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Can't install win 7 on a SSD using system recovery dvd's

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March 18, 2014 12:44:24 PM

Hi Experts,

I installed a Samsung SSD (840EVO 250 Gb on my HP Pavilion p66669sc. The win 7 was preinstalled on the PC and later I upgraded to Win 8 and 8.1 by Down loading from Windows. I used the Samsung Data Migration SW to clone my C: from the original HDD to my SSD. After cloning I connected the SSD to SATA port 1, disconnected the HDD and tried to boot but it didn't Work. I tried various help programs i HP/Windows but without succes. Finally I tried to reinstall the original win7 from the DVD recovery, which I made under first start of my PC. It appeared to Work, but when finally I got the message: Windows could not complete the installation. To install Windows on this computer, restart the installation. This I tried several times but with the same negative result. I would be grateful for any help to get me running again. Thank you

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March 18, 2014 1:04:39 PM

Cloning never works that well. Make sure the SSD is set as the first boot device.
To install Windows you need Windows install disks. Recovery CDs are for recovery.
You can not install the OS with them. They need to have other files on the hard drive to finish the install.
That is why it is failing. You will need to get a copy of Windows and do a fresh/clean install.
Try putting the old HDD in and see if you can boot. If so, leave in in until you can buy Windows.
Happy Computing! :) 
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March 18, 2014 2:13:12 PM

I agree with Willis. I couldn't say it better myself.
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March 18, 2014 2:16:48 PM

terry4536 said:
I agree with Willis. I couldn't say it better myself.


Thanks!
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March 18, 2014 2:18:14 PM

You're welcome.
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March 18, 2014 3:09:44 PM

Nathan Willis said:
Cloning never works that well. Make sure the SSD is set as the first boot device.
To install Windows you need Windows install disks. Recovery CDs are for recovery.
You can not install the OS with them. They need to have other files on the hard drive to finish the install.
That is why it is failing. You will need to get a copy of Windows and do a fresh/clean install.
Try putting the old HDD in and see if you can boot. If so, leave in in until you can buy Windows.
Happy Computing! :) 


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March 18, 2014 3:23:15 PM

Hi Willis, Thanks for a fast and constructive answer. I'm glad to say that I was able to reboot from my old HDD. However, it only solved part of my problem. I have not managed to get my new SSD running. You suggest that I procure an installation disk for Win 8.1 but I have already paid windows for updating to Win 8 via download, do you think I have to pay again? You also write that CD's are for recovery and not for installation, it seems that you are right, though it is not the understanding I got from reading Windows and HP' support pages. However, ones again thank you for your help.
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March 18, 2014 3:47:58 PM

Check your paperwork, but Windows should allow you to reinstall. They do not define the system as your hard drive but as your motherboard/CPU.
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March 18, 2014 9:17:38 PM

seholde said:
Hi Willis, Thanks for a fast and constructive answer. I'm glad to say that I was able to reboot from my old HDD. However, it only solved part of my problem. I have not managed to get my new SSD running. You suggest that I procure an installation disk for Win 8.1 but I have already paid windows for updating to Win 8 via download, do you think I have to pay again? You also write that CD's are for recovery and not for installation, it seems that you are right, though it is not the understanding I got from reading Windows and HP' support pages. However, ones again thank you for your help.


Sure! I'm glad I could help!
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