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Randallx220
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SSD died - How to replace

Hi,

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?

Thanks

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Re: SSD died - How to replace

If you did not burn recovery disks, you will need to call support to buy a set at 1-800-426-7378

Rich


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Re: SSD died - How to replace

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:

 

United States THINK-branded products English 1-800-426-7378 24 hours/day
7 days/week

 

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.

 

New or used USB memory keys or USB flash drives require an active partition created from within Wind...

 

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 Smiley Wink

 

Z.


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Randallx220
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Re: SSD died - How to replace

I just called but "their system" has issues and they will call me back in 48 hours.....

Randallx220
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Re: SSD died - How to replace

IBM did call me today and is shipping the recovery disks...$51 with tax....a tad expensive mistake for me not burning recovery media...

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