Laptop w/32 GB Drive - Not Room to Update

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       #71

    AndreTen said:
    there are some problems out there that need your attention
    Ummm, let me finish this one first, OK?
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    COMPUTIAC said:
    You can use Macrium to clone the eMMC to the Adata drive.
    Yes, I've seen that.

    COMPUTIAC said:
    How are you planning to use the new drive after this is completed ?
    I want the new drive to be C:\ and the 32 GB drive to be D:\ for data.

    COMPUTIAC said:
    Looking on the Lenovo forum it doesn't seem possible to replace the drive unless you replace the MB with one with a 64GB drive soldered on it.

    100S-11IBY Laptop (ideapad) Hard Drive Replacement - Lenovo Community
    I'm not looking to replace the 32 GB drive in the computer; once I have the Adata drive configured as C:\, I'll use the soldered in 32 GB drive for data.

    COMPUTIAC said:
    Thanks, Bob! The tech manual is definitely a plus.
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    Any update yet on this Wynona ?
    How did everything work out ?

    Is your student happy with it and using it normally now ?
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    COMPUTIAC said:
    Any update yet on this Wynona ?
    How did everything work out ?

    Is your student happy with it and using it normally now ?
    Good evening, Bob.

    Yes, my student is very happy; however, I haven't had access to her computer since I got it updated. I still need to figure out how to change boot from the "built-in" to the new 240 GB SSD card. I'm waiting until I get possession of the computer again.
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    I went back to the post by @bro67 and re-read the information in the link he provided.

    Laptop w/32 GB Drive - Not Room to Update

    I found this reply to Igor Kromin's post and am wondering if I should try it:

    Thanks for this guide. I'll share my experience. My starting point was to completely erase the eMMC (including the recovery partition) and clean install Windows 10 and drivers. I noticed a performance improvement just from this alone.

    I installed a 120GB m2 ( http://amzn.to/2EMuMd5 ) and used one of the short screws from the bottom plate to secure it in place.

    The bottom plate snaps into place securely even without the screws. I'll be completely fine with one less screw on the bottom and it was more important to secure the m2 properly.

    Next, I cloned the eMMC to the m2 using Macrium Reflect.

    Last, I used Windows Advanced Startup to access the UEFI and change the boot order. Even though the m2 was above the eMMC in the list, it was still booting the eMMC. I moved the m2 all the way to the top, above Windows Boot Manager, and then it started booting from the m2.

    It's working nicely with a noticeable performance improvement. My overall Novabench score went up from 340 to 385. The drive performance score went from 26 to 77.

    I need to do more research to see what might need to be done with Windows Boot Manager and whether or not I can safely erase the eMMC or if I need to leave it alone. I'm not sure if Windows Boot Manager might still be looking to one of the partitions on the eMMC so I'm going to be careful.
    I did use a screw from the bottom plate of the Lenovo to secure the m.2 properly.
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