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Windows 7: Installing Windows 10 to SSD

19 Aug 2016   #1

Windows 10 64 bit
Installing Windows 10 to SSD

Hi guys :)

Im having a big problem
I just recently bought a Dell 7559 Gaming Series laptop and also added a M2 250 gb samsung 850 ssd. Now i want to move windows to SSD by doing a clean install. The problem is, for some reason whenever i put the usb after creating a live windows 10 usb, the system doesnt detect it. I disable secure boot, no help. I tried in Legacy boot mode in bios but it gives an error when i choose USB devices.

I had created a recovery disk before trying and when i connect that to the laptop and press F12, it shows up in the list of UEFI devices but the new live usb i created using RUFUS is not.

Is it because of usb 3.0 ports on the laptop? i researched it a lot and now im so tired.

Edit: Used Rufus and selected Fat 32 instead of NTFS and it solved the problem.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Aug 2016   #2

Windows 8.1

what is Rufus ?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Aug 2016   #3

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

Option 2 can show you how to use Rufus
USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

Rufus - Create bootable USB drives the easy way

As far as why it worked with Fat32 you have to refer back to your Linux install ?
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