06-26-2013 08:05 AM
The SSD of my X220 died. My laptop is out of warranty. I can replace the ssd myself but I do not have a Windows 7 install disk, how do I do to get the new SSD running?
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06-26-2013 08:10 AM
06-26-2013 08:17 AM
Hello and welcome,
You have a couple of options: Order a set of recovery DVDs from support. Download a Win 7 ISO and do a clean install.
To contact support:
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To download an ISO: Google "windows 7 legal download notebookreview". Select the version that matches the CoA on your laptop (on the bottom or in the battery compartment). It will probably require phone activation.
If you go with a clean install you can do that from a USB flash drive if that's convenient. Use the command line DISKPART to create a single NTFS partition and copy the ISO contents to it. This link explains how to prep the flash drive. It's talking about prepping to create recovery media but the prep is the same for MS install media.
Once you have a clean install fully updated install ThinkVantage System Update and let that pull down all the Lenovo stuff. You don't need to do that if you order Lenovo media. It will come complete.
I bet next time you burn your recovery media first thing
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