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  Reply # 1392659 23-Sep-2015 12:54
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jonb: You would need to clone the existing hdd with Windows install on it, to the Ssd. It should come with a program to do that, but needs the laptop to be running to do that. So run first with existing hdd that comes with it.

Also Create recovery media on a separate 8GB usb stick, so you can recover the system if anything goes wrong and need to re-install Windows.


Just be careful though, as the Windows System Image Backup tool will not work if the first drive is 2TB and the replacement drive is 500GB.  With System Image backup requires the same or larger replacement disk size (regardless of how full the drive is).



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  Reply # 1392662 23-Sep-2015 12:59
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Ehhh sounds too risky for me as a computer novice.

Think I'll just leave it for now, don't want to screw everything up. Maybe in a few months once I have gotten used to the new Laptop I will look into installing a SSD.

Thanks for all the help folks :)

Edit: This seems to be what I need to do (Or not?)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hr8XWtuKMEE

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1392723 23-Sep-2015 14:46
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Buy SSD.
Buy usb 3 enclosure.

Put SSD into enclosure. Plug enclosure into usb port.

Download macrium free.
Clone hard drive into SSD.

Use screwdriver. Open laptop. Swap hdd for SSD.

Done.



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  Reply # 1392728 23-Sep-2015 14:50
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joker97: Buy SSD.
Buy usb 3 enclosure.

Put SSD into enclosure. Plug enclosure into usb port.

Download macrium free.
Clone hard drive into SSD.

Use screwdriver. Open laptop. Swap hdd for SSD.

Done.


Sounds simple. But...

What about the above posters who were mentioning I would need a flash drive and also the replacement drive would have to be the same size/bigger than the one being taken out?

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  Reply # 1392767 23-Sep-2015 15:13
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Macrium Reflect can create a boot USB drive, better to run it from that than from within windows. It's very easy to do. So long as you have less data to copy than the size of the disk it's fine. This is why I don't keep data on my OS disk, plus you can run tools like windows "disk clean", disable hibernation (pretty sure Macrium doesn't copy them anyway), delete internet history, delete temp files (disk clean doesn't get them all), and a HUGE one is to turn windows restore down to use 1% of your drive space - turning it off doesn't delete restore points.




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  Reply # 1392770 23-Sep-2015 15:14
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Finch:
joker97: Buy SSD.
Buy usb 3 enclosure.

Put SSD into enclosure. Plug enclosure into usb port.

Download macrium free.
Clone hard drive into SSD.

Use screwdriver. Open laptop. Swap hdd for SSD.

Done.


Sounds simple. But...

What about the above posters who were mentioning I would need a flash drive and also the replacement drive would have to be the same size/bigger than the one being taken out?


No idea what they're on about.



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  Reply # 1392781 23-Sep-2015 15:23
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timmmay: Macrium Reflect can create a boot USB drive, better to run it from that than from within windows. It's very easy to do. So long as you have less data to copy than the size of the disk it's fine. This is why I don't keep data on my OS disk, plus you can run tools like windows "disk clean", disable hibernation (pretty sure Macrium doesn't copy them anyway), delete internet history, delete temp files (disk clean doesn't get them all), and a HUGE one is to turn windows restore down to use 1% of your drive space - turning it off doesn't delete restore points.


Ok thank you.

I guess then I will do what Joker suggested, I just hope it doesn't all go bust!

Is something like this is what I need? (Disgusting colour)

Along with This Samsung SSD and This Laptop


Any other tools/cables/bits + pieces? (Besides a screw driver)


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  Reply # 1392795 23-Sep-2015 15:33
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Finch:
timmmay: Macrium Reflect can create a boot USB drive, better to run it from that than from within windows. It's very easy to do. So long as you have less data to copy than the size of the disk it's fine. This is why I don't keep data on my OS disk, plus you can run tools like windows "disk clean", disable hibernation (pretty sure Macrium doesn't copy them anyway), delete internet history, delete temp files (disk clean doesn't get them all), and a HUGE one is to turn windows restore down to use 1% of your drive space - turning it off doesn't delete restore points.


Ok thank you.

I guess then I will do what Joker suggested, I just hope it doesn't all go bust!

Is something like this is what I need? (Disgusting colour)

Along with This Samsung SSD and This Laptop


Any other tools/cables/bits + pieces? (Besides a screw driver)



Do yourself a favour and get something else other than HP.

http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=NBKTOS2903896AS&name=Toshiba-Satellite-Pro-R50-SSD-best-Value-for-busin


What will you be using the laptop for?

If you are in Auckland I can help you clone the hard drive to the SSD, should take about an hour or so.



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  Reply # 1392859 23-Sep-2015 16:01
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lNomNoml:
Finch:
timmmay: Macrium Reflect can create a boot USB drive, better to run it from that than from within windows. It's very easy to do. So long as you have less data to copy than the size of the disk it's fine. This is why I don't keep data on my OS disk, plus you can run tools like windows "disk clean", disable hibernation (pretty sure Macrium doesn't copy them anyway), delete internet history, delete temp files (disk clean doesn't get them all), and a HUGE one is to turn windows restore down to use 1% of your drive space - turning it off doesn't delete restore points.


