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post #1 of 15
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hi guys/gals

Going to try and install windows 10 home 64 bit from a dvd to my samsung 950 pro m.2 nvm then i will install a samsung 950 evo for a storage drive.

looking for some helpful tips and bios setting to make this go smooth

system will be a gigabyte z170 gaming 7 mobo
i7 6700K
corsair ddr4 2x8 2666

thanks'
post #2 of 15
Hi there,

Well that should be easy, just connect the DVD driver to the mobo, and connect the m.2 drive, then just turn you PC on, and select in the boot menu the Windows DVD, install everything, then just turn your PC off, and install the Second SSD and Turn the PC on and that's pretty much it.

You can also install everything on your PC and on the Boot menu select that you want to install Windows on the m.2 drive. just make sure to know what size is that disk, so you can double check the size on the windows installer

That's as far as I know tongue.gif

Cheers
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post #3 of 15
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Thanks m8 got windows 10 up a running , working on drivers ect
post #4 of 15
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ok after a got windows working on the pcie m.2 256 gig i went to install the samsung 950 evo and it shows it in bios as boot 2 drive but windows is not seeing it ? any thoughts
post #5 of 15
Im sorry, Im lost here,

Are you telling me that when you start you PC it show you 2 options to boot windows? Or that after you open windows, you can't see the 950 evo on disk management?
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post #6 of 15
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i see both in my bios for a boot option i can also see both in device management , but i don't see it as a D:/ to save stuff it looks as it has no partition on it ? how to make it rdy for windows to save to sorry if i am not clear this stuff is greek to me but i am trying
post #7 of 15
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i see both in my bios for a boot option i can also see both in device management , but i don't see it as a D:/ to save stuff it looks as it has no partition on it ? how to make it rdy for windows to save to sorry if i am not clear this stuff is greek to me but i am trying

Dont worry, it's okay, well looks like you need to assing a drive letter to that disk, so you can work with it.

check this Change, add, or remove a drive letter
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post #8 of 15
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i found how to change the drive letter , but now its saying that its a system reserve diask and using 356 mb for it arrg
post #9 of 15
Wait, what are you trying to do?

I though that you needed to use the 950 evo, and your OS is reading the drive but not letting you use it, that's why I told you that looks like you need to assign a letter.

As for assigning a letter to system reserve disk, I dont think you can do that. Although I'm not completely sure.
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post #10 of 15
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oh nvm i think i just made my system reserve d:/ but i removed it

do you have to format the ssd ? or
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