Windows 10: Using a Windows 10 PC with both HDD and SSD

Discus and support Using a Windows 10 PC with both HDD and SSD in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; Hi folks,I had a disaster with my new Windows 10 PC with SSD + HDD and I am trying to find out what I did wrong.Out of the box, the PC was fine but I... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by JimObasa55, Jun 16, 2021.

  1. Using a Windows 10 PC with both HDD and SSD


    Hi folks,I had a disaster with my new Windows 10 PC with SSD + HDD and I am trying to find out what I did wrong.Out of the box, the PC was fine but I wanted to install a different Windows version on the HDD. The installation completed successfully BUT the SSD seemed to disappear. On Restarting I had assumed the boot up screen would give me a choice of which Windows to log onto but this didn't happen. The option to log onto the SSD just wasn't there. As I lacked the knowledge to resolve the issue I got the PC swapped and have been using the HDD for storage only ever sinc

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    JimObasa55, Jun 16, 2021
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  2. Upgraded Windows Transfer from HDD to SSD

    Hi

    My windows was upgraded from 8 to 10 on my laptop few years back. I was trying to get the HDD replaced with SSD. During the copy process, the technician said windows cannot be moved to SSD as it is an upgraded version from 8 to 10.

    Kindly guide if there is a possibility to copy the windows to SSD ? If so, please suggest the steps.
     
    NipunSingla, Jun 16, 2021
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  3. Ahhzz Win User
    Windows 10 Tweaks

    Pressing “Windows+Pause Break” (it’s up there next to scroll lock) opens the “System” Window.

    Windows 10: In the new version of Windows, Explorer has a section called Quick Access. This includes your frequent folders and recent files. Explorer defaults to opening this page when you open a new window. If you’d rather open the usual This PC, with links to your drives and library folders, follow these steps:

    • Open a new Explorer window.
    • Click View in the ribbon.
    • Click Options.
    • Under General, next to “Open File Explorer to:” choose “This PC.”
    • Click OK


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    Ahhzz, Jun 16, 2021
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  4. Using a Windows 10 PC with both HDD and SSD

    External SSD recognized as HDD in Windows 10

    Hi,



    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.



    I understand your query related to External SSD showing as HDD when connected to the PC using USB 3.0 port. For further clarity on the issue, please respond to the questions below.



    1. Have you tried connecting the SSD to any other PC?
    2. Are you using any converter to connect the SSD through USB 3.0 port?
    3. Are you using a RAID configuration?


    I have researched on your query and found that the SSD that you are using is an internal SSD drive, in this case I would suggest you to try updating the Intel Rapid Storage drivers from the

    intel website
    and see if that helps.



    In addition, this issue can occur if the SSD is connected to a SATA controller that is identified as RAID (SCSI). I would suggest you to try connecting the SSD to a SATA port that uses AHCI controller such as Intel SATA controller/chipset.



    Please get back to us with the detailed information to assist you further.



    Regards,

    Prakhar Khare

    Microsoft Community – Moderator
     
    Prakhar_Khare, Jun 16, 2021
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