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MSI Z87 GD65 Gaming- Windows installation help

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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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I can't verify the 65, but I do have the g45 and I booted and installed from dvdrom just fine.
well, my mobo's arriving in 3 days. so let's hope it boots from cd.
 
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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
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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I can confirm posts from above that yes the MSI-Z87-GD65 is able to boot from cd
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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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.
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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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
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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