i have a windows 11 OEM version on an m.2 drive taken from a previous motherboard. I installed it on the new one and it is not showing up in the bios anywhere. is it because my bios are not up to date or is it due to the OEM version of windows tied to my old motherboard
So you may want to check the motherboard manual on the other m.2 slot as it could be only for a sata device and not support a nvme m.2 drive and that may have been causing the issue. if you run in to other issues please let us know.
Oh, 10th gen CPU I'm guessing. From the board specifications:
M.2_1 slot (Key M), type 2242/2260/2280/22110
- Only Intel® 11th Core™ processors support PCIe 4.0 x4 mode, this slot will be disabled for other CPUs
It would still be able to see the drive. It won't activate if it came off a board that had the license key injected into the firmware. If the boot mode or storage controller mode is off it'll BSOD or fail to boot, but it should still see the drive. What motherboard do you have and is the drive NVME or SATA?
it was Nvme drive and rog Strix z590-e gaming wifi, but I put the drive in another slot which let recognize the drive and booted up windows
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