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Replace Hard Drive with SSD

Product Name: Notebook 17-bs061st
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

I just purchased  a HP Notebook, model 17-bs061st, and would like to replace the current HD with a SSD. I've done this many times with other laptop brands, but this is my first time owning a HP laptop, and for the life of me, I can't figure out how to pop it open to replace the drive, or to upgrade the RAM in the future. I looked up the web and youtube, but no dice. Anyone can help? Thanks in advance.

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Just an observation that HP makes it so complicated and tedious to access the RAM slots, the HD, and the battery. Access doors work a lot better, and minimize the risks of damaging the laptop. The screws hidden under the rubber feet are just bad engineering, and I hope they won't come off with regular use. With your help, I got the SSD installed, so the laptop is blazing fast now. Thanks again.

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Hi,

 

If you look on page 43 of service manual you can see various steps to replace hard drive. On page 41 you can see how to remove the bottom cover and where the screws are placed. There are screws under the rubber feet.

 

http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c05471747

 

You can also look at these HP videos for that model which can help with any upgrade:

 

https://h20574.www2.hp.com/Media/C1D975A7-E124-4B6C-B4FA-D36BE37E1102/gia_PCPFILES/SML/FruVideo/gia_...

 

Let me know if you need further help,

David

 

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You're a life saver. Thanks David!

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Your welcome.

 

Let me know if you need further help.

 

All the best,

David

 

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Just an observation that HP makes it so complicated and tedious to access the RAM slots, the HD, and the battery. Access doors work a lot better, and minimize the risks of damaging the laptop. The screws hidden under the rubber feet are just bad engineering, and I hope they won't come off with regular use. With your help, I got the SSD installed, so the laptop is blazing fast now. Thanks again.

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