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can I replace my hard drive with an ssd drive?

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HP Pavilion Notebook P1A78UA#ABA
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

HP Pavilion Notebook P1A78UA#ABA

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Hi:

 

Yes you can.

 

If you can live with 50% of the storage space your notebook has now, you can get this decent model SSD for less than $70 bucks.

 

https://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-500GB-Ultra-NAND-SATA/dp/B072R78B6Q/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=sandisk+ssd+u...

 

Below is the link to the service manual for your notebook.

 

The HDD R & R procedure can be found in chapter 6.

 

After you replace the hard drive, you can reinstall W10 for free as follows...

 

You can make a W10 USB flash drive installer with the Microsoft Media Creation Tool, using an 8 GB flash drive using another Windows PC, if your PC is not working.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

If you are asked to enter a product key during the installation process, select the 'I don't have a product key' option, and W10 will install and automatically activate once you are connected to the internet.

Here are the steps to create the W10 USB flash drive installer...

Select Download tool now, and select Run.If you agree to the license terms, select Accept.

On the What do you want to do? page, select Create installation media for another PC, and then select Next.

 

Select the language, edition, and architecture (64-bit or 32-bit) for Windows 10. You want 64 bit. 

 

Select which media you want to use:  USB flash drive. Plug in a blank USB flash drive with at least 8GB of space. Any content on the flash drive will be deleted.

 

After W10 installs, you can install the drivers and available software from your PC's support page.

 

https://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/hp-pavilion-17-g100-notebook-pc-series/8499304/mode...

http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c04655191

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