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Upgrading my laptop to an ssd and keep getting this error message. Using an external hard drive to restore the system image..

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Upgrading my laptop to an ssd and keep getting this error message. Using an external hard drive to restore the system image..

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That could be why, just reinstall a fresh windows OS on to the ssd and then transfer any data you have from the hdd afterwards, as it seems like you are doing a system restore?
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You're better off doing a fresh install, moving the files over and reinstalling the programs. Windows might not change the settings needed for an SSD (like turning defragging off) if you restore from a non fresh copy.
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That could be why, just reinstall a fresh windows OS on to the ssd and then transfer any data you have from the hdd afterwards, as it seems like you are doing a system restore?
CD for OS didn't come with the laptop and I don't have a dvd drive anyway :l

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CD for OS didn't come with the laptop and I don't have a dvd drive anyway :l

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"Also note that you won't be able to use this disc to do a clean install on an empty hard drive if it's an upgrade version of Windows 8, but you should be able to do a clean install over an existing copy of Windows."

I upgraded windows 8 to 8.1. Is that included in this?
Also, I don't have an activation key :s


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"Also note that you won't be able to use this disc to do a clean install on an empty hard drive if it's an upgrade version of Windows 8, but you should be able to do a clean install over an existing copy of Windows."

I upgraded windows 8 to 8.1. Is that included in this?
Also, I don't have an activation key :s


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Actually doing a clean install can be problematic on a laptop if you don't have a driver disc or another laptop/computer that you use to connect to the internet.
If you make a bootable USB you should be able to access windows repair. This might fix your issue.
Your activation key should be on the laptop itself underneath. It'll be a sticker.

If you have 8.1 it's probably best to use the 8.1 ISO file. http://getintopc.com/softwares/opera...-8-1-download/

Personally I would create a bootable windows 8.1 USB. Install it and possibly skip the product key part (you can skip it in windows 7 and do it later) then on another laptop or computer download all the drivers from the laptops website, stick them on a usb and then install them on your laptop.
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Actually doing a clean install can be problematic on a laptop if you don't have a driver disc or another laptop/computer that you use to connect to the internet.
If you make a bootable USB you should be able to access windows repair. This might fix your issue.
Your activation key should be on the laptop itself underneath. It'll be a sticker.

If you have 8.1 it's probably best to use the 8.1 ISO file. http://getintopc.com/softwares/opera...-8-1-download/

Personally I would create a bootable windows 8.1 USB. Install it and possibly skip the product key part (you can skip it in windows 7 and do it later) then on another laptop or computer download all the drivers from the laptops website, stick them on a usb and then install them on your laptop.
Right so:

1) create a bootable USB
2) download drivers on another USB using another pc
3) install windows 8.1 (by downloading it onto another USB/external hard drive?)

So I assume once I install the drivers the laptop will be able to read the USB with Windows on it and thus install it?

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Right so:

1) create a bootable USB
2) download drivers on another USB using another pc
3) install windows 8.1 (by downloading it onto another USB/external hard drive?)

So I assume once I install the drivers the laptop will be able to read the USB with Windows on it and thus install it?

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No the driver install comes last. The laptop usually can't connect to the internet and will default to a really low resolution on the screen without the drivers.
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No the driver install comes last. The laptop usually can't connect to the internet and will default to a really low resolution on the screen without the drivers.
I'll try that then. I'm not the best at this sort of thing. Thanks a lot!

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