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Hi, experts! I've scoured the internet and I haven't found someone with the same situation I'm facing. I just bought a new laptop - HP envy touchsmart m6-k022dx sleekbook to replace my old laptop which died in an apartment flood. Here's the deal, before my laptop spoilt, I ordered a new hard drive to replace my failing drive (I with with software and files that put a lot of load on the hard drives). I got the western digital black drive (WD7500BPKX) and it arrived after my laptop got soaked. Now the problem lies here. I want to use this new hard drive on the new HP as its specs are better than the factory installed drive. But i do not want to lose my genuine Windows 8 functionality, my drivers and factory installed software. I bought the HP yesterday so I have not installed any software on it. Will I be able to move everything from the factory installed drive to the WD black without losing genuine Windows 8, drivers and software? How do I do it? What are the implications of doing this? Side note: my WD drive is still in the box, I have no software installed on it.

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As long as your other drive (original) is good? just install that primary, other as secondary...go to your Windows accessories then advanced management and you'll see the transfer options...! copy swap drives and pull the old one(replacing with the new one)and your done...

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Hi there, use any hard drive cloning tool. like Acronis or Norton Ghost. with hard drive cloning you'll get exact copy of your old hard drive to your new hard drive.
Note : Do not format your old drive until you thoroughly check your newly installed drive is working fine and windows 8 is genuine.

All the best.

Posted on May 08, 2014

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    Alright thank you! I will do just that this weekend. Will let you know of any update



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SOURCE: WD Passport drive unmounts itself when connected

look up how to remove the drive from the enclosure on you-tube
it is easy and safe.
one of the removal videos also shows how to remove the USB-SATA adabter (it is really a sata drive). The removal is easy.. just pull it off.
You then have SATA ports.. just plug the drive into your computer through a SATA port and then you can access your data.
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SOURCE: External hard drive not recognized

You need to first narrow down the problem to either your PC or the external hard drive. Do you have access to any other PCs you could try connecting your hard drive to? (think friends, family, public PCs, etc)

If the hard drive works on other PCs, we know it isn't a problem with the hard drive.

If it turns out that the hard drive is fine and the PC is the problem, I would suggest going in to Device Manager and uninstalling everything USB related. Once you have done this, either reboot your PC or right-click inside device manager and "scan for new hardware". All of your USB related devices should reload their drivers automatically. You may want to try this both with and without the usb drive connected.

Another tip would be to try various USB ports.

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SOURCE: Western Digital WD Passport external hard drive not working!


The problem you're having is not at all uncommon. The external drive may simply have been disconnected improperly or may have experience a small power surge while it was writing files.

The files on the drive are most likely still retrievable should you need them. If you already have copies of all of them you can simply reformat the drive and recopy them to it. If you do not have copies, whatever you do, do not format the drive.

Assuming the damage is logical(lost the partition table), your files should be recoverable through a relatively inexpensive data recovery process. Should the drive turn out to actually be failing they are likely still recoverable but this tends to be more expensive.

There are a lot of good companies that can handle this type of recovery. The one I often use for my clients it Armor-IT Data Recovery. Although they have recently gone private(gov't contracts) you can still find them by searching the above on google and they still do private work out of Canada, they just don't advertise anymore.

Hope this helps FixYa


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SOURCE: Replaced hard drive but unable to re-install version of windows

I don't know how old is your laptop I know a lot of people they try to install larger hard drive but you have to check if your laptop or PC will see that hard drive some it will automatic will will do partition like for the original hard drive capacity and the rest will be hidden. Research your laptop capabilities up to how many gigs can operate. click start, click control panel, click administrator tools, on the left side you will see disk management, click disk management, and you will see the C: drive and will show how many gig and the rest will be not format and partition. I hope this will solve your problem. You can format the rest of the hard drive and rename and asign D: or H.


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