Nothing to do with Windows 10 LTSB… as long as its a bootable x64 UEFI OS image as NVMe protocol doesnt like legacy environment.
Users cant help you more, the information you provided is overwhelming…11Th gen chipset intel…
@franck EDIT: SSD Class 35 seems to be an NVMe drive, OS age is no issue here.
The issue must be configuration on bios, this doesnt mean u need to see the drive itself in bios config, but usually Dell shows it. Upon OS setup, destination drive, no drive show?
EDIT: Well thats new for me… never heard of lack of NVMe support on 1607
EDIT: Theres ur proof from our friend lfb6… NVMe support comes since W8, all W10 have support for it, ty lfb6
EDIT: If I take a recent iso for ex 1903 the disk is well detected at the installation. In the bios the disk is ok (configured in AHCI). With the iso in 1607 the disk is not seen at the installation. Windows asks to load a driver.
The file comes from a virtual machine. The problem is that I can’t install Win10 LTSB on a Dell XPS 13 9305. During the installation Windows doesn’t detect the nvme disk (the disk is present in the bios) I have to install a driver. I have tried many drivers without success.
Welcome to the Win-RAID Forum!
It seems, that you haven’t chosen the correct BIOS settings to be able to boot off an NVMe SSD. As soon as you install the OS in UEFI mode, you will succeed with the OS installation. Please have a look into >this< guide and follow the instructions within the chapter “Installation of the OS onto the NVMe SSD”.
Your chosen thread title is absolutely misleading, because your problem is nothing to do with a missing NVMe driver, nothing to do with the in-use Win10 Edition and nothing to do the CPU Feneration of your system.
Once you have solved it I will move this discussion into the better matching place.
Dieter (alias Fernando)
Why must be the 1607 RS1 iso? What is the source of the image? There were 2 releases of the Redstone1 1607 (2016), the later 447 (2017), and later some support for Intel Clover tail chipset (10.0.14393.2214) and who knows…even more, this was before RS2, same result on both images? Get the ESD and integrate updates…
Your linked Intel RST driver v188.8.131.523 is a VMD one and doesn’t support NVMe. By the way - why did you link to another Forum, although this driver is available >here<?
Before you are trying to get any Windows OS installed from scratch you should check the HardwareIDs of the Storage Controller, which manages the data transfer to your desired system drive.
By the way: Which is the model and who is the manufacturer of our desired system drive?
None of the Samsung NVMe drivers natively do support the HardwareIDs of the NVMe Controller, which is within the Samsung 980 SSD.
If you want to install Win10/11 onto the Samsung 980, this should not be a problem, because all Win10/11 OS Editions have a generic MS NVMe driver in-the-box.
Preconditions for being able to boot off the NVMe SSD:
The mainboard BIOS must contain an NVMe “DXE Driver” module.
The installation has to be done in UEFI mode.
The target system drive partition has to be formatted by using the GUI-Mode Partition Table (GPT).