Windows 10: Replacing HDD with an SSD

Discus and support Replacing HDD with an SSD in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; I plan to replace my HDD with an SSD because I want my laptop to run faster and it failed a diagnostics test. I don't know why it failed but, I don't... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by AriaJeff, May 10, 2021.

  1. AriaJeff Win User

    Replacing HDD with an SSD


    I plan to replace my HDD with an SSD because I want my laptop to run faster and it failed a diagnostics test. I don't know why it failed but, I don't want to corrupt my new SSD. What happens if I don't clone the HDD to the SSD? Will I need to buy a windows 10 product key?

    :)
     
    AriaJeff, May 10, 2021
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  2. OS on new SSD, keep existing data on HDD and use as external drive

    Hi,

    use steps you suggested, there should be no problem.

    Just replace HDD with SSD first then run installation. Do not forget to remove Windows files from HDD after the end of a process.
     
    Igor Leyko, May 10, 2021
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    I have an HP Pavilion Notebook, and attempted to replace the 1TB HDD with a new 500 GB SSD (not a problem as I was fresh installing not cloning and will not even use 500 GB). I initialised the (Crucial MX500) SSD in Windows 10, with the same partition type
    as HDD (GPT) and a new simple volume, and it said it completed successfully. I created an installation media disk from the MS website on to a USB stick, replaced the HDD with the SSD, plugged in the installation media and attempted a fresh install of Windows
    10. Setup picked up the SSD, showing a reserved and primary partition, but when I clicked on next, it told me it could not find a partition or create a new one, and to check out the setup logs (not sure where to find them).

    I would appreciate any help that can be given.
     
    HarryH2010, May 10, 2021
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    Replacing hdd with ssd in a laptop.

    Hey,

    I have an acer laptop that has an hdd with windows 10. I would like to replace this hdd with an ssd, but with a clean install of windows 10. Is there a way to transfer win 10 and activate it onto the ssd.

    The laptop does not have an additional hdd option.

    Thanks in advance.

    Regards,

    Nikaash
     
    NikaashSenpai, May 10, 2021
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