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    Finding out if HD needs to be replaced

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    So I have this laptop that fell down, I replaced its screen, now when I am inside windows the boot time has increased and the wait time as well.
    The hard drive utilization is always 99%. It also makes some ticking sounds. So, I concluded a new hard drive is needed.
    First I want to make sure if I am taking the right decision. If I am , then can I avoid installing windows and just clone the old windows to the new hard drive.

    -Thanks for your help

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    May be worth testing with one of the many hard disk utilities first. This one, CrystalDiskinfo is free...

    https://crystalmark.info/en/

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    Making an image backup before stressing the drive with a test suite would be my rec. If your HDD is small enough a SSD may be cost effective and make your old laptop a bit zippier. I use Macrium Reflect or Acronis s/w for the image you actually could go straight to a clone with these.
    David

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    The free version of Aomei Backupper allows you to create an image to an external disk, which you can restore to a new disk using the Aomei boot CD/USB.

    cheers, Paul

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    Was impossible to clone the disk. Saved time and installed win10 which was activated after installation

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