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Done everything, I believe it sees the other hdd yaay

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Hi,

 

The GPT Disk 3 in the image is your old HDD connected by USB?


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Erm... Yeah, I connected it and this came up .... Why? :-)
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Erm... Yeah, I connected it and this came up .... Why? :-)

 

I was expecting to see the external USB disk not the old HDD, that's ok, now I know what needs to be copied.

 

Let's hope the 25GB free space you have on the external drive is enough to do a full backup of the old HDD.

 

Next

 

- remove the new HDD and install the old hdd inside the laptop

- boot from the Macrium Rescue and create a full backup image of all the partitions to a folder on the external USB drive (this isn't the new HDD)

- remove the old hdd and put the new one on the laptop

- boot from the Macrium Rescue

- restore the image stored on the external USB drive, delete all the existing partitions on the new HDD using the Delete Option available during restore.


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Ohh... Omg. I never removed hdd my self ... Can't we load Windows from old Hdd somehow by usb? As if it's external hdd ? I don't want to risk opening laptop and ruining anything...
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I'm probably dreaming I guess.... Thank you for all the posts btw. :)
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Ohh... Omg. I never removed hdd my self ... Can't we load Windows from old Hdd somehow by usb? As if it's external hdd ? I don't want to risk opening laptop and ruining anything...

 

What is the brand and exact model of the laptop?

 

The problem of doing that with the HDD connected thru USB is that sometimes the HDD is detected as having different parameters and this can result on a Image Restore that will fail to boot!


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Ohh... Omg. I never removed hdd my self ... Can't we load Windows from old Hdd somehow by usb? As if it's external hdd ? I don't want to risk opening laptop and ruining anything...

 

What is the brand and exact model of the laptop?

 

The problem of doing that with the HDD connected thru USB is that sometimes the HDD is detected as having different parameters and this can result on a Image Restore that will fail to boot!


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Ohh... Omg. I never removed hdd my self ... Can't we load Windows from old Hdd somehow by usb? As if it's external hdd ? I don't want to risk opening laptop and ruining anything...

 
What is the brand and exact model of the laptop?
 
The problem of doing that with the HDD connected thru USB is that sometimes the HDD is detected as having different parameters and this can result on a Image Restore that will fail to boot!


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Lenovo s500 ideapad :)
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Lenovo s500 ideapad :)

 

I see is one of those that you have to disassemble almost completely to access the HDD :smashcomp:

 

In that case the simply option is to do the full backup image using the USB adapter. Before doing the steps I listed and for precaution do you have the Windows 8 install DVD? If not create a Windows 8 Rescue Disk just in case the boot fail.

 

Follow the guide Creating a bootable USB Recovery Drive here skip the part "Copy contents from the recovery partition to the recovery drive" you have to use another flash drive because Windows 8.1 doesn't accept a CD/DVD as destination.


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Thank you so much, can I maybe seek another way? What if I download Windows from Microsoft and reinstall it completely and then get all drives from Lenovo website with the recovery for my laptop? Will that be exact same copy as I had before ? Just a thought...?
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Thank you so much, can I maybe seek another way? What if I download Windows from Microsoft and reinstall it completely and then get all drives from Lenovo website with the recovery for my laptop? Will that be exact same copy as I had before ? Just a thought...?

 

Its feasible. Isn't that what you have now? What is the difference?

 

The result is different because the original image include some extra programs installed by Lenovo. The question is do you really need them?


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Actually. I have win 8.1 installed now with zero program, and no recovery basically Windows. That only has updates drives (weird ones) cause I can't even install realtek ones, they install but don't take over. I really don't know what's happening lol super confused hence why I wanted my old ones back.
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I installed realtek software for drivers. They didn't take over nor the manager opens just not listed in programs or folders, although it shows in programs .... I think it's some hacker empty Windows lol
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