Originally Posted by cjc75
Dude, thats wild. I've never once had a single problem with it. Runs beautifully.
I don't really have any intention of going to Windows 10 any time soon. I work for an I.T. company, we build and sell our own brand of PC, mostly to a lot of local corporate clients... and all we ever hear about Win 10 is complaint after complaint after complaint... we get more complaints about 10, then we ever got about Vista or ME.
Just woke up and installed Windows 7 Pro x64 on the ASRock Z97 Extreme6.
To make your Windows 7 USB UEFI bootable, you needed to modify the efi folder and add a boot entry for the UEFI. I had that in my Windows 7 install guide, here is the video on how: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDm8rWr3dV8
But to make it easier for you, just download this folder of the efi boot files and replace the efi folder at the root of your install usb. Link: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/50323665/efi%20boot%20files.zip
Oh, and one thing you should note, the USB should be FAT32, not NTFS! So make sure you do that first. I have how to do that in my guide under: Make a Windows 7 Bootable USB Installer. Youtube video link: https://youtu.be/ZcSVVPbzIno
Next, make sure you have the NVMe driver read so the installation media can detect the NVMe drive. Here is the download for that: http://www.smartredirect.de/redir/clickGate.php?u=CHoN7d6s&m=1&p=3r6MDbeCf4&t=6QdegMhg&st=&s=&splash=2&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.smartredirect.de%2Fredir%2FclickGate.php%3Fu%3DCHoN7d6s%26m%3D1%26p%3D3r6MDbeCf4%26t%3D6QdegMhg%26st%3D%26s%3D%26splash%3D2%26url%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Fmega.nz%252F%2523!BMkTTIYT!eGkmAYmjIHjtFChQ635ySy1P1f5MA9w2u_sXyIM9TBw%26r%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.win-raid.com%252Ft29f25-Recommended-AHCI-RAID-and-NVMe-Drivers.html&r=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.win-raid.com%2Ft29f25-Recommended-AHCI-RAID-and-NVMe-Drivers.html
I got that from this website: http://www.win-raid.com/t29f25-Recommended-AHCI-RAID-and-NVMe-Drivers.html
When you get to the install to a specific drive location, load the samsung driver. Then delete all partitions on the drive. Hit shift+f10 and open diskpart, clean the samsung drive, convert to gpt, exit. Then select the drive in the GUI, click format. After that 3 partitions should have been created. If not, then you messed up a step. If you get an error, just reboot and try the whole procedure over again. Sometimes Windows Installer still thinks the drive is MBR after you change it to GPT, a retry of everything will fix that usually.
For more detailed instructions on the diskpart thing, just look here and follow the Configure drive using an UEFI motherboard and GPT format portion. http://www.overclock.net/t/1156654/seans-windows-7-install-optimization-guide-for-ssds-hdds
If you have any questions, let me know. Now that I have it done tho, I notice two things. CSM has to be enabled and my powered off to desktop boot time is 18 seconds. Windows 7 sucks for fast booting. :/ lol
Originally Posted by kcuestag
I'll see if I can attach a 120mm fan between the GPU's and the HDD cage to blow some air towards GPU/board.