The hard drive is probably configured as GPT, it needs to be converted to MBR to play nice with your ssd.
Didn`t you get a window asking you how you wanted it confoigured when you 1st hooked it up and booted up Windows 7 ?
Convert GPT Disk to MBR Disk - Windows 7 Help Forums
And don`t put...
My Windows 8.1 Pro flies, must be your Dell install. As suggested if the Classic Shell will help, by all means add it.
Classic Shell - Start menu and other Windows enhancements
But once you know how to get around 8.1, you don`t even need that ;)
Wireless connection drops, connect it with a...
Keep 8.1 installed, it`s better then 8, even if the 8 is Pro ;)
Do you even need the 3 extra features ?
Compare and decide about Windows 8.1...
We recommend using Macrium Reflect for images or windows built in imaging. I like to use both.
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Who knows if EaseUS copied all the necessary partitions when you made the image. If it didn`t and you used that image, that`s why windows...
Install Windows 7, Windows 8 is terrible. Even 8.1 is a better choice.
But seriously, the only thing I`d put on that is XP or Linux Mint or even Ubuntu.
The cpu is just too slow and too little ram for 7 or 8 :(
They could well be bad drives, I had 2 WD in the box that went to sleep. I could actually hear a hiss and then they would power down, I didn`t like that. The other 2 I have in there never sleep, I use a program called Hard Disk Sentinel to have them run at maximum performance, but they are...
Be careful what you wish for, sometimes updating software tends to invite trouble, adware etc. when I have a piece of software that works perfectly, I tend to leave it alone and turn off the automatic updater.