08-14-2019 05:05 PM
I have done everything I know how to do.
I bought an SSD and I am trying to get windows onto the drive.
I want the SSD to run windows. Just windows.
Normally when I've done a system restore or the whole new OS it has left me choose the drives. However this time it does not. I just keeps installing it on the drive that came with the computer.
When I did a factory reset it but some aspects of windows on both drive and created 5 partitions between them both,
I have never had this issue with any computer I have had and I have tried everything that I KNOW how to do.
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08-14-2019 05:17 PM
Welcome to the forum.
I am not a HP employee.
What type and capacity SSD did you buy?
Are you doing a HP factory recovery using the HP Recovery partition on the factory HDD? It will install on the factory HDD.
You should be able to clone/copy the current HDD to the new SSD by using Macrium Reflect free (Link). Or create HP Recovery media on a USB stick. Then disconnect the factory HDD so you have one storage device to recover to.
The source disk cannot have more data than the capacity of the target SSD. This would also be a limiting factor if this parameter is false.
08-14-2019 06:36 PM - edited 08-14-2019 06:46 PM
Please answer all questions in first response.
Does the BIOS see the new SSD?
You should have a HP Recovery Manager App or Program which allows creating USB recovery media.
If not, you can order recovery media at this site (Link). Scroll down to "Order Recovery Media".
You can also do a clean W10 install using Microsoft installation media at this (Link).
08-14-2019 07:25 PM
Disconnect the factory HDD when doing a HP Factory Recovery to the new SSD so you only have one storage device recovery option.
HP recovery media may fail if the target storage device is less than storage device capacity options at purchase.
You may have to use Windows 10 installation media.