Question Asus prime b350m-k BIOS settings for M.2 ssd with Windows 10

mightmaster92

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Hello, currently I only have an HDD with Windows 10. Yesterday bought Samsung 860 Evo M.2 ssd, plan to install fresh Windows 10 on it, now trying to set up my BIOS settings properly(boot section).
- Got a flash drive with Windows 10 on it(NTFS, GPT), BIOS currently does not see it(did not look too closely, from what I know Secure Boot needs to be disabled first).

My current settings looks like this:

Secure Boot state - Enabled*
Platform Key(PK) state - Unloaded*
OS Type - other OS

Launch CSM - Enabled
Boot device control - UEFI and Legacy OPROM
Boot from Network devices - Legacy only
Boot from Storage devices - Legacy only
Boot from PCI-E Expansion devices - Legacy only

* - those options are greyed out, meaning I'm unable to change them currently.

OS Type is either other OS or UEFI.
CSM boot options are - Legacy only, UEFI Driver first, Ignore.
Launch CSM can be enabled, disabled, or set to auto.

Which options should I change?


Off-topic question - my BIOS version is 3803(newest would be 5602), which is the exact version which enables support for my current CPU, should I update it? I don't have any problems(or I'm not noticing them), and afaik if nothing is wrong - don't touch BIOS, so I'm not sure...
 

Lutfij

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You're advised to create your bootable installer for Windows 10 using Windows Media Creation Tools. As for the BIOS version, gradually work your way up to the latest BIOS version. With that, you're on the B350 chipset so CSM is not necessary.

Current CPU? Might want to list your full system's specs for good measure in case one or more parts are off.
 

mightmaster92

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My specs are:
Motherboard: Asus Prime B350M-K
CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600
GPU: MSI GeForce GTX 970
RAM: 1x8gb Crucial Ballistix Red @ 2400 MHz
HDD: 931GB Seagate ST1000DM003
 

mightmaster92

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Correction - BIOS does see my flash-drive, and I can install W10, however installer informs me that my partition order differ from recommended one for GPT-drives, even gives me a link to consult(http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=154898 ) though link seems dead and only forward me to main page.

So, my partitions looks like this:
1 - MSR, created when I iniciate SSD-drive
2 - System, created by installer
3 - Main

Should this be moved to Windows 10 forum? Though my question about BIOS settings is still up
 

mightmaster92

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Disconnecting my HDD, and re-partitioning SSD through Windows installer(deleted partitions through diskpart) seems to have solved everything.

So, do I need to change my BIOS settings?
 

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