I recently bought an Asus FX504 laptop which I wanted to upgrade the HDD + Intel Optane with my SSD.
After removing both the hardware above and installing my SSD, I am entering the BIOS each time I turn on the laptop.
The SSD has an OS already from a previous laptop, and I also have a bootable USB pen with Windows 10 files so I can reinstall a fresh copy of Windows.
I have read people having the same struggle but I don't seem to find a solution.
Things I have tried/to be considered:
Disabled Secure Boot and Fast Boot however I am still unable to either boot from my HD or USB pen. (Unable to locate an option for CSM in "Boot" menu which I read should be enabled.)
The Boot menu is empty so I am seemingly unable to change the boot order.
Removed CMOS battery for a minute.
USB pen is fine as its being detected and bootable by another laptop.
Both SSD and USB is being detected in the BIOS main screen.
This is driving me mad! Any help is much appreciated. (Pictures to follow I hope
Goal: Boot from USB drive to re-install Windows.
Setup: Laptop: Asus FX504GD-E4673T BIOS: American Megatrends 312 EXISTING Hard Drive: HHD + Intel Optane NEW Hard Drive: Samsung 850 EVO
BIOS images: https://imgur.com/a/GuO7niq