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When Asked About Windows 7 Booting From M.2 Drive on an Asus Motherboard, Asus Suggests Window 8.1 or 10

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An email was sent to Asus asking:

"Is there a problem with using the ASUS Z170I Pro Gaming motherboard
when the boot drive is a
Samsung 950 Pro M.2 512 GB SSD (MZ-V5P512BW)
that will contain the 64 bit version of Windows 7
loaded onto the M.2 drive"

Asus replies:

"In order to boot Windows 7 from NVMe SSD, your system must support loading UEFI drivers when the Compatibility Support Module is enabled. My recommendation in order to get your M.2 device as a boot drive is to use Windows 8.1 or 10"

Has anyone in the Overclock.net community successfully built a mini-ITX computer that - uses Windows 7 - and boots from a Samsung 950 Pro M.2 512 GB SSD (MZ-V5P512BW)?
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In your bios: you may need to turn off secure boot or change it to "other os" and check UEFI is enabled.
also enable legacy support for usb etc.

You should see your usb as a boot options "USBNAME" and "USBNAME(UEFI)" or something like that.
If you can't boot it as UEFI (ie. can only boot legacy), the USB might not be setup correctly, you can rebuild using rufus or similar.
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