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  1. #1
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    Dec 2017

    windows 10 install on samsung 960 evo m.2

    This my current setup:
    Windows 10 (usb 3.0 stick install)
    Asus Maximus Hero IX
    Ripjaws 16gb 3200
    Asus Strix 1080 TI
    Samsung 850 evo 1TB (os and games)
    WD Black 2TB (games, recovery drive & movies)
    S340 elite

    *I plan on getting the samsung 960 evo m.2 250gb and use it as my boot drive with a clean install of windows 10. All other drives will be for games/music/movies. What settings do I need to change in the bios for the 960 evo and does anyone have an installation guide that can help me. Do I need to uninstall windows/reformat on the 850 evo before doing a clean install on the 960 evo? Should I update the bios (v810) and does the win10 usb stick already include nvme drivers for creating the boot drive? Thanks.

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    ROG Guru: Green Belt Array haihane PC Specs
    haihane PC Specs
    MotherboardCrosshair V Formula Z
    ProcessorAMD FX 8350
    Memory (part number)Gskill F3-2400C10-8GTX
    Graphics Card #1ASUS HD 6950
    Storage #1WD Velociraptor 1TB
    Storage #2Corsair Neutron GTX 120GB SSD
    CPU CoolerCooler Master Seidon 120XL
    CaseCooler Master Silencio 650
    Power SupplyCorsair HX850
    Keyboard Corsair K70 RGB
    Mouse Logitech G500
    OS Windows 7 X64
    Network RouterLinksys E2500
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    there will only be a slight problem if you move your windows10 install from a HDD to a SSD (without a clean install), because the OS would still think of itself being installed on a HDD even after you moved it to a SSD.

    this is bad because should windows try to defragment itself, it might cause unnecessary flash memory wearing. it's recommended to clean install to a SSD for this reason.

    i don't own a maximus hero IX. as for bios settings, i think it's best if you were to make sure the interface is set to AHCI, and you should be good to go.
    no siggy, saw stuff that made me sad.

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    If possible I would wipe the SSD/HDD with the OS before you connect it to your system. While installing Windows 10 to your SSD, make sure you're doing a UEFI install.

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    ROG Guru: Gold Belt Array Menthol PC Specs
    Menthol PC Specs
    MotherboardM 10 Apex / XI gene
    Processor8700K / 9900K
    Memory (part number)2x8 Gskill Trident Z 4266/2x2x8 Gskill Trident Z 4500
    Graphics Card #1RTX 2080ti / GTX 1060
    Sound CardSoundBlaster Ae5 / Onboard
    MonitorBENQ 32" 4K
    Storage #1Intel 900p 480GB/Samsung 960 Pro 1TB
    Storage #2Intel 750 1.2TB/Plextor 1 TB 2X 950 Pro
    CPU CoolerCorsair H150i AIO / H1110i
    CaseCorsair 740 ? Lian Li Air
    Power SupplyCorsair AX 1200i / AX 1200i
    Keyboard Corsair
    Mouse ASUS Strix
    Headset HyperX Cloud Alpha
    Mouse Pad ASUS
    Headset/Speakers Logitech Z906
    OS 10 X64 Pro
    Network RouterVerizon Fios
    Accessory #1 Intel Wifi BT pcie card
    Accessory #2 Red Bull
    Accessory #3 English Breakfast Tea
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    Jan 2012

    Disconnect all other drives from your system except the drive you are installing the OS on
    Yes you should first update to the latest bios, after Windows installation run the ME update tool to eliminate possible vulnerabilities install the latest chipset, MEI drivers, etc. from ASUS support site

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