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Lenovo y700-15ISK ssd upgrade m.2 slot WIN 10 install

2016-02-06, 19:23 PM

Hello Lenovo Forums,

 

I am trying to install Windows 10 on my SM951 256GB m.2 ssd. Unfortunately, while it is recognized as a drive in windows, and in the bios, it is not considered a bootable device. When installing windows, it goes directly on the current c://. What am I doing wrong?

 

Much Consideration,

 

Xenda

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Re: Lenovo y700-15ISK ssd upgrade m.2 slot WIN 10 install

2016-02-09, 12:18 PM

WELL!

 

Disconnect your HHD, leaving the SSD plugged in. in BIOS, secure boot off, legacy on, then install. its worked for me so far. One page said you could change it back afterwards, but no, no you cannot. have to leave it that way. 

 

much appreciation, 

 

Xenda

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Re: Lenovo y700-15ISK ssd upgrade m.2 slot WIN 10 install

2016-02-06, 19:47 PM

Upon some inspection through some forums, I have gotten it recognized in the boot menu. Windows still insists on installing to the hhd, though.

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Re: Lenovo y700-15ISK ssd upgrade m.2 slot WIN 10 install

2016-02-08, 12:57 PM

Hi,

 

During installation select custom install, identify the M.2 drive, delete partition, recreate partition and proceed to install windows on it, verify that the M.2 is seleted.

 

or

 

Remove HDD cable so windows installation only see the M.2

 

Hope this help.

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Re: Lenovo y700-15ISK ssd upgrade m.2 slot WIN 10 install

2016-02-08, 20:24 PM
Xenda,

I've been looking around for compatibility of this exact drive in the y700 and havent been able to find much. Any luck on getting it up and going? Anything special you need to do to install to it? How has performance been?

Sorry for all the questions. Just eager to use the same setup. Hope all goes well with your upgrade!
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Re: Lenovo y700-15ISK ssd upgrade m.2 slot WIN 10 install

2016-02-09, 12:18 PM

WELL!

 

Disconnect your HHD, leaving the SSD plugged in. in BIOS, secure boot off, legacy on, then install. its worked for me so far. One page said you could change it back afterwards, but no, no you cannot. have to leave it that way. 

 

much appreciation, 

 

Xenda

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Re: Lenovo y700-15ISK ssd upgrade m.2 slot WIN 10 install

2016-02-09, 16:28 PM

xenda,

 

what SSD you are using ? AHCI or NVMe ? can you provide me with serial number ?

Thanks :)

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Re: Lenovo y700-15ISK ssd upgrade m.2 slot WIN 10 install

2016-02-09, 16:33 PM
I believe the 951 is ACHI. And the 950 is NVMe. But I could be mistaken
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Re: Lenovo y700-15ISK ssd upgrade m.2 slot WIN 10 install

2016-02-09, 16:47 PM

The SM951 has AHCI and NVMe series.

 

Link to NVMe : 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00VK0XMPE?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00

 

Can you please tell your serial number of SSD you installed ?

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Re: Lenovo y700-15ISK ssd upgrade m.2 slot WIN 10 install

2016-02-09, 16:50 PM
Oh didn't know that. Hopefully the OP can clarify. I've asked Lenovo support and they said it is not NVMe compatible. However, they didn't seem too confident.
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Re: Lenovo y700-15ISK ssd upgrade m.2 slot WIN 10 install

2016-02-09, 16:55 PM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA12K3G96790

 

this is the SSD that I bought. i have a sub 5 second start time!

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