Changing updating hard drive
We would like to thank fujianabc @ boot-land forum for this workaround.
Requirements: # An external hard drive formatted with NTFS # Windows 7 installation files (if you have Windows 7 ISO use Virtual Clone Drive freeware to mount it) # Windows Automated Installation Kit (free download from Microsoft) NOTE: Make sure that you have a minimum of 15 GB free space on your external hard drive before starting the procedure.
Otherwise, this tutorial will help those of you with the removable panel through preparing your laptop, cloning your system, and making the big swap. The other thing you'll want to check before you go out and buy a replacement SSD is your drive's form factor; you need to make sure the drive will fit in the laptop.
My problem is my Acer laptop (Windows 10) isn't recognising a brand new Seagate 2TB external hard drive.Even though Windows recognizes and displays the USB hard drive in the installation screen, it doesn’t allow you install Windows on the same.When you attempt to install Windows 7 on external drive, you get “Windows cannot be installed to this disk” error.However, giving console owners that freedom means that aspiring upgraders will need to know how to select the right hard-drive upgrade and the proper installation technique.The first step to replacing the hard disk is going to the store or visiting an online retailer to pick up a new hard disk.