Hello all! I purchased a ASUS Vivobook F510UA and a crucial mx500 SATA M.2 SSD. When I received the pc I followed these instructions from another customer on amazon:
If you're planning to upgrade to an SSD drive and already have the SSD drive in hand, then do this to avoid the slow hard drive headaches:
1. Boot up the new laptop for the 1st time.
2. While activating Windows, DO NOT connect to your WiFi.
3. After Windows fully starts up, install disk cloning software (Macrium Reflect, Acronis, etc.) from a USB flash drive. You can't download the disk cloning software because you are not connected to WiFi.
4. Shut down the laptop, open it up, and install your SSD drive.
5. Turn on the laptop again. Use the disk cloning software to clone the hard drive onto your SSD drive.
6. Turn off the laptop. At this point you have a choice. You can either boot into the BIOS to set your new SSD drive as the default boot drive while keeping the old hard drive installed, or you can just remove the old hard drive to force the laptop to boot off the new SSD.
7. Turn on the laptop and admire how awesomely fast it starts up from the lightning quick SSD! :-)
8. Now you can finally connect to your WiFi network and let Windows download and install all it's updates and security patches.turned on the new pc and setup windows then shut off and installed the ssd,
At step 5, I could not clone software because when I turned it back on and went into BIOS the SSD is not shown. It is not shown in disk managment or anywhere else on the pc. What did I do wrong?
I've only built one other pc, so I am very rookie at this. I would appreciate any input