1.    20 Oct 2016 #1
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    SSD dead - install OS on remaining HDD without deleting everything?


    Hey!
    My SSD died earlier today, and I'm left trying to figure out what to do with my computer now that it doesn't have an OS. Is there an easy way to install preferably Windows 7 on my remaining HDD without deleting everything on it?
    Sorry if this question seems like a stupid one, but I don't have enough knowledge about the installation of OS's.

    Thanks in advance!

    Edit; I got the SSD working again by baking it in the oven for 8 minutes at 385F.
    Last edited by Hauksort; 20 Oct 2016 at 14:49.
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  2.    20 Oct 2016 #2
    Join Date : Jan 2015
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    Hi, provided you make sufficient unallocated space on your HDD using e.g. the boot disk for a partition manager such as Minitools Partition Wizard boot CD (free), you should then be able to install Windows.

    (Congratulations on your SSD -nice recipe- I prefer making cakes or casseroles in the oven...)
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  3.    20 Oct 2016 #3
    Join Date : Sep 2015
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    Thread Starter

    Yeah I definitely prefer cakes over SSD's, they smell a lot better out of the oven haha

    Thank you for the tip though, I'll bookmark their website!
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  4.    21 Oct 2016 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hauksort View Post
    Hey!
    My SSD died earlier today, and I'm left trying to figure out what to do with my computer now that it doesn't have an OS. Is there an easy way to install preferably Windows 7 on my remaining HDD without deleting everything on it?
    Sorry if this question seems like a stupid one, but I don't have enough knowledge about the installation of OS's.

    Thanks in advance!

    Edit; I got the SSD working again by baking it in the oven for 8 minutes at 385F.
    Why does cooking your SSD repair it?
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  5.    21 Oct 2016 #5
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    Reviving a dead SSD : techsupportmacgyver

    depends on type of failure.. and of course it now comes with a 6 month guarantee....

    Question is, would you rely on it?

    Remember hard disks and freezers? Now, can I find a use for my microwave...
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  6.    22 Oct 2016 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by dalchina View Post
    Reviving a dead SSD : techsupportmacgyver

    Now, can I find a use for my microwave...
    You can charge your iPhone with it or drill a hole for earphones !
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