Although we are not going to delete the contents of external hard drive, we recommend backing up your external hard drive contents before trying this guide. Create two folders named Windows Files and WAIK Files on your desktop or any other drive which has a minimum of 5 GB free space.
Step 2: Download the ZIP file from here and extract the contents to WAIK Files folder.
In an hour or two, you can easily be up and running with a clone of your current system -- except now your laptop will have blazing performance. The process of upgrading your laptop to SSD is fairly simple if you have easy access to your hard drive via a removable panel on the bottom of the laptop.
If you have an Ultrabook or your laptop doesn't have that kind of easy upgrade access (e.g., the bottom panel is sealed), it's a whole different ballgame, and you'll need to consult your laptop manual for instructions on getting to that drive and finding the right replacement drive.
The issue is more to do with my laptop I am thinking though.
I tested it on my old Windows 7 Acer laptop and even though it did the same thing as when I first tried it on my newer laptop (not being recognised), I was able to go into cmd, diskpart, select the disk, clean the disk, then create a partition.
The only drive that is recognised on my laptop, in any program, is only my internal HDD.There's no better way to speed up and upgrade a laptop than to replace its mechanical drive with an SSD (Solid State Drive).It's a no-brainer, but if the thought of reinstalling Windows 10 and all of your programs and then tweaking all of their settings gives you the chills, don't worry.Also, even 2.5-inch drives can have different thicknesses-- 7 mm or 9.5 mm--and different interfaces (SATA or IDE, usually in laptops from 2008 or before).Laptops most widely use 2.5-inch SATA drives , but you should check your laptop manual or specifications to make sure you buy the right size SSD with the proper interface.