How to replace laptop HDD with SSD

In this winter vacation I bought an SSD for my laptop. I have an HP Probook 4540s with a 5400rpm, 750 GB HDD. Everything was OK but I kinda need to test this SSD performance due to the fact that all my friends and work colleagues was impressed about it.

Therefore, I had the plan to change my old HDD with a brand new 120GB SSD. I also wanted a new Windows installation so, this tutorial will cover only the replacement of the HDD drive and not any data/windows cloning.

1. Backup your data. Check for:

a) external drive with all your data backed up

b) bootable USB drive/DVD with Windows installation files

c) Screwdrivers for fine mechanics

d) laptop battery fully charged

e) SSD drive

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2. Turn your laptop upside down and remove battery.

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3. Remove laptop’s back cover and locate your HDD.

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4. Unscrew your HDD

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5. Gently remove your HDD

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6. Remove HDD holder and cover (we will reuse this to place SSD drive)

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7. Place SDD in the HDD holder and cover

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8. Place your SSD drive to the HDD slot and screw it back on place.

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9. Cover back your laptop and install battery. Press the start button.

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10. Use your USB drive/DVD to install a brand new Windows on your SSD drive.

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Enjoy!

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