Installing OS on SSD from HDD

Started Dec 1, 2012 | Discussions thread
jamesdak
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Re: I'd use FAT32, make sure you're selecting USB for the boot choice
In reply to Jim Cockfield, Dec 18, 2012

No dice still.  Reformated the CF card as FAT32 it only has the one partition.  I run the Dell software and slelect the USB drive option and the program just spins and spins.

I'm done.  I'm getting a USB stick tomorrow and trying that.  If it doesn't work I give up.  This is why I did not build a machine.  I knew that no matter what I would spend way to much precious time trying to get the thing up and running.  It never is as a simple and easy as everyone makes it sound.

I had 2 different sets of intructions up on how to do this and followed them too the T step for step.  Only thing different is that I was trying to use DVDs.

I can see the CF with disk manager and explorer no problem but Dell recovery program obviously does not recognize it as a valid USB drive.

I do appreciate all the help but my fun meter is totally pegged.  Now it's Miller time literally just so I can relax...

I hate not being able to figure this simple crap out...

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