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I am doing a new computer build using an Asus z170-AR mobo and a Samsung 950 pro M.2 SSD drive as the primary install drive. The 950 pro shows up in the bios, but when I run the Win 7 install (via a USB DVD drive and windows disk) the 950 pro does not show up as a drive option in the Win 7 install process.
And since it is the only HD option I have in the system, my Win 7 install is at a halt. I have downloaded the Samsung driver for the 950 pro (Samsung NVM Express driver 1.1 exe), but it requires a windows OS active on the computer to install it, which I do not have as I cannot install Win7. A chicken and egg sort of thing. So how do I get my Win 7 install process to recognize the 950 pro, which is where I want the Win 7 OS to reside? Lexmark 8300 Printer Driver Windows 10. System info: Processor: Intel I7 6700K Mobo: Asus Z170-AR Ram: Corsair DDR4, 2666MHz, two 16Gb sticks for total 32 GB ram video card: not installed yet.