View Single Post
16 Jan 2013  
DellXPS14

Windows 7 Home 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
What are the Advanced choices under Normal boot menu?

I would remove Floppy from all menus, which may be accomplished just by uninstalling the floppy drive which is best anyway.

Then if you can trigger DVD or USB driver from its own one-time BIOS Boot Menu at boot, I'd set HD to boot first as it appears to be now.

And yes, I would set SSD first under HDD since you want to install to it.

Those choice are for legacy BIOS. Is your Win7 installed now in EFI mode or Legacy?

If EFI mode you may want to keep it there to transfer or reinstall to SSD in UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with - Windows 7 Forums.

If you choose to change from UEFI to Legacy mode you'll need to wipe the HD to convert to MBR disk as demonstrated in Bypass UEFI to Install WIn7
Sorry for being ignorant but I'm not really following you. I'm not that familiar with the technical side of windows 7 so I'm not aware of the terms you're using.

I tried to uninstall the floppy drive but it didn't show up in my device manager (I searched online and the device manager is where you would normally uninstall or disable it).

When you say, "Then if you can trigger DVD or USB driver from its own one-time BIOS Boot Menu at boot, I'd set HD to boot first as it appears to be now." do you mean instead of pressing F2 for setup, press F12 for boot manager? When I go into boot manager I now find: Legacy boot: mini ssd, hard drive, network and Other Options: Diagnostics, Enter setup

I did however change the boot order under legacy boot> boot type order to Hard disk drive 1st. I also changed the SSD to the 1st spot under legacy boot> Hard Disk Drive.

Right now i'm guessing that my PC runs legacy boot because there is nothing in UEFI Boot, would I be correct in saying that? I honestly don't know the difference between the two or what they even mean.

Any help would be much appreciated, thank you for being so patient.
My System SpecsSystem Spec