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IVIascitelli
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HP Omen Desktop - Changing the Memory

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Hi guys

I need a little advice on what I'm trying to achieve. 

So I got my HP Omen Desktop with a 1TB HDD, and I also bought a Samsung 860EVO SSD. 
The internal hard drive bay has 2 SATA Power Cables but only 1 SATA Data cable (currently supplying the HDD)

 

I want to put the HDD into the external slide-out slots on the front of the PC, and I want to slip my SSD into the internal Hard Drive Bay (to make it my primary hard drive)

What is the best way to do this, from a software perspective?

The SSD is completely clean so I was thinking I would have to...
1) Put the SSD into the external slot ***
2) Migrate all Windows files over to the SSD
3) Swap the hard drives (SSD into internal HD Bay, HDD into external HD Bay)

 

*** I am not even sure if I can do this. There is a SATA connector but the bracket in the external HD bay does not have a place to set my 2.5in. I was thinking I would just try to fit the SSD into the SATA connector just long enough to transfer files.

Anyone have any better ideas? 

Thank you!

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SixtyfpsGaming
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As long as the ssd is connect it doesnt matter were its install as long as its installed corrctly. I believe your windows key is tied to the motherboard so making a windows 10 iso would be your best option 

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IVIascitelli
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I have Win10 installation media on a USB

 

I'm not 100% sure if this would work, but could I launch my BIOS, and go into that USB, and install Win10 on my SSD from there? 

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SixtyfpsGaming
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Honestly there is a few options but i will finish explaining the one i started. first i would disconnect the HDD then plug the usb iso in then just boot up and let it does its thing.

I think cloning you hdd to the ssd is anoth option but im not sure if that will be successful 

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If it's possible to simply migrate the Windows files from HDD to SDD, I would prefer that. 

 

I just have some large programs on my HDD now that I dont want to redownload. 

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I have used this https://www.macrium.com/reflectfree

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