Windows 10: Replacing my SSD

Discus and support Replacing my SSD in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; Hello, Currently I am running Windows 10 with a digital licence on my PC. My SSD is only 60 GB an Windows is warming me about low storage capacity.... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by Johan Kuppen, Dec 5, 2018.

  1. Replacing my SSD


    Hello,


    Currently I am running Windows 10 with a digital licence on my PC.

    My SSD is only 60 GB an Windows is warming me about low storage capacity.

    So I bought a bigger SSD (240 GB) to re-install Windows 10.


    On the support website of microsoft I notice that this might be a problem.

    Can I re-install Windows 10 on my new SSD without running into licence issues?

    I am using a legal OEM Windows version which is an upgrade of a Windows 7 installation.


    I hope you can help me out.

    :)
     
    Johan Kuppen, Dec 5, 2018
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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, Dec 5, 2018
    #2
  3. Kursah Win User
    SSD Crucial Bx 100 - rattling/vibrating. Possible?

    This has been suggested several times already, and it has been suggested you try to move the SSD, remove it, or even suspend it in your case. Will you please try one of these?

    If you don't understand vibration and resonance, please refer to @dorsetknob 's post above. *Smile Replacing my SSD :) It has been explained that something else moving/vibrating (even if you don't think they're vibrating they are...), fans, hard disk drives, and anything with a motor will cause some form of vibration at certain frequencies. This can be transfered through your case's chassis and where you mounted your SSD could be reaching a certain frequency that causes it to slightly move and rattle against the case.

    We are suggesting you take action and report back..you keep asking questions from step 1...we should be on step 4 by now...that is solution.

    Try what has been suggested and report back please. Otherwise all you're doing is leading this thread in an endless circle and the help will stop shortly thereafter.

    *Toast :toast:
     
    Kursah, Dec 5, 2018
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  4. Dean W62 Win User

    Replacing my SSD

    Replacing a dead SSD

    Thanks for replying. Since the HDD was labeled as "E" drive with the old ssd will it automatically still be listed as E when I plug it back in? Should I shut the system down before plugging the HDD in?
     
    Dean W62, Dec 5, 2018
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