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New WIN 10 Install on new SAMSUNG EVO 250GB SSD

Q: New WIN 10 Install on new SAMSUNG EVO 250GB SSD

This is just what is says. A fresh win 10 install on a new SSD. Do not explain to me about cloning.

To date I've upgraded the BIOS (UEFI) on a ASUS P67 Performance Gen3 motherboard. I've changed the SATA Mode to AHCI. I can see the drive in the BIOS.

The Windows installer the page where it lists the drive partitions. I only see one drive partio

Drive 0 Partition 1 239.9GB 232.8 GB Primary

I get the error
Windows can't be installed on drive 0 particion 1. (Show Detailes)

The New button is greyed out and when I select next I get

We couldn't create a new partition or locate an existing one. For more information, see the Setup log files.


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A: New WIN 10 Install on new SAMSUNG EVO 250GB SSD

Hello hiltonr92 and welcome to the forums. See if this will help Windows 10 - Clean Install

Are you installed in UEFI Mode? If so, when you boot from the USB drive use the entry that says UEFI and the name of your USB. If not in UEFI, boot from the name of your USB without UEFI in front of it. Delete all partitions on the drive until it says unallocated and then click the 'NEW" button. The installer will create all the necessary partitions. I hope that helps.

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ive never had this issue before and installed a few SSD drives before including an 840 and 2x 840 EVO's (RAID) - when i get to setup it says it "was unable to create a new system partition"

anyone know why this is>?

its replacing an OCZ 60Gb which never had this issue?
its going in core=i5 p67 system

there is a HDD on SATA3_0 and EVO SSD on SATA3_1 and DVD on SATA2_0 and USB mouse, keyboard & printer



A:Solved: Win7 install on Samsung EVO 250Gb will not install on the drive?

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has anyone installed a Samsung 850 EVO in a dell 3542. ive seen older posts on net where people were unsuccessful. going crazy researching this drive. and if u did get it installed. was it WOW thats so much faster? 

A:anyone install samsung 850 evo 250gb in 3542 laptop?

Whether you can use one depends on which version of the system you have.
One version has a Celeron CPU (N30xx) and an embedded 32G eMMC drive - this one CANNOT  be upgraded to a 2.5" EVO SSD.
The higher line model has an i3 CPU and comes with a 500 G hard drive.  That model CAN be upgraded to a 2.5" EVO SSD.
Yes, the EVO will be immensely faster than a conventional hard drive.

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I've been looking at some of the features in Samsung Magician, and ran the Benchmark test twice. Both times I got very high scores, above the max listed in the program for all 4 tests. I have the drive set to MAXIMUM RELIABILITY. Just wondering about the scores reliability.

Scores in Parentheses are Samsung 's listed maximum high:

Sequential Read
549 mb (540)
Seq write
532mb (520)
Random read
97442 (97000)
Random write
70189 (66000)

A:Samsung SSD 840 EVO 250gb

Benchmarks are artificial at best [and a benchmark from the mfg is tailored to that particular piece of hardware] I would think you would get different results using a another benchmark program such as ATTO.

In short do not put too much emphasis on any given benchmark. Modern ssd drives are reliable and it should last for quite a while so I would not worry about the drive.

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Hi. My new laptop will arrive soon. But the laptop comes with no operating system(it?s called dos). The laptop has a m.2 pcie nvme slot which i can add if i want to. So, i bought a samsung evo 960 pcie ssd. What i want to ask is can i straight away install windows 10 pro 64bit by using my samsung evo 960? Or i need to install windows 10 by using my usb(i?ve download the windows 10 setup files from official website).
I want to boot my laptop using my samsung ssd since it?s much faster compared to hdd.
Please help. Thanks

A:Samsung Evo 960 250GB M.2 PCIe ssd

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Just purchased a new Samsung SP2514 250 gig hdd and XP can only see 32239mb.

Tried using samsung's drive overlay to install xp, but gave up + uninstalled it -(the drive overlay).

I booted from the Xp cd + installed but XP only sees 32....gig's.

I have enabled big LBA by using EnableBigLba from www.48bitlba.com to no avail.

From searching through the forums, I see that a BIOS update may be necessary.

Do I also need to update my motherboard + chipset?

If so, are reliable updates available free on the net?

Any step-by-step instructions would be greatly appreciated.

