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hard drive upgrade

by bluesfloyd / December 21, 2015 12:59 AM PST

hi guys,
i want to upgrade my hard drive from hdd to ssd in my acer laptop,
what i want to do is put a new ssd drive into my laptop, and reinstall windows 7 operating system, do i need to change any thing in the bios???? will the pc understand its a ssd drive??? the acer laptop holds only one hard drive
thanks for your time, bluesfloyd

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Re: ssd
by Kees_B Forum moderator / December 21, 2015 1:05 AM PST
In reply to: hard drive upgrade

That would work.
But it's much easier to clone the hdd to the ssd. Then there's no need to reinstall anything.


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reinstall windows 7
by Bob__B / December 21, 2015 1:52 AM PST
In reply to: hard drive upgrade

if your planning on using the recovery partition that's not going to be there once you pull hdd out.

you must make bootable recovery media first.

then you do the swap.

enter the bios and change the boot order to the recovery media.

let it fly.

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