Solved Win 10 Installer & Win 11 Installer detecting neither of my 2 nvme drives individually, nor a raid-0 RST array comprised of them


Installing to SSD ,Drives are healthy can do a Win 11 23H2 Install with no issues
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Build
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 4770K
    Motherboard
    Z87-DELUXE/DUAL
    Memory
    32 G
    Hard Drives
    2 Solid State Drives in Raid 10
Installing to SSD ,Drives are healthy can do a Win 11 23H2 Install with no issues
I don't understand why you need help if you can do a Win 11 23h2 installation.
- A Z87 MB and 4770K i7 computer isn't officially compatible with win11. You need to do some workarounds to install win11.
- On a Z87 you don't need the IRST drivers.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 7 HP 64 - Windows 11 Pro - Lubuntu
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    custom build
    CPU
    i5 6600K - 800MHz to 4400MHz
    Motherboard
    GA-Z170-HD3P
    Memory
    4+4G GSkill DDR4 3000
    Graphics Card(s)
    IG - Intel 530
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung 226BW
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    (1) -1 SM951 – 128GB M.2 AHCI PCIe SSD drive for Win 11
    (2) -1 WD SATA 3 - 1T for Data
    (3) -1 WD SATA 3 - 1T for backup
    (4) -1 BX500 SSD - 128G for Windows 7 and Lubuntu
    PSU
    Thermaltake 450W TR2 gold
    Keyboard
    Old and good Chicony mechanical keyboard
    Mouse
    Logitech mX performance - 9 buttons (had to disable some)
    Internet Speed
    500 Mb/s
    Browser
    Firefox 64
  • Operating System
    Windows 7 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Asus Q550LF
    CPU
    i7-4500U 800- 3000MHz
    Motherboard
    Asus Q550LF
    Memory
    (4+4)G DDR3 1600
    Graphics card(s)
    IG intel 4400 + NVIDIA GeForce GT 745M
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG Display LP156WF4-SPH1
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    BX500 120G SSD for Windows and programs
    & 1T HDD for data
    Internet Speed
    350 Mb/s
    Browser
    Firefox 64
That has been my problem, cant figure out why it is not working , I already have the work around in place to be able to do the install using the same process I used for Win11 23H2
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Build
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 4770K
    Motherboard
    Z87-DELUXE/DUAL
    Memory
    32 G
    Hard Drives
    2 Solid State Drives in Raid 10
I didn't see what computer you have. If you show make & model number maybe someone else had the same issue as your going through.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11, Linux Ubuntu, Linux Xubuntu, Linux Mint
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Beelink
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Vega 8 Graphics & 4K Triple Screen Display
Z87 Deluxe Dual , this issue is specific to Windows Insider Builds.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Build
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 4770K
    Motherboard
    Z87-DELUXE/DUAL
    Memory
    32 G
    Hard Drives
    2 Solid State Drives in Raid 10
Install using the apply method and see if that works.

If it does that would point to some incompatibility between setup.exe in the insider boot.wim and your system.

If you already have a working win11 installed you can apply the wim/esd to a new partition from there.

If you dont already have a working win11 installed, you could use any win11 pe that does recognize your disk to do the apply.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Win7
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    i5-8400
    Motherboard
    gigabyte b365m ds3h
    Memory
    2x8gb 3200mhz
    Monitor(s) Displays
    benq gw2480
    PSU
    bequiet pure power 11 400CM
    Cooling
    cryorig m9i
  • Operating System
    win7
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    pentium g5400
    Motherboard
    gigabyte b365m ds3h
    Memory
    1x8gb 2400
    PSU
    xfx pro 450
Can you please provide more details on what the "apply method" is
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Build
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 4770K
    Motherboard
    Z87-DELUXE/DUAL
    Memory
    32 G
    Hard Drives
    2 Solid State Drives in Raid 10
1. create esp partition ( if it doesnt already exist ) and create a partition to apply the image to

2. Apply the image from the wim/esd to the target partition

3. create the boot critical files on the esp partition with a bcd entry pointing at the partition you just applied the image to

can be done using dism and bcdboot commands

or with something like winntsetup

This is the method I have used for my installations for several years

For example to apply image 6 (Professional edition) FROM J:\sources\install.esd TO partition F:

at admin cmd prompt

dism /Apply-Image /ImageFile:J:\sources\install.esd /Index:6 /ApplyDir:F:\

to populate esp partition lettered z with entries that will boot windows from F

bcdboot f:\windows /s z:

Sounds complicated if you have never done it before, but it is easy when you have done it once.
 
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My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Win7
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    i5-8400
    Motherboard
    gigabyte b365m ds3h
    Memory
    2x8gb 3200mhz
    Monitor(s) Displays
    benq gw2480
    PSU
    bequiet pure power 11 400CM
    Cooling
    cryorig m9i
  • Operating System
    win7
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    pentium g5400
    Motherboard
    gigabyte b365m ds3h
    Memory
    1x8gb 2400
    PSU
    xfx pro 450
or winntsetup is a nice way to do it, especially usefull if you have several installations, disks and esp partitions. Has options for things like using wimlib instead of dism, adding drivers to the installation and winre.wim and a bunch of other stuff for more advanced users.

It is based on funjian's nt6tinstaller with other niceties added.

winntsetup_v535.rar
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Win7
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    i5-8400
    Motherboard
    gigabyte b365m ds3h
    Memory
    2x8gb 3200mhz
    Monitor(s) Displays
    benq gw2480
    PSU
    bequiet pure power 11 400CM
    Cooling
    cryorig m9i
  • Operating System
    win7
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    pentium g5400
    Motherboard
    gigabyte b365m ds3h
    Memory
    1x8gb 2400
    PSU
    xfx pro 450
couple of questions , can the partition it is being installed on be visible to the booted windows system, and then run winntsetup and specfiy the partition it should use (not the one that is currently active, but is able to be seen by the os, so for example of Prod Partition booted and Canary partition is visible to the os)

When I try an use HBCD_PE it hangs on starting additional operations at about 85 percent
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Build
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 4770K
    Motherboard
    Z87-DELUXE/DUAL
    Memory
    32 G
    Hard Drives
    2 Solid State Drives in Raid 10
yes you could run winntsetup from within windows and point it at whichever partition you want to install onto
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Win7
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    i5-8400
    Motherboard
    gigabyte b365m ds3h
    Memory
    2x8gb 3200mhz
    Monitor(s) Displays
    benq gw2480
    PSU
    bequiet pure power 11 400CM
    Cooling
    cryorig m9i
  • Operating System
    win7
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    pentium g5400
    Motherboard
    gigabyte b365m ds3h
    Memory
    1x8gb 2400
    PSU
    xfx pro 450
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