MINIX NEO J50C-4: Installing Windows 10 Pro on SSD

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Please note, the Windows 10 Pro product license key is stored within the BIOS on NEO J50C-4.

Follow below instructions to install Windows 10 Pro on SSD:

1. Go to the BIOS.

Attach a conventional wired/wireless keyboard to the NEO J50C-4, boot/start the Mini PC and immediately press the "DEL" key/button.

2. Disable the eMMC.

Go to “Chipset > South Cluster Configuration > SCC eMMC support”, and disable the eMMC.

Video Instructions can be found here:

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3. Install the SSD - see attached reference photos.

List of compatible SSDs that have been verified by us:

Foresee S40JF128G 128GB
Samsung MZ-N5E120 120GB
Samsung MZ-NTY1280 128GB
Samsung 850 EVO 500GB
SanDisk SD7SN6S 128GB
SanDisk SD8SN8U 256GB
SanDisk SD8SN8U 512GB
Intel SSDSCKHW120A4 120GB
Intel 540S 256GB
Lenovo GXB0M41970 128GB
Kingston SM2280S3G2 120GB
Kingston SM2280S3G2 240GB
Kingston SM2280S3G2 480GB

4. Double-check the SSD is in "Boot Option #1".

Power on the device and go to BIOS again to double check if the SSD is in "Boot Option #1".
If not, change to "Boot Option #1". This is very important.

5. Install the Windows 10 Pro image onto the SSD.

Instructions can be found here: https://theminixforum.com/index.php...ows-10-pro-os-installation-instructions.2159/

6. The process is now complete, you can now boot Windows 10 Pro OS from the SSD.
 

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Has anyone gotten this to work with WD Blue 3D NAND SATA SSD M.2 2280? Because it won't show up in the boot options in bios. I know it not on the confirmed list of SSDs, but it is a user confirmed one for the N42c-4.
 

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Has anyone gotten this to work with WD Blue 3D NAND SATA SSD M.2 2280? Because it won't show up in the boot options in bios. I know it not on the confirmed list of SSDs, but it is a user confirmed one for the N42c-4.
Have you disabled the eMMC?
 
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Has anyone gotten this to work with WD Blue 3D NAND SATA SSD M.2 2280? Because it won't show up in the boot options in bios. I know it not on the confirmed list of SSDs, but it is a user confirmed one for the N42c-4.
Were you able to resolve ssd recognition? I have the same problem with WD Blue 3D NAND SATA SSD M.2 228
 
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