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Toshiba Ultrabook does not detect ssd on installing win 7 pro

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October 25, 2012 4:23:02 PM

I bought a Toshiba Ultrabook U840-10V with Win 7 Home Edition and am trying to upgrade to Win 7 Pro but laptop does not detect the hard drive where I have to select a portition to install the OS. It has a 32 GB SSD and 500 GB HDD. THe OS must install on the SSD.

Anyone with any hints to resolve this?


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October 25, 2012 4:33:37 PM

On that model of laptop the SSD is acting as a cache for the HDD and you can't install directly to the SSD.
October 25, 2012 4:35:08 PM

From the specs on your laptop:

This means boot-up and shut-down times are shorter, your favourite applications load quicker, writing to disc is faster, and you don't have to deal with multiple storage volumes - both the SSD and the HDD are only ever shown as one drive, making storing your files so much simpler.