I have a laptop with a 1TB drive that seems to be giving trouble, the machine keeps locking up for many minutes at a time, task manager shows the 8 logical cores doing not much (1-3% CPU usage) and the 16GB RAM at ~18% usage - but the HDD is at 100% usage. Eventually the HDD usage drops to nearly nothing and the laptop works fine again. The Laptop is a decent spec with i7 processor and 16GB RAM, so I'm not yet ready to buy a new one.
So, I'm thinking that maybe it is time to get a new HDD and put it in, maybe a 1TB SSD drive instead for more speed.
The laptop came with Windows 8 (YUCK!) and I updated to Windows 10 (much better).
So all you smart guys, what is the easiest way to get Windows 10 on a fresh new HDD?
Data isn't a problem. Most of my data is on NAS drives and the laptop is currently working well enough to copy some data and settings and saved passwords through to a NAS drive.
All I really want is to replace the drive, get Windows 10 up and running and then I'll install some apps and get it all working with everything I need. I haven't yet done an install of Windows 10 from scratch, I've only updated this PC from Win7 and the laptop from Win8. I can google for instructions but figured that the guys on this forum can probably give me a really quick and easy way of doing it - I trust you to provide the best simple solution.