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Windows 7: Get SSD Working again after downgrade to Win 7

24 May 2015   #11
panther

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Edit:
forgot to add the article is good but doesn't pertain to me at all any longer.

And I have tried run as admin to no avail

Sorry for the double post. Not sure how that happened, Im pretty tired.


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24 May 2015   #12
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Very strange. Lenovo gives you no clue about what goes there?

How about these: express cache activation code - Google Search

If I were you I'd give myself the best upgrade one can have and buy an SSD - which is lightning fast, even faster than buying a new high-end PC without one. You can find 240gb ones for $100 now. Best deals of the day - Page 35 - Windows 7 Help Forums
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24 May 2015   #13
panther

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yeah, that does sound pretty nice. Then the HDD could just be storage... for now this is "good enough" though. I read that versions past 1.2 don't require activation, but when i tried them directly from SanDisk's site it said it couldn't find an "express cache product" aka a disk, I suppose. Sigh. Bizarre



Maybe I'll battle it out with Lenovo reps tomorrow... bummer.
thanks for helping me try to solve this

edit: Like a true dolt, I failed to realize that the entire disk is not being recognized. It doesn't show up anymore under My Computer. How I didn't check this is compleyelt beyond me...also why evades me too. it showed up when I did diskpart installing windows so why would it dissapear? i guess I need to find a driver...? I am wandering into total noob land here I know next to nothing about installing hardware except for it needs drivers -_-
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24 May 2015   #14
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Are there drivers missing in Device Manager?

Have you installed all Important and Optional Windows Updates?

Run a Disk Check followed by the HD Diagnostic from the drive maker. If one isn't found on their website for your exact model (which may also have more info about the code) then use Seatools which works for all models.
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