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    asus maximus hero w/ samsung 950

    Hey guys I just went out and bought a new build. the specs are as follows

    i7 6700k
    asus maximus viii hero
    2x16 ddr4
    samsung 950 pro 256gb
    samsung 850 pro 256gb

    The issue I am having is that the BIOS will recognize the 950 pro but when I go to create a partition to install windows 7 on it, it will not recognize it. When I try to save it on my 850 pro it recognizes the drive in windows installer but will not create a partition for it. Any ideas?

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    Also, do the skylakes not support the 850 pro's? These harddrives are new to me probably just like everyone else so im just trying to learn as I go

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    Quote Originally Posted by wcryan View Post
    Hey guys I just went out and bought a new build. the specs are as follows

    i7 6700k
    asus maximus viii hero
    2x16 ddr4
    samsung 950 pro 256gb
    samsung 850 pro 256gb

    The issue I am having is that the BIOS will recognize the 950 pro but when I go to create a partition to install windows 7 on it, it will not recognize it. When I try to save it on my 850 pro it recognizes the drive in windows installer but will not create a partition for it. Any ideas?

    Why, why, why??? Why install WIN7 on a new HW PC? Anyway, you have two options here.

    1. Install WIN10 and you'll have no problems at all.
    2. If you still want to go with WIN7, then you will need to load the Samsung NVME driver prior to WIN7 installation.

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    Graphics Card #1EVGA GTX 980TI Classified
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    Quote Originally Posted by aceisme View Post
    Do I install that NVME driver when I get to the partition part of windows? Do I go under load drivers and do it from there when im installing windows?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wcryan View Post
    Do I install that NVME driver when I get to the partition part of windows? Do I go under load drivers and do it from there when im installing windows?
    Yes, before installing you will get the option to load drivers on that partition window.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chino View Post
    Also make sure you install in UEFI mode.
    So change to UEFI in Bios?

    Do you know what section that is under? Im not home at the moment

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    boot override at bottom of boot settings click the uefi version usb if using a usb
    Maximus XI Formula, I9-9900k, Phantex Evolove X, Seasonic Titanium 850W, Custom loop PE360+SE360 Rad, G.Skill Trident Z F4-3200C14 32g, Nvidia Reference RTX 2080 TI, Samsung 970 EVO Plus 1Tb, ROG Strix Flare keyboard, ROG Gladius II

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    Thank you guys for your help I will reply back if something goes wrong

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