Thx in advance

A:[b]SAMSUNG SP 2514N 250GB HDD[B]

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I replaced a Kingston 128GB SSD with a Samsung EVO 250GB SSD. Cloned Kingston SSD to new Samsung SSD using Acronis True Image.

Now, when I boot, it sits there for 30 seconds flashing the hard drive light blinking then proceeds to boot normally. All BIOS settings are default.

Hardware details in Specs.

Booting from the 128GB SSD was fine, no obvious delays.

Any idea what might be causing this? Could the new SSD be defective?

A:30 second boot delay with new 250GB Samsung SSD

Hey Rich,

Since it's for 30 seconds, it sounds like the time it waits before the default OS runs automatically. You might check to see if that may be it.

Startup Options - Change Time to Wait before Default OS Runs

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Hi guys,

I was going to do clean install Windows 10 but there was an issue of GPT so I decided to convert into MBR. I didnt selected the volume by mistake and clean the whole disk.

Before there was 2 partitions

C: 150GB
D: 88GB

Now there is only 1 partition

C: 238GB

I have very important data on D drive and I am very confused right now.

Moreover, its still GPT and I also checked on Lupu Linux maybe if its on RAW but its not connecting through usb case.


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Hello and thank you in advance for your help!

I bought a new Samsung 850 EVO 250GB for my old aging computer and this happened:

1. Cloned my old c: drive to the ssd, replaced it and everything went fine for a while until i started getting an infinite loop.
Windows wouldn't boot. Did a registry recovery via command line but my windows installation went to hell to forcing me to reinstall.

2. From this point everything went to hell, and after multiple windows reinstalls here's some of what happens:
- Windows installs but errors immediately follows;
- Some windows updates install but eventually start failing until windows update fails completely;
- Windows installs, updates install but eventually windows fails to load and enters repair mode claiming startup errors;
- Programs stop working for no apparent reason, some examples: Browsers won't run, file associations disappear (class registration errors), explorer;
- Driver problems with peripherals,
- File system corruption errors;
- I got situations where the computer would get stuck in a reboot/system restore/repair loop
- Automatic and manual restore points disappear making it impossible to restore to an earlier time;
- Changing the sata mode to IDE instead of AHCI seems to solve some of these issues but eventually the system locks up, the hdd light stays on, and after a reset the ssd doesn?t get recognized at startup. I have to power off to get it back but it?s the same all over again.

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A:Samsung 850 EVO 250GB, serious migration problems.

Have you attempted a clean install on the ssd yet, mine works just fine

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Hey guys,  I have the Lenovo Ideapad 520 (80YL00RXIN) and wanted to replace the CD Drive with the Samsung 850 Evo 250GB Solid State Drive  in order to increase the Boot Speed and over-all speed of the laptop.  So, the question is, Is the Samsung 850 Evo SSD compatible with my laptop? And will it fit in terms of size, in place of the CD Drive? Also, is it recommended to add the SSD? Any downsides to doing so?  Lastly, will I, someone who knows the basics about computers and the internal components of a computer, be able to install the SSD myself? Or would I rather outsource it to someone who deals in things like this? Thank you. Regards,Neel.

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Hi all I have a quick and simple question. Will Samsung SSD 250GB 850 EVO M.2 SATA 2280 fit HP ProBook 470 G3 (P4P70EA)?  Thank you for your time!

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Hi all I have a quick and simple question. Will Samsung SSD 250GB 850 EVO M.2 SATA 2280 fit HP ProBook 470 G3 (P4P70EA)?  Thank you for your time!

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I have the following:

- Asus X99-Deluxe/U3.1
- Intel i7-5820K Extreme Hex Core CPU Processor (3.30GHz, 15MB Cache, 28 Lanes)
- Samsung 950 PRO NVMe M.2 256 GB Solid State Drive
- Asus STRIX GTX970-DC2OC-4GD5 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 Graphics Card

I have only the Asus Graphics Card in the PCIEX16_1 which is running at PCI-E 3.0 16x as expected. I have removed the USB3.1 card that comes with this motherboard for testing purposes so I literally only have the Graphics card installed.

The board has an onBoard M.2 x4 Rev 3 connector which the Samsung 950 PRO is installed into.

I believe this connector should allow 32Gb/sec bandwidth (since it uses PCI-E 3.0 x 4) - please note there is also an optional card where you can add the M.2 (or a second M.2) into a PCI Express slot - I'm NOT using this card, just the onBoard connector.

