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idata
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X25-M not compatible wth HP Pavilion dv8t

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I have a new dv8t with Win 7. I installed an X25-M 80 GB Gen2. My Bios does not have any auto-detect option. Windows 7 recognized it and installed drivers for it. However, it appears only in Device Manager, but not in My Computer. HP is pointing the finger at Intel, stating -- astonishingly -- that the drive is not compatible with any Pavilions. Has anyone been able to successfully install an X25-M in their HP?

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idata
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No new drive letter will appear for any new storage device (bar perhaps pre-formatted USB disks) until they are initialised and partitioned.

Run this command:

diskmgmt.msc

Choose to initialise the drive. Do NOT tick the box to create a dynamic drive.

Then you will need to right-click on the unpartitioned space on the drive and create a new NTFS partition & telling it which drive letter to use.

You will then be able to see the new drive letter along with all your other drives.

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idata
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No new drive letter will appear for any new storage device (bar perhaps pre-formatted USB disks) until they are initialised and partitioned.

Run this command:

diskmgmt.msc

Choose to initialise the drive. Do NOT tick the box to create a dynamic drive.

Then you will need to right-click on the unpartitioned space on the drive and create a new NTFS partition & telling it which drive letter to use.

You will then be able to see the new drive letter along with all your other drives.

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idata
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Thank you very much, smargh. Your solution worked like a charm! I was convinced that HP had it wrong when they claimed it was non-compatible.

Now, I would like to move the contents of my C: hard drive to the SSD, wipe the C: hard drive clean, and make my SSD boot drive. My BIOS does not have an option regarding boot order of multiple hard drives. How would I make my SSD the boot drive? Also, what is the best method for copying all of my C: drive files to the SSD? Should I simply "copy" or should I purchasing cloning software? Finally, how would I change drive letters such that the SSD now become the new C: drive?

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