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 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. m 0 l InSovietRussia August 5, 2013 6:12:32 AM How do you make a recovery disc and run the recovery in BIOS. m 0 l 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 Share Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources I FORMATED MY HARDDISK AND INSTALLED A NEW OS, AFTER COMPLETING THE INSTALLATION PROCESS, THE SYSTEM CANNOT DETECT Hard drive Forum Will I need to re-install games on a secondary hard drive after formatting the OS drive? Forum SolvedCopying Hard Drive to New One to Install New OS Forum SolvedTouchpad problems after replacing hard drive and installing OS Forum Upgrading to a new SSD, installing the OS by USB and wiping the old hard drives. Forum New hard drive install with external dvd writer. When I try to load OS It says to load drivers for DVD writer. When I insert Forum SolvedIssue loading OS after installing 4th hard drive Forum SolvedI had completely format my hard disk with all drive and install new os now how c Forum Can I install an OS from a hard drive on a new gaming pc? Forum how to partition the hard disk at the installing the OS in computer. and how to extend the drive's space. after insalling Forum SolvedE MACHINES T 5082 wont load windows after new hard drive install Forum SolvedHard Drive not found after aborted OS installation Forum SolvedAfter trying to install windows 7 on a new system it keeps saying select a hard drive or install support for said hard-drive Forum i replaced the memory upgraded to what hp recommended installed new hard drives n loaded Microsoft 7 64 bit after it loaded n Forum After install of new hard drive and windows 7, cant get drivers onto laptop Forum SolvedInstall osx after new hard drive, dont have disk but i have dmg files Forum SolvedCan I use my current hard drive with windows 7 installed on a new pc with no os? Forum My 500GB Seagate hard drive has an OS( win7) installed in it , after connecting to another pc it is not read it does spin Forum Asus Laptop not showing full hard drive space, when it was before installing new OS, not a difference of bytes issue. Forum Windows 7 upgrade to Windows 8 with new hard drive install Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !