There is no such thing as a cheap Microsoft OS I'm afraid
Just thinking outside of the box here, what about contacting Lenovo to see if they will provide Windows 7 Pro recovery media for you, if they will it will most likely be far less expensive than purchasing an OEM or full retail disk.
I had some email communication with the seller before purchasing the COA sticker; he assured me that what I was purchasing would allow me to end up with Win 7 on my laptop.
That obviously did not work, and the seller has kindly refunded me my entire cost.
I also had thought about contacting Lenovo about getting the recovery media, but I am the 2nd owner of the machine.
I purchased it from Liberty University in Lynchburg VA - they had over 200 of these T410's at $100 a pop.
I was able to find an unused and unopened retail version of Win 7 for $55.00 on eBay, which I thought was a pretty good price.
I am thinking about buying a SSD for this laptop.
Am I better off installing Win 7 on the hard drive and then copying it over to the SSD ?
Or can I just remove the current hard drive, throw in the SSD and run the install DVD ?
Edited by Buccaneer, 12 December 2015 - 06:12 PM.