Samsung Magician says the following:
- Controller: Samsung NVMe Controller (Driver Ver: 1.4.17)
- PCIe Slot: PCI Express Root Port 1 - 2F03
> Link Speed Cur: 4Gbps, Max: 8Gbps
> Link Width Cur: x4, Max: x4
> Bandwidth Cur: 16Gbps, Max: 32Gbps

The performance data also suggests this - the read speed should be a lot higher but seems to be reduced, whereas write speed which is a lower number is over the actual "Upto Speed".

It appears as if my SSD is running at PCI-E 2.0 speeds? The bandwidth is being throttled. Any ideas how I make it go to 32Gbps instead of 16Gbps?

Thanks in advance!

A:Asus X99-Deluxe/U3.1 + Samsung 950 Pro (250GB) M.2 Speed Issues?

Believe it or not, I've just stumbled across the solution.

I am using high FSB Corsair Dominator sticks and had them using an XMP (Extreme Memory Profile) - essentially my memory was overclocked.

I thought I'd try running in "normal" mode ie. stock settings and when I checked, the Samsung Magician is now showing as 32Gbps!!

The motherboard must sacrifice something to run the Memory at the higher clock speed which means it can't run the M.2 at PCI-E 3 and has to drop it to PCI-E 2.

Worth baring in mind for anyone else trying to achieve these elusive 32Gbps speeds

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I am curious what settings are recommended for Windows 8.1 when using an SSD for the OS. I have 2 additional Seagate 750gb hybrid drives for storage (1 dedicated for media center recordings and 1 for everything else)

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Can anyone please help me with the SSD Speed on Windows 7 x64 Professional?

I own the two HDD's in the picture, but the SSD has the same speeds like the HDD

I honestly don't know what to do as I have installed Samsung Magician and updated firmware, but there is no improvement...

Just bought the PC and it does not seem to perform as expected and I don't want any probs in the future....

My Rig is:
AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor
CPU Cooler Corsair H80 92.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler
Motherboard MSI 760GM-P23 (FX) Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard
Memory Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory
Storage Samsung 840 250 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
Seagate Desktop HDD 4TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card MSI Radeon R9 280X 3GB TWIN FROZR Video Card
Case Corsair 350D ATX Mid Tower Case
Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply

Any reply is much appreciated folks!
A beer from me to the lad that helps me out


A:Samsung 840 250GB SSD not performing correctly - 250MB on Windows 7

"I own the two HDD's in the picture"
what picture?
"the SSD has the same speeds like the SSD"
that sounds normal.

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My laptop: Inspiron 15 5577 gaming laptop with intel chip (7th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-7700HQ Quad Core (6MB Cache, up to 3.8 GHz))
1. I disk cloned my 128GB M.2 SATA ssd drive using Macrium Reflect (v6.3.1812) by boot up using USB jump drive. 128GB clone->500GB thru usb 3.0 connection.  After the clone, I checked and see that all partitions are cloned successfully.
2. I swapped out my 128GB for Samsung NVMe SSD 960 EVO; I boot up using Macrium Reflect to clone my Samsung NVMe SSD  from my external usb 3.0 500 GB; after the clone, I disconnected all external devices and tried to boot up from Samsung NVMe ssd.  BUT IT FAILED.
I received the following error messages:
Rom image is not loaded
Rom image update denied.
Please let me know if someone had done this.
Thank you very much.

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I got an identical replacement Lenovo motherboard for my Lenovo M93p -Type 10A7 mini-tower Model # A01400 and now it works fine! ?I would like to upgrade the hard drive and to use a solid state device. Is it possible to fit and run a Samsung 970 EVO 250GB - NVMe PCIe M.2 2280 SSD (MZ-V7E250BW) or similarly fast SSD device in the M93p? Thank you,Philip 

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I have just purchased a new Dell XPS 8920 that comes configured with a 250GB NVMe M2 drive as the boot drive and I?d like to replace this with a Samsung 1TB 960 Pro MVMe M2 drive however I can find no way to load the Dell OS Recovery in a way that it can see the new disk and load Windows 10.   BIOS sees the drive, but not the recovery tool.   Has anyone got any suggestions or tried to do this?

