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

Jmanifol

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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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Vista

brummyfan

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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 Download.com
http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/2299-clean-install-windows-8-a.html
If Macrium reflect doesn't work, you could try Arconis(trial version but limited functions ) or something else.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire E1-571
    CPU
    i5-3230m
    Motherboard
    Acer Type-2
    Memory
    8GB DDR3 1333MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD 4000
    Sound Card
    High Definiton Audio Device
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Generic
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 850 Pro 256GB
    PSU
    Generic
    Keyboard
    QWERTY
    Mouse
    ELANTECH Touchpad
    Internet Speed
    12.68Mbps
    Browser
    IE11
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender

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