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How to transfer windows 8.1 from HDD to SSD in Lenovo y510p

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July 14, 2014 6:36:11 AM

Hi everyone,
I recently purchased the Lenovo y510p and it has a 1 tb hard drive along with a 24gb ssd. I was wondering if it was possible to transfer windows 8.1 from the HDD to SSD. If it is possible, how would this be done. Also, is it worth moving the os to the SSD or would it be better to have something else on the SSD such as games. If any extra information is needed, please let me know. Also, windows 8.1 requires only 20gb, so it should be fine theoretically.
Thank you so much for everything in advance!!!!!
-David
July 14, 2014 6:42:05 AM

You have to format the HDD and install windows in the SSD.
Don't install games in a 24GB SSD it is better to install the windows because your pc will work very fast
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July 14, 2014 7:26:15 AM

the 24GB ssd is a cache drive, also, 24GB is not big enough for the os, you are going to run out of disk space on it.
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July 14, 2014 7:32:08 AM

rgd1101 said:
the 24GB ssd is a cache drive, also, 24GB is not big enough for the os, you are going to run out of disk space on it.

the disk shows up when I am in the file explorer, so i am pretty sure that it is usable.
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July 14, 2014 7:52:53 AM

djk1120 said:
rgd1101 said:
the 24GB ssd is a cache drive, also, 24GB is not big enough for the os, you are going to run out of disk space on it.

the disk shows up when I am in the file explorer, so i am pretty sure that it is usable.


Did you reinstall the os?

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Also, windows 8.1 requires only 20gb, so it should be fine theoretically.

And then there windows update, and other components that install with apps/games
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July 14, 2014 2:02:30 PM

rgd1101 said:
djk1120 said:
rgd1101 said:
the 24GB ssd is a cache drive, also, 24GB is not big enough for the os, you are going to run out of disk space on it.

the disk shows up when I am in the file explorer, so i am pretty sure that it is usable.


Did you reinstall the os?

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Also, windows 8.1 requires only 20gb, so it should be fine theoretically.

And then there windows update, and other components that install with apps/games

Thank you for explaining this to me. I wanted to do it as i hear great things about windows 8 on SSDs, however it isnt possible after all with my current setup. Thank you once again!!!!!!!!
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