cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

Note on archived topics.

This topic has been archived. Information and links in this thread may no longer be available or relevant.
If you have a question create a new topic by clicking here and select the appropriate board.
brian2
Level 2
17 8 0 3
Message 1 of 4
277
Flag Post
HP Recommended

New Laptop but want to upgrade to SSD

HP ENVY - 17t
Microsoft Windows 7 (64-bit)

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 🙂

0 Kudos
3 REPLIES 3
Level 17
Level 17
44,688 38,145 3,344 14,046
Message 2 of 4
263
Flag Post
HP Recommended

New Laptop but want to upgrade to SSD

 

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/

 

**Click Accept as Solution on a Reply that solves your issue**
***Click the Thumbs-Up button as a way to say Thanks!***

Highlighted
brian2
Level 2
17 8 0 3
Message 3 of 4
226
Flag Post
HP Recommended

New Laptop but want to upgrade to SSD

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

0 Kudos
Level 17
Level 17
44,688 38,145 3,344 14,046
Message 4 of 4
214
Flag Post
HP Recommended

New Laptop but want to upgrade to SSD

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.

**Click Accept as Solution on a Reply that solves your issue**
***Click the Thumbs-Up button as a way to say Thanks!***

0 Kudos

Note on archived topics.

This topic has been archived. Information and links in this thread may no longer be available or relevant.
If you have a question create a new topic by clicking here and select the appropriate board.
† The opinions expressed above are the personal opinions of the authors, not of HP. By using this site, you accept the Terms of Use and Rules of Participation