Installing Windows 10 to a new SSD


I'm having some difficulty installing a fresh copy of Windows 10 onto my SSD. Here's a little background information.

I have a Lenovo Flex 3 laptop which came with a HDD. Being accustomed to the fast boot and load times of a SSD on my desktop, I set out to replace my HDD with a SSD. I opened up the laptop, pulled the HDD and popped in the SSD. After some difficulty I won't go into here, I managed to boot into Windows 10 setup from a USB drive.

The problem I am facing now is that the Windows 10 setup will not recognize my SSD during installation. I've been working on this for a few hours now and have read a few people running into similar problems but have yet to find a solution that works.

I know the BIOS recognizes the drive as I have seen it listed in the boot sequence. Setup is asking me for a driver for the SSD but I have had no luck finding such a driver.

Anyone else have this problem? How did you solve it?

The SSD is a Micron M500 240gb, in case that helps.


Question Info

Last updated May 8, 2020 Views 7,899 Applies to:

Try the following

Boot from the Windows 10 install media

Click Install Now

Accept License Agreement

When the option is displayed to select an installation type, click (Custom Advanced)

Press Shift + F10 on your keyboard

type the following commands


Hit Enter

list volume

Next you will select the volume where you would like to install Windows 7

Type: select disk #

# represents the number the volume

Type: clean

convert mbr

create partition primary


format quick fs=ntfs



Try starting setup again.

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