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Old 09-06-2014, 07:41 AM   #21
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What you got was an mSATA drive instead of a SATA drive. You probably wanted this instead: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00M4207G4?psc=1

It is possible to use the mSATA in your computer but you will need to get an adapter. I'd return it and get the drive I linked to.
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Thank you for this strollin, much appreciated. I will get onto it right away. Thanks again.
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Hey bluenose you're going to need a 2.5 to 3.5 mounting adaptor to install that in the case. In the link for the right model SSD look about mid way down the page. They advertise one for 1.98 pounds.
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Thanks setishock, I have already purchased an SSD Upgrade Kit and so will be ready to install when the correct SSD turns up. Thanks again.
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Hello again you helpful people. Well I now have the correct bits by way of the SSD adaptor/carrier and the correct size SSD.

I have decided to do a clean install of the O/S onto the SSD followed by my programmes. I am not certain that it will work because, as I mentioned in an earlier post, the copy of Windows 8.0 that I have, may rely on Windows 7 being on the drive in the first place. If it need this I will just have to load 7 on first, followed by 8 and then the download to 8.1.
One question that I have is, when I set about doing this SSD installation, will the new drive (SSD) automatically become my 'C' drive or, do I have to do something myself to reallocate the drive letters.
Presumably when this is done, I can then format the old 'C' drive and use it to store all of my data/folders/files etc. All of this data is currently on an external drive and I would like to get it onto the old 'C' drive in the form that it is now, i.e. with all of the directories/subdirectories/folders and files all visible and then when that is done, to back it all up as a 'backup file' to the external drive. Is this possible please and if so how do I go about doing it. Thank you.
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You should be able to do a clean install using your Win 8 upgrade disk. See here: http://winsupersite.com/article/wind...e-media-144648
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You should be able to do a clean install using your Win 8 upgrade disk. See here: http://winsupersite.com/article/wind...e-media-144648
hello again strollin, I appreciate what you are saying and thank you too for the link but, I will be trying to do a 'clean install' on a drive that has never had any version of Windows on it and I think that this may cause a hiccup, especially as one of the instructions when installing the SSD is to disconnect the original O/S drive which to me, will remove any link that the upgrade disk will have with it.
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Yup, knew exactly what you meant, that's exactly what the article is about, hence the article title of "Clean Install Windows 8 with Upgrade Media".
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I think that I may have encountered a problem. No doubt someone will let me know if it is able to be overcome.
As mentioned earlier in this thread, I would prefer to do a 'clean install' of Windows 8 onto the new SSD but, on closer inspection of my current hard drive I see that there are 3 sections to it, as follows and, I show the info exactly as it appears on my screen:-

1. Dell Utility (None) 8.9mb of 109.8mb
2. Recovery (None) 5.96gb of 9.61gb
3. OS C:

Presumably I can clone this drive to the new SSD or do my 'clean install' and lose these items. The question is, do I need them or, can I do without them or, is there an alternative.
Thanks again for any help.
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