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  1. Posts : 14
    windows 10
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    Will installing a new SSD on a BSOD crippled laptop fix it


    My HP laptop running Windows 10 home no longer boots after suffering from a BSOD months ago which I never managed to resolve after many hours of effort and reading tutorials etc. I am now going to replace its 256Gb SSD with a new 1Tb SSD then clone the old drive onto the new drive. But will the new drive still suffer from the BSOD issues of the old drive or should I do a fresh install of Win 10 onto the new drive and then move or transfer the files and programs from the old drive, the ones I want to keep, onto the new drive. What do you think guys grateful for any advice.
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  2. Posts : 7,847
    windows 10
       #2

    If you clone the old drive nothing changes you will still get bsod You should do a clean install of the latest version
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  3. Posts : 1,621
    Windows 10 Home
       #3

    I'm confused, how will replacing an SSD with another SSD resolve the BSOD problem?
    [Corrected my earlier error, HDD replaced with SSD]
    Last edited by RolandJS; 28 Feb 2021 at 20:19.
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  4. Posts : 5,872
    Windows 7 HP - Windows 10 Pro - Lubuntu
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    What makes you believe that your current SSD is the main problem?

    There are two kinds of failures to cause a BSOD.
    - Hardware. If the problem is with the current SSD a replacement will fix it. If it's not you will waste money.
    - Software. If you do a clean install it will fix it.

    I would try first to backup your data and do a clean install. It wont take more than a hour.
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  5. Posts : 40,987
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
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    See if you can find any of these files:

    %systemroot%\Minidump
    %systemroot%\memory.dmp
    %systemroot%\LiveKernelReports
    C:\Windows\memory.dmp
    C:\Windows\Minidump
    C:\Windows\LiveKernelReports

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  6. Posts : 5,872
    Windows 7 HP - Windows 10 Pro - Lubuntu
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    Laptops has a critical cooling system and along the years heat sink can get clogged with dust, get overheat and begin to have BSOD and / or shutdowns.

    Do you have a hardware monitor?
    I suggest you install Open Hardware Monitor
    It's a portable, don't need to be installed, just extract and run. I extracted to C:\Program Files (x86)\HardwareMonitor.
    Under options select run on Windows startup, Start minimized etc.
    It will show current, min and Max CPU temperatures. If it rises above 80C you have a cooling problem that must be fixed.

    Rem.: Laptops normally don't have a fan speed sensor.
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  7. Posts : 4,594
    Windows 10 Pro
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    You should also learn to create a disk image. Even if you have to create a Partition on your new drive to store images on. It`s better than nothing at all

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  8. Posts : 14
    windows 10
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    I want to thank everyone who tried to help me fix my SSD issue, I don’t have much experience in solving computer problems but after following several Utube tutorials without success I attempted to do a reset to factory conditions, a clean install, but even that did not work.
    So I have now bought a 1Tb Samsung 860 Evo mz- ne61t0 SSD which is the same make and type as the original 256Gb SSD drive. I have opened up the HP laptop to gain access the motherboard but I have not yet installed the new SSD, I think I also need a copy of Win 10 home ISO which I don't have and dont know how to get a copy without a working laptop, can I just buy the ISO from Microsoft?
    Last edited by ronfrew; 02 Mar 2021 at 11:03.
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  9. Posts : 5,872
    Windows 7 HP - Windows 10 Pro - Lubuntu
       #9

    Unfortunately I don't think that replacing the current SSD will fix the problem but.....

    You can download a Win 10 iso or create a USB boot able drive for free using MCT
    Yes you can buy a MS USB boot able drive with a license (that you don't need). It will cost you a lot of money just to have a USB drive with Windows Installer.
    Find a friend that can borrow or make for you a USB boot able drive.
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  10. Posts : 4,594
    Windows 10 Pro
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    Yes your laptop already has a W10 license, windows will automatically Activate once you are hooked up to the internet.

    As Luiz has stated, there is no reason to purchase anything, you just need a W10 ISO file.

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/soft...load/windows10

    All you may have to buy is a 8GB USB stick to create a current Windows 10 Installer.

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