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SSD not recognized - why ?

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cloned the SSD from the drive,

cloned from what drive? at a guess that is where your getting your problems from.


i suggest putting the ssd in the laptop and then doing a clean install with a windows 7 installation disk.


if you don't have a windows 7 install disk then you can create your own, just download the windows 7 iso from here (you will need to verify your windows 7 key first before it will let you download it.):- https://www.microsof...wnload/windows7


and then either burn it to disk or use rufus to create a bootable usb stick.


rufus :- https://rufus.akeo.ie/


of course you can always test the drive works by installing a free linux distro like mint to it also :- https://www.linuxmint.com/



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I give up.

I tried creating the Windows 7 iso disk onto on a new usb 16gb drive, and the Windows product key - that I just purchased last week !!  - is invalid.

I am not going to sink anymore $$ into this.


But, thanks again terry1966 for all your help

Edited by Buccaneer, 03 April 2016 - 07:34 AM.

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