new ssd to envy j130ea 17
Hi, need help, just bought a sandisk ssd I added in the laptop on hd0 and nothing, I have a usb conector, plug it in, I can see the item in Device Manager but he can not see in Explorer, I know maybe a small problem, but I stuck.thank you
Welcome to the Support Forum HP and we are happy to help you.
According to the error message you posted it seems that you are not able to find the SSD drive you have connected
to the Machine. It would be possible that the SSD on the Machine needs a drive letter assigned. We will surely
help you with this.
Please follow the steps as indicated below to solve the problem
Step 01. Turn on the Machine
Step 02. Logging on to Windows with an account that has administrator privileges
Step 03. Please open the control panel. Select Tools administration and from there, select computer management
Step 04. Please search for the SSD you have connected to the Machine
Step 05. Once you find it right click on the drive and select "Assign a drive letter" and click ok
Step 06. Please close all open application
Step 07. Please open my computer screen and search for SSD icon
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I've owned my TouchSmart from HP ENVY 15 - j105sa Notebook PC, Ref. F5D08EA for a few months now and I would like to upgrade to an SSD Samsung Evo 840 (500 GB) HARD drive.
I use the recovery disks that I created when I got the laptop to install the OS on the new SSD? I know that I could do it with previous versions of Windows, but with secureboot etc I do not know if this can be done with Windows 8, I know, it can be disabled in the BIOS, but I have the latest bios update for my laptop that I check regularly.
Thanks for any help.
The method the most painless way to do is to buy the new SSD as a migration kit.
Migration kits are delivered with a USB to SATA data\power connector and cloning software.
Recovery and recovery usb media discs games requires that the target disk is the same size or larger than the original. In using the method of migration (cloning) will show that a problem.
It makes you, thank you.
Can I add an SSD to envy 15 or do I have to replace the original disk?
Yes assuming that the SSD is large enough to hold all the data that was on the old disk, you can 'clone with resizing' from the old drive to the new. I use Acronis to make, and they offer a fully functional 30 day trial that would work to clone a drive. You will need an adapter usb to SATA to hang the new disk on the computer and access to the cloning procedure. On an SSD, but you are probably going to be cramped for space and you can just do the recovery with just the c: disc / > image drive and install the OS on the SSD using these discs and forget not to have a recovery on the SSD partition. If you do this, you should not buy an adapter usb to sata. You could also just clone the C:\ > will lead the SSD using acronis and keep the old drive to use for recovery if you need to do it later.
I just bought a HP Envy 750-177c. I have it operational and it works very well. I had installed a Samsung 850 EVO SSD in my old computer and now want to add to it. I have an external cloning device that I can plug it into the computer and launch the software from Samsung to clone the HD HP. Once this is done, I will be able to add the SSD to the drive Bay and make the boot drive. I did all these steps with my old computer, so I think that it will be substantially the same with the RESUME. I wonder if there is any change in the BIOS, that I should do to get the best performance from the drive. I also heard AHCI. Is selectable via the BIOS with Windows 10, or do I have to make some changes by Reg Edit? I need to download a driver AHCI? Is this useful?
Thanks for the tips.
When it comes to SSD, I suggest you to activate the AHCI because it often improves performance when it comes to SSDS (and not only - if you are running an SSD and a HARD disk HARD drive will get some push), and it offers a few additional features like connection hot records.
You can activate it by following these steps:
* Let the connected existing boot drive.
* Go to MSCONFIG and set the PC to boot in safe mode.
* Power cycle your PC all the way to the top in safe mode then power down in safe mode.
* Turn on and boot into the BIOS and enable the AHCI and disable secure boot. Save the changes.
* Restart your PC. If OK at this stage then return to MSCONFIG and uncheck start safe mode and save the changes.
* Turn on your PC and if OK then power off.
* Connect the new SSD and power upward.
* Use the cloning software to clone the old disk on the new SSD.
* Switch off the PC. Disconnect the old drive and plug the new SSD in this SATA port.
* Lights up and you should be good to go.
