4G Base+4G (1 SoDIMM)
• 500GB Hard Disk Drive, 7200rpm, 2.5"
• 16GB M.2 Solid State Drive Single
• 3rd M.2 SSD slot

 

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Re: T450s can I replace my HD while still keeping the recovery disk

2020-02-13, 17:05 PM

Hello and welcome,

 

I wrote up something about that ... a  long time ago.  Should still apply:

 

ThinkPad T450s: SSD migration & OS Installation: Clean, Clone, and Recover

 

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Re: T450s can I replace my HD while still keeping the recovery disk

2020-02-13, 17:23 PM

You are awesome. Thank you!

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