Ok thank you.

I guess then I will do what Joker suggested, I just hope it doesn't all go bust!

Is something like this is what I need? (Disgusting colour)

Along with This Samsung SSD and This Laptop


Any other tools/cables/bits + pieces? (Besides a screw driver)



Do yourself a favour and get something else other than HP.

http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=NBKTOS2903896AS&name=Toshiba-Satellite-Pro-R50-SSD-best-Value-for-busin


What will you be using the laptop for?

If you are in Auckland I can help you clone the hard drive to the SSD, should take about an hour or so.


Hey mate thanks for the reply.

Detailed in another thread, but it's an insurance replacement.

I am based in Wellington.

I just placed the order on MightyApe for the Samsung SSD + The Enclosure, both listed above.

Hope I got the right things :)

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  Reply # 1392860 23-Sep-2015 16:03
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Finch:
lNomNoml:
Finch:
timmmay: Macrium Reflect can create a boot USB drive, better to run it from that than from within windows. It's very easy to do. So long as you have less data to copy than the size of the disk it's fine. This is why I don't keep data on my OS disk, plus you can run tools like windows "disk clean", disable hibernation (pretty sure Macrium doesn't copy them anyway), delete internet history, delete temp files (disk clean doesn't get them all), and a HUGE one is to turn windows restore down to use 1% of your drive space - turning it off doesn't delete restore points.


Ok thank you.

I guess then I will do what Joker suggested, I just hope it doesn't all go bust!

Is something like this is what I need? (Disgusting colour)

Along with This Samsung SSD and This Laptop


Any other tools/cables/bits + pieces? (Besides a screw driver)



Do yourself a favour and get something else other than HP.

http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=NBKTOS2903896AS&name=Toshiba-Satellite-Pro-R50-SSD-best-Value-for-busin


What will you be using the laptop for?

If you are in Auckland I can help you clone the hard drive to the SSD, should take about an hour or so.


Hey mate thanks for the reply.

Detailed in another thread, but it's an insurance replacement.

I am based in Wellington.

I just placed the order on MightyApe for the Samsung SSD + The Enclosure, both listed above.

Hope I got the right things :)


All good, you can't go wrong with Samsung SSD

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  Reply # 1392909 23-Sep-2015 16:52
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Finch:
timmmay: Macrium Reflect can create a boot USB drive, better to run it from that than from within windows. It's very easy to do. So long as you have less data to copy than the size of the disk it's fine. This is why I don't keep data on my OS disk, plus you can run tools like windows "disk clean", disable hibernation (pretty sure Macrium doesn't copy them anyway), delete internet history, delete temp files (disk clean doesn't get them all), and a HUGE one is to turn windows restore down to use 1% of your drive space - turning it off doesn't delete restore points.


Ok thank you.

I guess then I will do what Joker suggested, I just hope it doesn't all go bust!

Is something like this is what I need? (Disgusting colour)

Along with This Samsung SSD and This Laptop


Any other tools/cables/bits + pieces? (Besides a screw driver)



I've never done it any other way. I've done about 20 of these swaps. Just cause i like to "flash" my play laptops

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  Reply # 1392951 23-Sep-2015 18:23
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Ok. Since this is a very new laptop and it has Windows 8.1. Use it for the time being, upgrade to Windows 10 FIRST - so your Windows 10 license is activated and stored in cloud.

Then in few months time, do a fresh install of Windows 10 when you are ready to install SSD - pretty sure that will be fine and your system will be activated automatically with Windows 10 license.




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  Reply # 1392964 23-Sep-2015 18:48
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chiefie: Ok. Since this is a very new laptop and it has Windows 8.1. Use it for the time being, upgrade to Windows 10 FIRST - so your Windows 10 license is activated and stored in cloud.

Then in few months time, do a fresh install of Windows 10 when you are ready to install SSD - pretty sure that will be fine and your system will be activated automatically with Windows 10 license.


Disregard my earlier comments...

I think tomorrow when my order arrives for the SSD + Enclosure I am just going to go straight into it.

Will look into doing what Joker suggested *Fingers Crossed*

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  Reply # 1392965 23-Sep-2015 18:50
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Start researching how to get to your hard drive bay.

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  Reply # 1392970 23-Sep-2015 18:56
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chiefie: Ok. Since this is a very new laptop and it has Windows 8.1. Use it for the time being, upgrade to Windows 10 FIRST - so your Windows 10 license is activated and stored in cloud.

Then in few months time, do a fresh install of Windows 10 when you are ready to install SSD - pretty sure that will be fine and your system will be activated automatically with Windows 10 license.

Though I'd do this straight away. I've done a few new laptops recently where I've done the Windows 10 upgrade, then install new SSD and fresh install.




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