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Windows 10 on Intel Desktop Board DX79SR


After a _lot_ of fighting to try and get Windows 10 Enterprise 1703 64-bit install on a system with an Intel Desktop Board DX79SR with i7-3970x I finally managed to do so.

Windows Setup

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Some pointers:

  • /thread/109296 Windows 10 DX79SR Raid (thread 109296)
  • /thread/83709 Problems with intel (sic) DX79sr running windows (sic) 10/thread/83709 (thread 83709)

Neither post is available for comment thus this one.

What finally worked:

  1. Set up RAID in RSTe (CTRL+I)
  2. Set BIOS Boot Mode to UEFI
  3. Plug in ISO mount type enclosure with Win10 ISO mounted (we use StarTech S2510BU3ISO)
  4. NOTE: I had to use the USB2 ports as the USB3 ports did not power the enclosure during boot
  5. F10 during POST
  6. Choose DVDROM - UEFI (name may vary)
  7. Click through and choose ADVANCED Setup
  8. Click on the RAID array logical disk for the OS
    1. NOTE: If any MBR partitions exist they need to be cleaned prior to this step
    2. Use DiskPart in Repair --> CMD
  9. Click NEXT

That should do it!

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Neither your board or processor are supported on Windows 10: Supported Operating Systems for Intel® Desktop Boards Intel® Processor Support for Microsoft Windows® 10