Quick question about upgrading Laptop with SSD

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So I have one Laptops with its screen broken, don’t want to spend a dime for its repair as I am using an external monitor as a primary display.
The laptop doesn’t show bios settings on the external monitor.
So I want to ask, can we still upgrade a Laptop with an SSD without going into BIOS??

Can we do this without any error when Windows boots up or it will come with different options at the start when booting into Windows?


Note: Never upgraded a machine before (except RAM upgrade)

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mukesh9608696 wrote:

Yes you can without any worry

You mean after copying and replicating Windows partition on SSD, we can boot directly from SSD without any hassle of Windows options coming on the screen while it boots?

Thanks for your help grinning

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Use bootable windows USB drive to do fresh installation on SSD and copy data later.
You can keep pressing F8 and then enter other commands in sequence — then your external screen will catch up later.
google for seq of cmds or check on other laptop – cmds differ little from brand to brand

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yes . ssd is like simple hdd no use of bios

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dealu22 wrote:

yes . ssd is like simple hdd no use of bios

We don’t have to select the disk from which boot manager will boot?

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Original wrote:

We don’t have to select the disk from which boot manager will boot?

Once into windows, u can install easyBCD for selecting a drive(win 7/win 10/linex etc) provided they are already installed on different partition.

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vijkap201 wrote:

Once into windows, u can install easyBCD for selecting a drive(win 7/win 10/linex etc) provided they are already installed on different partition.

Okay thanks, I will do that after purchasing SSD biggrin

Thanks, everyone biggrin

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Original wrote:

We don’t have to select the disk from which boot manager will boot?

if there are two os then u will get option to select without bios
one more thing laptop wont boot if u connect ur hdd in DVD ROM port

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dont know technicaly bt i hv tried that it doesn’t boot
u hv to fix ssd in place of hdd
and then connect ur hdd in dvd port using caddy
my dm not working so cant msg

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dealu22 wrote:

dont know technicaly bt i hv tried that it doesn’t boot
u hv to fix ssd in place of hdd
and then connect ur hdd in dvd port using caddy
my dm not working so cant msg

Okay got that, one more question – whats the easy to migrate data(full clone) to SSD?
230 GB Data single partition…
Old laptop with USB 2.0 smile

Will it take a crazy time like 13-16 hours?


One more, can we just clone Windows and deselect video files and other big sized files?

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Okay got that, one more question – whats the easy to migrate data(full clone) to SSD?
230 GB Data single partition…
Old laptop with USB 2.0 smile

Will it take a crazy time like 13-16 hours?


One more, can we just clone Windows and deselect video files and other big sized files?

if window is in separate partition then u can clone it with easeus todo backup freely available

230gb data has no shortcut it will take time

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dealu22 wrote:

if window is in separate partition then u can clone it with easeus todo backup freely available

230gb data has no shortcut it will take time

One last question, do I need USB to SATA cable?
or I can just do that when I add caddy+SSD in DVD slot??

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One last question, do I need USB to SATA cable?
or I can just do that when I add caddy+SSD in DVD slot??

u need just caddy nothing else

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