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Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

I have a simple pc with 2 sata slots (HD and DVD).

The HD is 1 Tb. I split the disk in 2. One for Windows 10 and the other for data.

Now i tried to replace the disk for a 500 Gb SDD and chose a fresh Windows installation fom a Windos USB stick

When i disconect the HD and replace it for the initialized SSD the pc won't start. 

I only get a black screen with some information of the pc and i can't open the bios

When i used a 500 Gb other HD then the pc starts and i can normaly open the bios.

Is it not possible for this pc to replace the HD for a SSD?

Is it possible a bug in the sata driver?

What must i do so that the pc accept the SSD so i can install W10 on it.

Thanks

 

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@GeDan 

I'm presuming that you booted from the USB stick to install Windows on the SSD.  Was the HDD still connected when you did that?

 

Asking because it sounds like the installer wrote the boot files to the HDD, not to the SSD.

 

You could try reinstalled Windows to the SSD but this time, have only the SSD connected -- as that will force Windows to create a boot partition on that drive.



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Thank you WAWood for your reply but I get my answer from HP Netherlands. 

They told me that the type of motherbord in the specific PC can not support a SSD. Only a HDD.

So my problem is solved for this moment. Now I had to choose will i bye a new motherbord or a new PC.

Have an good time and see you on this forum.

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That's a surprising answer -- and a disappointment as I would not have expected that.

 

But anyway, at least you know what the problem is now.

 

Just know that if you change the motherboard, since the Windows license is tied to the motherboard, you will have to buy a new license and since you can't transfer OEM licenses, it will have to be a retail license.



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