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This is my first post on this web site. I certainly not a guru and could use some help of this is the way you ask for it. At 78 I am kind of slow and methodical but am willing to follow detailed instructions as to how to keep my old pc going.

The Windows community has convinced me to do a clean install of Windows 7 on a new 250GB SSD that is replacing my HDD. The C: HDD is getting errors when I use Seagate's SeaTools programs and my PC has really slowed down to a crawl. in trying to repair my C: HDD I have run System File Checker multiple times (no Problems). Checkdisk multiple times /f/r options. it only shows errors on stage 5 of 5 free space verification and correcting errors in the volume bitmap.
My latest Windows Backup on a flash drive and a Windows System image on the External HDD are considered not reliable by the community and they strongly recommend a clean install of Windows 7
I have the WIN 7 DVD with product key that I purchased when I went from XP to Win 7. I have the other SW apps product DVDs. Although I have a Windows Backup and a Windows 7 System Image I have been told, and I believe, that this would be dangerous to use vs doing a clean install. Now that I am convinced to do just that I want to be pro-active in making sure that I do it right.
Is there a step by step process documented anywhere that will take me through this install. I need to save years of data from all of my pc applications, e.g., Quicken, Word, Excel, Adobe, email, etc.
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A:clean install of Windows 7 on new 250GB SSD

Quote: Originally Posted by RogerAttila

This is my first post on this web site. I certainly not a guru and could use some help of this is the way you ask for it. At 78 I am kind of slow and methodical but am willing to follow detailed instructions as to how to keep my old pc going.

Hi Roger, welcome to the Seven Forums.

The process of clean installing and restoring your data is quite straight forward. You can use Windows Easy Transfer (WET) to backup your personal data, all your documents, images and such, then clean install and finally retrieve the backed up data again using WET.Step 1: Use WET to transfer your settings and data to an external hard disk or USB drive
Step 2: Clean install Windows 7 on your new SSD
Step 3: Use WET to restore your settings and data
Tutorials:Windows Easy Transfer - Transfer To & From Computers
Clean Install Windows 7
If you have any questions or issues either with WET or clean install, please post your questions in respective tutorial thread. Any other concerns, please post here or start a new thread in an appropriate section of our forums.


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I have sony vaio VGN-NW15G with 250GB HDD Vista Home premium 32bit
Recently my HDD crashed to respond so I bought new 750GB HDD.
Once I replaced with new One I try to run Recovery disk to install everything but I am fail to install error:333.
I have no Idea how can i install vista again.

If any one can help I appriciate for help.


A:How to install Everything in new upgraded 750gb hdd from 250gb

The recovery discs that come with preloaded systems usually require the HD currently in the machine to be exactly the same as the one that was in the unit when sold. I would contact the maker or check their online support. Perhaps you can get a discounted upgrade to Windows 7. Or you may be able to install Windows 7 for evaluation purposes using an install image. You may want to check out Windows 7 Help Forums for guidance. The evaluation period is plenty of time to determine everything works.

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I previously used windows xp and just went and bought a new hard drive and windows 10 usb. Im confused. I installed the hard drive along with my old master drive, using it as slave i presume. Will it auto partition the new hard drive

A:Clean install on a new 250gb hard drive/

no instructions came with the hard drive

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My laptop has two regular harddrives, one of which I rarely use. So I am thinking to transfer the files and documents that I don't regularly access to the unused harddrive and transfer the OS and programs to a 250 gb SSD that can be installed internally.

I have been looking online, but it seems that the cost of a 250gb ssd may not be low enough for my tastes. I am wondering if anyone knows what brands or models I should be focusing on and whether anyone is aware of very good deals.

A:What is the cheapest price on a 250gb SSD to install into laptop

Can you not use a 120/128GB SSD for your OS and Programs, and sit your User Data on the mechanical hard drive?

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Hi folks,

I recently bought a new Hitachi 250GB SATA hard drive and created one primary partition of full size using Partition Magic on a boot disk. I then installed windows xp on it (no service packs). Straight after install I noticed it showed as a 232GB drive (fair enough) but also said around 113GB of space had been used.

I have now installed some more applications and the total file size of everything on the drive totals 24.1GB. My C drive shows 134GB used with 98.3GB free.

I guess it's something to do with partitioning larger HD's but I'm new to all that so any help would be greatly appreciated.

