I recently bought a new SSD and eventually managed to install it after some issues (motherboard doesn't support ACHI which I think caused an issue with upgrading the firmware so I didn't bother with that) I thought the installation had gone fine but I am now experiencing a lot of issues.
When I start up the computer I often get an "Disk Read Error Occurred" error. This is normally "fixed" by turning the computer off for a while (a minute) and trying again.
Another problem is that the computer often states that it didn't shut down correctly and gives me the safe mode options at boot.
Another problem is that the computer has also totally turned off without no notice and when rebooted gives the option to use the built in HP recovery software or boot windows normally.
And an issue that has just occurred is that I got a message saying that windows needs to be reactivated. A reboot seems to have temporarily fixed this.
One of the causes of these issues might be that on my other 1TB HDD is still a version of Windows 7 (the version I cloned to the SSD) the reason I haven't removed this is because of this types of issuing occurring I can simple remove the SSD and revert back to the HDD.
I was tempted to do a fresh install of Windows onto the SSD but I have a variety of paid for software that I do not want to pay for more licenses again (Office, Serif etc.)
Any help or recommendations appreciated.