Question Trying to boot Windows 7 from NVME drive.

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I consider that a last resort. It took eight days to configure Windows just the way I want it (installing programs, drivers, etc.) A HUGE hassle.
you should keep those application's install packages and all system drivers stored separately and ready to run so that is not a hassle when they need to be deployed.

keeping those along with backups of user files & application data(settings, etc) make this whole process very simple each time it needs to be done.

what seems like a HUGE hassle is what your going through now.
 
what seems like a HUGE hassle is what your going through now.
He has a fully working system right now, cloning only takes a few minutes and even installing is really fast these days especially with an nvme.
On top of all that he is also learning a lot.
Having a system that is only semi working even for just a few hours is harder on the psyche.
But of course everybody is different and there is no right or wrong, I'm just saying that it's not that big of a hassle depending on how you look at it.
 
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He has a fully working system right now, cloning only takes a few minutes and even installing is really fast these days especially with an nvme.
On top of all that he is also learning a lot.
Having a system that is only semi working even for just a few hours is harder on the psyche.
But of course everybody is different and there is no right or wrong, I'm just saying that it's not that big of a hassle depending on how you look at it.
Thank you sir.
 
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So...irrespective of the clone operation...can you do a clean install on this 970 and get it to run?
If so, they go back down the clone path.

But try a fresh install, with ONLY that one connected, just to verify this BIOS mod process, etc.

See if it actually works.
Tried that. The W7 install disk doesn't recognize it. This is a W7 problem. I'm going to try cloning from a W7 GPT disk (I've installed W7 on a GPT disk in the past).
 
Tried that. The W7 install disk doesn't recognize it. This is a W7 problem. I'm going to try cloning from a W7 GPT disk (I've installed W7 on a GPT disk in the past).
Unless that w7 was installed on the pci slot it's not going to work, if it expects to boot into sata it will try to boot into sata.

Try ntlite and slipstreaming all possible drivers that could be helpful into a new iso and try a fresh install with that.

Or just use an ssd as your boot drive and use the boot menu to boot into your nvme.
 
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I did it!!!!! I booted from the NVME!!!! The answer turned out to be ridiculously simple. I went into the BIOS, and told it to boot from "other OS" instead of "Windows UEFI". Boot time is SUPER fast, and programs load QUICKLY. I am one happy camper!
 
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BTW, I forgot to mention that it was the cloned installation that worked. There was no need to do a fresh install on the NVME drive.
 

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