Question No boot option for new ssd

arkaus15

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Hi, so I have an SSD out my laptop with all my data and windows on, and I wanted to utilise a desktop I have, however it's very slow on the harddrive so thought I'd just pop my SSD in and boot from that...

Well I'm not sure if I'm stupid for thinking to works like that but doesn't it? Haha. So I plug new SSD in and go bios, find boot option #1 and look for SSD.. well it's not there, however on the next tab system info it clearly shows the 128gb SSD I want to boot from.. so why isn't it available in boot options? Driving me nuts! Tried switching data ports, unpugging other hard drive, then it just boots to efi mode or something and shows black screen with lots of writing (trying the diff boot options I guess)

Any help would be massively appreachiate

Thanks in advanced..

-Chris
 

arkaus15

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Oh right, fair enough.. thanks for that I'm a complete newbie as you can tell. So how would go about using the SSD then, is there a way to clone HDD to ssd via bios or is it not like that?

Thanks again
 

USAFRet

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Fresh install of Windows currently on WD 1.0TB HDD.
SSD 128GB goldenfir straight out laptop with everything still on
If it is a fresh OS install on the HDD, don't bother with a clone operation.

Just do a fresh install on the SSD>
This includes DELETING all existing partitions and data on it.

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