UK Jester

A:250GB HD showing half full after clean XP install

You need to download the latest BIOS and chipset from the manufacturer of the computer or the manufacturer of the motherboard.

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Hi, I want to buy a new hard drive for my desktop PC, and I was wondering if the western digital black 250GB hard drive or western digital enterprise 250GB hard drive would work better for such a PC. Both of the HDDs I mentioned are SATA, in case you're wondering.

A:Solved: western digital black 250GB vs. western digital enterprise 250GB

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Hi Guys,

Just bought a new Samsung 840 evo 250gb SSD. Burned off a new copy of 8.1 from the MS VLSC site and thought I would install it. No such luck.

My current equipment:
Z77X-UD3H gigabyte board
i5 2400
120gb mushkin SSD
12gb ram
Plus other HDDs etc

Now I installed win 8 a while back on this mushkin SSD without issue and upgraded to 8.1

The error I get is http://joeyfoo.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/win8drivererror.jpg that when I boot from the DVD with 8.1 on and go to install.

I have:
Checked SATA settings in BIOS
Formatted the new SSD every which way
Put all motherboard drivers, (extracted and zipped) onto a few externals to pickup during install
Tried to find samsung ssd drivers.
re-burned the 8.1 disk and even tried a win8

All with no luck. Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance,

A:8.1 won't install Samsung SSD

Oh my specs in the proper format:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2400 CPU @ 3.10GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 12248 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770, -2048 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 113943 MB, Free - 18786 MB; E: Total - 953859 MB, Free - 158790 MB; T: Total - 237944 MB, Free - 237523 MB;
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., Z77X-UD3H
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled

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how to install a Samsung evo 950 pro m.2 ssd on a gigabyte gaming g5 motherboard?
I have installed it into the m.2 slot, but the computer is not recognising that it is there and I have no idea how to fix it as there are no options in the bios to help configure it.

A:how to install a samsung evo 950 pro m.2 ssd?

I've never used an m.2 slot board, but for normal SATA ports, the BIOS has (should) be set to AHCI mode for SSD's to work properly.

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I was using my old Samsung printer with a computer that had Windows XP. The original disk was designed for Windows 2000 but I managed to download a driver file from the internet. It is called the Smartjet SF-4300C/4500(C) It is both a printer and fax but I only want to use the printer.
When I switched to a replacement computer I assumed it would work as the new operating system is also Windows XP and it is a 32-bit computer.
I copied the printer-driver files onto a USB stick and tried to install but it wouldn't work. Computer Printer Wizard didn't like or recognize it. Wizard also could not find compatible driver on the internet.
With help, I found the compatible driver still on the internet and downloaded it, But every time you tell the computer to iustall it , it reports "driver was not installed".
Funnily enough, when I look in the computer's logbook under System Restore, it says the software has been installed about six times now. But it won't bloody work.
I have tried looking on the Samsung website and they have withdrawn support for all but their laser printers now.
Was I wrong to connect the printer before installing the software? or trying to anyway?
I like the printer as it is sturdy and does not fall apart when subjected to heavy work-loads or stupid users.

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I am trying to isntall the New Samsung PC Studio for my Samsing phone to connect to my PCI keep getting this error messageso....the message is blank! How can i find out what this error says, or perhaps as to why i cannot isntall Samsung PC Studio?I am running Windows 7 Home Premium, my system is a Dell Insprion 530s

A:Cannot Install Samsung PC Studio

Have you seen this comment at http://samsung-pc-studio.softpedia.com/ ?

"SeptimusFry said: Unfortunately, someone has been a bit sloppy here, as this is NOT compatible with W7/64. Source of this info: Samsung, after much hacking about."

Best data that I can come up with, http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:sn9RvAmBxcMJ:pages.samsung.com/ca/pcstudio/English/+PC+Studio+download&cd=5&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us .


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Hi. I tried all the different ways to install samsung usb driver but I couldn't.
i installed samsung kies but didn't recognize the phone as well. i removed it and tried to download the update from windows and I got this message

Now my Galaxy SII won't be recognized in windows 8

What should i do?

A:Samsung USB driver won't install!


