Windows 10: Replacing hdd with ssd in a laptop.

Discus and support Replacing hdd with ssd in a laptop. in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; 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... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by NikaashSenpai, Nov 23, 2019.

  1. 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, Nov 23, 2019
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  2. SSD disappeared and laptop acting weird after HDD replacement?

    Hi!

    Long story short (can give more details if it helps), started hearing sounds from laptop and correctly guessed hard disk was in danger of failing. Got it to the repair people before it failed, who copied my data to an external, then replaced my 1TB HDD with
    a 500GB HDD.

    I've got a few more issues, but the simplest to answer would be... is it normal that I'm not seeing the second drive (D:/) that I used to have? Replacing the HDD and therefore reinstalling windows 10 shouldn't have messed with the SSD, right? And I'm guessing
    unless they physically took it out of the laptop (doubtful), it should still be there. However, laptop can't see it in Disk Management. Currently there's:

    1. C: - about 465GB
    2. Disk 0 partition 3 - 100MB
    3. System reserved - 549MB

    The original specifications say "128GB PCIe SSD" - where did it go?!

    Thanks Replacing hdd with ssd in a laptop. :(
     
    WannabeTechie2, Nov 23, 2019
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  3. Does Windows 10 automatically recognise that a SSD has replaced a HDD?

    I have recently replaced the HDD in my Windows 10 laptop with a SSD. As I understand it, Windows periodically runs a defragmentation in the background on a HDD. However, SSD drives do not require defragmenting and running such a tool can shorten the life
    of a SSD.

    The SSD was a clone of the HDD and not a new installation. Will Windows 10 recognize that the laptop now has a SSD and stop its background defragmentation or do I need to take specific steps to prevent this activity occurring on the SSD? If I need to take
    action please advise on the steps I should take.

    Thanks for any advice anyone can offer.
     
    Grangeland, Nov 23, 2019
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  4. Replacing hdd with ssd in a laptop.

    SSD disappeared and laptop acting weird after HDD replacement?

    The laptop is about 1.5 years old and the HDD had been working just fine up until one night when it started making noises. I brought it into the technician the next morning. No SSD problems by this point. After technician looked and said HDD was failing,
    replaced it, gave me the laptop. When I got home I realized the SSD was not being recognized and discovered it wasn't even in the laptop, physically.

    What I'm trying to figure out is if the SSD could have had problems at the same time as the HDD, either caused by the same issue or affecting each other. I know the HDD is vulnerable to physical bumps and such that can start errors, but to my knowledge,
    problems with the SSD are (almost?) always in the software.

    The warranty is not available and the motherboard has been fine. The reinstallation of windows was fine after the hard disk was replaced, with the original windows product key safe on the motherboard. The HDD right now works fine, even if it doesn't have
    as much space as I'd like.
     
    WannabeTechie2, Nov 23, 2019
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