BIOS

Discussion in 'Desktop Computers' started by lostsoul62, Aug 6, 2018.

  1. lostsoul62

    lostsoul62 Member

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    I have a AMD 955 which is 7 1/2 years old and I put Windows 10 on it when it was free on a SSD Hard Drive. I also have Windows 7 on another Hard Drive. I am running Windows 7 and I disconnected the Windows 7 Hard Drive and hook up the Windows 10 Hard drive and the BOIS would not even see the hard drive. When I put back to the Windows 7 Hard drive it tried to boot off of my Data Hard Drive so I had to go back into the BIOS and fix it. My question is the BIOS can not see my Windows 10 Hard Drive from at 7 1/2 year old computer and that Windows 10 needs a motherboard that can boot off of the New BIOS?
     
  2. _Pete_

    _Pete_ Active Member

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    Possibly because you are trying to boot from an SSD which the 7.5 year old BIOS doesn't recognise. Not saying that is the reason just "possibly."
     
  3. Darren

    Darren Moderator Staff Member

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    If the BIOS doesn't support UEFI then that's likely why as the W10 install will most likely be UEFI and needs a BIOS that supports it to boot. Some of the AM3+ boards did, some didn't.
     

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