Question Upgrade to M.2

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I upgraded from a Samsung 850 SSD to a M.2 970 Evo Plus and after completing migration Windows tries to reboot but just goes into the circle of death and keeps going. Would it be easier to just do a clean install of Windows on the M.2 instead of migrating?
 
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Thanks, since the drive is recognized and does complete the migration I feel that has something to do with the bios or a driver when trying to boot Windows.
Might be easier and faster to do clean install (with original SSD and other drives disconnected). You could also check BIOS settings like CSM/UEFI because M.2 NVMe drives need to be installed in UEFI mode, also IDE/AHCI setting, depending how windows were installed initially.
 
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What system/MB ? Some MBs disconnect some SATA ports when an M.2 is used, try moving SATA SSD to some other port.
I am using an ASUS ROG Maximus X Hero (WiFi). I think there is some sort of conflict having my original OS drive connected via SATA while trying to boot from the M.2. I am just going to disconnect all other drives and do a fresh install on the M.2..
 
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Found my problem, the drive cloned properly but in the Bios with CSM disabled it using Windows Boot manager and doesn't boot properly. I had to enable CSM and select UEFI driver for the PCIe option. Works like a charm now. Thanks to everyone for the guidance and help in solving this.
 

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