Question How do I enable M.2 as a bootable drive for MSI B550

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AudoJudo

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I have a MSI B550 motherboard and Im trying to enable my M.2 as a bootable drive to install windows on. The motherboard dectects the M.2 but I can't select it as a bootable drive nor is showing as a option. The only thing that is showing up is my flash drive with windows.
 

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I have a MSI B550 motherboard and Im trying to enable my M.2 as a bootable drive to install windows on. The motherboard dectects the M.2 but I can't select it as a bootable drive nor is showing as a option. The only thing that is showing up is my flash drive with windows.
The motherboard defines a bootable drive as one which already contains a known installed operating system. If your m.2 is blank it won't be detected as a bootable driver until after you complete the windows installation. Note that when installing windows the installer prefers that you have only 1 drive connected at the time of installation; others can be connected after installation is complete.
 

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The motherboard defines a bootable drive as one which already contains a known installed operating system. If your m.2 is blank it won't be detected as a bootable driver until after you complete the windows installation. Note that when installing windows the installer prefers that you have only 1 drive connected at the time of installation; others can be connected after installation is complete.
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Okay, let me try that.
 

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Closing this one...no need for duplicates.

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