So, this is my first AMD, and my first new build in 9 years!!! Yes!!! Asus Prime x470, 3700x, Ballistic Sport LT 32GB 3200 Ram, 1TB ADATA NVMe.
I am waiting for a CPU so I can flash the MB.
In the meantime, I’ve installed my PSU, DRAM, M.2.
I have all the Asus drivers. I am going to use NTLite to slipstream my drivers, and the 2 Hotfixes so I can use my NVMe. By the way this will be a Win7 x64. I have the latest updates, I have added my drivers.
Should I preformat my NVMe? I think I want a second partition 100GB or so as a scratch disk for Photoshop, Bridge, Lightroom etc, that can use the faster storage, but not clutter up my C drive. Make it easier to back up my system without all that temp garbage.
Should I format the M.2 differently? Not MBR?
I read I could install Win 7 and the drivers on my current system, but shut it down before it does the last reboot. That way it will configure itself with my 3700x.
I did read there is some MS software to make a Universal installer,. I can’t find that article now. It used the ISO and made it plain vanilla so you could just copy the installed C drive to any PC and it would then load the specific drivers. Anyone know what I’m talking about?
I may just install Win 7 on an SSD to start, then clone it to the M.2.
I’m excited to have the fast storage, tons of USB 3 ports and double my RAM. Photoshop will be very happy:-)