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Can't install Windows 10 on T460s with Samsung 950 PRO NVMe M.2 SSD

2016-05-30, 20:04 PM

I can't install Windows 10 on my brand-new T460s. It was shipped with Windows 7.

 

  1. The original Windows 7 booted fine
  2. I started the Windows 10 setup from bootable USB
  3. I erased all partitions on the system and then tried to create a new one
  4. The the error message is shown:

 

Windows can't be installed on this drive (Show details)

Windows cannot be installed on this disk. This computer's hardware may not support booting to this disk. Ensure that the disk's controller is enabled in the BIOS menu.

 

SSD: Samsung 950 Pro NVMe M.2 SSD, MZ-VKV512

Lenovo Bios: 1.11

Windows 10 ISO: en_windows_10_n_multiple_editions_version_1511_updated_apr_2016_x64_dvd_8710592.iso

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Re: Can't install Windows 10 on T460s with Samsung 950 PRO NVMe M.2 SSD

2016-05-31, 1:00 AM

Check in the BIOS that UEFI boot is selected for STARTUP Boot tab.

 

You also need to reset the disk configuration on the 950.

 

1. Boot the Windows 10 ISO

2. Start Command Prompt (Admin)

3. Type Diskpart

4. Locate the SSD in the volumes

5. Type Diskpart /Select the volume # (SSD)

6. Type Diskpart /clean

Exit

 

Boot the Windows 10 ISO

 

Windows 10 installation should now work.


P53 XEON 2276 BIOS 1.20 OLED UHD 4K Multi-touch display, 96GB RAM, RTX5000, RAID 1, 1TB x 2 Samsung PM981, 1TB PM981, WWAN
P70 XEON 1505, BIOS 2.32, 4k Display, 64GB, M3000M NVIDIA GPU, RAID1 1TB Samsung PM981 PCIe-NVMe SSD x 2, 2x Samsung 850 Pro 1TB SSD. EM7455 WWAN
P1. BIOS 1.25,Xeon Processor, 4k UHD IPS multi-touch display, 32GB, PM981 1TB x 2, RAID1

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Re: Can't install Windows 10 on T460s with Samsung 950 PRO NVMe M.2 SSD

2016-05-31, 8:21 AM

Thank you very much, that did help. I had todo the following:

 

  1. I reset the SSD using diskpart clean as described above
  2. In BIOS, I've set boot mode to "UEFI only"

 

Tomake it boot from USB in "UEFI only", I had to prepare the USB stick like this:

 

  1. diskpart
  2. list disk
  3. select disk [USB]
  4. convert GPT
  5. create partition primary
  6. list partition
  7. select partition [USB]
  8. format quick fs=FAT32
  9. Copy all files from the ISO to the USB stick

 

The important part here is to create a GPT drive with PRIMARY partition and FAT32 file system. Only that can be booted by UEFI only.

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