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  1. Joined : Jul 2016
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       21 Jul 2016 #1

    Strange Message at Boot Up


    3 days ago I had built my PC. I tested it out by just installing the CPU, PSU and ram only. When I was done, I booted it up and I saw the MSI splash screen (since its an MSI mobo) and then the boot menu, which indicated everything was ok.

    Today, however, I finished installing the SSD drive. But when I boot up, I get the MSI splash screen followed by this message:

    "Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key"

    Is this message showing up because I dont have an o/s installed? Or maybe I didn't connect the power cable of the SSD drive into the correct socket in the PSU?
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  2. Joined : Jul 2014
    Serbia
    Posts : 7,005
    All kinds
       22 Jul 2016 #2

    Is that SSD only drive or you just added it ? New drives do not come with OS installed, you have to do it yourself !!!
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  3. Joined : Jul 2016
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       22 Jul 2016 #3

    CountMike said: View Post
    Is that SSD only drive or you just added it ? New drives do not come with OS installed, you have to do it yourself !!!
    Yeah the SSD is my only drive. I got to buy an o/s soon.
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  4. Joined : Jul 2016
    Posts : 264
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       22 Jul 2016 #4

    xlook said: View Post
    Yeah the SSD is my only drive. I got to buy an o/s soon.
    Is your previous OS a OEM or Retail version?
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  5. Joined : Jul 2016
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       22 Jul 2016 #5

    SexyColdNoodle said: View Post
    Is your previous OS a OEM or Retail version?
    I sold my previous computer 6 months ago. I want to buy a product key then download a copy of win 7 through a digital river mirror. There's a guy on eBay who can sell me a key for $15.
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  6. Joined : Apr 2015
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    W10Prox64
       22 Jul 2016 #6

    xlook said: View Post
    I sold my previous computer 6 months ago. I want to buy a product key then download a copy of win 7 through a digital river mirror. There's a guy on eBay who can sell me a key for $15.
    Good luck with that!
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  7. Joined : Oct 2013
    Texas
    Posts : 7,543
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       22 Jul 2016 #7

    simrick said: View Post
    Good luck with that!
    In other words, don't buy a key of Ebay
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  8. Joined : Jul 2016
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       22 Jul 2016 #8

    Dude said: View Post
    In other words, don't buy a key of Ebay
    Where then do you suggest I buy one?
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  9. Joined : Oct 2013
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       22 Jul 2016 #9

    A legitimate source, Newegg, Amazon, or even from Microsoft
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  10. Joined : Apr 2015
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    W10Prox64
       22 Jul 2016 #10

    Dude said: View Post
    A legitimate source, Newegg, Amazon, or even from Microsoft

    Keys from questionable sources have been found to be leaked volume licenses (or similar), and tend to deactivate as time passes; too many activations cause MS to eventually block them.
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