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MSI Z87 GD65 Gaming- Windows installation help

Discussion in 'Motherboards & Memory' started by rockaneado, Dec 22, 2013.

  1. rockaneado

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    hi, i've ordered msi z87 gd65 gaming for my new build and its arriving in a few days. i'm planning to install windows from cd but i've read in a review that the mobo doesn't recognize boot from cdrom. can anyone who has this mobo confirm this. thanks in advance :)
     
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    I can't verify the 65, but I do have the g45 and I booted and installed from dvdrom just fine.
     
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    You could always install Windows via USB stick using YUMI or other alternative methods.
     
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    really? boot from optical drive is basic feature.
    you must set 1st boot is from dvd/cd drive through bios so the mainboard could start from dvd/cd drive
     
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    well, my mobo's arriving in 3 days. so let's hope it boots from cd.
     
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    i will,obviously, set cdrom as 1st boot drive and see if it works. but an assuring word from a gd65 user would have been nice :(
     
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    yes - booting off of various devices should be just fine - you just need to remember to set it in boot options correctly ( pick cd-rom not eufi cd-rom). I would suggest as well to install from USB ( makes things so much easier and less cluttered
     
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    It will be fine!
     
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    Let me burn linux to a cd and test this for you. This is the best I can do I do not have any blank dvds
     
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    just go into the bios, make it boot from dvd. Slip in the dvd and boot, it should work.
    it would still work even if u didnt change the boot order, i have a msi g45 gaming and it worked just fine. gd65 and g45 have the same bios
     
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    I can confirm posts from above that yes the MSI-Z87-GD65 is able to boot from cd
     
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    a company like MSI would not make a motherboard that cannot boot from dvd so dont worry
     
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    thanks for confirming this for me. so relieved now :)
     
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    Seeing as 90% of this world buy or recieve windows on a dvd it would be a very stupid idea for MSI not to allow to boot from cd/dvd.

    I have a feeling the reviewer had a faulty dvd drive and this is why they say you cant boot from disk.
     
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    must have been.. cuz i just got my mobo today and finished building the pc. turns out it does boot from dvd :)... btw techpowerup review of this mobo contained the boot problem
     
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    Maybe the boot problem was a bios issue that has been fixed ? i don't know but glad its working for you :D
     
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