Thought I was ok with computers until today, but events have shown how little I understand.
Today I decided to swap my hard drive for an SSD, and bought one from my local Computer shop.
Told it was a simple case of swapping them over then reinstalling windows 10, however, I don't have a bootable disc as windows 7 Pro came installed on the laptop when I first got it (it's been my work laptop provided by the company for about three years, which they have now replaced and let me keep the older one). I upgraded to 10 about three months ago. I do however have a valid activation key.
So I swapped the drives over and got the error messge No bootable device, insert bootable disc.
Hunted for this on the internet and having no luck turned to Microsoft Answer desk.
They pointed me to the ISO download link which I downloaded and then burnt to DVD
Restarted the laptop and at first got the same error message as before.
Turned again to Answer desk and got the usual platitudes, and then they told me it was a hardware error and I should contact the laptop manufacturer. I've heard this before from Microsoft and it seem to be a stock answer when they don't know what to do!
I then did a hard restart and got a set up F2 option which showed the new SSD as detectable and working, exited that and restarted to find that the windows installation screen appeared. That was two hours ago and I've just been going round and round in circles.
Could someone please explain what I'm doing wrong, or if it's actually something wrong with the software.