01-11-2020 08:48 PM
I bought this prebuilt PC from Walmart because I really liked the case and the small form factor. Before this, I had a PC that i had built myself just a few months ago and I have been using. I wanted to switch out the stock SSD that comes with the HP Pavillion 690-0073w. Upon opening up the case and adding my old SSD (intel 660p m.2 NVMe 1TB), the PC is unable to boot. The error message that I get looks like this
Boot Device Not Found
Please install an operating system on your hard disk.
Hard Disk -(3FO)
F2 - System Diagnostics
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I know that my old SSD has an operating system installed because I was just using it last night. What should I do?
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01-12-2020 05:18 PM
The only thing I can think of would be if the 660p is using MBR.
Try booting to the drive as a Legacy device (non UEFI) using the HP Boot Menu (F9).
You may have Windows activation problems if you can boot to the OS installed on the 660p.
You may have to clone the operating system from the HP drive to the 660p.
01-13-2020 05:19 PM
I booted as a Legacy device and it worked!
Thank you so much for your help. It didn't even give me windows activation issues. Last question, is it okay to keep booting it as a legacy device? would that cause any issues down the line?