I got a GE62VR 6RF msi laptop that came without an OS (freeDOS). it has two drives, one 256gb SSD and one 1tb hdd. when I tried to install windows on the SSD it gave me the "Windows cannot be installed to this disk. This computer's hardware may not support booting to this disk. Ensure the disk's controller is enabled in the computer's BIOS menu."

I couldn't install it on the HDD either. I then found out windows has issues with installing when there are more than one drives connected at the same time. I couldn't remove my drives because I don't want to void the warranty especially with this unreliable peace of notebook so what I did was I changed the mode from AHCI to RAID to make the SSD unrecognizable and then proceeded to install the windows on the HDD. then I changed it back to AHCI but can't boot my cloned windows from the SSD.

now is there a way for me to somehow do the same thing but this time make the HDD unrecognizble without actually removing it? I really want to install my OS on the SSD.

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    Your attempting to install Windows while booted into a WinPE with UEFI mode to a MBR disk. What you found out isn’t the cause of your problems. Enable legacy boot and you will be able to install Windows. A solution to this that avoids problems in the future. Delete all partitions then disable legacy boot and install Windows. All your solution did was make it your situation worse, you shouldn’t have enabled raid mode, you change it back if you want to boot your os to your ssd. – Ramhound Nov 24 '17 at 17:06
  • But I can't even use the UEFI mode, nothing is detected in that mode. Im already using legacy – Azilvl Nov 24 '17 at 17:10
  • You have to use UEFI with your SSD. You don’t mention what version of Windows – Ramhound Nov 24 '17 at 17:27
  • @Ramhound I tried to do that but as soon as I choose UEFI every boot option (except network booting) becomes undetected. Its windows 10 pro – Azilvl Nov 24 '17 at 17:30
  • @Ramhound tried to convert the ssd to gpt but no luck even with gpt. – Azilvl Nov 24 '17 at 17:35

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