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Help with new system setup needed!

jhansman

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So, I put my new system together (see sig) and while she booted to UEFI alright, the only drives I see there as choices for a boot drive are the 850 SSD and my DVD drive. No other storage, (esp. the NVMe drive) appear as options. Reinstalling Windows now and hoping that I can transfer the install I'm doing from the 850 to the 970, assuming Windows can see the 970 in Drive Mgmt. Does a special driver need to be installed for the NVMe drive to appear, or what? I fully expected that drive to show up in the BIOS (have hunted all over with no luck) or as an option in Windows setup. Obviously, this is my first go round with this type of storage, but it's not my first Asrock mobo, so I'm puzzled as to why the other drives are not showing up. Thanks for any help you can lend.

SOLVED! See below.
 
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RLGL

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Install the NVme as the only drive. Do a fresh install of windoze. Do not try to copy or clone the old install.
 

jhansman

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Since I posted that message I have been through Windows install hell. Had to get a new activation key from the nice MS folks in India, and eventually the drive showed up as a partition I could use, so all is now well. NOTE: Because I did not have the activation key from my previous install of Win10, I had to (and I'm not kidding) pull the new mobo, reinstall the old one, reinstall Windows, and then call tech support back. Once I did this, they could verify that my legit copy of windows had been installed with that mobo, and they issued me a new activation key. I can now install a motherboard with my eyes closed.....
 

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