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    Clean-installing Windows 11 on GX703HS, installer cannot detect the drive - solved

    Hello! I want to do a clean install of Windows 11 on my Asus ROG Zephyrus G17 (GX703HS) but when I boot the Windows installer from an USB, it doesn't detect the SSD (Samsung MZVL22T0HBLB). The drive is detected by UEFI and I can boot to Windows that are installed on it. I am only not able to do a clean install.

    Tutorials I found online suggest disabling CSM so that the drive would appear. My laptop does not seem to have that option in it's UEFI. Has anyone had a similar experience?

    Some additional details: both the SSD and my USB drive are using GPT, I have disabled the secure boot option in UEFI, I'm running the latest available UEFI version.

    I hope someone has had a similar experience with their laptop so they can point me to the right direction.
    Last edited by Vorta; 01-14-2022 at 08:58 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vorta View Post
    Hello! I want to do a clean install of Windows 11 on my Asus ROG Zephyrus G17 (GX703HS) but when I boot the Windows installer from an USB, it doesn't detect the SSD (Samsung MZVL22T0HBLB). The drive is detected by UEFI and I can boot to Windows that are installed on it. I am only not able to do a clean install.

    Tutorials I found online suggest disabling CSM so that the drive would appear. My laptop does not seem to have that option in it's UEFI. Has anyone had a similar experience.

    Some additional details: both the SSD and my USB drive are using GPT, I have disabled the secure boot option in UEFI, I'm running the latest available UEFI version.

    I hope someone has had a similar experience with their laptop so they can point me to the right direction.
    Im thinking the usb flash drive is missing a necessary driver. There is a similar issue on HP devices with 11th gen processors maybe not same as yours?https://www.tenforums.com/installati...stall-w10.html*

    Scroll down to the hp link in the above thread.*
    Last edited by Jimbo93; 01-14-2022 at 08:47 PM.

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    New ROGer Array Jimbo93 PC Specs
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    Here is a good guide for clean install of win11 that might help https://www.elevenforum.com/t/clean-...windows-11.99/

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    New ROGer Array Jimbo93 PC Specs
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    From the guide I posted there is also instructions linked for creating the usb flash drive. Here is that link to create the flash drive

    https://www.elevenforum.com/t/create...ion-media.750/

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    The solution was to have the IRST driver on the installation drive so I can load it during installation. I have only tried using the Samsung driver for the SSD before, it didn't occur to me that I actually needed an Intel driver.

    Thank you! I hope this thread will help other people in the future too!

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