Welcome

Forgot Password?
Sent XSGamers a gift!
Via our PayPal.me page!
Donations are welcome!

Donate

Recent Donations
Jules
£10.00 GBP
20th Jan 2016
boldface
€10.00 EUR
19th Mar 2015
Ezrail
€10.00 EUR
19th Mar 2015
boldface
€10.00 EUR
26th Jan 2015
Alamirian
£10.00 GBP
18th Jan 2015
Next »
Online Members
None
Online Guests: 3
TeamSpeak 3 Status
Booting from an m.2 card
Forum » General » General Discussion
Spagfoot 16th Aug 2015

Joined: 23rd Apr 2014
Rank: XSGamer
Posts: 317
Likes 46



So.... has anyone here built a system that boots from an m.2 PCIe SSD?

Just bought a new rig. Can I get the correct BIOS settings to install windows on the m.2? Can I buggery. Booting from a win7 install USB stick, at the page you select the installation drive it says windows cannot be installed on this drive, make sure it is enabled in the BIOS.

Gonna just install windows on a SATA SSD until I can figure it out. I'll just stick the games on the m.2 I guess... (Makes as much sense that way anyway).


Signature Picture

By the light of a passing glue factory, I could see he was only wearing one boot...

Star Citizen: Spaggers
Ships: Constellation Phoenix, Banu Merchantman, FC7-M Super Hornet, F7C-S Hornet Ghost, F7C-R Hornet Tracker, 350R, M50, Drake Interplanetary Cutlass, Freelancer MIS, Aegis Reclaimer, Aegis Sabre, Aegis Vanguard Warden, Starfarer Gemini, Anvil Terrapin. Aegis Polaris Corvette.
LOTRO: Brogo, Breaga and others
BF4: Spagfoot

MrYiff 17th Aug 2015

Joined: 22nd Apr 2014
Rank: XSG Admin
Posts: 364
Likes 117



Had no issue with either of the m.2 cards I've had, they don't necessarily show in the BIOS as a disk so normally just leave the BIOS set to boot to the Windows Boot Manager rather than a specific disk (since the m.2 cards wont show here), and then Windows sees them fine, granted I've only tested this with Windows 8.1 and 10 so 7 may have some issues seeing them since it is an older OS.






Steam: MrYiff || Origin: TheMrYiff || Uplay: MrYiff || Skype: MrYiff

Spagfoot 17th Aug 2015

Joined: 23rd Apr 2014
Rank: XSGamer
Posts: 317
Likes 46



Thanks Nick. I have read up a bit more and it does seem slightly different on win 7 so might upgrade. Seems to be something to do with the UEFI / non OS boot settings and the secure boot keys. Not sure I can be arsed to figure it out

Got it up and running and it boots in no time anyway so I'll just fill it with games


Signature Picture

By the light of a passing glue factory, I could see he was only wearing one boot...

Star Citizen: Spaggers
Ships: Constellation Phoenix, Banu Merchantman, FC7-M Super Hornet, F7C-S Hornet Ghost, F7C-R Hornet Tracker, 350R, M50, Drake Interplanetary Cutlass, Freelancer MIS, Aegis Reclaimer, Aegis Sabre, Aegis Vanguard Warden, Starfarer Gemini, Anvil Terrapin. Aegis Polaris Corvette.
LOTRO: Brogo, Breaga and others
BF4: Spagfoot

Scott 22nd Aug 2015

Joined: 28th Jan 2014
Rank: XSG Admin
Posts: 334
Likes 50



Your Shitting me you finally retired your C2Q Chip.... Were the fuck i have been for a year... oh yeah i remember now lol
Like (2)


Spagfoot 22nd Aug 2015

Joined: 23rd Apr 2014
Rank: XSGamer
Posts: 317
Likes 46



1st Gen I7 920 FTW It is still running beside me and now I just have 2 PCs It still runs GTA 5 on nearly max settings at 60FPS with an AMD 7970 3GB


Signature Picture

By the light of a passing glue factory, I could see he was only wearing one boot...

Star Citizen: Spaggers
Ships: Constellation Phoenix, Banu Merchantman, FC7-M Super Hornet, F7C-S Hornet Ghost, F7C-R Hornet Tracker, 350R, M50, Drake Interplanetary Cutlass, Freelancer MIS, Aegis Reclaimer, Aegis Sabre, Aegis Vanguard Warden, Starfarer Gemini, Anvil Terrapin. Aegis Polaris Corvette.
LOTRO: Brogo, Breaga and others
BF4: Spagfoot

Spagfoot 22nd Aug 2015

Joined: 23rd Apr 2014
Rank: XSGamer
Posts: 317
Likes 46



Oh yeah - and get on TS Scotty!


Signature Picture

By the light of a passing glue factory, I could see he was only wearing one boot...

Star Citizen: Spaggers
Ships: Constellation Phoenix, Banu Merchantman, FC7-M Super Hornet, F7C-S Hornet Ghost, F7C-R Hornet Tracker, 350R, M50, Drake Interplanetary Cutlass, Freelancer MIS, Aegis Reclaimer, Aegis Sabre, Aegis Vanguard Warden, Starfarer Gemini, Anvil Terrapin. Aegis Polaris Corvette.
LOTRO: Brogo, Breaga and others
BF4: Spagfoot

Scott 22nd Aug 2015

Joined: 28th Jan 2014
Rank: XSG Admin
Posts: 334
Likes 50



yeah i will do later on will be about today just watching manure game at the moment
Like (1)


Forum » General » General Discussion
Please login or register to reply.
Events
« Jul 2017 »
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
 
 
 
 
 
1
2
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
 
 
 
 
 
 
Twitter
Birthdays
Frostglade
28 years old 31st Aug
Follow XSGamers

Facebook YouTube TwitchTV Twitter

Twitch
MrYiff Offline
Game: ArmA III
Pobinski Offline
Game: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
GeekByte Offline
Game: Elite: Dangerous
XSGamers Offline
Game: The Lord of the Rings Online