Windows 10: Windows 10 install disk does not recognize SSD

  1.    10 Aug 2015 #1

    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.    10 Aug 2015 #2

    Are there properties for the SSD that you can change in BIOS?
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  3.    10 Aug 2015 #3

    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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    Win 10 X64 Pro 1803 17751.1
       10 Aug 2015 #4

    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. Ztruker's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro X64 17134.191
       10 Aug 2015 #5

    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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