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Cloned SSD, Now Can't Change Boot Order

Really hoping someone here can help me. I installed a new Samsung 840 Pro SSD in addition to the hard drive that came with HP Envy Touchsmart m7-j020dx (Win 8.1). I cloned everything from the hd to the ssd but for the life of me can't figure out how to change it to boot from the ssd. When I go into disk management I see Boot listed for the HD, but not listed for the SSD. When I go into Bios, no matter what I select, I cannot find where to change to boot from the ssd. Anyone have any suggestions?
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  1. Swap the HDD and SSD.
  2. Thanks, I disconnected the HD and it boots from the SSD, but when I reconnect the HD it still boots from SSD, however, I do not see the HD. After I restart again, it boots from the HD. I tried using cmd prompt (bootrec /fixboot) and (bootrec /fixmbr), but cmd prompt didn't understand the command. I'm at a loss for answers. I don't understand why bios doesn't have an option to change which drive to boot from. Is that a windows8 thing or something else?

    I'll probably try swapping I guess, but really don't think that should be required.
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    If there are no needed data on the HDD you can try to hotplug the HDD and delete it with diskpart. After that there should be nothing to boot.
  4. Hawkeye99 said:
    Really hoping someone here can help me. I installed a new Samsung 840 Pro SSD in addition to the hard drive that came with HP Envy Touchsmart m7-j020dx (Win 8.1). I cloned everything from the hd to the ssd but for the life of me can't figure out how to change it to boot from the ssd. When I go into disk management I see Boot listed for the HD, but not listed for the SSD. When I go into Bios, no matter what I select, I cannot find where to change to boot from the ssd. Anyone have any suggestions?



    Right click "my computer", select "manage", select "disk management", right click drive you do not want to boot from and select "Offline".

    This will require you get booted from the SSD again first though.

    Dont have win 8 but its weird if there are no boot options in the bios for sure. Double check maybe?

    I cloned my SSD to an HDD and can swap back and forth using the Bios boot options, I have a Dell Vostro 470.

    Hope this helps.
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