Regarding the drivers, you can take a look at this article from HP on the SSD:
Hope this helps, and feel free to ask any questions you may have.
See you soon!
Hello, I recently bought a HP Envy spectrum 3010NR (?) (128 GB SSD, i7) and I was wondering what the process would be to add a second SSD on my own?
I found a manual online (thanks to this site =)) that details how to get to the SSDS (for some reason, I can't post the link of the PDF, but there simply shows how to access the SSD drives and gives a part number 675508-001 for the 128 GB SSD). 33 page I think. Sorry, I don't know why it wouldn't bind.
I then used the references listed in this guide to find spares (a second SSD for the empty disc) on HPs website and found this, however being a big enough SSD at a price as cheap (most other SSD, I found online were double this price), I was suspicious that I was looking at the wrong part Maybe? Can anyone confirm this to be the correct SSD, I need, and they ordered this on the site before for envys them?
In addition, I have to update the BIOS settings, or change other settings of the computer, before I could access the storage space, someone had this type of operation performed with their envys?
Thank you very much for your time and assistance!
Hi guys and girls (if applicable)
I have good news for all fans of HP Envy 14 spectrum if you had any doubts, you can install more than 256 GB of SSD.
The answer is YES, but more probably final success will depend on the brand of the drive you choose. If I were you, I'd go for Samsung I did. Not only are they (in my opinion) the best SSDS now, but also, these are they that HP uses in your computer to build factory, but to the point...
I have two models model HP Envy 14 spectrum 3100 and 3200 and in the two tof them I managed to install two new SSD hard drive of 250 GB Samsung EVO mSata and 1 TB Samsung EVO mSata!
Both have same configuration with system of 250 GB and 1 TB as s storage drive and the two running with Windows 7, although they already are with this piece of crap Win8. So I put matching drivers and everything works flawlesly for several months now. No problem with suddenly disappear SSD or any type of strange events or suspected.
It may be that helpful to someone who needs more space and wants to spend this beautiful machine.
I recently asked questions on using the oh USB recovery of a new ssd in my hp envy 15 t, but now I know the recovery disks cannot be used as the ssd is small.
So my question is can I borrow a friends windows 7 cd and install in my ssd and use my serial code? If so what and how should I prepare reload all the drivers that are needed?
Thank you once again I really appreciate the help!
You are the very welcome.
Which shouldn't be a problem then. All the W7 x 64 drivers are on the link below...
Now, if your model comes with the graphics Intel and nVidia, then when you go to install the graphics drivers, you must install the Intel graphics driver first and then restart. Then you can install the graphic driver nvidia.
Recommended order to install the important drivers...
1 chipset installation utility. Install and reboot.
2 Intel and nvidia drivers graphics. Install Intel first, reboot, install nvidia and restart the computer.
3. audio. Install and reboot.
4 Ethernet. Install and reboot.
Then, you can install all the others you need.
If you need help to find all the drivers, please post back and I'll be happy to help you further.
You don't know what model of laptop wireless card has and now you don't have a windows installation to check the model of wireless card you have in the device after the installation of W7 Manager, please proceed as follows...
Go to Device Manager, find the other devices category, click the network controller needing drivers.
Then click on the Details tab at the top of the control of the network window.
Now, you see a drop-down list of property and it is set by default to the Description of the unit.
Drop down on it and select the second item in the list (Hardware ID).
After the first string of characters that start with PCI\VEN.
I want to change the first HD with a new 120 GB SSD on my DV6 HP ENVY with Win8.
I did the following steps:
-Created the system recovery discs (4 DVD)
-Replaced with new SSD HDD
-Changed in legacy mode option
-Insert all the recovery discs 4
-At the end of Setup apepar a text saying the system will install all computer will be rebooted several times and it is normal
-Installation process has started and made something display dialogues with progress bars
-Installation process reboot the system for the 1st time
I expect that configuration process will finish but Windows boot up the laptop in a loop to restart and not at the end of installation process.
Can someone help me to solve it? What should I do?
Thank you very much.
