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    Posted: 12 Dec 2015 at 10:15am
I was looking over the Bios updates for the X99M Extreme4  boards.  LOL
They were updated to support NVMe.  Big smile
 
If you are installing Windows 10 on a NVMe ssd do you still need to use one of the methods you described in this post ( How To Install Windows On A PCIe SSD ) or can you install with the default UEFI? Wink
 
On some boards you do not need to configure the UEFI.  Clap
 
Is that the case with the X99M Extreme4 boards?Hug
 
 
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Personally, I would still configure the single CSM option, Launch Storage OpROM Policy, set to UEFI only. Is that difficult or something that worries you?

Setting that CSM sub-option causes the Windows installer to use the EFI bootloader. That is the modern way to do things, and causes your board to actually use the UEFI firmware. Not setting that sub-option will cause the board to use the Legacy bootloader and MBR partitioning only.

But please feel free to try installing Win 10 without setting that option. The standard Windows NVMe driver may simply do everything for you automatically, or allow you to install your PCIe SSD in Legacy mode.

What are the boards that do not need to have the UEFI configured for PCIe NVMe SSDs?

The only NVMe drives that exist for consumer use are the Intel 750 series, and its cousins, the P3000 Enterprise SSDs, or the Samsung 950 Pro and the NVMe version of the OEM SM951.

The Intel installation guide for the 750 and the P3000 series is simply a guide to installing them in a mother board and installing the Intel NVMe driver, on an existing OS installation:

https://downloadmirror.intel.com/23929/eng/Intel%20SSD%20Data%20Center%20Family%20for%20PCIe%20Installation%20Guide_330547-003.pdf

You can also find the details for the condition that allows the P3000 series to be bootable.

If your Win 10 installation works for you without any UEFI configuration, great, and I am wrong.

I'd like to see how it is partitioned after the installation, if it works without and UEFI configuration.
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According to Intel some of these boards not need to have the UEFI configured for PCIe NVMe SSDs. Thumbs Up
http://download.intel.com/support/ssdc/hpssd/sb/nvme_boot_guide_332098001us.pdf
 
I was going to set everything to UEFI + CSM disabled,  start the Windows 10 set up from within the Bios and attempt to merge two boot-up screens together into one screen.  Handshake
 
Will that work with the X99M Extreme4 Bios? Stern Smile
 
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Why is using a USB flash drive (the preferred method) as opposed to an optical disk for installing Windows in UEFI??? Wacko
 
 
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