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Hi Everyone. I purchased a Thinkpad P-50 with a i7-6700HQ, 16G RAM, 4K screen, NVIDIA QUADRO M1000M, WIN 10 Home, and a 500GB HDD. I want to install a Samsung 950 PRO SSD M.2 NVME with 512 GB to be the system/windows boot and keep the HDD for data. I allready purchased the 950 PRO and the M.2 tray to do this. This is what I know so far: 1) I have to install the 950 PRO with the tray inside the P-50, 2) I have to install the Samsung controller driver, 3) I have (or can) to clone the HDD content onto the 950 PRO using the Macrium Reflect Free software, 4) Set the BIOS to boot from 950 PRO, and that's it....I know that can always make a clean install of the Windows 10 if something gets wrong. I would like to know if you guys think that this is a right procedure?  Can I just clone the entire HDD to the 950 PRO?  Am I forgetting something? Thank you very much! 

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when I try to install an app on my Samsung laptop my device field shows..no carrier Samsung sch-1545 and Verizon wireless sch-1545...the wireless is my cell and the app has installed on my cell. I can install on no carrier sch 1545 and it tells me it is installed but it is not on my laptop. where did it install? I don't know how to find my laptop device name and how to get it to show on the screen when I am installing apps. thank you

A:cannot install app on my samsung laptop

Don't understand what you're saying, The sch-1545 is a Samsung Galaxy S4 cell phone using Verizon as the carrier. It runs the Android OS and Android apps can NOT be installed on a laptop running MS Windows 8.

To find apps installed in Win8, you look through the list of Apps by name and then click the tile for the app that you just installed.

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I use to have Kies on my previous pc but it 'died' on me. As the pc was totally dead I couldn't even search for assistance from TSG or any other like you.
So I took it to 'Curries PC world' expecting to shell out to them to fix it, honestly I was quite willing to pay to get back online. Like so many things we attach our selves to, we don't miss it until it's gone. I was gutted to be told there isn't a damn thing that can be done to retrieve the info, personal stuff like addresses, phone numbers and a whole stack of info. The other thing was, when at one point I downloaded Kies, I couldn't make either of my mobiles to connect. What on earth am I doing wrong
Regarding the above, I would really like to hear from anyone who can furnish me with some advice, like if it is possible to remove a hard disk or what ever. I have a new lap top now so it's only the info, not to use it.

The above leads me onto another problem. I had Samsung Kies installed on my old machine, now though I am trying to install it again, I really do need it for photographic records. The snag is, for the life of me I can't recall who I used before,(that last sentence makes no sense does it), but I'm having problems and had to scan twice, to remove, do they call it 'Malware', something that my internet security found, quarantined and advised me that it wasn't good.

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A:Iwant to install Samsung Kies

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Existing Setup
Abit IN9 32-Max, 2gig OCZ, E6300, WD 250g, Win7 v7264 x32
NO issues, everything runs fine.

Removed WD 250g and switched to Samsung F1 Spinpoint 750g drive (which is essentially my old gamming system running on xp).

Cannot install Win7, regardless of version, locks halfway through install. Hard reset and Drive is no longer detected.

I experienced this same issue back when I had the gaming system and the only way to fix it was to disable Command Qeueing ( which was recommended by users with same issue ). The problem seems to be with the nvidia chipset ( in this case 6) not playing nice with some Samsung drives. However, I was able to install XP and of course disable this option. PC then ran fine for a year, no lockups.

Basically same system, but will not allow Win7 to install. Ive tried different sata ports, different partitions, different win7 versions, different bios settings... Always locks halfway through.

I would appreciate any suggestions, thanks in advance.

A:Samsung F1 Drive Install Issue

Hi thetesterman, see this: Solved Hard Drive - Unable to Select or Delete during Installation - Vista Forums.
just replace vista with 7.

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for couple of days, breaking my head tring to figure out what im doing wrong, or what else i can do .

i used to have as my C:\ drive a kingstone 120gb SSD drive . due to lack of space, i bought 250GB SSD samsung evo-850 drive.
i execute fresh new windows 10 pro X64 installation on the Samsung but after installation finished with no error, and setup is rebooting the pc, the screen is stuck on the "loading operation system" and nothing is happening.

i thought that the cause for that is because i still have the kingstone drive plugged in, and there is conflict between those, but even when i unplugged the kingstone drive and execute windows installation, same thing is happen.

i tried to change order of booting from the pc setup and again nothing is chagne (samsung drive is shown in the pc setup and also when i load windows from the kingstone drive)
i also tried to version of windows setup iso which are used from Disk on Key "burned" with rufus latest version.

what else can i do ?


