By Bryce / Last Updated September 2, 2019

Want to replace hard drive on HP PC

After purchased a HP Pavilion laptop or other HP computers, you may need to replace hard drive on HP under the following two situations:

  • Your current primary disk is hard disk drive and you want to upgrade it to SSD to enjoy SSD’s advantages, including fast read-write speed, high reliability and so on.

  • The capacity of the disk that is in use is too small to hold more and more applications & files; you want to replace it with larger SSD or HDD.

You can clone hard drive on HP laptop or desktop

Before replacing hard drive in HP computer, have you ever think about what should you do if you want to use all applications and files on old hard drive? Copy files and reinstall applications one by one on new hard drive? This process can be time-consuming and troublesome. Fortunately, you can transfer everything including operating system and kinds of applications without reinstalling from one disk to another on HP PC through copying hard drive.

To complete hard drive to SSD or HDD copy in HP computer well, it is important to employ a reliable and powerful disk cloning tool. Here I would like to recommend you AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional.

It supports cloning entire hard drive (hidden partitions like HP recovery partitions are included) to another hard drive. It offers two disk copy methods: Copy Disk Quickly and Sector-by-Sector Copy. The first one only clones used space, which should be selected, if you want to clone hard drive to smaller SSD. The second one copies all sectors, even if the sector is unused or logically bad.

Detailed steps on duplicating hard drive on HP PC

Now, install and run AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional and have a look at how to clone hard drive to SSD/ HDD on HP computer via it.

What you should know before operation:

  • The size of new SSD or HDD should not smaller than the used space of current hard drive; if you need to copy every sector, the capacity of target new disk shall not be smaller than the capacity of current disk.

  • If you want to clone MBR disk to GPT SSD, you should confirm that the operating system is 64bit and your BIOS support UEFI boot mode

  • This process will erase all data on destination disk, thus you’d better back up necessary files on target disk in advance.

Step 1. Connect the new hard drive to your HP computer and ensure that it can be detected by Window. Install and enter the main interface of AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional.

Step 2. Click All Tools and choose Disk Copy Wizard. In the pop-up window, choose one copy method (Copy Disk Quickly is advised) and then click Next.

Clone System Disk Quickly

Step 3. On this page, you can choose your source disk. Then, click Next.

Select Source Disk Clone System System Full

Step 4. Here you need to select your target disk. If there are data on destination disk, it will prompt you that all data on this selected destination disk will be wiped out…, click Yes. Then, click Next.

Select Target Disk Clone System Quick

PS.: If destination disk is SSD, check Optimize the performance of SSD….

Step 5. In this window, you are allowed to edit partitions.

Clone System Disk without Resizing

PS.: If you choose Sector-by-Sector Copy, you can’t edit partitions during cloning process and you can resize partition after cloning.

A Note about how to boot operating system from the destination disk appears. After you keep it in mind, click Finish.

Clone System Disk without Resizing

Step 6. In the main interface, you can preview the operation result. After confirmation, click Apply and Proceed to commit it.

Apply Proeed Clone System Disk Quick

Last but not least

With AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional, you can effectively clone HP laptop or desktop hard drive to SSD or HDD without reinstallation. And it allows you to copy disk to another disk in other computers like Dell, Lenovo and Asus etc. It performs well on Windows 10/8.1/8/7, XP and Vista. If you want to clone disk to disk in Windows Server 2019/2016/2012/2008/2003, please employ AOMEI Partition Assistant Server.