Windows 10: Can't Install Windows on New SSD Installed on New Win10 Laptop

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  1.    15 Mar 2016 #11

    I had similar problems trying to install windows 7 on a Crucial MX100 SSD on my new Lenovo laptop w/Win 10 OEM, drive would not be recognized at all. Crucial says it's Intel's problem, Intel says it's Crucial I saw others on Lenovo forum with same problem. I re-installed 10 on a Transcend 128gb SSD as the Lenovo has no DVD drive or PS2 port (see below) & installed 7 in a Virtual Machine.

    One other thing is new Intel 6th gen Skylake CPU's removed support for Win 7 USB installation
    Intel Skylake Removes Support for USB based Windows 7 Installation - Major Platform Specs Confirmed
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  2.    16 Mar 2016 #12

    EarthBoundMisfit said: View Post
    I had similar problems trying to install windows 7 on a Crucial MX100 SSD on my new Lenovo laptop w/Win 10 OEM, drive would not be recognized at all. Crucial says it's Intel's problem, Intel says it's Crucial I saw others on Lenovo forum with same problem. I re-installed 10 on a Transcend 128gb SSD as the Lenovo has no DVD drive or PS2 port (see below) & installed 7 in a Virtual Machine.

    One other thing is new Intel 6th gen Skylake CPU's removed support for Win 7 USB installation
    Intel Skylake Removes Support for USB based Windows 7 Installation - Major Platform Specs Confirmed
    Hello. I am afraid it is not the same issue here. My SSD is perfectly recognized. As is my bootable USB.

    Problem is this Secure Boot setting that will simply not go away. I have done what Arc suggested and contacted HP support yesterday. They said they would "get back to me". So far no answer from them...
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  3.    16 Mar 2016 #13

    Ok so after contacting HP Support, the Rep concluded that there is an issue with the BIOS (not disabling Secure Boot). He went on to tell me that I am not supposed to install a new SSD or OS on the brand new laptop, and that basically, I should leave it as is.

    So since their Techs are only supposed to fix the hardware (and not the software), I was offered the possibility of returning an otherwise perfectly functional laptop. It is nice from them but also a terrible waste.

    Kinda bummed out really. If every laptop comes locked up like that going forward, it is sure going to be a game changer.

    Thank you everyone for your help anyway.
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