Windows 10: Replacing my HDD with SSD?

Discus and support Replacing my HDD with SSD? in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; Hi, I have a Dell Inspiron 3650 with Windows 10. Last year I upgraded to i7-6700 and 16GB of RAM (Crucial.) Now I would like to add a SSD and 2 TB data... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by NetHunter321, Feb 24, 2019.

  1. Replacing my HDD with SSD?


    Hi, I have a Dell Inspiron 3650 with Windows 10. Last year I upgraded to i7-6700 and 16GB of RAM (Crucial.) Now I would like to add a SSD and 2 TB data HDD. I currently have a 1TB Hard Drive that my PC came with in June of 2016. So my question is, how do I upgrade the HDD and move everything on my 1TB to my new drives? I don't want to reinstall and lose everything. I have a bunch of VM's on VMware (which is why I'm upgrading to more space.) I don't want to reinstall them. I read about cloning the drive and then adding it to my new Hard Drives. What's the best way to clone? And what's the best software for that? Is there free cloning software? I haven't bought the new Hardware I'm just checking to see if I should. So, can I get more info on cloning and what's the best free software? Please reply. Thanks

    :)
     
    NetHunter321, Feb 24, 2019
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  2. 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, Feb 24, 2019
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  3. 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 my HDD with SSD? :(
     
    WannabeTechie2, Feb 24, 2019
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  4. jr1107 Win User

    Replacing my HDD with SSD?

    Upgrading from HDD to SSD on Windows 10

    Hi,

    I am planning to upgrade my current HDD (on my laptop) to a Samsung Evo SSD and I have some queries regarding the process. I am aware of the whole media creating process but I'd just wanna know if there would be any activation issues. I believe these are
    the steps involved.

    1. Download the media creation tool. (Please confirm which one)

    2. Replace HDD by SSD.

    3. Boot from USB Drive and install on SSD. (It should not ask for a license)

    4. Install all drivers.

    Is this it? Did I miss any step?

    Thank you
     
    jr1107, Feb 24, 2019
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