TRANSFER WINDOWS TO SSD

i am using a HP Laptop which was purchased 1month ago and has active warranty

 

Details of the laptop is given below

Model : HP 15S-DU0094TU

SN# CND9244LC0

PRODUCT ID : 7NH61PA

Microsoft Windows Product ID : 00327-35847-94668-AAOEM

 

I want to add an extra internal SSD to my laptop and I had purchased a Samsung 970 EVO Plus 250 GB Internal Solid State Drive (MZ-V7S250BW)

 

Now, my question is that can I transfer the Windows 10 (Which is the licensed version and came pre-installed with laptop and I had also created the recovery disk of the same) from the regular Hard Drive which was already fitted in the laptop to my newly added SSD

 

I want to use the SSD for Windows booting and the regular hard drive as just a storage device. Is that possible?

 

I hope some of experts around here could help me out and that would be grateful to get the positive response

 

Thank You 

Hi Kunal

You have two options, you can clone that HDD onto the new SSD if the SSD is if the same or larger size as the HDD, or you can backup your data and clean install Windows 10 onto the SSD

Clean installing Windows on the SSD is best, because you will get better performance from that new SSD, however it takes longer because you will need to backup your data, clean install Windows 10, restore your data and finally clean install your 3rd party software

1
Clone the HDD onto the SSD:

You can use the free version of Macrium Reflect to clone the HDD onto the SSD:

https://www.macrium.com/reflectfree

2
Clean install Windows 10:

You can reinstall Windows 10 at any time and it will not cost you anything !

Since you previously had Windows 10 installed and activated on that PC during the installation process skip the steps which ask for a product key and select the option 'I am Reinstalling Windows 10 on this PC', and activation will not be an issue, your PC will have a digital entitlement stored on the Microsoft Activation Servers

Make sure you install the same Edition of Windows 10 (Home, Pro . . . etc.) you previously had installed to avoid Activation issues

Click this link:
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-downlo...
to download the Media Creation Tool (Click on Download Tool Now), with that you can download the latest Windows 10 ISO (Select Create Installation Media for Another PC), you can create a bootable USB flash drive (min 8GB) using that tool

Then, Boot your PC from the Installation Media you just created (change Boot Order in your BIOS) to begin installing Windows 10



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Hi Kunal

You have two options, you can clone that HDD onto the new SSD if the SSD is if the same or larger size as the HDD, or you can backup your data and clean install Windows 10 onto the SSD

Clean installing Windows on the SSD is best, because you will get better performance from that new SSD, however it takes longer because you will need to backup your data, clean install Windows 10, restore your data and finally clean install your 3rd party software

1
Clone the HDD onto the SSD:

You can use the free version of Macrium Reflect to clone the HDD onto the SSD:

https://www.macrium.com/reflectfree

2
Clean install Windows 10:

You can reinstall Windows 10 at any time and it will not cost you anything !

Since you previously had Windows 10 installed and activated on that PC during the installation process skip the steps which ask for a product key and select the option 'I am Reinstalling Windows 10 on this PC', and activation will not be an issue, your PC will have a digital entitlement stored on the Microsoft Activation Servers

Make sure you install the same Edition of Windows 10 (Home, Pro . . . etc.) you previously had installed to avoid Activation issues

Click this link:
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-downlo...
to download the Media Creation Tool (Click on Download Tool Now), with that you can download the latest Windows 10 ISO (Select Create Installation Media for Another PC), you can create a bootable USB flash drive (min 8GB) using that tool

Then, Boot your PC from the Installation Media you just created (change Boot Order in your BIOS) to begin installing Windows 10



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Standard Disclaimer: This is a non-Microsoft website. The page appears to be providing accurate, safe information. Watch out for ads on the site that may advertise products frequently classified as a PUP (Potentially Unwanted Products). Thoroughly research any product advertised on the site before you decide to download and install it.


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Hello Dave

First of all I would like to thank you for using your precious time to help me in my issue.

Your reply would help me a lot but I have a confusion here

Actually, today morning I had called the HP Service Support regarding the same issue and they straight away told me that neither Windows can be transferred to SSD, nor fresh Windows can be installed in SSD.

But when I consulted other experts, everyone including you conveyed the positive response.

Now, what could be the reason behind HP's denial?

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Hi Kunal

I have no understanding of why HP would tell you that you cannot install or move Windows 10 the SSD, of course you can.

There is no such thing as a PC or laptop where Windows 10 cannot be re-installed, they are wrong . ..
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Hi Kunal

I have no understanding of why HP would tell you that you cannot install or move Windows 10 the SSD, of course you can.

There is no such thing as a PC or laptop where Windows 10 cannot be re-installed, they are wrong . ..

Even I think the same as you.

May be HP has their own interest in misguiding it's customers

Anyways, thank a lot for your support. God bless you.

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Hello Dave, greetings

Now I am facing a new issue.

I tried re installing windows from the recovery usb but it did not ask me as to which drive I want to install windows and it got directly installed on hard disk. But I wanted on SSD


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Hi Kunal

At the beginning of the installation routine is a Window ith 2 large buttons, choose the bottom button (Custom: Install Windows only)

On the next screen, you can choose the SSD and then click 'Next' to install Windows onto that drive . . .
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Hi Kunal

I thought you are trying to install Windows 10 on the new SSD, is that correct?

If so, you cannot do that from the Recovery Environment, this is how to do that:

Click this link:
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-downlo...
to download the Media Creation Tool (Click on Download Tool Now), with that you can download the latest Windows 10 ISO (Select Create Installation Media for Another PC), you can create a bootable USB flash drive (min 8GB) using that tool

Then, Boot your PC from the Installation Media you just created (change Boot Order in your BIOS) to begin installing Windows 10

Since you previously had Windows 10 installed and activated on that PC during the installation process skip the steps which ask for a product key and select the option 'I am Reinstalling Windows 10 on this PC', and activation will not be an issue, your PC will have a digital entitlement stored on the Microsoft Activation Servers

Make sure you install the same Edition of Windows 10 (Home, Pro . . . etc.) you previously had installed to avoid Activation issues
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I am trying to install windows in ssd but not from any installation media or iso file.

I am using the recovery usb

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