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SergioF
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Laptop boots from Win 10 USB installation and then restarts

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I am trying to replace the current mechanical drive for a SSD disk drive. This is a strange one, this HP laptop will boot from a USB pen with Win 10 installation but as soon as it begins loading the installation program it restarts or freezes. I have used this same Win 10 installation USB pen numerous times with success, it is created for UEFI installations. 

 

I have also tried installing Win 10 on this same SSD using a different laptop and then putting the SSD back on this HP laptop but it will boot and begin the Startup Repair and then reboot or freeze on the repair screen. If I put back the original mechanical driver no problem. I have disable secure boot, enable legacy boot but still won't boot. 

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@SergioF 

If you can connect the SSD to the PC with the HHD, then see if you can CLONE to the SSD following the instructions below: 

 

1) Download and install Macrium Reflect (MR) from here: https://www.macrium.com/reflectfree
2) Connect the new drive to the PC using a USB-to-SSD drive adapter (like the one illustrated below)
3) Follow the instructions in this link: http://knowledgebase.macrium.com/display/KNOW/Cloning+a+disk
4) Shutdown the PC when done
5) Swap the drives and reboot the PC.

NOTE: To do this easily, the SDD has to be the same capacity as the HDD.  IF you get an SDD that is a lot smaller, then before you do the cloning, you have to shrink the largest partition on the HDD (usually the OS partition), to the size such that it, and the other partitions, fit easily on the SSD.


You should boot from the new drive without any problems.



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