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Also, make sure you have essential drivers (namely wireless and video) downloaded to USB flash drive before you install Windows.

http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/research/hints-or-tips/detail.page?&DocID=HT073649
    
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Also, make sure you have essential drivers (namely wireless and video) downloaded to USB flash drive before you install Windows.

http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/research/hints-or-tips/detail.page?&DocID=HT073649

I was thinking if "this" idea would work.
Okay, get the Lenovo OneKey Recovery on my laptop's SD card.
Then install Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit on my mSATA.
After that remove the HDD, so I can maybe try Lenovo OneKey Recovery on my laptop's SD card.
Hoping it'll install Windows 8 on my mSATA because it is the "only" storage available in my laptop beside the SD card.

However, my biggest problem comes in mind, is the small size SD card capable to return the OS or not?
Edited by Ryou-kun - 3/21/14 at 11:53am
     
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If I read your question correctly, you are asking if the SD card has enough space to accommodate the Lenovo OneKey Recovery, right?

An 8GB SD card might not be large enough. However, the only way to know for certain is to try an 8GB SD card.
A 16GB should be completely safe.

The price difference between an 8GB and 16GB should be insignificant. Maybe a few dollars at most.

The OneKey utility accesses a hidden partition on your hard drive to restore Windows.

That means the utility cannot install Windows on its own as a standalone installation package. It merely uses the hidden recovery partition to restore OS back to original factory settings.

https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-3000-and-Essential/Disk-Partitioning-and-OneKey-Recovery-Feature/td-p/8036
http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/diagnose-and-fix/detail.page?DocID=HT077084
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If I read your question correctly, you are asking if the SD card has enough space to accommodate the Lenovo OneKey Recovery, right?

An 8GB SD card might not be large enough. However, the only way to know for certain is to try an 8GB SD card.
A 16GB should be completely safe.

The price difference between an 8GB and 16GB should be insignificant. Maybe a few dollars at most.

The OneKey utility accesses a hidden partition on your hard drive to restore Windows.

That means the utility cannot install Windows on its own as a standalone installation package. It merely uses the hidden recovery partition to restore OS back to original factory settings.

https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-3000-and-Essential/Disk-Partitioning-and-OneKey-Recovery-Feature/td-p/8036
http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/diagnose-and-fix/detail.page?DocID=HT077084

I went ahead and bought Windows 8.1 Pro for Students for $70 bucks because I am just too tired of all these things that I have to do this and that, and I couldn't get it to work, lol.
Going to install Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit from my DVD onto my mSATSA, then install Windows 8.1 Pro for Students because I asked the Live Chat Representative. They told me it is an "upgrade", so I need an OS in it before I can do it such as Windows 7 or Windows 8.

Thank you for your help, elreyhorus. You have been a great help to me even though it didn't succeed.
     
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I went ahead and bought Windows 8.1 Pro for Students for $70 bucks because I am just too tired of all these things that I have to do this and that, and I couldn't get it to work, lol.
Going to install Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit from my DVD onto my mSATSA, then install Windows 8.1 Pro for Students because I asked the Live Chat Representative. They told me it is an "upgrade", so I need an OS in it before I can do it such as Windows 7 or Windows 8.

Thank you for your help, elreyhorus. You have been a great help to me even though it didn't succeed.

You're welcome.

Also, Alt + F4 from desktop (make sure desktop is 'selected' by clicking on it first) is the fastest and easiest way to shut down/restart Windows.
Finally, be sure to run Windows Experience Index for Windows to properly recognize your SSD and configure drive options for best performance.
    
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I checked the school's bookstore, and they don't sell those kind of stuff.
Then I checked "Follett" store that I got a brochure from my bookstore, and they do have it, however, it is the same price as Microsoft Store Windows 8.1 Pro for Students with "School Discounts."

I checked the Windows 8 Pro and Windows 8.1 Pro. Apparently, they have the same price.

As for Windows 8.1 Pro and Windows 8.1 Pro for Students, there isn't any big difference between those two except the price, and it is unlimited, right?
I mean, I don't want to buy Windows 8.1 Pro for Students and only end up having two years on it.

There isn't any time limit to student versions of Windows that I'm aware of.
They are full versions, no enforced time limit unlike trial software (although the terms & conditions might mention 'uninstalling student software upon graduation').
    
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