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07-08-2019 04:14 AM
i want to do a M.2 upgrade for HP ENVY x360 15w-102nx, manual was showing a M.2 support with part number 813081-001. but when opened the laptop there is no port to insert the M.2, which means it is not M.2 ready, Then Is there any other solution, any addional part required ?
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07-08-2019 04:27 AM
Yes, sometimes notebooks that did not come with M2 SSD are missing the physical slot on the motherboard.
Your only choice is to replace the 2.5" HDD with a 2.5" SSD of your desired brand and capacity and then reinstall the OS on it.
On page 30 of service manual you can see the steps to replace the hard drive
You will need to reinstall the OS.
Hope it helps,
07-08-2019 04:38 AM
really appreciate your quick reply.
i have 2 queries in that case.
01. my current hard disc is WD Slim part number (762990-005). so is there any specific criteria to choose an SSD?
02. I have an original OS on my HDD. how will i transfer it to new SSD, with out loosing that licence?
thanks for your support in advance.
07-08-2019 04:46 AM
You can choose any 2.5" SATA3 SSD. I mentioned the Samsung 860 Evo since it is considered the best performance SSD on the market. Some examples:
You do not need a product key as it will be in the firmware and Windows will automatically activate once installed and connected to Internet.
You can also clone the old drive to the new one. Personally, I prefer a clean install (to begin with fresh start). Here is a small guide:
Download media creation tool from Microsoft on PC (before replacing drive), run and create a bootable pendrive with the OS on it. (there is an explanation on the Microsoft web page on how to create the pendrive). Create the drive with Windows 10 Home 64-bit edition. Windows will automatically activate once installed and connected to the Internet.
If you choose this option you will need to use the pendrive to perform a clean install of Windows 10. You might need to disable fastboot and secure boot in BIOS (probably not). So, insert the pendrive in the PC and it should boot directly from the drive. If not, turn off the PC by holding the power button. Press the power button and immediately keep pressing ESC until the startup menu appears and then press F9 and choose the pendrive in the boot menu. Once it boots from pendrive follow the procedure to install Windows.
When finished installing allow Windows to completely update and find all or most drivers. You can follow this process by going into settings > Security and update > click on Verify for updates. You might need to reboot a couple of times.
I recommend installing HP support assistant which will help keep your drivers up to date and much more. You can download the latest version from here.
Once completely updated you can go into device manager and see if there are any missing drivers (there will be yellow exclamation mark next to the device). You can find these drivers and software on HP support page for your product.
Hope it helps,