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    How to boot windows from you m.2 SM 951 on Asus Maximuss VIII guide

    As many ppl (including me) has trouble with installing m.2 SSD on z170 motherboard i post short guide here, share it for everyone who need it .
    Bellow method i used to install Samsung SM 951 m.2 card on Asus Maximus VIII Hero z170

    There is whats i did :

    1st boot ( All other devices, and hdd disconnected)

    BIOS settings changed to :
    Boot / CSM >>> DISABLED

    PCIEX4_3 Slot(black) Bandwidth > Auto

    additional options :
    Advanced /PCH storage configuration >SATA mode selection > AHCI

    2th boot

    Tools > secure erase SM951

    3th boot

    Tools > secure erase SM951 finish it

    4th boot

    Boot /Secure Boot - OS type >> Other OS
    Boot /Secure Boot - Key Menegment - Install default secure boot keys ( and accept )

    IMPORTANT !!!
    After that connect USB stick with windows 7/8/10 or DVD with properly installation

    5th boot

    at this point system should boot from USB or DVD , and i you be able to create partition on SM951 +start installation process system
    Side note - seems Windows create additional partition with information to m.2 driver is a bootable SSD/HD and
    set on stone info which kind of Windows you install , i mean if you install Windows 7 ... you cant upgrade it to Windows 10 and vice versa)

    IMPORTANT next boot you need enter bios !!!

    6th boot
    setup BIOS - Boot /CSM - ENABLED
    Boot device control - UEFI and legacy OPROM
    Boot from storage devices - UEFI driver first
    Boot from PCI-E /PCI extension devices - UEFI driver first
    Boot /Secure Boot - OS type >> Windows with UEFI

    additional options :
    Advanced /PCH storage configuration >SATA mode selection > AHCI
    PCIEX4_3 Slot(black) Bandwidth > Auto

    7th boot

    continue windows installation , after finish and reboot turn off PC, reconnect other devices and HDD

    8th boot

    PCIEX4_3 Slot(black) Bandwidth > x4

    reboot and enjoy m.2 SM951 As bootable drive

    p.s.

    This process has been done with BIOS version 4.01 ... maybe new 5.08 BIOS dont require such trick's , i dont has a chance to test it .

    p.s.
    I based this installation on movie guide
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7PEBscJbno

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    Graphics Card #1EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti Hybrid
    Sound Cardon board
    MonitorAcer XB270HU bprz Black 27'' 144Hz
    Storage #1SAMSUNG SM951 MZHPV512HDGL-00000 M.2 512GB
    Storage #2SAMSUNG 850 EVO MZ-75E1T0B/AM 1TB x2 raid0
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    Thank you so much for posting this guide.
    I have a sm951 and a hero maximus 8 z170 on the way.

    Any updates to this guide as far as newer firmwares go? same procedure, easier?
    Last edited by nuroo; 09-13-2015 at 10:46 PM.

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    M8H - bios 603 and I literally plugged it in and installed no bios changes or tricks required.
    Last edited by BellaRose; 09-14-2015 at 03:01 AM.

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    Maximus VIII Hero and SM951 with Windows 7

    I'm having a lot of trouble getting Windows 7 on the SM951 to install and boot.

    Here is what I have that does work and does NOT work.

    1. WORKS - Windows 7 on Samsung 850 SATA SSD - with BIOS 0802 set to all defaults.

    2. WORKS - Windows 10 on M.2 SM951 - with BIOS 0802 set to all defaults.

    3. NOT WORKING - Windows 7 on M.2 SM951 - NOT WORKING. BIOS 0802 on defaults, and all other CSM and Secure boot settings.

    I've tried everything for almost 2 weeks, and can't get past formatting. Even did a DISKPART clean, and GPT, and MBR. Nothing works.

    Everything on this board is rock solid with Windows 10 w/M.2 and Windows 7 w/SSD. The SM951 get's 2.2GB/s reads as advertised.

    For my USB boot, I've tried everything from the Asus EZ Installer, to Rufus, to Microsoft's own ISO/USB installer, and nothing.

    I'm waiting for Asus tech to call me back, but I guess no callback yet.

    Getting desperate so I figured I'd try the forum. Thanks.

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    ROG Guru: Gold Belt Array Menthol PC Specs
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    Lightninhopkins, which version of SM951 do you have? AHCI or NVME. If it is an AHCI Win 7 should install without issue, if it is a NVME version Win 7 does not have a native NVME driver so you may have to try and load the Intel NVME driver for Win 7 to see the drive

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    Part # MZHPV512HDGL-00000

    Quote Originally Posted by Menthol View Post
    Lightninhopkins, which version of SM951 do you have? AHCI or NVME. If it is an AHCI Win 7 should install without issue, if it is a NVME version Win 7 does not have a native NVME driver so you may have to try and load the Intel NVME driver for Win 7 to see the drive
    Thanks for your reply. On my Windows 7 install on an SSD, through the Device Manager, it shows up without requiring drivers, as a secondary drive. Uses the 2006 Microsoft standard disk driver automatically.

    Part # MZHPV512HDGL-00000 I'm pretty sure it's AHCI. Get's the full 2.2GB/s reads in Windows 10.

    Main issue is, during the Win7 install, it can't get past the screen I attached below:

    "Windows cannot be installed to this disk...... Ensure that the disk's controller is enabled in the computer's BIOS menu"

    I've kinda given up on this and just using my main SSD as Win7 OS for now. I like Windows 10 somewhat, but a lot of my apps are not compatible. And old school games like COD2 are faster on Win7 vs Win10.

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    you can identify it by the third letter in the part number.

    The NVMe model is designated by a V, while the AHCI model has an H.

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    I never got windows 7 to install on my sm951 so I installed it on another normal ssd, updated to windows 10 and once activated.

    I followed the instructions and did a fresh install of windows 10 on the sm951 AHCI version.

    Long winded and awkward but works perfectly now.

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    Amazing what a DVD-ROM can do

    So folks, you will not believe what happened. As you know, I said Windows 10 installed fine with the SM951 and a USB install drive.

    I tried multiple combinations of everything to get Windows 7 installed, but no luck.

    So I decided to actually try the install with a DVD-ROM, instead of a USB drive.

    Latest BIOS 0802, all set to factory defaults. No other drives connected, and BAMMM!!!! Installed from a DVD-ROM with zero issues, and booted up perfectly.

    Totally surprised. I guess the combo of getting UEFI and USB, and booting USB as primary, etc, was not functional.

    So if anyone else has problems, just get the latest BIOS, set it all to defaults, boot a Windows 7 DVD (I had Service Pack 1), and it should work perfectly.

    I'm fully surprised. Old school DVD-ROM to the rescue.

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    ROG Guru: Gold Belt Array Menthol PC Specs
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    That"s good news, don't discard the old media quite yet, you have me thinking, the last time I installed on the Hero 8 I followed the guide with the driver disk in a sata dvd drive and windows OS in a usb dvd drive. The first time I cloned the OS onto the Sm951 using Acronis True Image. Glad you got it sorted

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