If anyone does find a way to bypass booting from the mSATA via BIOS or something, please do share it! I've got a 128 GB mSATA I can't use because I am booting from an SSD SATA (and it's encrypted which is preventing bootloader on mSATA from booting to it).
> Do a system image, burn to disk
> Download a W7 version from Digital River, burn to disk, OR if you have a windows retail disk or Recovery Disk skip this step.
> Remove SSD, HDD's, all of them, install mSATA
> Nothing will be found, install W7 disk to opti drive, install W7 as OS
> Install W7 Image Disk to opti drive, restore your system, any faults will be duplicated at this point.
> Migrate all your stuff from the SSD to another storage media via USB
> Reformat your SSD, this will wipe it clean
> Install to bay
Simple is easier.
NOTE: Even though you can DL any version W7 you want, the key on your notebook will only activate the associated version,,,DON'T GET GREEDY, YOU WILL BE DOING ANOTHER OS INSTALL IF YOU DO