Windows 10 install disk does not recognize SSD

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    Windows 10

    Windows 10 install disk does not recognize SSD

    I want to clean install Windows 10 on another hard drive. When the custom dialogue comes up and it asks me which hard drive I want it to go on to, it does not give me the hard drive I want to put it on as an option. It is a 160 GB SSD. Windows 10 was registering it as a removable drive. I have a dual boot system and Windows 7 does not register it as a removable drive. It' s been working well as in internal drive for a couple of years until this Windows 10 thing.
    Any ideas what to do?
    I installed the drive for Windows 10 in the first place and it's been a spare drive until now. I've had Windows 7 installed on it as a test.
    Thanks for any ideas
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  2. Posts : 17,372
    Windows 11 Pro

    Are there properties for the SSD that you can change in BIOS?
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  3. Posts : 441
    Windows 10

    I misread the post sorry thought you had upgraded you need to do that first.
    Last edited by Bazz; 10 Aug 2015 at 21:26.
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  4. Posts : 4,457
    Win 11 Pro 22000.708

    A semi-random thought: is the controller the drive is on (SATA, probably) set up as hot swappable?

    The Win 10 installer may not like that.
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  5. Posts : 13,960
    Windows 10 Pro X64 21H1 19043.1503

    To qualify for the free Windows 10, you have to complete an upgrade install and activate it, so if it has a legal, activated Windows 7 on it now, upgrade that to Windows 10.
    Boot Windows 7 on the SSD then insert the flash drive and run setup.exe from it. That will start the upgrade.

    Uninstall any anti-virus on the Win 7 SSD, firewall too.
    Disconnect everything except mouse, keyboard and display.
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