Installing OS on SSD from HDD

Started Dec 1, 2012 | Discussions thread
Jim Cockfield Forum Pro • Posts: 16,342
It wouldn't be in Explorer

jamesdak wrote:

SO on top of the problem mentioned right above the computer is not recognizing the SSD. When I go into explorer all it shows is the C drive and the DVD. No sign of the SSD.

A new drive wouldn't have any partition table on it yet. So, it's probably not going to show up in Windows Explorer until then.  The same thing applies to Win 7.

But, it should show up under Microsoft Disk Management; and after it's partitioned and formatted, you should also see it under Windows Explorer (and if you use your Dell Datasafe Restore disks, it should handle that part for you, partitioning the drive and formatting those partitions for you).

IOW, it doesn't have anything on it yet (no partition table, no file systems).   So, until then, you're probably not going to see it in Windows Explorer.

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