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Jump Drive with Win 8.1 pro will not install on new ssd

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    Jump Drive with Win 8.1 pro will not install on new ssd


    I could not install from CD, however, I got one screen past where I entered the product key. Formated with Active Boot Disk and tried again. I am wondering if the jump drive doesn't have a required file or files. I didn't see any large files or cabs.

    Then I got this error message:


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    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    Try this - go into bios and switch to AHCI mode from SATA mode
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    Thanks for the speedy reply.
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    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    let me know if that works
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    No joy...AHCI was already enabled, I took the ssd out . of the laptop and put it in my desktop and made a disk and partition image.

    I wish I could noodle this out, because I like your method that suggests two different images.

    I have tested my flash drive and my dvd win 8.1 setup files. They both will run on my desktop.. I think my latop has hardware issues, what do you think?

    I backed up my drivers and thought i might uninstall the usb drivers and then re install them.
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    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    have you tried using your recovery drive to install windows on your SSD??

    Does the SSD come with a Drivers Disk??

    Your not the only one with an installation partition issue.. Another person only gets a 300MB partition...
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    My recovery drive only has win 7. No driver came with the Corsair Agility 128gb (sp.) I am wondering if I can install it temporarily
    in my desktop to do a clean install and then image it while it is still there.
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    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    It depends on how versed you are at following instructions..

    On the windows 8.1 PC - control panel - recovery - create a recovery drive..

    Once you have that recovery drive - we are going to create several wim files using the create media tool..

    we can then add your product key to the install.wim file

    swap out the recovery wim file with the files we create
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    Would like to give it a try...nothing ventured nothing gained. You are saying do this on the desktop, correct. I will re install after i here next from you.
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    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    just create recovery media from any windows 8 PC
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