[lenovo y510p] need help booting from ssd please

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  1. shlomi84

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    i have the lenovo y510p with windows 8, 2 gpu's, 16GB, and haswell. I can't seem to boot my laptop from my SSD (samsung 830 pro).I cloned everything from the 1TB HDD to my SSD with a program called "paragon device manager" and it said my SSD should be working now and gave me instructions on how to boot from it. I tried, but to my dismay it doesn't work. Any ideas?
     
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    Assuming here that you put your SSD at the top of the boot order list and that there are no other bootable devices internally or externally?

    Did your boot partition get copied over too? Sometimes there is a problem with this when cloning.
     
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    i tried cloning with samsung data migration too... still no luck. I didn't remove the internal hard drive though, i tested it by plugging the ssd it the usb port then booting from the usb port, and i get this blue message saying "sorry windows cannot start" or something like that.
     
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    I think but not sure (don't have W8.x here), USB device would need to be at the top of the list to boot from there, because of the hand off from efi system partition. You would probably need to try disabling other internal drives.
     
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    it says EFI USB BOOT (Samsung SSD 830) and its over my HDD one, so it does try to boot from the ssd, but a blue screen comes and says "windows cannot starts, restarting computer."
     
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    Dug this up: Windows To Go: Feature Overview

    Seems like you might need to do some things to make it externally bootable, otherwise swap out the internal drives.
     
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    Oh, forgot, make sure your BIOS allows for Boot from USB device, which is different than booting from a installer device.
     
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    it does, i have no idea what's going on
     
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    assuming you are going to put the SSD into your laptop anyway why not try to see if its bootable as in internal harddrive

    booting from the USB port is not possible unless your copy of windows 8 is an enterprise version
     
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