I purchased a new g7-2282nr which has not yet arrived. I'm wanting to change out the 1TB hard drive to a 260GB SSD when the I receive the Laptop. I emailed HP to make sure they would be no issues. The reply from them was that a SSD would not work in the g7-2282nr. Yet they refuse to tell me why. Do you have any answers,as I do not understand what the issue would be. Some say it's because of the recovery OS disc. But I don't understand that either, for they work in the event of a total hard drive failure with a new hard drive.
I had asked the manufacturer of my laptop if it supported 16 gb ram. For a long time I got no response from them. I decided to go ahead and try it. It worked with perfectly. Later I got a phone from the manufacturer, saying it doesn't support 16 gb!
Luckily I didn't ask them if it was SSD compatible(!). I had changed the internal 500 gb hdd to 240 gb SSD.
They probably want you to use the laptop as is and not run into any risk by making any suggestions.
(BTW, my laptop is not hp.)
Hp does not want anyone to alter with the spec of the machine, dont stress you an upgrade, im using a Kingston SSD in my HP and works perfectly, just reload windows and drivers then all done, if you do not have a windows disc, get a SSD with OS migration, Corsair and Kingston has models that include it, keep the old drive safe just in case you one day need the OS recovery / if you need to take it back for warranty