I got a brand new Samsung 840 SSD. It came with "Data Migration" software from Samsung. I am running Windows 8.1.
Here are my steps exactly:
- Installed new SSD into secondary bay (Disk 0: HDD, Disk 1: SSD).
- Used the supplied software to migrate partitions
D:\(the tool did not list any hidden OEM recovery or UEFI partitions) to the new SSD.
- Shut down the computer.
- Swapped the positions of the drives (Disk 0: now SSD, Disk 1: old HDD).
- Booted up.
After this, Windows booted up, however according to Disk Manager, it booted from Disk 1 (the old HDD). I don't understand why, since I swapped the drives and did not change BIOS settings.
So now, I tried to fix:
- Rebooted to BIOS/UEFI
- Changed boot priority to Disk 0 (the SSD)... again I don't understand how BIOS decided to automatically change it to Disk 1 (now the HDD) considering there was no Disk 1 before.
- Booted to Windows.
It now boots up correctly, but still from Disk 1 (the HDD). Next:
- Removed HDD from the bay (Disk 0: SSD, Disk 1: nothing).
- Verified in BIOS that boot priority was Disk 0 only (disabled all other boot options).
Windows kind of booted up to login screen (without wallpaper, and with a black screen after login. I can move the mouse, and even bring up the Ctrl+Alt+Del screen that lets me log out, but that's pretty much it. Even the power button in the UI does not work.
So what am I doing wrong? I want to move the OS to the new SSD, and continue to have the old HDD as a data drive (I will remove the old OS partition from the HDD once I get the SSD working)