Hello, I did a new install on SSD, and I download all want DV6 software and driver from the HP website (http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareCategory?os=4132&lc=it&cc=it&dlc=en&sw_lang=&product=5360321). I installed everything and now I work with this laptop
I just bought new hp with preinstalled on w8 envy. Separately, I bought a 250 GB SSD. Unfortunantly I was not able to move my os again by car because its oem version. Is it possible to put the new SSD as main boot drive?
In fact, I found the solution. At least for my particular problem. I could not use samsung migration tool as w8 oem installed on there. But after I did a upgrate migration worked w8.1. Sorry to keep you all up-to-date and big thank you to advise and your time.
I just installed a new SSD. Everything works as it should but the disc that I loaded OS x of has me on 10.6.8. I can't upgrade to El Capitan or or the latest version because I did not 10.7. Is there anyway that I can get an update?
Model name: MacBook Pro
Model identifier: MacBookPro7, 1
Processor name: Intel Core 2 Duo
Processor speed: 2.4 GHz
Number of processors: 1
Total number of cores: 2
L2 Cache: 3 MB
Memory: 16 GB
Start here: update of OS X El Capitan - Apple Support
Then you can upgrade.
MacBook Pro 2.6 13 "mid 2014 8 GB. the HD is fried by virus. should I just take w Apple and replace a new SSD and you know how much $ would cost me? Thank you in advance.
my MacBook Pro 2.6 GHZ I5 (mid-2014) 3 MB shared level 3 cache, 8 GB on-board 1600 MHz DDR3L SDRAM. the HD is fried by virus. should I just take w Apple and replace a new SSD and you know how much $ would cost me? Thank you in advance.
Contact ask an ANDS Apple Store.
However, what makes you think that a virus fried your HD?
Looking at it
Initially, you Mac Pro came with an SSD.
Just what failure symptoms are you having? Maybe your SSD did not fail.
If necessary and if yo are up to it you can replace the SSD yourself
This is the Office Mac Pro forum. I asked that your post moved to the forum of laptop MacBook Pro or another appropriate forum.
I want to spend my Mac Pro hard drive to an SSD with a new installation of El Capitan, but I also want to continue to use Adobe CS3 (I can't afford a new version... > _ <). I read that some people have a lot of problems after upgrading their operating system, even when you use the legacy of Java 6 to CS3.
Someone at - it good tutorials step by step to install a new OS on a SSD? I have the adapter for my Mac to use the SSD drive also. I'm not * that * tech savvy, so I don't want to spoil anything! :\
Would it not be possible to keep my current hard drive with Snow Leopard and run Parallels or Fusion for Adobe CS3 on my SSD? I've never used Parallels or Fusion (preferences?), so where the Snow Leopard operating system to be need? On a partition on the SSD or can it be on its own hard drive (the one I'm currently using)?
Also do not know when I improve my OS, how do I tell my Mac to start El Capitan and not Snow Leopard so I keep the older operating system on its own hard drive? It is system-> startup disk preferences? Is that how I can go back, if I need to?
Here are my specs:
Mac Pro early 2008 (MacPro 3,1)
Quad-Core Intel Xeon 2.8 Ghz
16 GB RAM 800 MHz DDR2 FB-DIMM
HARD drive 500GBx2 (one is currently my Time Machine, I'll use it as a backup of my photos)
500GB SSD (no not in my Mac still installed)
4 TB HARD drive (will have Time Machine on half)
El Capitan would be really slow on my Mac Pro or should I go with the Mavericks or Yosemite? I'm just trying to extend the life of my Mac as long as possible!
I'm really sorry for all the questions! Thank you very much for any help! ^____^
~ Christina ~.
-Unless you have already "purchased" Mavericks or Yosemite is is not available for download.
-I just download the installer of El Capitan from the Mac App Store and run it and order that EL Capitan to be installed on the new SSD. You can then by pressing the Option key at startup to choose which version of the OS you want to boot from. You can set either as the default startup in system preferences > startup disk.
-During installation, you use the configuration wizard to migrate SN drive stuff. YO can also do it later using Migration Assistant but who has created a new used with the migrated data.
