ok for the kids and adults alike out there that have bought optane and keep getting the errors im here to explain how to make it work. i have spent the last 5 days figuring this out and it works like a champ im very impressed what optane can do for a 1tb hdd. ok please be very careful of the steps and what you do.
STEP ONE: reinstall windows under UEFI ONLY, just as if you are installing for a raid array. for those that dont know what this means here is an explanation. install your windows boot disk onto a thumb drive, or memory stick or w/e ya wanna call it . reboot into bio or restart and hit F!! untill you get a boot priority screen. now for example if you are using a Kingston 16gb memory stick you will have 3 options.
1: boot into kingston hyper x fury drive D or any letter at the end is gonne be wrong choice.
2 when u get the boot menu boot into kingston hyper x UEFI only and install windows.
STEP TWO: update windows completely before you install anything else.
STEP THREE: go to your MOTHERBOARDS support website and down load and install the newest OPTANE memory file. some offer 2 options. one is basically a manula mode and one most have to offer is a one click install which changes bios settings for you . follow the instrauctions and let the system do the reboots as it needs to. now you will reboot into windows and the optane memory program will take over and ask you if you want to let it do its thing, if u see this screen u need not go any further u have successfully installed optane and can go have fun now. if you do not see this screen or the program will not execute or you get an error move onto the next step.
STEP 4: here is where we need to manually fix windows to make optane work. if you cant boot into windows at this point , put your windows installer boot media back into where it was and reboot. once the Windows installer starts wait until you get the the choose a drive screen. Now push left shift + F10 and it will bring up a command window.
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at this point it will bring up a list of the disks, 0,1 2 etc if u have more than one i suggest u unplug all disks except for the one you are installing windows on and restart and come back to step 4
after typing listdisk TYPE IN
select disk X
x being the number of the disc in the list u want to install windows on, replace x with that disc number and hit enter
next type in
under partitions find the 500mb ish windows recovery partition and then TYPE IN
select partition x replace the x with the partition number on your screen that windows recovery is on
next type in
delete partition override
this will delete the windows recovery partition and allow optane to begin working. ok next we want to reboot into bios
when you log into bios now you will notice that the optane memory is now showing on the list of drives.
go to storage and make sure intel RST raid is enabled. and also under it make sure UEFI is enabled. make sure your M.2 slot is made remapping enabled.
now click on top of your bios screen where it says boot and scroll down on that page until you reach CMS, now disable CMS. now CLICK F10 save and exit into windows and enjoy optane.
Edited by OuttaMyWay - 5/11/17 at 10:13pm