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    Added the SSD . Computer boots up and starts to install windows from my usb. but it seems to get into a installation loop . First it created the system partition , then it starts to install in partition 2 . prepares files , install features, install updates, then it wants to reboot and the whole sequence starts again, each time asking for the same info ie whether I have instation key etc. I dont recall Window installation behaving this way. Not sure why its not progressing on its own . Any ideas? Do I need to remove the installation USB? Please advise.
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  2. NavyLCDR's Avatar
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       #42

    Yes, remove the installation USB flash drive.
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  3. Posts : 313
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    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    Yes, remove the installation USB flash drive.
    Works . Tks Its working now. Boot up time super fast. Still ad std IDE controller.



    F2 wont boot into bios ?
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  4. NavyLCDR's Avatar
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    sportflyer said: View Post
    F2 wont boot into bios ?
    If you want to get into BIOS, be sure to hold down shift key when you click on Shutdown to shutdown Windows. This will ensure that Windows fast startup is bypassed. Windows fast startup will keep you from being able to get into BIOS.
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  5. Posts : 313
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    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    If you want to get into BIOS, be sure to hold down shift key when you click on Shutdown to shutdown Windows. This will ensure that Windows fast startup is bypassed. Windows fast startup will keep you from being able to get into BIOS.
    Got into bios . Need to hold down F2 before turning on the PC. Tks

    The PC is much faster with SSD even with IDE as master controller . THe current bios does not seem to offer ACHI .

    I will leave it for now . I will try to find an updated bios firmware that will allow ACHI controllers.
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    Hi there

    I put an SSD into a SONY VAIO Laptop just as is and it booted and worked perfectly quite fast too)

    For reference Model number is PCG-71911M or product name CVPCEH1S0E

    No probs with W10 whatsoever -- even found both the card readers --including the Sony proprietary card format --
    Did Upgrade from W7 X64 Ultimate which is what the machine came with. OEM key on the back of the machine via label worked just fine for the upgrade.

    This is also a several years old laptop but runs W10 X64 just fine and makes an excellent test machine --8GB RAM but no USB 3 ports. It's useful also at times because it's got a DVD drive so on the rare times I want anything from DVD / CD I can use this machine to extract / copy and then transfer over my LAN without bothering to use an external drive.

    The SSD fits in easily (the old 2.5 inch HDD just plugged straight out and the new SSD straight in -- it had the standard SATA connector.

    If you are using a VAIO desktop I'd imagine the mobo's won't be that different -- PENTIUM IV CPU, INTEL Mobo and graphics. I didn't see any AHCI / non AHCI in the BIOS on this machine --very few options 3 boot choices just apart from boot from HDD, optical drive, external device

    I think though (could be wrong) that if your MOBO has any SATA connectors on it the system will be AHCI in any case and if there are both (IDE and SATA) then you should have an option for AHCI.

    Note if your MOBO bus is fast enough you could use a SATA card too which should allow drives connected to it to boot.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  7. Caledon Ken's Avatar
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       #47

    Congrats on the SSD. It will be a different machine.
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  8. Posts : 313
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    jimbo45 said: View Post
    Hi there

    I put an SSD into a SONY VAIO Laptop just as is and it booted and worked perfectly quite fast too)

    For reference Model number is PCG-71911M or product name CVPCEH1S0E

    No probs with W10 whatsoever -- even found both the card readers --including the Sony proprietary card format --
    Did Upgrade from W7 X64 Ultimate which is what the machine came with. OEM key on the back of the machine via label worked just fine for the upgrade.

    This is also a several years old laptop but runs W10 X64 just fine and makes an excellent test machine --8GB RAM but no USB 3 ports. It's useful also at times because it's got a DVD drive so on the rare times I want anything from DVD / CD I can use this machine to extract / copy and then transfer over my LAN without bothering to use an external drive.

    The SSD fits in easily (the old 2.5 inch HDD just plugged straight out and the new SSD straight in -- it had the standard SATA connector.

    If you are using a VAIO desktop I'd imagine the mobo's won't be that different -- PENTIUM IV CPU, INTEL Mobo and graphics. I didn't see any AHCI / non AHCI in the BIOS on this machine --very few options 3 boot choices just apart from boot from HDD, optical drive, external device

    I think though (could be wrong) that if your MOBO has any SATA connectors on it the system will be AHCI in any case and if there are both (IDE and SATA) then you should have an option for AHCI.

    Note if your MOBO bus is fast enough you could use a SATA card too which should allow drives connected to it to boot.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    See post #19 &20 for my Computer details. Connection to SSD is Sata. Since its a 2.5 inch SSD (crucial) I had to used double sided tape to hold it inside the 3.5 inch HDD cage. But no issue there no adapter brackets needed.

    Definitely no AHCI for this mobo. Sony must have locked out a lot of settings from the bios screens see post #19 .

    Anyway I am happy with the upgrade. I did a clean install .Feels like a new machine.
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  9. Posts : 313
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    Caledon Ken said: View Post
    Congrats on the SSD. It will be a different machine.
    Definitely feels like a new machine. Programs are very snappy . Love it. Just made an image of it using Macrium 7 .

    NavyLCDR , Caledon Ken, Zbook and others thanks for all of your help . Now I am encouraged to upgrade my other HP Envy 23 Recline computer
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  10. Posts : 313
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    NOw that the Sony is running with SSD . I am now in the process of cleaning and rearranging the partitions to use the old HDD as a storage medium. I would like to keep the partitions that contain data ( example D&E )but delete the Restore, System and C drive and other not used partitions However if I delete them I will have unassigned space to the left and right of the partition D&E that I want to keep . So how to move D &E partitions to the front of the drive?

    Can I image D&E only with Macrium , then delete all partitions forming one large unallocated space ,then reimage them back with Macrium? Is there a simpler way ?
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