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Windows 8 Activation on new Lenovo Y580

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OH Smeg

Not really sure what it is you want to know here but if it's how to Activate your Lenovo with the SSD what you need to do is Clone the HDD to the SSD and that includes the Recovery Partition built into the Original HDD.

If you have however wiped the Original Drive your only option is to buy the Recovery Media from Lenovo which is never a bad thing to do anyway. If you don't buy it when you first get the system it's very likely that when you need it Lenovo will have stopped supporting that Model System and there is no Recovery Media Available so you have to buy a Licensed Retail Copy of the OS.

The problem with Recovery Partition sis that when the HDD Dies or is otherwise replaced you loose the ability to load the OS to the New Drive. This however is not limited to Lenovo all Computer Companies to save their customers money supply a Recovery partition o the HDD and no Recovery media.

Well not quite all Computer Companies there are some Ultra High End System Suppliers who always provide Recovery Media but they are not any of the Domestic Class or even Business Class System Makers. Places like Panasonic Tough Books which start around the 6K Mark new come with Recovery Disc's, there are a few other makers in the same range who also provide Recovery Media as well.

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