Boot from m2 SSD on H61M-E22/W8

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I attached an m2 SSD to my H61M-E22/W8 (MS-7788 ver 3.0) motherboard through a PCIe adapter.
The disk is recognized by windows, and I can even start a Windows10 installation process with it.
The problem is I can't boot from that disk - I can't see it in the bios (I updated to the lastest bios version - 18.4).
Is there any chance to solve it?
If the obstacle is the bios - is it expected to see newer bios version in the future which include this feature?

Thanks!
 

vick1000

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Older mobo does not support boot from PCIe I suspect. Don't expect BIOS updates for legacy hardware.
 

flobelix

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Is it an SATA or PCI-E M.2 SSD? Which model?
 

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Em no, that matters very much. As PCI-E NVME drives can only boot on a pure UEFI platform and your board can't do that. An SATA drive would work fine.
 

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Em no, that matters very much. As PCI-E NVME drives can only boot on a pure UEFI platform and your board can't do that. An SATA drive would work fine.
It's not my PC. He's using a PCIe adapter, it won't matter what the drive protocol is.
 

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It's not my PC. He's using a PCIe adapter, it won't matter what the drive protocol is.
Obviously you don't understand it. Then don't post or try educating more experienced people. Even older boards support booting from PCi-E connected drives. There is no general answer to the op's question.
 
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