[HowTo] Get full NVMe Support for all Systems with an AMI UEFI BIOS

@Fernando
Followed your instruction carefully and successfully worked on the Bios version 3.94 and 3.96 of HP Z820 system. But it does not work. Please see detail here: <https://winraid.level1techs.com/t/hp-z820-adding-nvme/33865/15>. Please provide further guidance.Thanks!

@z820_nvme
Welcome to the Win-Raid Forum!
This is the thread about how to insert the NVMe module into the mainboard BIOS and about how to get Win10/11 successfully installed onto the NVMe SSD, whereas your linked thread is about how to get a modded HP BIOS successfully flashed.
Since I have no own experience with HP mainboards, I cannot help you regarding your linked report.
Questions:

  1. What makes you sure, that the flashing of the NVMe modded BIOS was successful?
  2. After having entered the BIOS, do you see a device named “PATA” within the “BOOT” section while CSM is enabled?
  3. How did you try to get Win10/11 installed?

Regards
Dieter (alias Fernando)

Hello, I have taken some pictures but I am not allowed to upload picture here.

  1. What makes you sure, that the flashing of the NVMe modded BIOS was successful?
    The bios was flashed in FreeDOS boot and it is said the flash is successful. Furthermore the version of the bios was updated in the bios boot screen.
  2. After having entered the BIOS, do you see a device named “PATA” within the “BOOT” section while CSM is enabled?
    The bios of HP Zx20 stations cannot see any storage other than IDE unless one go to LSI RAID setting. When it is set to UEFI, none of the devices can be seen.
  3. How did you try to get Win10/11 installed?
    It is common that everyone can install WIndows into the NVMe SSD, but can not boot it.

@z820_nvme

You cannot install Windows onto an NVMe SSD the direct way. The first step is the creation of the “Windows Boot Manager” partition according point 4 of my guide (= start post of this thread). After having done it, the NVMe SSD will be bootable (provided, that the NVMe module has been properly inserted and the modded BIOS successfully flashed).

In bios setting, the storage is set to UEFI. The NVMe SSD is partitioned as a GPT disk. When start installation, the system started with the UEFI USB Windows installation disk in custom mod. When NVMe SSD appears, thw windows can be installed into a partition. After installation, the windows boot manager is sitting in the root partition. if the disk is bootable, you can see the windows boot manager if you go to boot mod.

Hi,
I would like to ask two questions:
1:I have an Asus H 87 Plus mobo and it havent Flashback feature.
Can I use EZ flash to update the mod.bios?
2.Is it possible to install also cloned windows 10 via Acronis true image tool or need to fresh Win install?
Thanks
Charles

@charlesko1
Welcome to the Win-RAID Forum!
Here are my answers:

  1. The answer can be found >here<.
  2. It is possible to get a cloned Win10/11 installed onto an NVMe SSD, but I do not recommend to do it (the risks of a failure are much higher and you miss the chance to get rid of the garbage).

Good luck!
Dieter (alias Fernando)

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I just want to thank you for this amazing guide, i successfully modded and flashed the modded bios of my gigabyte H81M-H and now it can boot win 11 from a kioxia kbg40zns256g nvme ssd attached to a pci adapter. I was using the clover method to boot but this is a much better way.

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@wfantasma
Welcome to the Win-Raid Forum and congratulations for having succeeded and now being able to boot off an NVMe SSD.
Enjoy it!
Dieter (alias Fernando)

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Hi! I followed your guide to add “NvmExpressDxe_5” into a bios file on my Asrock X79 Fatal1ty pro motherboard. I am a newbie to this sort of things but I must have done something right. The disk shows in UEFI as PATA. Been workin for about two weeks trying to install a linux os on the disk, no go…until yesterday, success. Although it isn’t as fast as I imagined. The disk is an Intel ssd nvme 670p. I thank you for your time an enthusiasm about this. It is funny when everywhere it is said that this disk do not boot on my motherboard, and here we are. -Sam

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@samson
Welcome to the Win-RAID Forum and thanks for your feedback!
It is fine, that got it working your own by just following my Guide.
Enjoy it!
Dieter (alias Fernando)

Hi, just wanted to ty for the great write-up. Got my Gigabyte Z77X-UD4H working with nvme and it worked with a previous sata ssd (840evo > 970nvme), just cloned directly using macrium usb. Please correct me if i’m wrong, but i read that cloned drives wouldn’t work properly, don’t want to mislead others. Will continue testing and report back. Also, is there a thread i can link my bios file to, for others with same board?

@megastee
Welcome to the Win-RAID Forum and thanks for the feedback! It is fine, that you succeeded and now can boot off an NVMe SSD with your old system.
If you want to offer your modded BIOS for other users with the same mainboard model, you can start a new thread within >this< Forum section.
Enjoy this Forum and your updated system!
Dieter (alias Fernando)

wow hey everyone. I’m really sorry. was in the hospital and couldn’t come online.
now that i’m home again I’ll get back to that in a moment.

5 posts were merged into an existing topic: [Guide] How to flash a modded AMI UEFI BIOS

I’ve successfully patched Supermicro X9DR3-F 3.4 BIOS and was able to boot from bifurcated x16 slot. Here’s patched bios with “NvmExpressDxe_5.ffs” module: https://mega.nz/file/h1pBSDxS#T_sHlVDE7kH7rwNiBDdm7qwhXnOJlzRjgDETH9yh-f4

@kido5217
Welcome to the Win-RAID Forum and thanks for your feedback!
It is fine, that you succeeded and want to offer your modded BIOS for other interested users with the same Supermicro mainboard model.
To make it easier to find your offer, I recommend to start a separate thread within the “BIOS Modding Offers” section.
Enjoy the NVMe booting with your old mainboard!
Dieter (alias Fernando)

Howdy!

First of all thanks for the guide. I retrieved a Apple SSD from a MacBook that I attached on a PCIe-4x adapter. My modern PC sees it and I could install and boot from it.

But now I inserted that adapter on a HP Pavillion desktop tower with 3rd gen Intel Core i7 (see : HP Pavilion p6-2393ef Desktop PC | HP® Customer Support) and I tried the Clover method to not avail.

I tried modding the BIOS with UEFITool with both the v5 and small NVMe drivers but both ways add a pad-file to my work…

Any idea?
Cheers and have a good day/night

PS: I could boot the USB windows 10/11 setup and install windows on the SSD but I cannot boot from it after that on Clover… that’s why I wanted to try this guide instead.