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HP Pavillion 15 au085tx
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

Hello All,

I want to add an ssd as my os boot drive for better speed , the question is how do i transfer my os from hdd to sdd, Do i have to clone the drive or transfer it somehow, please help. And how do i get to set the laptop to take boot from ssd only.

P.S- i have my recovery drive.

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@Sid_nitt

First off, you can't use the HP Recovery Manager to do this, as that will erase the entire HDD in the process and simply reinstall what you already have on the HDD.

Second, you could "clone" the HDD to the SSD following the instructions below ...

What I recommend is the following:
1) Download and install Macrium Reflect (MR) from here: https://www.macrium.com/reflectfree
2) Connect the new drive to the PC using a USB-to-Hard-Drive drive adapter (like the one illustrated below)
3) Follow the instructions in this link: http://knowledgebase.macrium.com/display/KNOW/Cloning+a+disk
4) Shutdown the PC when done
5) Swap the drives and reboot the PC.

NOTE: To do this easily, the SDD has to be the same capacity as the HDD.  IF you get an SDD that is a lot smaller, then before you do the cloning, you have to shrink the largest partition on the HDD (usually the OS partition), to the size such that it, and the other partitions, fit easily on the SSD.


You should boot from the new drive without any problems.

Typical USB-to-Hard-Drive adapter:

USB-Drive-Adapter.jpg

 

Third, as to booting from the SSD, you would have to enter your BIOS options and change the boot order of the drives there to select the SSD.

 



I am a volunteer and I do not work for, nor represent, HP

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@Sid_nitt

First off, you can't use the HP Recovery Manager to do this, as that will erase the entire HDD in the process and simply reinstall what you already have on the HDD.

Second, you could "clone" the HDD to the SSD following the instructions below ...

What I recommend is the following:
1) Download and install Macrium Reflect (MR) from here: https://www.macrium.com/reflectfree
2) Connect the new drive to the PC using a USB-to-Hard-Drive drive adapter (like the one illustrated below)
3) Follow the instructions in this link: http://knowledgebase.macrium.com/display/KNOW/Cloning+a+disk
4) Shutdown the PC when done
5) Swap the drives and reboot the PC.

NOTE: To do this easily, the SDD has to be the same capacity as the HDD.  IF you get an SDD that is a lot smaller, then before you do the cloning, you have to shrink the largest partition on the HDD (usually the OS partition), to the size such that it, and the other partitions, fit easily on the SSD.


You should boot from the new drive without any problems.

Typical USB-to-Hard-Drive adapter:

USB-Drive-Adapter.jpg

 

Third, as to booting from the SSD, you would have to enter your BIOS options and change the boot order of the drives there to select the SSD.

 



I am a volunteer and I do not work for, nor represent, HP
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