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I can't boot from any other drive on my acer predator helious 300 laptop

WillingtonWillington Posts: 2Member New User

So i bought a new laptop recently and my plan was to just use the ssd i already had from my old laptop with windows on it for the boot for the new acer laptop but i doesn't boot from that drive for some reason. I even tried the drive from my main desktop pc and it doesn't work on it either. Only boots from the drive it came with. If anyone can help it would be greatly appreciated. I've researched so much to find anyone else who has had this problem but i've found nothing.

I even emailed acer support and they never replied

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  • xapimxapim Posts: 3,106ACE Pathfinder
    edited July 11
    Willington Hi it will not boot from any drive if you didnt cloned your current drive OS properly (with a good cloning software like easeus partition master for ex) into the one you want to replace with do not forget to setup/format the destination drive to GPT/UEFI mode first, after its properly cloned you would have to remove/replace the old drive with the new cloned one if you leave both it will always boot from the first one not the cloned one hope this helps


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  • WillingtonWillington Posts: 2Member New User
    I am still confused. I should have  to clone it right? It should just be plugged in and it should show up as a bootable device
  • xapimxapim Posts: 3,106ACE Pathfinder
    edited July 12
    I am still confused. I should have  to clone it right? It should just be plugged in and it should show up as a bootable device
    Willington  Whenever you want to replace the OS drive you should always clone it and after swap drives unless you dont want to keep the acer recovery stock windows you can install normal windows 10 via usb pen drive butthe procedure its the same you have to format the drive to gpt uefi and burn the windows image on it (recommend rufus) also the destination drive has to be formatted to gpt or will not be recognized this process its more complicated than cloning you will have to setup a supervisor password and disable secure boot in order to boot from the usb drive to install windows so its up to you to choose which path you want to take


    https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/11532543

    UserBenchmarks: Game 43%, Desk 61%, Work 40%
    CPU: Intel Core i5-7300HQ - 63.5%
    GPU: Nvidia GTX 1050-Ti (Mobile) - 41.9%
    SSD: WDC WDS200T2B0B-00YS70 2TB - 71.4%
    HDD: WD WD10SPZX-00HKTT0 1TB - 93.7%
    RAM: Kingston HyperX DDR4 2666 C15 2x16GB - 76.8%
    MBD: Acer Predator G3-572

    I'm not an Acer employee. (just here to help in the best way i can)
    If my answer fixed you issue please accept it for any other users who search for it would find it quickly thanks :)
    If you want to learn more about undervolting/optimizing windows join the Predator fb group and youtube channel:

    Owner/Admin (HOTEL HERO/Red-Sand/Opoka Opoka)
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/1969145569968592/
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNJwGUHxSJ8FKqAhnOqQuAw
    Acer support:
    https://www.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/service-contact
    http://www.acer.com/worldwide/support/  


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