How to install Windows 7 on Samsung 950 PRO

Discussion in 'Hardware Components and Aftermarket Upgrades' started by Ultra Male, Dec 17, 2015.

  1. Mr. Fox

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    You have to use CSM and set UEFI for everything except video, and that should fix the behavior you are experiencing with the hanging at the splash screen. You need GOP video support for UEFI and Windows 7 uses VGA. In your BIOS enable CSM and on the CSM menu choose the option for Legacy and UEFI. Everything except for video can be UEFI. Video needs to be set to Legacy.

    I have two 512GB 960 Pro in RAID0, two 1TB 840 EVO in RAID0 and a 2TB Barracuda 7200 RPM drive for data. All of the SSDs are GPT. The 2TB spinner is MBR.

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  2. Ultra Male

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    ok thanks,, but are your disks initialized as GPT or MBR? we know that GPT is the recommended way for UEFI
     
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    All of the SSDs are GPT. Only the spinner is MBR. I mentioned that in an edit of the previous posts as you were asking in a new post.
     
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    ok I bought a new Key from Kinguin as I sold my recently purchased key a few months back to a moderator. got a new key for 35 bucks with the protection
     
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    @Mr. Fox nope, still hanging at the Windows loading splash screen even though I set the BIOS to UEFI with CSM and by default the video is set to legacy and everything else to UEFI. I also tried setting everything to legacy but no luck. I will try to install it in Legacy then without UEFI
     
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