1.    10 Apr 2016 #1
    Join Date : Apr 2016
    Posts : 2

    W10 install fails on samsung 700ZA3

    Hi all,

    I'm coming to you with my problem.
    I had W8.1 on my laptop. I finally decided few days ago to upgrade to W10.
    Upgrade went "well" matter of speaking, because everything was very slow and buggy.
    So i've decided to reinstall on clean hard drive.
    This is when all went wrong.
    I have downloaded on usb stick w10 install, hdd is displayed as clean and unallocated. But when i push the install, at the end the laptop loop on the boot and does nothing.
    In fact, on this laptop, i've got a msata 7.5 Go ssd. The purpose of this one is for expresscache.
    But during the w10 installation, Windows create mbr on ssd and put data on the hdd.
    It seems like this is the issue. But i don't know how to use only the hdd to have all the differents partitions (mbr etc)

    PS: i'm able to install ubuntu instead, but it is not what i want with this laptop.
    Does anyone have an idea for me to deal with this?
    I hope my problem is clear. If not, don't hesitate to ask more info.
    Thanks a lot in advance.
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  2.    10 Apr 2016 #2
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 5,874
    Windows 10 Pro

    Remove the SSD for the install.
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  3.    11 Apr 2016 #3
    Join Date : Apr 2016
    Posts : 2

    Thank you for your response.
    I've tried to deactivate, create a partition in it but nothing works.
    I haven't been able to find it (ssd). It seems that it is welded to the motherboard. (Anyone, correct me if i'm wrong).
    This is why i'm stuck. :/

    Edit: For those who are facing the same issue as me. There is the solution that solved my problems.
    Last edited by LWS; 17 Apr 2016 at 02:35.
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