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Hi experts, I have scoured the internet and I have not found anyone who is in the same situation as I am. I just bought this laptop by HP "hp envy touchsmart m6-k022dx sleekbook" to replace my previous which died in an apartment flood. Now what's happening is that I ordered a new hard drive because I've used close to three computers which had packed up due to hard drive failure (I work with software that put much load on my hard drive) yes so I bought this hard drive by western digital Western Digital 750 GB WD Black SATA III 7200 RPM 16 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Notebook Hard Drive WD7500BPKX which is better than the hard drive currently installed in my new hp this new hp is untouched. I just bought it yesterday. it comes with a genuine Windows 8 and drivers and factory installed software and I have not installed additional software on it. the problem now I want to move everything currently in the hp envy hard drive to this new western digital hard drive including the genuine Windows 8, drivers and software. is there any way I can do that? are there any implications? side note: the specs of the hp factory hard drive are lower than the specs of the western digital. the western digital is still in an unopened box, so no os is on it

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Simply clone your current hard drive. boot the computer from a live cd and make a image copy of your hard drive to an external hard drive. then put in the new hard drive your computer. boot up again from the disk and select image to write to new hard drive. i like using norton ghost but that doesnt support external hard drive so i guess you can use acronis.

note: after you put in the new hard drive youll probably need to re-register your copy of Windows. basically all you have to do is click activate my copy of Windows. if you get a message stating this key is used. just look on the bottom sometimes under the battery for a sticker with your key. just put that key in and you should be good. if on the outside chance it still doesn't register call Microsoft and tell them you added a printer and it deactivated your Windows. do not tell them you swapped hard drives. the oem license is good for the original hard drive only.

one last comment before i go. solid state hard drive fail just like regular hard drives. in fact solid state drives can read and write only so many thousand times. after it reaches that number the hard drive fails. ssd failure used to be prevalent years back. but they've increased the read write over the years. the benefits of going with ssd is speed. no moving part equals faster search time.

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If you want a hard drive that will not fail the hard drive should be a solid state (SSHD)
they are priced at around $60.00 a gig and come in sizes from 120 to well over 500 gig
as there are no spinning discs, failure is remote
besides that a sshd will store more for the same gig size than a disc HD
now best talk with a computer geek to get exact information but you should be able to remove the hd in the computer and replace it with a new one
now connect the hard drive ( removed ) back to the unit as you would a backup hard drive and then down load it back into the computer
remember when fitting a new hard drive you may have to reset the bios to boot from the cd os disc or boot from the removed hard drive as the new hd will not have an os on it
AS I said talk with a geek and get how to do it
computer capacity is also determined by the ram size so if you have the slots fit another ram stick

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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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