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Laptop hard drive replace

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Hp 15-DW0023ci
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

I have a hp 15-dw0023ci laptop and want to put in a larger hard drive and I have a usb cable to hard drive can I restore the drive plugged into usb I want to keep org hard drive like it is. Thanks for your help 

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@DPotter58 

 

I don't know what are you trying to do, but what I normally do :

 

1. Buy new, larger capacity HDD,

2. Put it on an enclosure  (or using USB - SATA adapter),

3. Clone old HDD to new HDD using a cloning software,

4. Physically swap old HDD and new HDD,

5. Keep machine running on new HDD for few days or a week, keep old HDD as backup,

6. When happy, reformat old HDD and use it as an external HDD.

 

Regards.

BH
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