Question SSD detected by bios and linux - not by windows

Sep 10, 2019
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Hello everyone, please help!

I have tried pretty much everything.

I have asus prime b450-k and ryzen 7 2700 with patriot scortch nvme m2 ssd.

Its detected by bios, however when I try to install windows it wont find it. I tried without the other sata drive I had and tried with both cd and usb. Whenver I get to the part where I should select the hard drive, it doesnt show anything.

I tried shift + f10 and i tried diskpart and list disk but it doesnt show anything. I also tried booting windows from my sata hdd and when I try diskpart and disk management from the system, it stil doesnt show my ssd there.

However, I tried ubuntu and it easily detected my ssd (I even managed to fully install ubuntu os on that ssd).

So, I also tried using gparted to mess around with my ssd. I tried formating it as fat32, ntfs and even tried leaving it as unallocated space. None of that stuff worked, windows just refused to detect it.

I'm so pissed of. This is brand new ssd and new pc build. I spent probably around 6 hours trying to figure this out with no luck.

Any help please?


Also let me add this. In bios it shows it like this:
View: https://imgur.com/1Icv4XE


so it says m.2 - n/a

however, in boot option it shows this:
View: https://imgur.com/fozjf9k



so im really confused because i know the ssd works, its brand new and i was able to install ubuntu on it without any issues.
 
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Sep 10, 2019
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I'd personally stick to Ubuntu and not paying a penny for windows.

Maybe windows require want uefi to get installed ?
I wish I could but im used to windows and need it for work and also games lol

I believe my usb windows installation is uefi. it does start the installation process, i just cant detect my ssd to select it.
 

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