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Hi Could anyone please confirm if I buy Samsung 850 Evo 500GB, will I be able to install this on my desktop? Just looks like it only fits for laptops?

Thank you

A:Samsung 850 Evo 500GB, want to install on desktop

There are adapters available if the drive doesn't come with them packaged. The adapters adapt from 3.5" drive bay to 2.5" drive bay.


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Hello 7forumteam,

I didn't tought that this things can happen to me , but it seems that I need your help

Recently I purchased a new SSD, the all famous 850 PRO SSD ... but as soon as installed Windows on it, got several crashes.

I couldn't install successfully all windows updates, because some of them failed and after that some got corrupted, tried to repair with all available tools, but still left 1-2 updates ... anyway, pointed my hand on RAPID because of accessing the memory and this was a possible reason, because some stability was reached after it was disabled( and disabled stay after my last successfully install of windows)

Anyway, because of those not sucessfully updates, started from scratch again with a new windows install, but didn't installed at all the samsung magician latest version till I was able to do a complet install + all updates ... installed the samsung magician and even without rapid mode I get BSOD.

Don't know what to say, but I want to remind you that I hadn't any issue in last 4 years with my system, no BSOD , no memory issue, my last windows install was 3 years ago ...

I don't know which hw or driver is conflicting with the SSD, so I'm posting my minidumps files.

Hope to get this fixed otherwise I will RMA this SSD back to samsung.

A:BSOD Crash on new SAMSUNG 850 PRO SSD 256 GB install

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I'm trying to install Windows on a new machine. The motherboard is ASUS Z170 Pro Gaming. The EUFI BIOS sees the SSD drive (Samsung EVO 750 250 GB) but Windows does not. There is the option to load drivers but i can't find any drivers for the EVO 750 online. The Windows installation medium is actually a small partition on one of my other drives but I doubt that makes a difference.

Thanks for any help.

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Do my Optiplex 3050 MFF support nvme drive such as 960 pro? and what part do I need to mount this thing in to my board? I disassembled my Optiplex, but I can't see where to put screw to mount m.2 2280 drive.

A:Install Samsung 960 pro with Optiplex 3050 MFF

Hi Krit1412,
Thanks for reaching out to us.
We have gone through the model and checked the system supports NVMe standard M.2 cards hence it also supports 960 pro card.
But to answer your question the screw should be inserted as given in the picture which is attached .
The second image refers where the screw needs to be mounted.
If you still have any doubts or issues mounting the screw please take a picture where you are installing the card so that we can help you better.

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Just finished building my first computer and am at the point where it's time to load windows. i pop in the DVD, select the language, hit start install and I get a message saying

"a required cd/dvd drive device is missing. if you have a driver floppy disk, cd, dvd, or usb flash drive, please insert it now." then some line about how its ok to remove the install disk.

all connections are good, obviously since it started to do the first couple of steps. Now i'm stuck at this point and not sure how to resolve it.

Here is the drive that I have installed: Newegg.com - SAMSUNG DVD Burner 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 24X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM SATA Model SH-224BB - CD / DVD Burners.

thanks in advance

A:Samsung DVD Drive won't install windows 7.

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Have a look at this
Clean Install Windows 7

If i were you may be easier to install from flash drive (assuming you have one)
Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool
Download tool, install, burn windows iso to drive, reboot from usb away you go

As soon as windows is installed it will install any required drivers for your cd drive so wont be an issue

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Hello. For a long while, I've been thinking about buying a new improved laptop over my old one and had my eye onSamsung's SSD's, particularly a 2TB 850 PRO which is a SATA3 and is 2.5 inches. Looking through the tech specs of the ideapad Y910 and seeing its HDD is SATA3 and 2.5", it looks like the two will bea match made in heaven but since I never dealt with installing new PC components before, I want to check with the forums to know for sure if I can, indeed, install THAT very model (Samsug 850 PRO) into an ideapad Y910. Thank you.

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Hello all,

Having a bit of trouble with my Samsung P210 (newly purchased). It's been set up to run Windows XP, but I own a copy of Windows 7 Professional 64 bit, and would like to install that. However, after selecting boot from CD/DVD, it gets as far as uploading the files, and then as soon as it starts the main installation program it just restarts. Any ideas what I can do?


