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    Default windows 8 release preview won't install to my ssd drive

    As the title said, windows 8 release preview won't install to my ssd drive.

    Also, I get the error message

    "You can't install Windows on a USB flash drive with setup"

    Your suggestion?

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    Default Re: windows 8 release preview won't install to my ssd drive

    Are you attempting to install from a DVD? This is the preferred method.

    Perhaps Cat could add his thoughts as he has recently installed to an SSD drive I believe.

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    Default Re: windows 8 release preview won't install to my ssd drive

    Yes. I burned OS file to DVD.

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    Default Re: windows 8 release preview won't install to my ssd drive

    Hi Evelyn,

    Welcome to our forum.

    See this thread if that helps you. Good luck.

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    Default Re: windows 8 release preview won't install to my ssd drive

    Kerry, you did not supply a link.

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    Default Re: windows 8 release preview won't install to my ssd drive

    I had no issues installing to my SSD (Crucial M4 128GB, SATA3). It's dual booting with Windows 7 Pro x64 nicely. I also did nothing special during the install process, simply booted from DVD's as normal to install both OS's.

    Is there another OS installed on the SSD at this time? If so, how's it running? If it's brand new (just removed from it's packaging) & not working properly, you have two options. First, check for a firmware update for your model of SSD. These updates are often released to fix bugs, plus performance/longevity tends to be better. Even if you were to swap it out with the retailer, this would still need doing.

    Secondly, after checking for firmware updates, & installing it if there's one, & still the same, then contact the seller if it's within the exchange period, or the manufacturer if beyond the retail exchange date (usually 30 to 45 days). Most SSD's has a 3 year warranty, a few has a 5 year one.

    Please post back with your computer & SSD specs, normally there's easy to find firmware info for each one. Also, make double sure to update the SSD properly, or it will be bricked. Warranty does cover this, as long as the given instructions for firmware updates were followed.

    I've yet to have to do one on a SSD, as this one, bought 2 to 3 months ago, was already updated & certified as compatible for my notebook.

    Also, I'm so impressed with the performance, I'm considering purchasing one for my AIO desktop, using an adapter to install it where the DVD-RW drive is, & using it for my Windows 7 install (it won't be getting Win 8, HP's crap is too buggy). Boot times would be very fast, as would shutdown, even on my low spec desktop. Intel is a good brand, & they have some 60 to 64GB ones at Newegg.

    Just bought a WD 500GB RE4 for it, but no loss, as it would be for storage, the SSD would be for the OS install only. Properly used, that small SSD is enough for a Win 7 install.

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    Default Re: windows 8 release preview won't install to my ssd drive

    There is also a chance the original download was corrupt. Try to download the ISO file from an approved source, burn a new DVD using a slow burn, then Custom Install to the SSD and see if it works.

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    Default Re: windows 8 release preview won't install to my ssd drive

    I feel also that the install is corrupt, but want to make sure that this isn't a new SSD that needs a firmware update. Many SSD's, especially those deeply discounted, are in need of a firmware update.

    This is why I bought mine direct from Crucial, they make sure that their RAM & SSD's are 100% compatible with the user's computer, with their scanner. Then makes "guaranteed compatible suggestions". If incompatible, the swap, including return shipping, is on their dime.

    Upon purchase, they also open the SSD packaging & perform the firmware upgrade, mine was done so, was re-sealed with a round paper dot, indicating date & firmware version.

    One other thing to the OP, is ACHI enabled in the BIOS? Sounds like a silly question, but many are shipped out in IDE mode. If this is the case, the SSD won't be "seen".

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    Default Re: windows 8 release preview won't install to my ssd drive

    Several good points. That's why I wanted someone with SSD experience to jump in.

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    Cool Re: windows 8 release preview won't install to my ssd drive

    Just for the record:

    I'm getting too old and cranky to be futzing around with inferior RAM, that's why I buy all my RAM from "Crucial" (RAM Memory Upgrade: Dell, Mac, Apple, HP, Compaq. USB drives, SSD at Crucial.com).

    I used to work with a RAM Dealer at the "Market Pro Computer Shows". After a year or two, I got to pretty well know what was good ram and what was pure CRAP. He had a special deal with Crucial to use their 'Ram Lookup' app to find the correct ram for any PC. People would bring in their laptops, to the show, to get new ram and we'd go right to Crucial to find the correct ram for that PC. I also learned what brands of ram work best for certain motherboards and which brands are really CRAP.

    So far, I've not bought an SSD drive from Crucial, or anyone for that matter. I really doubt I will.
    I'm really not one to jump on the band wagon, just because it happens to be going by.
    The new SATA III, 6G hard drives are BIG and FAST. That's good enough for me.
    And I never have to worry about any bogus compatibility problems.

    Cheers Mates!
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