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PGP considerations for drive replacement

Created: 27 Nov 2012 • Updated: 27 Nov 2012 | 2 comments
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I have a Lenovo T410s.  The current drive is using PGP WDE.  I'm going to replace that drive with a different drive.  I plan to remove that drive and then put in a different one and then perform all of software/OS updates.  However, if something goes wrong with the new disk I want to put in the old disk with PGP WDE.  I want to make sure that if I put the old drive in after a new drive has been in the computer that the old drive will still load up properly.  Could someone help me confirm if that's the case?  Is there any match on the drive with the hardware?  Just want to make sure I have a backup plan of going back to the old drive if I have a problem with the new.


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Brian_Ch's picture

There should be no issue with reinstalling the drive and it working properly. If you add that old drive as a secondary you will have to install PGP Desktop on the machine first for it to load the drive properly, but as long as you don't alter the old drive in any way and just remove and reinstall it will work properly. If not then you need to check bios settings and make sure that it sees the drive properly. Hope this helps.