Solved Do I have to Install a new os after hard drive upgrade? Tags: Asus Storage Hard Drives Last response: August 5, 2013 3:52 PM in Storage Share InSovietRussia August 4, 2013 5:14:17 PM I have a asus x401a and Im going to be upgrading the hard drive to a new 500gb drive. After installing it do I have to reinstall my OS because I really dont want to fork out an extra 100 just for a new OS. More about : install hard drive upgrade Reply to InSovietRussia egilbe August 4, 2013 6:47:04 PM your OS lives on the hard drive. If you replace the hard drive, there goes your OS Asus has recovery discs you can make, right? Make them. Install new drive, go into bios and tell it to run the recovery program. Reply to egilbe InSovietRussia August 5, 2013 6:12:32 AM How do you make a recovery disc and run the recovery in BIOS. Reply to InSovietRussia Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Best solution egilbe August 5, 2013 3:52:59 PM http://rog.asus.com/150812012/g-series-laptops/guide-us... That is probably close enough to get you going, but may not be exactly right. It seems familiar enough to the procedure I followed when backing up my asus laptop Reply to egilbe Ask the community Post an answer Related resources : ForumI FORMATED MY HARDDISK AND INSTALLED A NEW OS, AFTER COMPLETING THE INSTALLATION PROCESS, THE SYSTEM CANNOT DETECT Hard drive ForumSolvedCopying Hard Drive to New One to Install New OS ForumSolvedTouchpad problems after replacing hard drive and installing OS ForumSolvedIssue loading OS after installing 4th hard drive ForumSolvedI had completely format my hard disk with all drive and install new os now how c ForumSolvedE MACHINES T 5082 wont load windows after new hard drive install ForumMy 500GB Seagate hard drive has an OS( win7) installed in it , after connecting to another pc it is not read it does spin ForumSolvedAfter trying to install windows 7 on a new system it keeps saying select a hard drive or install support for said hard-drive ForumSolvedHard Drive not found after aborted OS installation ForumSolvedInstall osx after new hard drive, dont have disk but i have dmg files ForumSolvedPC Takes 3 attempts to boot after installing new Hard Drive ForumOS X fresh install + new hard drive problems ForumSolvedProduct activation after installing new hard drive ForumMissing drivers after clean install and new hard drive. ForumSolvedHard Drive Temp keeps increasing slowly up to the mid-50s after installing a new PSU ForumSolvedHard drive issue after installing new graphics card ForumCan I use my current hard drive with windows 7 installed on a new pc with no os? ForumNew Hard Drive, installing windows 7 os, no device found ForumSolvedNew hard drive installing OS? ForumSolvedBare Seagate Hard Drive not formatted will not install OS More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !