23 months ago
I have a new Samsung 850 EVO that I want as the boot drive on a my new build. I tried doing a clean Win 10 install from a USB and it will not go. The drive shows up in the BIOS and on the Install screen but I get a couple different error messages when trying to get past that screen. I even did the Shift + F10, diskpart, etc. from this link: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-windows_install/win10-clean-install-on-samsung-ssd-850-evo/c9e2e24d-e29d-459a-8a6d-5c9cf24b977d
I can get all the way to where it shows 4 GPT partitions but it says Windows can't be installed on each one of them if I select them and it won't let me click Next.
I was able to format the drive on my old pc via USB to SATA interface so I feel like the drive is ok. The Samsung Magician software indicated that it was an invalid Serial Number but it seemed like that was a known issue with the older version.
Thanks for your help.