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Windows 7: Hard Drive Replacement for PC

03 Jul 2015   #71
dazzlenet

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

OK, so I connect the larger cable from the power supply & the smaller cable from the mother board to the SSD, right? I rec'd a DVD with the SSD - so I am assuming I put it in when my computer comes on. I have another small cable that I took out of an old computer. Is this all I will need when I connect the hard drive?

I downloaded an ISO file to a flash drive to install Windows 7. I hope my computer recognizes the flash drive!


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03 Jul 2015   #72
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

HDD/SSD and DVD all need a data cable and a power cable. These are all fool-proof, only one way of plugging in and different sizes.

First clean install your OS with SSD and DVD connected.
Then if you need to attach HDD, remove cables from DVD and plug into HDD.

(Assuming all are SATA drives)
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03 Jul 2015   #73
dazzlenet

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I installed the SSD, hooked up the monitor, keyboard & mouse, then booted computer. Screen message:

Reboot & Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key.

I went into BIOS & changed the boot order to 1- CD/DVD & 2- SSD Drive (which showed on the screen!) then put the CD/DVD in that came with the SAMSUNG SSD & rebooted. I got the same message again. NOW WHAT?

I have a feeling this is going to be a pain.
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04 Jul 2015   #74
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dazzlenet View Post
I installed the SSD, hooked up the monitor, keyboard & mouse, then booted computer. Screen message:

Reboot & Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key.

I went into BIOS & changed the boot order to 1- CD/DVD & 2- SSD Drive (which showed on the screen!) then put the CD/DVD in that came with the SAMSUNG SSD & rebooted. I got the same message again. NOW WHAT?

I have a feeling this is going to be a pain.
If you want to install Windows to that SSD, you should NOT need that Samsung SSD.

You say you downloaded a Windows ISO to a flash drive. Can you boot from that flash drive? If not, burn the ISO to a DVD and boot from that. One way or another, you have to have something the PC can boot from to install Windows.

And you will need a 25 character "Product Key" to activate the new Windows installation. Otherwise, the install won't work for long.

Make sure only the SSD and the bootable device (DVD or flash drive) are connected when you begin the install.
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05 Jul 2015   #75
dazzlenet

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

If you want to install Windows to that SSD, you should NOT need that Samsung SSD.

You say you downloaded a Windows ISO to a flash drive. Can you boot from that flash drive? If not, burn the ISO to a DVD and boot from that. One way or another, you have to have something the PC can boot from to install Windows.

And you will need a 25 character "Product Key" to activate the new Windows installation. Otherwise, the install won't work for long.

Make sure only the SSD and the bootable device (DVD or flash drive) are connected when you begin the install.[/QUOTE]

Thank you for the info. I am going to try this tonight.
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15 Aug 2015   #76
dazzlenet

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Windows Installed on SDD

OKAY! I finally got Windows 7 installed on my new Samsung SSD 850 EVO. Now I just gotta learn how to connect my other drive - WD 1.0TB SATA. Am not sure I have the right cables to add the 2nd drive. Also, how do I set Windows to start on the SSD & put all my info on the WD harddrive?
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15 Aug 2015   #77
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You only need 1 SATA power cable and 1 SATA data cable. Your current PSU should have (most likely) a spare power cable. If not, you can get a multiplier or a molex to SATA power converter for real cheap.

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Also buy a SATA data cable (the red ones will do just fine), you may even have one laying inside your motherboard box if you have kept it.

Then only adjust the BIOS hard disk boot order to start from the SSD.


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15 Aug 2015   #78
ignatzatsonic

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dazzlenet View Post
put all my info on the WD harddrive?
What exactly does that mean?
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15 Aug 2015   #79
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I was under the impression that using it for data files (music/documents/videos, etc.).
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15 Aug 2015   #80
dazzlenet

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GokAy View Post
You only need 1 SATA power cable and 1 SATA data cable. Your current PSU should have (most likely) a spare power cable. If not, you can get a multiplier or a molex to SATA power converter for real cheap.

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Also buy a SATA data cable (the red ones will do just fine), you may even have one laying inside your motherboard box if you have kept it.

Then only adjust the BIOS hard disk boot order to start from the SSD.
I do have an extra SATA cable I took out of an older PC. I don't see an extra SATA power cable. Also, my motherboard has 2 slots for drives & my CD player is plugged into one & my SSD is plugged into the other. My motherboard manual states it has 6 (six) Sata ports. Two are covered with something white. Now what?
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