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problem with installing win 7 on my new ssd

I am presently at my wit's end. I have spent almost the entire day trying to install widows 7 on my new Samsung 120GB evo SSD. My motherboard is Sabertooth 990fx R2.0 and my optical drive is Plextor 850sa. What I have done is the following:

1. install the ssd in my computer case.
2. In the bios I change the boot priority to my dvd rom.
3. change the hard disk priority to the ssd.
4. change to AHCI.
5. Made sure my HDD sata cable was disconnected.

now the windows 7 disk I have is an upgrade version. But researching the forum I found I can use the double install method to do a fresh install. I placed the disk in my dvd rom and I received the message "Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press any key".

I can tell you at this time I am a novice when it comes to doing bios changes in the UEFI format in my motherboard. However, I inspected the sata cable connection making sure I was connected to the proper sata slots according to the ASUS manual. I also noted that the boot priority show my DVD rom as a Lexmark 200 mass storage, if that means anything. I have reviewed my research and I have and tried several time to install the OS, but no luck. I am asking for some help. I am hoping I do not have to buy any addition software in order to get the OS install. Thank you all in advance.
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  1. Hey there,

    First of all if that is an upgrade version disk then where do you expect to get the license key to actually activate your copy of Windows 7?

    Using an upgrade version is a bad idea, check to see if you have any other devices connected to your computer first, the only things that should be connected is the keyboard and mouse, take out everything else such as printers or USB sticks as these conflict with the installation of windows

    Also you do not actually have to reinstall windows you can do a clone of your Hard Drive and clone it onto your SSD without any hassle whatsoever
  2. NerdyComputerGuy said:
    Hey there,

    First of all if that is an upgrade version disk then where do you expect to get the license key to actually activate your copy of Windows 7?

    Using an upgrade version is a bad idea, check to see if you have any other devices connected to your computer first, the only things that should be connected is the keyboard and mouse, take out everything else such as printers or USB sticks as these conflict with the installation of windows

    Also you do not actually have to reinstall windows you can do a clone of your Hard Drive and clone it onto your SSD without any hassle whatsoever


    Thanks NerdyComputerGuy for your reply. I took your advice to heart. I'm going to get software to migrate my OS to the SSD.
  3. Best answer
    mpere said:
    NerdyComputerGuy said:
    Hey there,

    First of all if that is an upgrade version disk then where do you expect to get the license key to actually activate your copy of Windows 7?

    Using an upgrade version is a bad idea, check to see if you have any other devices connected to your computer first, the only things that should be connected is the keyboard and mouse, take out everything else such as printers or USB sticks as these conflict with the installation of windows

    Also you do not actually have to reinstall windows you can do a clone of your Hard Drive and clone it onto your SSD without any hassle whatsoever


    Thanks NerdyComputerGuy for your reply. I took your advice to heart. I'm going to get software to migrate my OS to the SSD.


    Hope I Helped :)
    And mark the thread as solved :bounce:
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