-With 16 GB of RAM and an SSD El Capitan will be fine
End of 2011 MBP 17 inch
A new SSD Crucial. I have heard some say that you should partition the new drive before you reinstall a new copy of Mac OS x. Is this true?
Yes. True for all new hard drives or readers drawn from non-Apple computers. Here's what you can do:
Net Clean Install of El Capitan
- Restart the computer. Immediately after the chime, press Command + Option + R until a globe appears.
- The Utility Menu appears in 5 to 20 minutes. Be patient.
- Select disk utility, then click on the continue button.
- When loading disk utility, select the drive (generally, the entry Out-bumpy) in the list aside.
- Click on the Erase tab in the main window of disk utility. A panel will fall.
- Set the GUID partition scheme.
- Define the type of Format Mac OS extended (journaled).
- Click on the apply button, then click the fact when it is active.
- Quit disk utility and re-enter the Utility Menu.
- Select reinstall OS X and click on the continue button.
I am replacing the HD in my mid 2010 Mac Book Pro. I have an iMac of end of 2014 plus a I phone plus 6. How to do a clean install of El Capitan on my new SSD in my Mac Book pro?
Boot in recovery of internet use disk utility to format the drive and install the OSX as well recovery
Other options besides a clean install How to create a clone of startup
I'd be happy if anyone of you could help me out here!
I have questions, try to install a new own OSX on a new SSD on my Macbook Pro mid-2012.
I have done this before on an Evo 840 500 GB Samsung without problems.
This time, I use a Samsung Evo 850 1 TB, but when I try to install OSX it won't let me.
I use (command + R to start) recovery mode and as a first step in disk utility, I couldn't format the new SSD in Mac OS x journaled, it just stopped at 50%.
Then, I swapped the SSD for a normal (Non - SSD) hard drive, installed OS x on this drive without problem and formatted the SSD drive in disk utility on this new OSX on the HARD drive regularly after putting the SSD drive in an external enclosure.
After that, I swapped for the formatted SSD HARD drive, but I still cannot install OSX. In disk utility from recovery mode it is said "not mounted" under the mount in the info Point. I tried the strength to mount it in a Terminal too, but it will not be displayed as installable disk mounted when you run OSX installation.
Help greatly appreciated!
The SSD will appear in disk utility when it is connected to the MBP via USB? If so, format it in disk and Carbon Copy Cloner utility to copy the internal HARD drive to external SSD.
When you are finished, test the SSD by starting the MBP with the option key down key, and then click the SSD. If she starts the MBP, then swap in the MBP. If it does NOT then the MBP, internal SATA cable is suspect and should be replaced.
I had to replace my internal HD on a 2012 end iMac, so I went to SSD.
I had saved my first system and files in Time Machine before that.
What is the process of a) formatted internal SSD new and b) recovering the original of external backup Time Machine?
As I have to reseal the iMac just to make it work, I don't want to have to open it again to play with the new SSD!
Hope that you already have a boot USB OS X in hand disc (I always have a copy must have on hand).
Plug the USB into the USB port and Time Machine,
by key pressing 'option' as soon as 'chime' begins.
You can choose the selection of the boot drive.
If your SSD does not start on her file (e.g. blank) - it should start automatically via the USB.
(a) - Yes, using "disk utility" - in the menu bar superior, to partition the drive (GUID) first
(b) then choose 'continue' to install the OS X - at the end, you will be asked few options - recover via Time Machine.
After the restoration, you can run a few updates so that the system will work like the old set up.
Most of the software should work, but somehow, some software required "activation key" again.
Those notorious - Rosetta Stone (language). -J' had to communicate with them, uninstall the old drive first. Microsoft Office can be too fickle.
Make sure that OS X are the same version (you can't have 10.11 on Time Machine, try using the boot USB 10.10 disk) targeted installed OS X must be the same or more recent than the OS X version of the time Machine. For example, if your Time machine backup contains 10.10, then you can either use drive start USB 10.10 and 10.11 for the restore process.
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