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    How to get pre-installed windows 8 on new hard drive

    Welp, it worked, thanks a lot guys. I think this will be the approach I'll take. I'm going to see if I can identify the needed partitions now so that I don't end up with extra partitions. How can I know which partitions are needed? Particularly there is a "lenovo" partition that is taking up...
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    How to get pre-installed windows 8 on new hard drive

    I am cloning all 7 partitions that were on the original 500 GB HDD. Maybe if this works I can try to get fancier and try to figure out which ones are needed and just clone those.
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    How to get pre-installed windows 8 on new hard drive

    I can't say I fully understand any of these solutions but here is where I am so far. I have an old 150 GB HDD that I'm testing the process with until I get the SSD. First I created a system image of the 500 GB HDD that the laptop came with. I then created a system repair disc. I took out the...
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    How to get pre-installed windows 8 on new hard drive

    So if I do Create a Recovery Drive and Tick the box "Copy the recovery partition from the PC to the recovery drive." I will be able to boot with a new blank hard drive from the created recovery drive (from USB) and install windows 8 on the new hard drive? Is it straight forward from that point...
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    How to get pre-installed windows 8 on new hard drive

    Hello, I just bought a lenovo Z580 with windows 8 and I also have a new hard drive coming. The first thing I tried to do was create factory restore disks so that when the new hard drive gets here I can remove the old hard drive and replace it with the new one and put the pre-installed...
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