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Please download a iso image from microsoft website and install that. Don't use the iso from Dell itself, it's also a clean install of Windows 10, but way outdated.

Recently ( couple of days ago ) i have downloaded and reinstalled Windows 10 with creators update ISO from microsoft website.

Same goes for my chinese Chuwi tablet with Windows 10 Home, I wonder if that's a pain in the *** to do so.

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Thanks for the responses.  Would the USB recovery maker in Windows 10 allow me to do a fresh install?

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@SmoothSL I had the same problem as yours, I did Windows 10 Recovery (not Dell Factory Image restore).  My explanation here.

en.community.dell.com/.../20006321

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Guys, I have a question here. I installed Samsung 960 Evo, changed the boot mode to ahci and did a fresh install.

Now it is booting up using the Samsung 960 Evo but it is not showing my original hard drive.

What could be the problem over here?

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Guys, I have a question here. I installed Samsung 960 Evo, changed the boot mode to ahci and did a fresh install.

Now it is booting up using the Samsung 960 Evo but it is not showing my original hard drive.

What could be the problem over here?

If your original drive was a 2.5 inch, it was configured as RAID.  That being the case, you needed to convert it to AHCI before doing anything else. 

What you do now is up to you.  You may be able to remove the M.2 drive and set the SATA back to RAID to get the system to boot back to that drive.  You could then use the SAFE Mode from msconfig.exe procedure to change its controller.

If that works, it is not a good idea to have two boot capable drives on a system unless you are going to dual boot, and in such a case you would have to pick the boot drive when you boot if you wanted to boot to the other one.

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Take a screenshot of Computer Management as mine to check if Windows can still recognize the original HDD or not:

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Windows does not recognizes the original hard Drive. It is not showing me the original hard drive.

I removed the m.2 hard drive and tried recovering the original hard drive, but it fails to install the OS in the original hard drive. It failed in both AHCI and RAID mode.

The error message which I got was "The drive where windows is installed is locked.

Not able to proceed.

Also, it is not booting up from the original hard drive.

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Coming into the end of a long thread like this can cause confusion about your specific configuration.  Since the same can have different configurations, maybe it would be best if you started a new thread and described your original configuration and what you did to change it.  Right now, I am not sure as to what original drive you are referring to.

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Hi,

Anyone here was able to get 960 EVO worked out on Inspiron 15 7579?

The current one is a Micron 1100 and is died. So before getting a new one I was thinking to get 960 EVO.

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