07-08-2018 03:23 PM
First, my system has 256gb NVME SSD and 2 TB HDD. Windows shows capacity of drive C:, which Is the NVME as 237gb and the capacity of my drive E; with is the HDD as 1.8 TB. What happened to the other .2 TB (or 256gb)? Are the contents of the NVME duplicated on the HDD?
Second, because drive C; is on the NVME, it's full. I'd like to upgrade to 512gb NVME. I konw how to physically to the upgrade. What I need to know is what I need to do wrt the OS? Can I just do a full system backup, replace the NVME and then do a full system restore? If not, then what do I need to do.
Thanks in advance,
07-08-2018 10:56 PM - edited 07-08-2018 11:00 PM
Theres nothing wrong with your system. All computers do this.
Its all about numbers. The advertised number is a decimal number (1024 Bytes) vs how the computer see's the drive in binary (1000 bytes). Heres an old article from another forum that explains it pretty well... 7 Forums
There are different ways to re-install Windows to a new drive.
1. You can and should make your HP USB Recovery Media always. Since that series also comes with a 512GB SSD, the HP Recovery Media will install to that also. Remember to disconnect your HDD first, before installing the OS.
2. You could also use a utility to create an image of the entire drive and copy it back to the new drive also.
Aomei, Macrium are a couple of examples.
3. Or simply clean install via the Microsoft ISO with the Media Creation Tool.
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