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Replaced Motherboard won't boot from SSD

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November 15, 2013 4:43:42 PM

My MSI GD65-Z77A motherboard failed about 2 weeks ago so I RMA'd it and my new one just arrived yesterday. I hooked everything up and it is working properly, except when I boot up it goes to my HDD which still has an old copy of windows 7 on it. I made sure the SSD was plugged into the first Sata port because I read somewhere that helps, and I also made sure the SSD is the first device to boot in the bios. If I boot without the HDD plugged in everything works as it should and I can just plug it in after windows has started, but that requires me to take the side panel off my computer and it's just a big hassle. I also attempted to delete Windows off the old hard drive, but it said I don't have permission, so I gave myself permission under security in properties and it still says I need permission from myself. I've completely run out of ideas and have not been able to find any currently existing threads that fix my problem.

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a c 1734 V Motherboard
November 15, 2013 5:24:26 PM

Need to go into the BIOS and change the Boot Priority to place the SSD as first - might also need to change the HD set up to AHCI, many default to IDE
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November 15, 2013 5:28:47 PM

How do I change it to AHCI?
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a c 1734 V Motherboard
November 15, 2013 5:33:07 PM

There will be an area in the system page where HD type or something to that effect will be shown, typically default is IDE and options include RAID and AHCI
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November 15, 2013 5:37:02 PM

Ok, I found it and it's already set to AHCI, and as I already said, the SSD is the first in the boot priority.
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November 15, 2013 5:40:35 PM

The boot mode is Legacy+UEFI if that helps.
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