WD Blue 1TB SATA 6
LG Electronics Internal Super Multi Drive Optical Drive
Crucial MX300 275GB M.2 SSD
Ballistix Sport LT 8GB Kit (4GBx2) DDR4 2400 MT/s
Zalman ATX Mini Tower PC Case T4
Windows 10 cd
Thank you for your help on this -your patience is greatly admired and appreciated.
I unplugged the sata cable to the HDD. I then installed windows 10 ,,I believe ,,this time on the SSD.
It still didn't ask me for time zone or whether It is 32 bit or 64 bit. Maybe I'm good on that?
I do want to have a window pop up and a small sound when a disc or thumb drive is inseted. Right now when you insert one of the two short little message on the bottom right of the screen will pop up for a few seconds and then disappear and then you're left wondering what the hell happened and then you have to manually go over to control panel and open up the file( sometimes not knowing which folder it's in and can be confusing.) eSpecially if it's a disk where you're downloading and you want it to run/execute.
Now should I hook the cable back up to the HDD and what drive will I be using to save files to places such as my documents my pictures etc?
For quickest/safest boot up ,what typical boot drive priority should be used?
OK, great, it sounds like this approach worked. Sorry about the trouble - I've never encountered the issue where the SSD didn't show up as an option in the installer.
To get the hard drive to be recognized, you'll want to shut off your system and reattach the cables. If you've already figured out how to select the boot priority in the MSI UEFI, you'll want the Windows Boot Loader on the SSD as the first priority. Then you'll want to boot it up, after which you'll want to make sure it is running off the SSD. Once you're in Windows, see which disk is listed as the Windows C: drive. You'll know if its the SSD or the hard drive by the listed capacity (the hard drive is 931GB as you noted before).
Remember, there is also a copy of Windows on the hard drive, which you'll want to remove by formatting that disk. If the hard drive appears in the File Explorer on the Windows desktop, you can simply right click on the hard drive and format it. If it doesn't appear, I can tell you another way to access it.
To select where your documents, music, and apps are saved, you entered the Windows Settings, Click "System", and then click "Storage". This is where you can select your C: drive or your secondary drive (likely called D: or E:).