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I don't mean to highjack the thread but I have an additional question that may be helpful for others performing the same type of recovery.

 

I ordered the recovery CDs for my HP 2000 Notebook just today.

 

To increase performance, I am also thinking of replacing the factory-installed 320GB hard disk drive (HDD) with a 240GB solid state drive (SSD).

 

QUESTION: Does the OS recovery CDs/DVDs need the drive to be the exact same size - 320GB? Obviously, WIndows will fit just fine of a 240GB drive. Does the recovery process recreate the recovery partition as well as part of the restoration process?

 

Thank you for your time and any advice.

 

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@SBDavin wrote:

I don't mean to highjack the thread but I have an additional question that may be helpful for others performing the same type of recovery.

 

I ordered the recovery CDs for my HP 2000 Notebook just today.

 

To increase performance, I am also thinking of replacing the factory-installed 320GB hard disk drive (HDD) with a 240GB solid state drive (SSD).

 

QUESTION: Does the OS recovery CDs/DVDs need the drive to be the exact same size - 320GB? Obviously, WIndows will fit just fine of a 240GB drive. Does the recovery process recreate the recovery partition as well as part of the restoration process?

 

Thank you for your time and any advice.

 


It is advised not to go smaller on the replacement drive. SSD are pretty inexpensive for 500G right now. You don't want to go smaller. It doesn't have to be the exact same size but it should always be bigger not smaller. Factory recovery will create AS IS from the factory setup and recovery partition if you should use the Factory Recovery media.

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Hi, CashNTango.

 

Unfortunately, I only have about $100 to spend on this laptop so I have to choose a smaller 240GB drive ($60) instead of a 512GB drive ($129, priced on Newegg).

 

I am going to spend another $30 upgrading the memory from 4GB to 8 GB RAM to eke out the very best performance.

 

The key thing you said that really helps me was that the drive does not have to be the exact same size.

 

Your post was extremely helpful!

 

Thank you for that information!

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Just make sure that you have enough room left over after the completion to save your own usage. This is why it's advocated to get a bigger drive for that reason.

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