Hello guys, welcome to my video about how to install a Solid State Drive (SSD) into your laptop Here I have my Samsung V-NAND SSD 850 EVO with 1 Terabyte storage. It doesnt matter how many storage your drive has because the process will always be the same. I have already installed my SSD but I am going to show you how i did this. You will also have to change some settings in BIOS. to change some settings in BIOS. You also need a Windows 10 Installation CD or a boot stick. Please not that I won’t do a data migration because I want to set up the laptop newly There are ways to do a data migration but I dont recommend this. This is laptop Every manufacturer has manuals for their products. I recommend to look into the manual. Usually you can also download them at the manufacturers homepage. I also have downloaded my manual from Dell’s homepage. So you can find out how to open up your laptop to reach your hard drive. At first it is important to remove the battery In my case I have to loosen two screws. Now I can remove the cover. Underneath is the Hard Drive. This is my SSD which I already build in before but I am going to show you how I did this. At first I have to loosen one screw. In total there are only three screws in my case. There used to be a strap which unfortunately ripped off. But thats not a big deal. Now just pull the hard drive out with your fingers. The hard drive is now ejected. I had some paper in between there but this is not necessary so don’t do this. This SSD is very thin. Now you have to remove this peace of metal. Just loosen the two screws on the left and the right side remove the peace of metal from the old hard drive and screw it onto your new SSD. After that you can install your SSD into your laptop. If you have noticed some problems with the contacts you can try to put some paper underneath your ssd. Now screw your SSD into your laptop. Put the cover back onto the laptop. Now we are going to change some settings in BIOS. If your laptop is older you have to change the boot mode. The boot mode is called UEFI In my case I still had the boot mode LEGACY activaded. In LEGACY mode your SSD will not be recognised by the laptop. Its important to change to UEFI before reformating the SSD and installing Windows 10. The SSD has to be reformated in the MBR Format This is very important because otherwise the laptop won’t recognise the SSD automatically. Also your laptop would not start very fast because you would have to shoose your SSD manually. At first start your laptop and in my case I have to press F2 To boot into the BIOS menu If you dont know which button you have to press just watch this area on your laptop while it is starting. Now got to BOOT and got to BOOT LIST OPTIONS and change to UEFI enable FAST BOOT disable SECURE BOOT Its important that the Windows 10 Installation CD will be started with UEFI mode enabled. Now you can exit the BIOS menu by going to EXIT and SAVE CHANGES AND RESET My Windows 10 Installation CD is now inserted. Now start your laptop. In my case I have to press F12 on my keyboard to start the Windows 10 CD and go on to format the SSD in MBR mode If you dont know which button to press in your case, just watch the screen while starting the laptop Now I am starting my laptop and pressing F12 This is the boot mode menu Go to UEFI OPTIONS and choose CDROM once again, it is important to choose the CDROM from UEFI OPTIONS (not legacy options). After a while you will see this window This is the Windows 10 setup menu Now go on and install windows 10 go on Dont choose UPGRADE; install Windows 10 newly Just in case it is better to format all partitions before installing windows 10 All data on the SSD will be deleted before installing windows 10 Now click on NEW to create new partitions I have created two partitions one for Windows 10 and Software and the other just for personal data (you can do this by your own preferences). Now your SSD should be in the correct mode You can go on and install Windows 10 In my case I have already installed windows 10, thats why I dont go on here. Now I will demonstrate how fast the laptop is starting and shutting down with an SSD. Im starting the laptop Thats it I already can start working with my laptop The starting process is really fast now I recommend a SSD for most laptops but SSD are more expensive than usual hard drives you can safe money by choosing one with less storage. If you are using a Tower-PC you could also install an extra and small SSD just for Windows 10. Now im going to shut the laptop down Thats it. If you like my Video, please share it and push the like button. Thank you!