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Recovery disk install when replacing faulty hard drive with smaller HD

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I have a failing 1TB HD that I want to replace with a SSD 250-500GB HD. Do I need a 1TB HD replacement to use recovery disk? The only programs/apps are MS Office and printer software, so I know there is enough space.

 

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The system would expect the 1 TB drive.  If the faulty drive can last another cycle, you can use migration software into the smaller drive. Just read the procedure to shrink the original to the smaller size.

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