A:Cannot install Windows 7 on Samsung P210

Will Win XP boot?

Have tried 32bit?

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Hi all,
I'm coming to you with my problem.
I had W8.1 on my laptop. I finally decided few days ago to upgrade to W10.
Upgrade went "well" matter of speaking, because everything was very slow and buggy.
So i've decided to reinstall on clean hard drive.
This is when all went wrong.
I have downloaded on usb stick w10 install, hdd is displayed as clean and unallocated. But when i push the install, at the end the laptop loop on the boot and does nothing.
In fact, on this laptop, i've got a msata 7.5 Go ssd. The purpose of this one is for expresscache.
But during the w10 installation, Windows create mbr on ssd and put data on the hdd.
It seems like this is the issue. But i don't know how to use only the hdd to have all the differents partitions (mbr etc)
PS: i'm able to install ubuntu instead, but it is not what i want with this laptop.
Does anyone have an idea for me to deal with this?
I hope my problem is clear. If not, don't hesitate to ask more info.
Thanks a lot in advance.

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windows8 was pre installed in samsung notebook. i have deleted it and installed win xp. But now i cannot install windows 8 pro again. showing message "...doesn't mach product key, please give your another product key... ". but there is no field to give product key. still bios shows win8 certificate. please help me.

A:How to re-install windows8 in samsung laptop

Welcome to EightForums.

Did you reset the BIOS to suit Windows 8.


We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8

You can use the OEM version of
Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
Deleting the Recovery Partition is NOT RECOMMENDED

Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

How to make Recovery disc:
Support - Notebooks NP700Z7CH | Samsung Laptops

How to Order Recovery disc.
Support - Notebooks NP700Z7CH | Samsung Laptops

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HI, My Laptop is a Samsung NP300E5C its model code is NP300E5C-A02CA it is also windows 7 64 bit home premium these are the drivers that I need to install

Atheros AR9485WB-EG Wireless Network Adapter
Bluetooth Device ( Personal Area Network )
Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
WAN Miniport (IKEv2)
WAN Miniport (IP)
WAN Miniport (IPv6)
WAN Miniport (L2TP)
WAN Miniport (Network Monitor)
WAN Miniport (PPPOE)
WAN Miniport (PPTP)
WAN Miniport (SSTP)
I don't know which Drivers to install from the website can u plz tell me

The Website http://www.samsung.com/ca/support/model/NP300E5C-A02CA-downloads

A:Solved: Samsung Drivers install Help

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I'm having a hard time trying to install Win 7 Ent on a Samsung NP900X3A with an SSD. I tried the flash drive method, DVD's and also the factory recovery disc without any luck.

I can get it to boot and pass the Install window, but once it's there, I'm stuck at the part where it ask what disk and partition to install. I've used GregRocker's suggestions to prep the SSD but, still no luck. Any other help will be highly appreciated. TIA

A:Can't install Win7 Ent on Samsung NP900X3A with 128 SSD

Check to see if you have a UEFI BIOS as you'll need to take special steps to Install Win7 64 bit if so: UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with - Windows 7 Forums

If this doesn't apply then reset your BIOS to defaults. While in BIOS setup set the SATA controller to AHCI first to try install, then IDE if that fails.

Remove all but 2gb of RAM to try install.

Where did you get Win7? DId you burn the DVD yourself?

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I'm trying to get everything right this time. I have been doing a clean install of windows 8.1. So far so good thanks to your help. Now I've got all the motherboard, Sound card, Video Card, Asrock, drivers installed from disk and updated. I've gone through the windows update. All cool. Made a restore point, and Now just installed Eset Smart Security 7. Now I see that I haven't installed Samsung Digital Magician that came with the SSD 840 EVO. Should I install this now before I go any further? I know that I installed it on my first complete install in April, but of course I screwed up with a refresh a few days ago, then finally I just did a clean install last night of Windows 8.1. My next step was to Install Acronis and slowly adding all my software to get me going again.

A:Samsung Digital Magician for 840 EVO when to install?

It's not required but sort of nice to have. Install it at any time.

I installed it when I first added my Samsung SDD 840 EVO 250GB then uninstalled it once everything was running good. I reinstalled it again a few weeks back to check something and decided to leave it installed. Just ran it now and it updated to ver 4.4.No need to allow it to auto-start though. Just delete the link in your Startup folder once it's installed.

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