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Old 08-30-2013, 08:54 PM   #1
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I need help, I recently bought an HP envy with a built in 1tb HDD and a 26GB SSD. On this laptop the Solid state drive is used as a built in back up drive, but is accessible through the os and I can store, remove, drag and drop any file just fine. Now, would it be possible to delete the backup and run my OS on the solid state drive? is 26 GB big enough? How would I transfer windows 8? I figured i might be sitting on a convenient to improve the speed and responsiveness of my OS by running it on my SSD
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My windows 7 folder is bigger than 25gb, so i doubt it. But a 64gb sdd is quite cheap now
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Get a bigger SSD, At least 64GB, Maybe 128GB but in terms of transferring the OS you be able to clone the drive and put it on the SSD..
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Thanks for the help.
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I've seen it done on a drive that size. You won't have much room left over, but I think it would work. You could try it and just remove the 1tb drive and reinstall and see if it fits. If it doesn't, you haven't lost anything.
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