I had a bad day and after creating this topic I will go to bed
You guys are my last hope to get my system running with Windows, so I can update Firmware of the GPUs and get writ of HDMI cabels.
The MoBo is an Asus Crosshair 7 Hero Wifi.
When trying to install Windows10 on my virgin system it asks for Drivers, but I dont know which one. I tried to download all related drivers from the Asus Homepage and I even tried the CD in the box of the mobo. Nothing seems to work and I can’t get past prepairing the installation.
My Windows7 CD don’t like USB at all, so this isn’t an option.
Instead I used three different Win10 images (two new and one old iso) and created bootable USB devices. All complain about the same.
Also I updated the bios to 1201 (newest version form the Asus-HP I think).
I hope it has nothing to do with the NVMe and I have to unplug it.
Cause the Samsung 970 NVMe is buried under the dark rock air cooler.
I looked in the BIOS to deactivate the NVMe but I didn’t find it.
Both GPUs (MSI 1080TI and EVGA Titan X) are so big I can’t imaging getting them unplugged without breaking something. With other words: I dont know how to reach the PCIe lock-switches.
My goal was … is to install Windows10 on one of my two Samsung EVO SSDs, so I can install new Firmware onto the GPUs and hopefully can use DP at bootup.
There are many Guides on how to fix the DP on Bootup problem but none seems to work on new Acer Predators Monitors.
And there are so many hick ups when trying to install Windows…
- No Display Port at boot
- Windows don’t like vfat > 3GiB when installing Win10
- missing drivers
- weird error codes that were missleading so I run memtest and Gentoo just to be sure all works
Can you give me some hints or advice ?
I know I should unplug all unnecessary hardware and then try it again. I probably will do this tomorrow. I have a second PC in the same room, maybe I should squese the GPUs in there to update Firmware and be done with it.
Never thought Windows will complain that much, it cost me a whole day already. Sorry for biatching but my Anger-manager isn’t here right now