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    Default ASRock Extreme 6/ac Motherboard

    I just finished my build and I'm trying to install my OS through a USB DVD drive, but it's not recognizing the DVD drive as a boot device. How can I get this USB DVD drive to show up as a boot device so I can install my OS?

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    Default Re: ASRock Extreme 6/ac Motherboard

    There are three different ASRock Extreme6/ac board models, so we don't know which board you have.

    You have a DVD drive with only a USB interface? Try using a USB 2.0 port on the board's IO panel. A new board that has never been used usually won't have the USB 3.0 ports working at first. You may be able to find a BIOS option in the USB screen that will allow a USB 3.0 port to be used.

    But you may find that a DVD drive with a USB interface may simply not work for installing Windows. Windows expects a bootable USB device to be formatted as FAT32, and I have no idea how your particular USB/DVD drive functions.

    You may need to create a bootable USB Windows installation flash drive from your DVD. Microsoft has a free tool to do this, which you can find a link to and information about it below:

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/down...-download-tool

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    Default Re: ASRock Extreme 6/ac Motherboard

    Thanks. I created a bootable flash drive and that worked. But, even after installing my OS , my USB DVD drive is still not being recognized. I think it was a return, so I'm going to send it back and get it replaced.

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