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    caqo1971 PC Specs
    MotherboardASUS Maximus XI Hero (Wi-Fi AC) Z390
    ProcessorIntel i7 8700K
    Memory (part number)Corsair DDR4 32Gb (4x8Gb) Vengeance RGB PRo 3200MHz
    Graphics Card #1nVidia ASUS 1080 Ti Strix
    MonitorASUS Swift PG258Q 3D 240Hz (1ms)
    Storage #1Samsung SSD 970 EVOplus 500Gb
    Storage #2WD 2Tb Black (Games) + Hitachi 3Tb (Backup) + King Diang 1Tb SSD SATA (Steam)
    CPU CoolerCorsair H115i Pro RGB
    CaseCorsair Obsidian 500D RGB
    Power SupplySeasonic Premium AirTouch 850W 80+Gold
    Keyboard Corsair Strafe RGB
    Mouse Crsair M65 Pro ELITE
    Headset Corsair Virtuoso SE
    Mouse Pad Corsair M330
    OS Windows 10 pro x64 (2004)

    Join Date
    Oct 2014

    Unhappy Maximus VIII Formula + Samsung SSD 960 EVO win 10 cannot install

    I have an odd issue with this pair of hardware.

    - BIOS detect my NVME SSD on boot devices (it's good).

    - When I try to install Windows 10 Pro from scratch, it shows me my 960 EVO in list of disks

    BUT, I can't install windows in there. when I select the ssd drive, it says that windows cannot be installed there because the device may not boot up.

    I recall, that on earlier BIOS I installed win10 with no issues, curently i'm on las BIOS (3703), and I still can't install windows on my evo 960.

    Is there any config on BIOS or some driver to browse on disk list at installing windows?

    BTW, I allways install windows on non UEFI system, but I installed once that way, on an OLDER BIOS.

    PS: I have my own solution to bypass this issue, but it's not so normal.

    1- I install windows in a SATA device, then with WinImage I capture the fresh installation on a file (without Drivers nor programs installed).

    2- Then I restore that image to the well readed NVME SSD 960 EVO.

    3- Then I disconnect the sata drive and tell the BIOS to boot from 960 EVO.

    It's so dirty, but works.

    Any clue?
    ASUS Maximus XI HERO Z390 (Wi-Fi AC) / Intel Core i7 8700K / CPU Cooler Corsair H115i PRO RGB / 32GB (4x8Gb) Corsair Vengeance Pro RGB DDR4 3200MHz / nVidia ASUS GTX 1080 Ti STRIX / Samsung SSD 970 EVOPlus 500Gb + 2T + 3Tb Toshiba SATA 6gb / Case Corsair Obsidian 500D RGB / PS Seasonic AirTouch Premium 850W / Asus ROG Swift PG258Q Monitor 3D 240Hz (1ms) / Headset Corsair Virtuoso SE / Corsair Strafe RGB Mechanical Keyboard / Mouse Corsair M65 pro ELITE

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