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Cande402
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Dell 660s

Hello,

I recently purchase an upgrade hard drive for my dell 660s. After installing the Dell - hard drive - 2 TB - SATA. When I start the computer this on the screen 

Reboot and Select proper Boot device or insert Boot Media in selected Boot Device and press a key

I have tried to change the boot sequence  to boot from usb drive, but still each time the above is still on the screen,

I appreciate any help you can provide.

Btw I ran the dell diagnostic test and everything passed.

Thank you

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kirkd
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RE: Dell 660s

If the new drive is the boot drive, did you install the operating system on it?

XPS M1530, Win 10 CU Pro 32-bit
Inspiron E1705, Win 10 CU Pro 32-bit
Dimension 9100, Win 10 AU Pro 32 bit
Inspiron 660, Win 10 CU 64 bit
Inspiron 3668, Win 10 CU 64 bit
Asus T100 Tablet, Windows 10 CU 32 bit

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Cande402
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RE: Dell 660s

No  I backed info I needed to an alternate external drive and I installed the hard drive directly into the computer, minus any software. what did I do wrong? Can you give me step by step instructions. Thanks

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kirkd
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RE: Dell 660s

You need to get a Windows installation disk. Contact Dell to see if they will supply one. If not, you will need to purchase it.

XPS M1530, Win 10 CU Pro 32-bit
Inspiron E1705, Win 10 CU Pro 32-bit
Dimension 9100, Win 10 AU Pro 32 bit
Inspiron 660, Win 10 CU 64 bit
Inspiron 3668, Win 10 CU 64 bit
Asus T100 Tablet, Windows 10 CU 32 bit

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RE: Dell 660s

No  I backed info I needed to an alternate external drive and I installed the hard drive directly into the computer, minus any software. what did I do wrong? Can you give me step by step instructions. Thanks

Unless you have upgraded the windows operating system, you need to buy a Dell windows reinstallation disc, that's the same version that was factory installed, a good place to find Dell reinstallation discs, is eBay.

Bev.

 


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Cande402
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RE: Dell 660s

Thank you very much, I really appreciate all your help.

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RoHe
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RE: Dell 660s

Sounds like your USB drive isn't a bootable drive. You need to create a bootable USB stick or bootable DVD to install Windows on the new hard drive.

You didn't say what version of Windows was installed on the old drive, but you can find the files to create bootable media and instructions to install Windows on the new drive here:

Windows 7 (You'll need the Microsoft product key from the sticker on your PC for this download)

Windows 8.1

Windows 10

If you had Win 8.1 installed on the old drive, you should be able to upgrade directly to Win 10 (assuming you actually want Win 10) without installing Win 8.1 first. Upgrading to Win 10 is free until July 29, 2016.

Ron

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