Anyhow with Windows strictly, yes, it's absolute garbage that the BIOS cannot recognise the NVMe SSD without external support (the IRST driver from USB) they should've ensured it was natively supported.
Well the problem is that I cant't even provide the IRST driver via USB (as I wrote I tried this several times with several versions) because the Windows Setup alwasy Bluescreens when I provide it with the IRST driver that ASUS gives you on the download page... (or the ones that are suggested in this forum...)
If at least this would have worked, I'd have solved the problem in a quarter of the time 😉
If you have not already backed up your eSuport folder do so now, All your hardware dirivers are in that folder as well as some software that is not available anywhere else to download.
1. to install with RST driver use the RST driver that is in your eSupport folder, if you have already trashed your eSupport folder download the correct driver from the Intel site. f6f-64.zip
2. To install AHCI mode you'll have to upgrade the BIOS to the latest BIOS I think from 303 on the SATA setting has the option to set to AHCI BIOS Ver is 304 so that has the option since I'm typing this to you on my G752VY with BIOS Version 304 and my windows 10 pro is installed in AHCI mode
Yes times have changed we now have to deal with Windows 10, UEFI and now NVME these are all new leading-edge technologies and require us to learn new ways of doing things. However, now we have boot times of 20 seconds and read speeds of 3000 MBS, on the old BIOS MBR we had 2 to 3-minute boots and were lucky to get 60 MBS Read Speeds. Settle down take your time and you'll learn this pretty quickly.
Thank you for your detailed reply (altough it's a bit a waste of time since I already solved the problem as I mentioned in my first post.)
Still, let me clarify some things
As I mentioned it's not my device, it's a device that a desperate customer brought to our shop. The harddrives were already wiped so we had no "eSupport" folder.
As a general rule I'd like to point out that every necessary driver has to be available for download. If a company does not follow this rule I can't consider it to be a serious vendor.
I tried the Driver that ASUS provides for download as well as various dirvers form Intel that have been linked in this forum. All of them caused the Windows Setup to Bluescreen.
I don't know if the driver that you linked here finally would be the right one or if it's one of the varrious drivers that I had already tried without success. Since the problem has been solved and the Laptop returned to the customer I can't test.
However: Let's assume that your driver would be finally be the right one... why is it that on the ASUS Download page for this Laptop model the wrong driver is provided for download? Because the driver you linked here is definitely not the one that ASUS provides!
(The rest of your explanation is correct but not necessary as I am very aware of how to provide a RAID driver during WIndows Setup. Have done this a lot of times. Just normally the vendor does provide the right driver so it actually works ;-))
As I have written in my first post this is exactly what I have already done and what worked.
It just took me along time to find the information that the BIOS with which the Laptop initially was shipped is so broken that you can't even install an operating system with it. Unfortunately the Sticky-Guide-Threads in this Forum don't give this crucial information right away 😉
By the way you can just skip the whole diskpart part (no pun intended) since the Windows Setup is perfectly able to partition the drives once you managed to set the laptop to AHCI mode.
Obviously you have completely misunderstood the situation!
UEFI, AHCI, RAID Drivers etc. are nothing new to me. I have done it hundreds of times and I'm doing this for years. I'm not stuck in the 90ies. It's everyday business here! There's nothing to learn here for me since I've learned all of this years ago. It's my job.
The crucial points are those two:
1. This ASUS ROG laptop is the first and only device that I have ever seen that has been shipped with such a broken UEFI/BIOS that the setting for switching SATA modes have just been forgotten.
I have seen a lot of half-baked UEFI releases that required a lot of patching. But this is the only one that has been shipped that much broken that it actually prevents the user from installing an operating system.
2. The IRST drivers that ASUS provides on the download page for this laptop are obviously the wrong ones. So you can't install the operating system if you use the drivers that they give you. It's just embarrassing!
There's nothing to whitewash here. They just don't meet the most basic standards.
Yes NVME was quite new when Asus started producing G752 they made the decision to use the RST driver to run them, A few months later they created the AHCI setting so that the SSD would run off the Windows native NVME driver. That's the problems with Gaming computers they tend to use leading-edge technology and tweaked proprietary drivers to get things to work.
Since both of you seem to know what you're doing, do you know where the keyboard drivers are located? Are they a part of the ATK package fully? Maybe you've read my post.