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VanZan
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matching hard drive to a t420

#1 Post by VanZan » Wed May 02, 2018 4:19 pm

Bought two T420 machines some time ago. Immediately took out the old hard drives and replaced them with SSDs. I'm selling the Thinkpads now but can't remember which hard drive is for which T420. There's Windows product keys under the batteries but when I booted up with the old drive ProduKey found nothing.

I'm not sure if it even matters but I'm worried Windows will cause problems if it can tell the wrong drive is in the machine? Does that make sense?

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Re: matching hard drive to a t420

#2 Post by thinkpadcollection » Wed May 02, 2018 5:31 pm

Hi, try one or other one in your one of T420 and see if it activates (For win 7) check system control, then click on system then scroll down a bit. Then you will know which.

People appreciate buying your T420 with SSD. These users do really need SSD. I have T420 as well with SSD running win 10 Pro and is what kept this relevant in age of 2018 especially for this age that date back from 2010. Yet better use COA key for your windows 7 to install windows 10 instead. Keep both at 8GB or 16GB total using pair of matched memory modules to help with integrated GPU performance.

Cheers, thinkpadcollection

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