So I got a new computer with the MSI H81M-P33 mainboard, plugged in my Samsung EVO 850 SSD (MZ-75E250B) into SATA and tried to boot from the Windows 7 CD. The installation fails to recognize the SSD and now I'm wondering if I need to load some drivers during the installation. What drivers do I need?

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I found this archive but it consists of a Setup.exe that needs to be run on an installed system. Can I somehow extract the driver and put it on a USB drive to load during Windows installation?

  • Can you see the drive in your BIOS? – Simon Sheehan Jun 16 '16 at 16:03
  • Yes, I can even choose it as the boot device. – Pavel Jun 16 '16 at 16:06
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    I'd advise you to try resolving the issue by resetting BIOS, @Pavel! This will get your BIOS settings back to factory defaults, so you will need to re-configure the SATA mode for the SSD in AHCI. You might also check if you have the latest SATA controller & Chipset drivers for your motherboard. Give it a try and let us know how it goes! Good luck! :) – SuperSoph_WD Jun 17 '16 at 8:12

You need to add this KB to your installation kit and it will be detected.

After installation, apply this fix if needed.

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