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Who has the best YouTube instructional videos?

ClariceStarling
Valued Contributor II
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I have a NUC7CJYS which comes with 32GB, which is too small and already full. I need to add a 2.5" SSD also, but I don't understand how.  I see all kinds of instructional videos on Youtube, but they are hard to follow.  Is there anyone who is known to have the best videos?  Thank you kindly!

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Alberto_Sykes
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ClariceStarling, Thank you for posting in the Intel® Communities Support.

 

In this case, just to let you know, as you can confirm in the links below, the Intel® NUC7CJYS has one SATA 6.0 Gbps port (Black) that supports one 2.5" SSD or HDD up to 9.5mm, so the option, on this scenario, will be to replace the current 23GB drive for a larger one, please back up any important information you might have on your system before doing any changes:

https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/products/126136/intel-nuc-7-essential-a-mini-pc-with-win...

https://www.intel.com/content/dam/support/us/en/documents/mini-pcs/nuc-kits/NUC7xJY_TechProdSpec.pdf

 

In reference to your question, "Is there anyone who is known to have the best videos?", I encourage all the peers viewing this thread that if they have tips or suggestions about this topic to please provide feedback and recommendations on this matter, they will be very helpful and useful for all the users looking at this forum.

 

Any questions, please let me know.

 

Regards,

Albert R.

 

Intel Customer Support Technician

 

Alberto_Sykes
Employee
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Hello ClariceStarling, I just wanted to check if the information posted previously was useful for you and if you need further assistance on this matter?


Regards,

Albert R.


Intel Customer Support Technician


Alberto_Sykes
Employee
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Hello ClariceStarling, Since I have not heard back from you, we are closing the case, but if you have any additional questions, please post them on a new thread so we can further assist you with this matter.


Regards,

Albert R.


Intel Customer Support Technician


ClariceStarling
Valued Contributor II
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Hi Albert - Thank you for your replies!  I'm still waiting to get my SSD in the mail.  It should be delivered any day now.  Then I'm going to try to install it!   

LeonWaksman
Super User
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ClariceStarling
Valued Contributor II
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Thanks a million, Leon ... you're very helpful!  I didn't mean to buy a NUC that turned out to be a kit, but I'm starting to get interested in computers now!

ClariceStarling
Valued Contributor II
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Hi Leon,

I created my windows creation tool USB, got my SSD and RAM installed in the NUC (those little screws that go into the SSD aren't easy - finally had to use a magnetic screw driver even though some people advised against that), initialized my SSD as the new D drive; then I went to install Windows ... and I just couldn't get Windows to load into the SSD - it kept wanting to go into the existing C drive.  I went into the bios and boot drive manager in accordance with the instructions to change the boot order, but no matter what I did, Windows kept wanting to download into the C drive.  With a NUC7CJYS I was afraid that was going to happen.  I finally just used the Samsung migration tool.  It just converted the D drive to be the C drive, and everything worked fine.  I was disappointed I couldn't do the clean install, but I will try again some time after I learn more!  In the meantime, my NUC is working fine with the new SSD and RAM.  Thanks for your help!

 

LeonWaksman
Super User
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Hi @ClariceStarling 

I'm glad that you have succeeded, Windows on your new SSD. It is nothing wrong that you have done this using migration tool. The Windows installed by Intel have already all necessary driver installed for your NUC. 

I don't know why you didn't succeeded to perform clean Windows installation. I don't know what method did you used? It was not necessary to initialize the new SSD as drive D:. It is better to start the installation with uninitialized drive.  Just in case that you decide reinstall Windows,  I'll give instructions, I'm using during installation:

1. I suggest you to reinstall Windows using the following method:
2. Please prepare your installation media (you need 8GB – 32GB USB stick), using Microsoft Media Creation Tool. This will install the latest version.
3. Your bios should be set to default settings. Enter bios (press F2 during boot) and then press F9 (Y) to set defaults and F10 (Y) to save settings and exit.
4. With the installation media inserted into rear USB slot, power ON your NUC and repeatedly press F10 to get Boot Menu.
5. In this menu, choose UEFI option of your Installation media: select the USB with the Windows 10 (UEFI line) and click enter. You will boot from your Windows 10 USB stick.
6. Follow this tutorial to continue with installation.
7. In para. 9 you may click on I don't have a product key and Windows will be activated later, since the Product Key is stored in your BIOS.
8. Skip on para. 14 and continue in para. 15. Important, do not format drive where you want to install Windows, rather delete all existing partitions from this drive, till you see one unallocated space.
9. Press Next and continue with the installation.

Leon

ClariceStarling
Valued Contributor II
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Thanks, Leon ... migration is sort of like cheating, but at least I don't have to reload the couple of extra programs I have on.  I might retry a clean install at some point, but in the meantime, I'm still doing good.  From what I read, because my NUC is new, migration works better than it normally would.  So I have a lot of computing power now for a pretty cheap price.  In March my NUC7CJYS was $180.  I added a Samsung 870 EVO SSD for $45 and another Kingston RAM for $15.  Now the cheapest NUC7CJYS I see for sale is $243 and it's hard to even get one, because they are out of stock at most places!    

LeonWaksman
Super User
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I agree, it is nothing wrong in the migration method. It is quick and safe.

Enjoy your NUC.

Leon

 

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