Windows 10: Replacing HDD with SSD

Discus and support Replacing HDD with SSD in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; 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... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by HarryH2010, Oct 20, 2020.

  1. Replacing HDD with SSD


    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, Oct 20, 2020
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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, Oct 20, 2020
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  3. 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, Oct 20, 2020
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  4. Replacing HDD with SSD

    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, Oct 20, 2020
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