Windows 10: new m.2 pcie ssd

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  1.    21 Jun 2016 #11

    Hi,

    Given the chipset and MB you should be able to boot from the M2 SSD.
    If you use or have a Macrium Reflect rescue disk boot from it and from the menu select fix boot.
    Reboot and it should run Windows.
    But first of all make sure your bios settings are set to Asus' recommendations otherwise it will never work.

    Cheers,
    Last edited by fdegrove; 21 Jun 2016 at 16:54.
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       21 Jun 2016 #12

    fdegrove said: View Post
    Hi,

    Given the chipset and MB you should be able to boot from the M2 SSD.
    If you use have a Macrium Reflect rescue disk boot from it and from the menu select fix boot.
    Reboot and it should run Windows.
    But first of all make sure your bios settings are set to the Asus' recommendations otherwise it will never work.

    Cheers,
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    This is the set up at the moment. From a dual boot I can boot into the Build on the new M.2 SSD

    What I want to do is regain the space from the old drive, the one with three partitions.
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       21 Jun 2016 #13

    essenbe said: View Post
    have you tried rebooting after the PCIe card is installed? This is the product downloads for what I think you are using http://www.goplextor.com/Support/Downloads I would make sure you have the latest firmware.
    Other than those things, I have few ideas. maybe reading the reviews of your product on Newegg would help . This is what I think you have http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820249043
    http://www.newegg.com/global/ie/Prod...82E16820249046 This is the SSD I have.
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  4.    21 Jun 2016 #14

    Hi,

    What I want to do is regain the space from the old drive, the one with three partitions.
    Sure but as it stands now you have your boot files and system partitions on drive 1 not 0 which I assume is your M2 SSD.
    So, what happens at boot is that Windows looks for Disk 1 and then loads the OS on the M2.
    Same thing as if you'd make a simple USB stick bootable that does not contain an OS and select to boot from that through your bios/efi boot manager.


    That can all be fixed by jiggling around the partitions etc. But it seems far easier to me reinstall W10 with all the other disks removed. When that succeeds you can do whatever you like with the other drives as they no longer are part and parcel of your OS.


    Cheers,
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       21 Jun 2016 #15

    I thought you said it didn't show in BIOS or Disk management. I would disconnect all other drives and boot into the PCIe SSD. That is just to make sure it will boot on it's own. After that you can format or remove anything on the old drive if you want to. I hope this is what you are asking. Maybe I got the question right this time. As long as it will boot on its own and there is nothing on the old OS that you need, just delete the partitions and create whatever partitions you want.
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       21 Jun 2016 #16

    fdegrove is correct. Your boot files are on another drive. As it stands now, you can't boot without both drives installed. Your best bet is to follow fdegrove's suggestions and reinstall to the PCIe SSD. remove all other drives (disconnect 1 wire) before the install. That will put all necessary files on the PCIe. Then you can delete anything not needed on the old drive and set it up however you want.
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  7.    21 Jun 2016 #17

    Hi,

    I would disconnect all other drives and boot into the PCIe SSD. That is just to make sure it will boot on it's own.
    As it shows in the screenshot of disk management it can't boot from drive 0 on its own. It needs disk 1 to do so.
    Hence my recommendations, either copy the system partitions from disk one to disk 0 or remove all other drives bar the M2 and reinstall W10 so it can create all required partitions for a UEFI install.
    I prefer the latter as it should be faster unless TS has already a ton of software installed.

    Cheers,

    EDIT: Sorry for the cross posting, Essenbe.
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       21 Jun 2016 #18

    essenbe said: View Post
    I thought you said it didn't show in BIOS or Disk management. I would disconnect all other drives and boot into the PCIe SSD. That is just to make sure it will boot on it's own. After that you can format or remove anything on the old drive if you want to. I hope this is what you are asking. Maybe I got the question right this time. As long as it will boot on its own and there is nothing on the old OS that you need, just delete the partitions and create whatever partitions you want.
    It doesn't show on the bios screen or in the bios boot page. Does show in Windows setup and Windows diskmanagement
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       21 Jun 2016 #19

    I will try the suggestions tomorrow and report vback
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  10.    21 Jun 2016 #20

    Hi,

    It doesn't show on the bios screen or in the bios boot page.
    Surely it must show up somewhere in bios ??
    That it does not show in bios boot page is normal as it's not a bootable drive yet.
    I've never known Windows to detect drives that aren't detected by bios and let you install on it.

    Cheers,
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