RE: Restore Windows 7 to SSD (smaller than original HDD)

Hi stwinn,

Welcome to Dell community!

As mentioned in the error message, due to a change in the size of the hard drive, the restore DVD's will not work. You will need a Windows 7 DVD to do a clean reinstall of the operating system. If you are from the USA please refer the following link to submit a request for backup disks for your computer:

Thanks & Regards
Kalyan S

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