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X51R2 ssd upgrade help needed..plz

8*sectorb6

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Hello fellow Aliens.

I have been trying without success to replace my Single HD(OEM) with a brand new San disk SSD.
I was able to remove the old drive and place a SSD in the original caddy With adapter.

I down loaded Microsoft media creation tool For win10 home 64 bit. (On separate computer).

I burned this to DVD.

I placed DVD in drive- I had previously set bios to Boot DVD 1st.

bios loaded- single beep- screen said no bootable drive found / no Hard disk.

So does the MS windows creation tool-Automatically create the DVD as a bootable disc?

Also I tried with a USB drive--with the same Fail notice.

I have bios A07 atm

The hard disc SSD is fresh - does it need formatting 1st to be seen?(Fat32 Fast)?

Anyway- If you can assist I would be most grateful.

ATM I have replaced the original HD at it Boots fine.

I do not have any 3rd party burning ATM - I used what win 10 provides.

Thanks
 

8*sectorb6

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Thank you, I would like a clean install- My os (Defender)stopped 2 Virus..so I don't want any lingering effects.
 
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Hardash

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Hello fellow Aliens.

I have been trying without success to replace my Single HD(OEM) with a brand new San disk SSD.
I was able to remove the old drive and place a SSD in the original caddy With adapter.

I down loaded Microsoft media creation tool For win10 home 64 bit. (On separate computer).

I burned this to DVD.

I placed DVD in drive- I had previously set bios to Boot DVD 1st.

bios loaded- single beep- screen said no bootable drive found / no Hard disk.

So does the MS windows creation tool-Automatically create the DVD as a bootable disc?

Also I tried with a USB drive--with the same Fail notice.

I have bios A07 atm

The hard disc SSD is fresh - does it need formatting 1st to be seen?(Fat32 Fast)?

Anyway- If you can assist I would be most grateful.

ATM I have replaced the original HD at it Boots fine.

I do not have any 3rd party burning ATM - I used what win 10 provides.

Thanks
 

Hardash

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Joined
Jan 14, 2021
Messages
2
Hello fellow Aliens.

I have been trying without success to replace my Single HD(OEM) with a brand new San disk SSD.
I was able to remove the old drive and place a SSD in the original caddy With adapter.

I down loaded Microsoft media creation tool For win10 home 64 bit. (On separate computer).

I burned this to DVD.

I placed DVD in drive- I had previously set bios to Boot DVD 1st.

bios loaded- single beep- screen said no bootable drive found / no Hard disk.

So does the MS windows creation tool-Automatically create the DVD as a bootable disc?

Also I tried with a USB drive--with the same Fail notice.

I have bios A07 atm

The hard disc SSD is fresh - does it need formatting 1st to be seen?(Fat32 Fast)?

Anyway- If you can assist I would be most grateful.

ATM I have replaced the original HD at it Boots fine.

I do not have any 3rd party burning ATM - I used what win 10 provides.

Thanks
did you manage to leave your ssd without hdd? one of these days I want to update the hard drive by putting ssd instead of hdd
 
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