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HP ENVY - 17t
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Hi everyone, I got my laptop couple weeks ago.  I'm new to replacing hard drive. I was hoping anyone could tell me if it's possible I can upgrade to SSD drive. Well I loose my recovery portition? Well I have to buy new windows 7?  Thanks 🙂

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Depending on capacity of the SSD is you may be able to boot from Recovery Media to install Windows on it. Good insurance to have them in any event.  Creating Recovery Media >Windows 7

 

 OR-you could hook the SSD to laptop via a USB to SATA cable and clone the OS to the new drive.

 

If it is a Samsung SSD:

 

http://www.samsung.com/global/business/semiconductor/minisite/SSD/global/html/support/downloads.html

 

Any brand of SSD:

 

http://www.paragon-software.com/technologies/components/migrate-OS-to-SSD/

 

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I was looking to get the samsung ssd 1TB.   Are there instruction on how to install these drives?

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With an SSD of that capacity you should have no problems using Recovery Media to install Windows & all original software/drivers. The problems arise when owners want to replace with a 128gb SSD.Make your Recovery set as instructed in the link above before removing the original hdd.

Of course you could still use the cloning method if preferred.

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