Windows 10: My new M.2 NVMe SSD is not recognized as UEFI Hard Disk after installing Windows 10

Discus and support My new M.2 NVMe SSD is not recognized as UEFI Hard Disk after installing Windows 10 in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; Hello everyone, I have recently bought a new M.2 NVMe SSD to install Windows 10 on, but after installing Windows from a USB created with the Windows... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by Christian Degn, Apr 11, 2021.

  1. My new M.2 NVMe SSD is not recognized as UEFI Hard Disk after installing Windows 10


    Hello everyone,


    I have recently bought a new M.2 NVMe SSD to install Windows 10 on, but after installing Windows from a USB created with the Windows Media Creation Tool I have also tried with Rufus, the NVMe SSD is not recognized as a UEFI Hard Disk resulting in Windows being unable to finish the installation.

    • I have updated the BIOS to the latest version that is not a beta
    • I have disabled CSM and Secure Boot
    • I am booting the UEFI OS USB Hard Disk
    • I have disconnected all other hard disks and devices
    • I have been performing a clean install following Greg's guide so many times with small variations...
      • Everything works fine until the installation is complete and the system needs to restart. This is where the Windows installation starts all over again. And yes, I have tried to remove the USB right before the system restarts. This will result in booting directly into the BIOS.
      • I have looked up the NVMe SSD in the boot order in the BIOS, but it is not there. It is however visible in legacy mode if CSM is enabled.
      • When booting Windows on my SATA SSD, I can see the NVMe drive having an EFI partition and also windows files on it.


    • I have also tried to clone Windows 10 from another hard disk, but unsuccessfully as my other hard disks have sector sizes of 512 and my NVMe SSD has a sector size of 4096.


    • I have tried to install Windows using a Recovery Drive, but the installation will freeze at 30% and result in an error explaining how windows was unable to install the recovery and no changes have been made.


    • The Troubleshooting tool has also been tested without any luck.


    Some information:


    Motherboard: MSI B450 Gaming Pro Carbon AC

    BIOS: MSI Click Bios version: 7B85v1C

    SSD: WD Black SN750 NVMe SSD



    The drive can be formatted and used to store files just fine, but I would really like to boot from it. I am running out of ideas though.


    Any help or feedback would be much appreciated!



    Best regards,

    Christian

    :)
     
    Christian Degn, Apr 11, 2021
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  2. replacing C: with larger M.2 NVme drive and move programs installed on D: to the new M.2 drive

    I have a DELL Desktop Computer XPS XPS8920-7581SLV-PUS Intel Core i7 7th Gen 7700 desktop running Windows 10 Pro with the Toshiba 250 GB M.2 NVme drive as the C: drive and a 1TB hard disk as the D: drive. I have installed a couple of games and applications to the D: drive due to the size of the install files.

    I am now planning to replace the Toshiba 250 GB M.2 drive with a Samsung 500 GB 970 EVO M.2 NVme drive.

    The procedure I plan to use is to:

    • clone the Toshiba drive to a new Western Digital SSD installed in a hard disk bay
    • replace the Toshiba with the Samsung
    • clone the new SSD back to the Samsung

    At that point I should have a bootable C: on the Samsung NVme drive.

    The next step would be to move the games and applications from the 1TB hard disk to the Samsung NVme drive since I now have the space for them.

    However it is not really possible to just move installed applications due to all the Registry changes that would be needed.

    The two applications are Visual Studio 2015 and 2017 (both Community Edition) and the games are World of Warcraft, Destiny 2, and Fallout 4 (the last being a Steam download).

    So I am looking for advice on these changes.

    Alternative approaches

    It seems that I have a couple of options:

    • clone the 1TB hard disk to the new SSD and just use the new SSD as D:
    • uninstall the games and applications then reinstall them to the new C:
    • create a D: partition on the new NVme drive and copy the installation folders there

    The easiest approach would seem to be to clone the 1TB drive to the new SSD as D: and move on. However I would be missing out on the NVme goodness with the games as well as the Visual Studio programming environment.

    The most straightforward approach would be to uninstall the games and applications from the 1TB hard disk and then reinstall them to the C: drive.

    The applications are Visual Studio 2015 and Visual Studio 2017, both Community Edition. These would both be straightforward to uninstall from D: and reinstall to C:.

    The games are World of Warcraft and Destiny 2 from Blizzard and Fallout 4 from Steam. These games will require long download time probably two or three days over my internet access. And I would have to start Fallout 4 all over again.

    Concluding thoughts

    Perhaps the best option would be to combine the first two options.

    Since the Visual Studio uninstall and install would be fairly painless I could do that while leaving the games on the 1TB drive and then do the clone of the 1TB drive to the new SSD. Then at a later date I could move World of Warcraft and Destiny 2 over to the NVme drive.

    I would think that working with Visual Studio would be easier and quicker from the NVme C: drive while the games would be quick and responsive enough if the game assets are on an SSD.
     
    Richard Chambers, Apr 11, 2021
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  3. Windows not recognizing new m.2 NVME SSD but shows in BIOS

    I purchased a crucial nvme m.2 ssd for my MSI GT73 Titan - It shows in the PCIE section of the BIOS but does not show in disk management - Also does not show up in Crucial's Storage Executive Application.

    My BIOS is the latest version.

    Any ideas?
     
    RICKDR1973, Apr 11, 2021
    #3
  4. Js3199 Win User

    My new M.2 NVMe SSD is not recognized as UEFI Hard Disk after installing Windows 10

    Migrating Windows 10 from m.2 sata to new pcie nvme ssd

    Hello all,

    I'm going to upgrade my current m.2 sata 128gb to a m.2 pcie nvme 480gb and have questions about migrating Windows over. From my understanding since i have a laptop and cant connect both drives at the same time and pcie nvme isnt supported externally I was
    going to try and create a restore disk of my current drive and then image it to my new drive. Will this work?

    Again my process will be, create rescue disk and image to usb, power down and swap drives, enable usb boot to my usb and power on, run the rescue disk and image to my new pcie nvme ssd.

    Does anyone see problems with this? Do I need a large usb or will 32gb work for a 128gb ssd?
     
    Js3199, Apr 11, 2021
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