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Restore Windows 7 to SSD (smaller than original HDD)

Dell XPS 15 - L501X

Windows 7 Pro

I wan to replace my 640GB HDD with a 240GB SSD.  I have all of my data backed up to external drive and do NOT need to keep any settings.  I just want to do a clean install of Win 7 on the new drive.

I made the Dell restore DVD's, switched the drives and booted to the DVD.  The Dell Restore fails with the following message " The drive is smaller than 640GB and cannot be restored to".

As dell does not ship the "Windows 7" DVD's how can I get a clean install of Windows on to this new drive?

Thanks in Advance.

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