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New ssd and clean install issues. Not reading disk when booting

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    New ssd and clean install issues. Not reading disk when booting

    Hi everyone

    I'm a bit of a novice but I decided to upgrade my computer and would love some advice please. I am currently running windows Vista 32 with an Hd and decided to upgrade to a SSD with windows 8 professional 64GB using a clean install.

    I have watched a few videos which suggest you just plug in your new Ssd, unplug the HD and boot windows from cd/DVD and install onto SSD. I tried this several times and every time it did not recognize the boot disk. If I plug my original HD in and reboot using the disk- it is able to recognize it and initiates the installation procedure. I am hoping to replace this HD so not sure how to get this to work.

    Any tips would be greatly appreciated.

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    Could you please provide more information like system specs, which ssd etc, however, I did have the same problem with my Kingston SSD after I deleted, formatted it many times but it worked fine when it was new.
    You could get a USB hard drive enclosure similar to one in the link below, clone the Vista on it using Macrium Reflect or similar programs, install the SSD in the laptop/PC then do a custom install of Win 8.
    Hot USB 2.0 External Hard Drive Disk Case 2.5" SATA Black Support up to 500 GB on eBay!
    Macrium Reflect Free - CNET
    Clean Install - Windows 8
    If Macrium reflect doesn't work, you could try Arconis(trial version but limited functions ) or something else.
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    Don't worry. I was doing something stupid. Sorry for wasting your time and thanks for commenting..
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