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Windows won't download because it shows I don't have a drive installed, even though I have a drive

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just finished building my first rig, the only drive I have at the moment is a WD Blue M.2 ssd, which i installed on Sunday, but just now got a dvi cable to connect my pc to my monitor, upon booting to the bios, and getting to the windows setup, I got to the step where you choose a drive to install the os to, but windows won't show that my m.2 is there, and doesn't recognize it at all, so idk what to do. I'm downloading windows via usb drive that I downloaded from the internet, not a copy I paid for. If anyone knows how to fix this, I'd love a response.

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Probably configured or even plugged you drive in wrong. Double check that.


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40 minutes ago, s a n d said:

just finished building my first rig, the only drive I have at the moment is a WD Blue M.2 ssd, which i installed on Sunday, but just now got a dvi cable to connect my pc to my monitor, upon booting to the bios, and getting to the windows setup, I got to the step where you choose a drive to install the os to, but windows won't show that my m.2 is there, and doesn't recognize it at all, so idk what to do. I'm downloading windows via usb drive that I downloaded from the internet, not a copy I paid for. If anyone knows how to fix this, I'd love a response.

move the m.2 drive to the other slot.

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i don't know what mainboard you have but anyway, nvme disks are not found under disks. .. but under advanced /nvme/storage or something like that,  you probably need to download chicpset drivers and disk controller/sata drivers first time to see it in windows setup. ad those to a usb, and plug it inn and in setup you need to select add drivers and search out on the usb that should be visible if you put them on the usb you install from. find them install them select the disk that shows up and contintue install

 

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