Windows 10: solid state and hard drives

Discus and support solid state and hard drives in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; I have a HP Laptop 17-by3065st,os is windows 10. I have both a ssd and hdd my ssd is low on free space my hdd 1TB has plenty. is there a way to have... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by JamesYoungMO, Jan 30, 2021.

  1. solid state and hard drives


    I have a HP Laptop 17-by3065st,os is windows 10. I have both a ssd and hdd my ssd is low on free space my hdd 1TB has plenty. is there a way to have the HDD drive D: be the primary and keep the SSD drive C: just for windows os? Thanx in advance Jim

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    JamesYoungMO, Jan 30, 2021
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  2. Moving windows from a hard drive to a solid state drive

    i have windows 10 installed on my 1tb western digital blue hdd right now it. My computer came with windows 10 pre installed and id like to move it from the hard drive it originally came on to a solid state drive i bought recently but from what ive gathered
    on apparently for some reason there is no way to just transfer all windows files from my hard drive to my solid state so that i am able to boot windows from my solid state. so from what ive gathered the best way to do this would be to reinstall windows and
    choose my solid state as the download location. but i do not have a windows disk as my computer came with windows pre installed so i believe id have to use the windows media creation tool and either burn it to a disk or create a usb. but i do not have a product
    key to activate windows after doing so because my windows is from the OEM so im wondering if i will have to activate my windows or will it automatically recognize that my computer has an OEM key attached to it. there is no sticker or card that came with the
    computer so i assume the key is attached to my hardware someway or another. so if i use the media creation tool to create a usb for a clean windows 10 install to my solid state will i have to activate windows or will it be automatic and can i keep all my other
    files on my hard drive with no problems? this is a very confusing just to get windows from one drive to another, i just want to be able to boot from my solid state, will i have to redownload programs if the are already on my hard drive? i plan to keep the
    hard drive for storage and just put a few things including my OS onto the solid state, for reference my hard drive is a 1tb WD blue and my solid state is a crucial mx500 500gb my computer is an hp omen 870-224
     
    intelisbetter, Jan 30, 2021
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  3. BTC55 Win User
    Upgrading to a solid state drive

    I am considering upgrading to a Solid State Drive.

    I have two basic questions that I hope someone can help me with.

    • I am running Windows 10 Professional. It was the free upgrade offered for Win 7 users. If I upgrade will I have any problems reinstalling/switching to the new SSD? Is there anything I should be aware of before upgrading?
    • I have upgraded hard drives many times over the years but this is my first Solid State upgrade. In the past I was always upgrading to a larger drive. Drive software always allowed me to clone to a larger drive. This time, I will be using a smaller SSD for
      my operating system, 250 GB. My current Sata drive is 1 Tb. How do I proceed? If I simply install the smaller SSD, how do I get windows 10 on the drive? Do I install my original Windows 7 operating system and upgrade again? Will that work again? Or is there
      a way to get the Win 10 license key and install Win 10 and use that key. If so, how do I get that key.

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

    BTC
     
    BTC55, Jan 30, 2021
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  4. solid state and hard drives

    Hard drives -Windows 10 is identifying my hard drives as solid state and cannot be defragmented

    Is the drive actually a solid state drive? If it is, Windows won't let you defrag the drive since you should never defrag a solid state drive. There are a finite number of read/writes a solid state drive is designed for and defragging the drive accelerates
    the wear and tear on the drive. Since the I/O on the solid state drive is exponentially faster and there isn't any advantage to moving the data together as you would find in a spindle drive, there's no change in performance.
     
    KeithCarter74, Jan 30, 2021
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