I am trying to install a new Western Digital Blue SN550 NVMe drive on my HP Envy x360 15-ds1010wm, but when I launch the USB Windows Installation tool, it doesn't show up. (It shows up briefly saying it contains 0 MB, but it disappears when I click Refresh). It also doesn't show up using Hiren's Boot CD. I have updated the BIOS to the latest version (F.06). I ran the Quick Hard Drive Test in the BIOS, and it passed.
(I have two SN550 drives and two identical Envy laptops in case I should do additional testing)
(Before this I was trying to install a Crucial P2 drive into each laptop, but both drives/laptops gave SMART errors)
What exactly I did:
Download Windows Media Creation Tool.
Save Windows to ISO onto a Micro SD Card (most convenient removable storage I had).
Use Rufus to flash ISO onto 64GB Sandisk USB (GPT, UEFI).
Replace SSD. (I did not remove the battery if that matters)
Boot USB flash drive. Windows Installer boots, but SSD doesn't show up in the install wizard.
Run the Quick Hard Drive Test in the BIOS. It passed, so the drive should be working.
Download/flash Hiren's Boot CD onto that flash drive. SSD doesn't show up on that either.
Format USB as FAT32, install BIOS onto flash drive using the official tool, and run the .efi file to update the BIOS. (BIOS updated from F.05 to F.06)
Flash Windows ISO onto USB flash drive/boot. Still doesn't show.
Disable "Secure Boot" in BIOS. Still doesn't work.
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