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Windows 8 fresh install on a new SSD - missing partition

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    Windows 8 fresh install on a new SSD - missing partition


    I swapped the HDD with a new blank SSD in T530 and booted it with the recovery USB of windows 8. System boots from the USB and gives refresh, reset, and other options. However, when I select reset ( to fresh isntall the OS on the SSD), it fails saying a required partition is missing. What! I'm using a blank SSD, shouldn't the installer present me with options to format and use the drive rather than erring out?

    Is there any better way of installing the windows 8 os on a new blank SSD using the recovery USB?

    I do have gParted live USB. If nothing works, I will partition the SSD using gParted and try the Windows 8 recovery USB again.

    Thanks for your help.

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    Note - I posted the same question on another forum -
    Windows 8 fresh install on a new SSD - failed due to missing partition

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    What do you mean by recovery usb - did you copy the recovery partition onto it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    What do you mean by recovery usb - did you copy the recovery partition onto it?
    I used Windows 8 feature to create the bootable USB as described in Methodology to create Recovery Media and reload a Lenovo Think system with Microsoft Windows 8 preload by copying the recovery partition from the PC to the recovery drive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    What do you mean by recovery usb - did you copy the recovery partition onto it?
    The Lenovo version of
    Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8

    Quote Originally Posted by Y580NP3265 View Post

    I used Windows 8 feature to create the bootable USB as described in Methodology to create Recovery Media and reload a Lenovo Think system with Microsoft Windows 8 preload by copying the recovery partition from the PC to the recovery drive.

    I would call Lenovo support, as they know there is a problem with the USB Recovery app.
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