Windows 10 installation on NVME

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  1. Posts : 22
    Windows 10

    Windows 10 installation on NVME

    Hi guys!

    Im having an issue with installing Windows 10 on a new NVME SSD i recently purchased. I have installed windows before on my very old HDD and didnít run into any issues, but when i tried to install from a Drive with an ISO Image of Windows (downloaded from the official website) it did itís thing, rebooted and so on.

    When it then threw me into the same installation procces, i saw that the partitions were there for the system to be installed ect. I changed the boot device to the NVME and rebooted, but the error was that ďNo proper boot device was foundĒ. Because i still had windows on my hdd i booted it up, formated the SSD and tried again and again but every time the same error.

    I thought it had something to do with my BIOS settings and i have googled almost every error i have encounterd, but none of the fixes worked. For some reason it has gotten so bad, that me old HDD doesnít boot because of a Windows file missing. So i restored it from a save 1 day ago (it was still working then). Didnít work and it is still the same error. Error is 0xc000000e and it could not be resolved with auto repair.

    Here are some informations that could maybe help:

    B550 Aorus Elite V2 as a Motherboard
    Samsung 980 Pro Ssd
    Seagate 1 TB HDD

    And itís normal Windows 10 Home which im trying to install and which was already installed.

    Thanks in advance for helping me and sorry for some grammar, english isnít my first language.
    Last edited by LeDuck; 05 Mar 2023 at 14:28.
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  2. Posts : 6,195
    Windows 11 Pro - Windows 7 HP - Lubuntu

    Welcome to the Forum

    Do you have the latest BIOS installed?
    Did MCT formatted and created the Win 10 USB installation drive? Is it formatted as Fat32?

    Reset BIOS or load defaults.
    Set Disk mode to AHCI, not RAID
    Select OS mode = UEFI or Select OS mode = other + UEFI (depends on BIOS).
    Disable fast boot and secure boot (you can turn it on after installation)

    Windows can be installed in two ways: Legacy-MBR or UEFI-GPT
    To install as Legacy-MBR you must boot the installation drive as Legacy
    To install as UEFI-GPT you must boot the installation drive as UEFI.

    As you have a UEFI BIOS, you should install as UEFI-GPT
    Detach all other drives (SATA or Power cable) from the MB.

    During POST, press F12 to launch the boot menu. You will see two options for the USB drive. USB UEFI (Name) and USB (Name). Select USB UEFI (Name) if you want to install as UEFI-GPT or select USB (name) if you want to install as Legacy-MBR.
    Go to install and delete ALL partitions on the main drive till you have one and only one unallocated space and then proceed.
    If you don't want to use MS account, don't enable updates or connect to the internet during installation.
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  3. Posts : 22
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Hello, thanks for replying.

    My BIOS is not the newest one but itís from last year. I did update it today (when windows was still working) through the @bios app for Gigabyte Mainboards. I pulled the ďnewest oneĒ from one of the servers and it installed it, but i think it still is not the newest kne bc 08.02.23 is the newest BIOS and mine is from 01.04.22 so ill look into that.

    The installation device was created by MCT and is Fat32 and the BIOS settings are on default and fast boot is disabled.

    I will try your instructions and get back to you wetherbit works or not.
    And just as a follow up question: my old drive is probably corrupted so is it possiple to access the files by plugging it in as a 2. drive and try to read from it? Because there are only like 2 files i really need and the rest is games so i could put them on a stick and it should sork because im not booting from it, right?

    Again, thanks a lot for helping me, i really appreciate it.

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    Side note, the Aorus logo is showing up instead of a windows logo( because of the standard settings) but it is just showing the logo, no loading signs or anything just the logo. Is that normal or is that an issue?
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  4. Posts : 6,195
    Windows 11 Pro - Windows 7 HP - Lubuntu

    Recovering your drive is another task for a new thread.

    On BIOS, did you selected OS mode = UEFI ?
    Did you hit the F12 during POST to launch the boot menu so you able to select the USB win 10 installation drive as UEFI?
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  5. Posts : 22
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Yes the installation has worked without a problem, but when it reboots, it sets me into the installation process again. Should i unplug the installation device or try to boot from the NVME after the installation?

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    Ok even when i boot directly onto the NVME im hit with the windows installation from before. Should i reboot, unplug the installation device and try again?

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    I tried again without the installation device and the system couldnít find a boot device. For the boot UEFI only is enabled and i donít know what could cause the issue, when i can see the partitions of a windows system, when im prompted with the windows installation process. So i think itís not necessarily the installation but more a booting error?
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  6. Posts : 42,487
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)

    Is your boot priority set correctly?

    E.g. See Section 3:
    Guide: How to Set NVMe as Boot Drive

    You may need specific BIOS settings configured.. some examples here:
    [SOLVED] - Can't find M.2 Nvme SSD in Boot Priority | Tom's Hardware Forum

    Do you have other drives connected or in the PC?
    Sometimes it's a good idea only to have the one drive in place when installing Win 10.
    Last edited by dalchina; 05 Mar 2023 at 16:12.
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  7. Posts : 22
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter


    The boot priority isnít the problem, because even when i boot directly from Bios to my SSD, it tells me to put in a proper boot device.
    Iíll look into the BIOS settings again and see if i forgot something.
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  8. Posts : 4,442

    Have a look at the nvme disk with diskgenius ( free version is fine)
    Free Download DiskGenius Online

    check there is an esp partition on the nvme disk and that you can see these folders on it

    Windows 10 installation on NVME-esp.jpg
    Last edited by SIW2; 06 Mar 2023 at 01:15.
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  9. Posts : 1,204
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    With the Windows 10 bootable USB flash drive still plugged in, then when it reboots and it throws you into the same Windows Setup procedure again, at the language selection menu screen, press Shift + F10.
    In the opened command-line interface, type C: and press Enter.
    Once the first command executes successfully, type bcdedit /set {default} bootmenupolicy legacy command and press Enter.
    Note: The above command enables the legacy Advanced Boot Options menu that you can access by pressing the F8 key during the computer startup. To disable this, you can follow the above steps, and use the bcdedit /set {default} bootmenupolicy standard command instead and press Enter.
    In the command line-interface itself, this time type exit and press Enter.
    Pull the Windows 10 bootable USB flash drive out of the computer.
    Back on the Choose an option window, click Continue.

    Enter the BIOS settings, set the NVMe drive as the first bootable device (still with AHCI, not RAID), and restart the computer.
    Once the computer shuts down and begins to restart, start pressing the F8 key repeatedly until you see the Advanced Boot Options menu.
    When displayed, use the arrow keys to go to (highlight) the Safe Mode option and press Enter to start Windows 10 in safe mode. (Alternatively instead, you could just press 4 or F4.)

    You don't have to do anything in Safe Mode, just let Windows 10 automagically detect the NVMe drive upon entering Safe Mode and that's it, you can restart the computer, and Windows 10 should boot normally from the Samsung 980 Pro.
    Once that's all set and done, you can enter the BIOS settings again, to turn Secure Boot back on if that's what you want (even though, as it stands today, Secure Boot still doesn't offer any kind of protection whatsoever against Black Lotus malware variants).
    Also, remember to install Samsung Magician and check for the latest firmware from Samsung:

    Windows 10 installation on NVME-samsung-firmware.png
    Last edited by hdmi; 06 Mar 2023 at 02:40.
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  10. Posts : 22
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Hello, so the thing is , that now the only thing showing is the windows logo. No indication of loading. Is that normal? It have been like 5 minutes or so. Oh and when i was in the command line, the command didnt work
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