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Solved Replace hard drive with SSD?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by pennerigate, Aug 13, 2019.

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  1. pennerigate

    pennerigate Thread Starter

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    Hi there,

    I'm turning to this great forum in the hope I can get valuable advice (greatly appreciated) about a recent hardware issue I have. My lenovo T430 laptop was taking an hour or longer to boot up, so much that I was scared to shut down. In the end, I ordered a windows 10 pro reinstall cd but at windows setup, I had the following error - "Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The disk may fail soon. If other hard disks are available, install Windows to another location". I spoke to microsoft online support and they simply recommended a repair shop or replace the hard drive. When I asked about replacing with an SSD drive, the assistant agreed that was probably the best solution.

    So my question (excuse it if it's a dumb one) is, can I simply open the back, take out the hard drive and put the SSD drive in? What I mean is, I don't have to keep the old hard drive as well as the SSD? I've copied all important files off the laptop and have the rest in online storage so I'm not worried about losing anything on the old hard drive. I just wondered if it was as easy as taking out the old one and putting in an SSD.

    It might be the answer is simply 'yes' to that, in which case, great! Otherwise, if more technical work is required, then I will do so. There's loads of online videos showing how to install an SSD but I was worried that if I put it in then it doesn't work I'd be completely clueless.

    Thanks
    Paul
     
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    Yes you can swap the SSD for the HDD, then install Windows onto it.
     
  3. pennerigate

    pennerigate Thread Starter

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    Many thanks managed (y)
     
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    You're welcome.
     
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