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I want to upgrade my old Toshiba C55-B5200 to an 120GB SSD since my old harddrive on it is dying and is unbearably slow. I have prepared a USB for Windows 8.1 and have Initialized the SSD too, I have changed the boot settings on the laptops BIOS to boot from the USB first but everytime I boot into the USB, I get an error "Reboot and select proper Boot device... etc etc". Does anyone know how to fix this? The laptop already came with Windows 8.1 and I made sure I used the correct 64bit of Windows 8.1. Am I doing something wrong? How can I fix this? Please help.

 

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2 minutes ago, NurseMedusa said:

I have prepared a USB for Windows 8.1

How did you do this?

 

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2 minutes ago, NurseMedusa said:

I want to upgrade my old Toshiba C55-B5200 to an 120GB SSD since my old harddrive on it is dying and is unbearably slow. I have prepared a USB for Windows 8.1 and have Initialized the SSD too, I have changed the boot settings on the laptops BIOS to boot from the USB first but everytime I boot into the USB, I get an error "Reboot and select proper Boot device... etc etc". Does anyone know how to fix this? The laptop already came with Windows 8.1 and I made sure I used the correct 64bit of Windows 8.1. Am I doing something wrong? How can I fix this? Please help.

How exactly did you prepare the boot USB? Generally I reccomend using Rufus on Windows, with the .iso

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2 minutes ago, svmlegacy said:

How exactly did you prepare the boot USB? Generally I reccomend using Rufus on Windows, with the .iso

I used the offical windows 8.1 iso file from Microsofts website, I made sure to format it before I installed anything on it. I saw something about Rufus but I dont know how it works.

 

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6 minutes ago, Radium_Angel said:

How did you do this?

 

Microsofts official Windows 8.1 iso file from their website.

 

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2 minutes ago, NurseMedusa said:

I used the offical windows 8.1 iso file from Microsofts website, I made sure to format it before I installed anything on it. I saw something about Rufus but I dont know how it works.

 

Ok, but what does this mean? How did you "use" it? You have to use the media creation tool because Windows is too special to just work with Rufus, Etcher, or DD.

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Just now, kelvinhall05 said:

Ok, but what does this mean? How did you "use" it? You have to use the media creation tool because Windows is too special to just work with Rufus, Etcher, or DD.

I saved/downloaded it onto the USB using the Media Creation Tool

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Just now, NurseMedusa said:

I saved/downloaded it onto the USB using the Media Creation Tool

You just downloaded an ISO to the USB drive? No wonder it won't work.

 

Screenshot the root directory of your USB.

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Just now, kelvinhall05 said:

You just downloaded an ISO to the USB drive? No wonder it won't work.

 

Screenshot the root directory of your USB.

root directory?

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root directory?

Just open the USB in your file explorer and take a screenshot.

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1 minute ago, kelvinhall05 said:

Just open the USB in your file explorer and take a screenshot.

 

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1 minute ago, NurseMedusa said:

-snip-

 

You have to use the media creation tool to burn the image to the USB, can't just copy/download it to the drive.

 

Also, why 8.1? Why not 10?

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That is not how you make a bootable USB drive. You can't just put the image onto the drive. You need to use something like Universal USB Installer or Rufus to make a bootable drive. Is there any reason you're trying to use Windows 8.1 instead of Windows 10?

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Just now, kelvinhall05 said:

You have to use the media creation tool to burn the image to the USB, can't just copy/download it to the drive.

 

Also, why 8.1? Why not 10?

I want to do 8.1 since I think that 10 will not run so well on this laptop as its old hardware, I want something stable and that I know has run completely fine before. Is there a link to the media creation tool?

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1 minute ago, ProjectBox153 said:

That is not how you make a bootable USB drive. You can't just put the image onto the drive. You need to use something like Universal USB Installer or Rufus to make a bootable drive. Is there any reason you're trying to use Windows 8.1 instead of Windows 10?

 

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I want to do 8.1 since I think that 10 will not run so well on this laptop as its old hardware, I want something stable and that I know has run completely fine before. Is there a link to the media creation tool?

 

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3 minutes ago, NurseMedusa said:

 

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Ohh... you can't just copy-paste the downloaded file onto USB stick.

You NEED to make it into bootable device.

 

Like Windows 10, you need to download the Windows 10 file, and the process it using the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool.

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10 minutes ago, NurseMedusa said:

I want to do 8.1 since I think that 10 will not run so well on this laptop as its old hardware, I want something stable and that I know has run completely fine before.

Believe me... I've run Windows 10 on much older hardware, and it's just as stable.

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2 minutes ago, NurseMedusa said:

I want to do 8.1 since I think that 10 will not run so well on this laptop as its old hardware, I want something stable and that I know has run completely fine before.

Windows 10 runs fine on older hardware, and your computer isn't really what I would consider "older". I have machines that shipped with Windows XP that run Windows 10 perfectly fine. Your computer is at least from 2013 (likely newer), so it will run Windows 10 just fine.

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Intel 4th Gen laptop?

Yeah...going to have no problems with Windows 10.

 

My Lenovo T430 with a i5-4300U ran Windows 10 without any issues.

Same with my old main Desktop PC running an AMD Phenom II X6 1090T, which released in 2010...

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Just now, ProjectBox153 said:

Windows 10 runs fine on older hardware, and your computer isn't really what I would consider "older". I have machines that shipped with Windows XP that run Windows 10 perfectly fine. Your computer is at least from 2013 (likely newer), so it will run Windows 10 just fine.

I am just a little sus about Windows 10, I have another laptop from 2015 with alright specs but once I downloaded windows 10 on it, it hiccups so much and everything except for system files and such load pretty slow

 

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1 minute ago, NurseMedusa said:

I am just a little sus about Windows 10, I have another laptop from 2015 with alright specs but once I downloaded windows 10 on it, it hiccups so much and everything except for system files and such load pretty slow

 

That's been my experience with upgrading Windows, but not with a fresh installation. You'll be doing a fresh install, so it shouldn't have those issues. 

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1 minute ago, NurseMedusa said:

I am just a little sus about Windows 10, I have another laptop from 2015 with alright specs but once I downloaded windows 10 on it, it hiccups so much and everything except for system files and such load pretty slow

 

 

Did it have a SSD or mechanical HDD in there?

SSD boot drive makes a HUGE difference.

That, and drivers could have been missing / not installed yet.

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Just now, ProjectBox153 said:

That's been my experience with upgrading Windows, but not with a fresh installation. You'll be doing a fresh install, so it shouldn't have those issues. 

okay well I am in the process of burning the files onto the usb with the installation media tool, I will come back if i run into the same problem and such

 

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Did it have a SSD or mechanical HDD in there?

SSD boot drive makes a HUGE difference.

That, and drivers could have been missing / not installed yet.

it used to have an hdd but it died about 2 years after, the ssd made a big difference but I guess its just the old hardware on that laptop that holds it back

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10 minutes ago, NurseMedusa said:

I want to do 8.1 since I think that 10 will not run so well on this laptop as its old hardware, I want something stable and that I know has run completely fine before. Is there a link to the media creation tool?

10 will run just as good if not slightly better. I highly recommend you get an SSD if you haven't already, and if you're worried about performance, throw a lightweight Linux distro on it.

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