I purchased one of the 200 GB travelstar Hard drives. I used acronis to copy the entire image on to the new 200gb Hard drive. Everything installed correctly except.... I get a pop up box in the taskbar asking me to activate my windows vista. So I use the product key given to me on the bottom of my machine, and the key is invalid. I can understand this because of copyright infringement? I called IBM technical support and service, Some lethargic sounding a*hole picked up. I don't know if what he said is true, but it doesnt sound logical, anyway this is what he said: IBM Rep: "In order for you to install a new hard drive on your x61 tablet you would need to purchase the ultrabay and insert bootable disks, no other optical drive will work." Soooo, I ask: "Lenovo did not send me any disks because I do not have the ultrabay. I will try this method and purchase the ultrabay from a reseller. How would I obtain those bootable/recovery disks? Would you be able to send me one?" IBM Rep: "No, sir," (What the hell? wheres the courtesy?) "You would have to purchase those also. " Hmm some support I got from my warranty. Horrible service to say the least. Anyway for those who have installed a new hard drive into your laptop/notebook/tablet through alternative methods using third party programs, Have any of you come across the Windows Vista activation key request in the taskbar. Right now for me, Vista still works fine, but I find it annoying to see the vista activation popup.