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    If it's just a data drive then I'm not that interested, it looks like a new motherboard which will be more money, I was hoping to use it as a boot drive.
    I'll have to wait a while anyway to get my funds sorted, but thanks for the info, you saved me a lot of trouble.

    Col.

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    I just upgraded another PC with NVMe. This time a older Gigabyte X79 Assassin 2.

    Put a single x4 PCIe adapter and NVMe drive into it.

    It was NOT recognized in the BIOS as expected being older hardware. O/S booting was out of the question.

    Was not able to partition or format the drive because it did not show up in System Management.

    In the System Devices, a yellow question mark came up as "PCI adapter" (or something to that effect.)

    I then installed the Microsoft KB2990941 update.

    The yellow question mark changed into a "NVMe" adapter (or something to that effect.) and was able to partition and format the drive which now works fine as a data drive.

    I think this is probably what you could expect.
    Gigabyte GA-X99 Gaming G1, i7-5960X, Noctua NH-D14, Crucial Ballistix Elite 64gb 2666, Nvidia GTX Titan X, Creative ZxR, Ableconn PEXM2-130, WD Black SN750 NVMe 250Gb and 2Tb, Sony BDU-X10S BD-ROM, PC Power & Cooling 1200w, Cosmos C700M, Logitech M570/K800 Wireless Trackball/Keyboard, Windows 7 64 Ultimate/10 Pro

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    Ah thanks, I told my Grandson what you said about it possibly not being able to boot from it, he used an adapter on his and he was able to boot from the NVME no problem, but reading your above post maybe he did something like that, I saw something on YouTube about getting the PC to recognise the NVME as well.

    Col.

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    One other possibility is your motherboard has a GIGABYTE UEFI DualBIOS. If the drives are partitioned as GPT and not MBR, I think it might be bootable through the Windows Boot Manager. It will show up in the UEFI (BIOS) as a boot option along with the other drives in your system.
    Gigabyte GA-X99 Gaming G1, i7-5960X, Noctua NH-D14, Crucial Ballistix Elite 64gb 2666, Nvidia GTX Titan X, Creative ZxR, Ableconn PEXM2-130, WD Black SN750 NVMe 250Gb and 2Tb, Sony BDU-X10S BD-ROM, PC Power & Cooling 1200w, Cosmos C700M, Logitech M570/K800 Wireless Trackball/Keyboard, Windows 7 64 Ultimate/10 Pro

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    You don't have to go into all this complication unless you really want to.

    I'm not computer literate, but I upgraded my Win 7 desktop to Win 10 without the slightest problem and free of charge too.

    My FSX and all its add-on's survived the process and works normally.

    Having had a couple of weeks to get used to it, I now like Win 10 so much that I've upgraded my laptop from Win 8.1 to Win 10, again free of charge.

    The motto is: Be bold, take the plunge, but back up just in case!

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