Hello all, I'm having some issues with new hardware, mostly since I only know just enough to really screw things up.
I bought a Lenovo Ideapad 15ISK with a 1TB hdd.
Copied files from an older laptop to a thumb drive and dropped them on the desktop of the new machine.
Ordered a 128gb Adata M.2 ssd from amazon.
Opened up the laptop, inserted the ssd, and checked under This PC, did not see the drive.
Searched google a bit, and then went into the boot menu in the bios, changed to legacy support with legacy attempted first
Then restarted the laptop and went to disk management (don't know if I needed to mess with the bios since I didn't try this first)
Seeing the ssd, created a simple drive in the unallocated space, which is now drive E:
Downloaded Easeus Todo backup to the hdd, installed to the hdd, then cloned the hdd (C drive) to the ssd (E drive).
Moved the ssd up in the boot order to #2, which is where the hdd was. #1 is windows boot manager.
Restarted the laptop, which took a while. The Lenovo logo came up 3 times, then the starting blue screen, then the login screen, and finally the desktop, but it took quite a while before the taskbar items showed up, so it all is still very slow.
I deleted some items on the ssd, as they are files I won't be accessing often, but left them on the 1TB hdd as that's just what I want it for.
Went back into the bios and moved the ssd to #1 and the hdd down to the bottom.
Restarted again, and it's the same story with the Lenovo logo coming on a few times and an overall slow boot, and I also see that the desktop still has the items I deleted from the ssd desktop, so it seems to still be booting from the hdd.
At this point, I don't know what to do to make the ssd the boot drive to allow me to clear out the hdd just for storage. There is no optical drive on this laptop, which prevents me from using some suggestions I've seen in searching for solutions, as I cannot boot from a cd/dvd. Do I rename the drive letters? I can delete all the files from either drive if I need to partition or something to make restore points, they're all still on the 128GB thumb drive and the old laptop. Basically, I know it isn't working how I would like, but have no idea to fix it.
Edited by bipolarbear, 28 August 2016 - 06:53 PM.