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2 years ago#1
I put an SSD in my laptop and am now booting from it. I took my computer's ODD out and put the factory HDD in there.

I transferred Windows 8 from the HDD to the SSD, and everything works perfectly except for PC Settings. I can't access if from the Settings Charm or any start screen item. Every time I try to go to PC Settings, it takes me right back to Desktop mode every time.

Any idea why it's doing this? I ran all of the optimizations with Samsung Magician.
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2 years ago#2
How did you transfer Windows from the HDD to the SSD?
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2 years ago#3
gastaman posted...
How did you transfer Windows from the HDD to the SSD?


I used the software that came with my SSD. I installed both hard drives inside my laptop then transferred it. The laptop will boot from whichever drive is in the main hard drive slot.
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2 years ago#4
So I was booting it and it said that my boot configuration data file is missing.

However, when I put the HDD back in the main bay, everything works fine.

Someone please give me pointers on how to get my preinstalled OS to boot properly from my SSD. It would suck to have spent >$200 for this SSD and not be able to use it as intended.


Please?
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2 years ago#5
The best way would just be to backup your important data and do a fresh install of Windows.
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2 years ago#6
Dragnfyr posted...
The best way would just be to backup your important data and do a fresh install of Windows.


How would I do a fresh install with a preinstalled OEM copy?
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2 years ago#7
I actually would like to do a fresh install if it would work.
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2 years ago#8
oem product keys are locked to the motherboard. if you get a vanilla iso, you will not be prompted for a key when installing win8 on the ssd
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2 years ago#9
cancerstorm posted...
oem product keys are locked to the motherboard. if you get a vanilla iso, you will not be prompted for a key when installing win8 on the ssd


I want to know where to find said vanilla ISO.

I can't find it anywhere using Google.
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2 years ago#10
http://www.redmondpie.com/download-windows-8-iso-x86-x64-file-directly-from-microsoft/
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