06-08-2017 11:24 PM
Following is my solution to adding an M.2 SSD to my new HP Pavilion 570-P017C Lubin motherboard M.2 SSD Key M connector. I'm using Windows 10 Pro. The SSD upgrade improved response and start up times significantly.
Question: Is there a better way to install the SSD software and reconfigure the HDD?
Notes re use of SSD drive in HP Pavilion 570-P017C:
HP Lubin motherboard M.2 SSD socket 3 , Key M
Use SAMSUNG 960 EVO M.2 2500B NVMe PCIExpress 3.0 x4 Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
500 GB Model MZ-V6E500BW About $247 at Frys
Form Factor M.2 2280
PCI-Express 3.0 x4
- Start and perform initial configuration on new 570-P017C
- Shrink HDD partition to below 500 GB for installation on 500 GB SSD
- Make one time copy of HP recovery software on 16 GB USB drive
- Use command prompt, admin command
wmic path softwarelicensingservice get OA3xOriginalProductKey
and write down product key
- Turn off power. Disconnect power cord
- Open case
- Disconnect Two HDD cables
- Remove graphics card
- Install SSD in M.2 socket. Use screw size M2- .4 x 6mm with M2.5 washer
- Reinstall graphics card with one screw
- Insert flash drive with recovery media in front USB 3.0 slot
- Start computer
- Press ESC key several times until menu comes up
- Select BIOS
- Go to secure boot configuration then
- Secure Boot…disable
- Legacy mode…enable
- Save and exit
- Restart, press esc at start several times and at menu select Flash drive with HP media
- Select load
- When asked for Windows 10 key skip every time. Product will be activated. If a problem call Microsoft Activation Support and they can help activate over the phone
- Once complete turn off computer
- Reconnect HDD
- Restart computer
- Rename Admin as Admin SSD
- Load programs
- Make Windows 7 image of SSD
- Turn off power and dsconnect plug
- Reconnect two HDD cables
- Restart computer.
- Go to disk management
- SSD will be disk 1
- HDD will be disk 0
- Reformat HDD as a simple volume. Can use Windows key + R and Diskpart command to remove EFI partitions and others on HDD. Reformat HDD
- Make another user account without admin privileges
- Move Document, Music, Video, Pictures and Download folders to HDD
06-09-2017 06:43 PM
Welcome to HP Forums,
This is a great place to get support, find answers and tips,
Thank you for posting your query, I'll be more than glad to help you out 🙂
As I understand you want to know about a better way of installing the SSD,
Don't worry as I'll be glad to help, however, to provide an accurate resolution, I need a few more details:
Did you know that a recovery media can do most of the steps you've mentioned on automatically?
If you don't have an HP Recovery media: Click here to obtain it.
Although, the recovery media would install the original/factory shipped OEM version of windows into your new SSD along with the drivers and software pre-installed.
I hope that answers your question, besides, HP doesn't support or recommend installing a retail copy of Windows on the HP device.
Keep me posted for further assistance 😉
I am an HP Employee
12-15-2017 09:56 AM
I was advised (0n HP Chat) that the existing 256 GB PCIe NVMe TLC M.2 Solid State (Windows (C:)) drive on my two month old HP Pavilion Desktop - 570-p088na Desktop PC (with Lubin motherboard) could not be replaced with a higher capacity (e.g. 512GB or 1TB) drive.
Could you please confirm that this advice was correct?
12-15-2017 12:51 PM - edited 12-15-2017 12:51 PM
That's got the same Lubin motherboard as my PC, so I assume that the existing 256 GB PCIe NVMe TLC M.2 Solid State (Windows (C)) drive can be swapped for a higher capacity one.
02-15-2018 10:49 AM
Could you please confirm whether the 512SSD drive in your HP Pavilion Desktop 570-p030 PC is the original one that came with the PC, or have did you swapped the original 256GB SSD for the 512GB one?
If you did upgrade, please could you confirm which drive you used and if you've had any issues?
My PC has the same Lubin motherboard as yours and HP Support (chat) have twice confirmed that the Lubin motherboard cannot take a SSD larger than 256GB.
I'd be really grateful if you could reply to this please as my SSD is filling up.
Thanks in advance.
02-15-2018 11:16 AM
My computer did not come with a SSD. It came with a 1 TB mechanical hard drive. Yes, the SSD I installed is 512 GB. It is a NVMe M.2 SSD that goes into the M.2 socket on my motherboard. It looks almost like a stick of RAM, except the connectors are on the short end. The BIOS version had to be F.14 or higher for the drive to work. Mine was F.14.