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Windows 7: Installing Windows 7 Problems...

24 Oct 2009   #1

Windows Vista Ultimate x64
 
 
Installing Windows 7 Problems...

When i pick my language and press install now, i get this message:
"A required CD/DVD drive device is missing. If you have a driver floppy disk, CD, DVD, or USB flash drive, please insert now.

Note:If windiws installation media is in the CD/DVD drive, you can safely remove it for this step."
I tried to change SATA driver but it won't work then, too...

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24 Oct 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Croatia94 View Post
When i pick my language and press install now, i get this message:
"A required CD/DVD drive device is missing. If you have a driver floppy disk, CD, DVD, or USB flash drive, please insert now.

Note:If windiws installation media is in the CD/DVD drive, you can safely remove it for this step."
I tried to change SATA driver but it won't work then, too...
See TheSchaft's suggestion in this thread
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24 Oct 2009   #3

Windows Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

1. Boot and run install from a USB memory stick. Here's a good tutorial on how to make a bootable USB drive - USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create (don't have usb bigger than 2 gb )

2. Re-burn DVD at slowest speed. (tried)

3. Check the assignment of the DVD drive. Don't use "cable select" jumper setup, switch from master to slave for the reader (or vice-versa)
(don't know how to do that on laptop)
4. Try Microsoft KB solution 314060 - Your CD drive or DVD drive is missing or is not recognized by Windows or other programs (going to try this now)

5. Get latest drivers for your IDE drives (already done)


thx for help!
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24 Oct 2009   #4

Windows Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

nothing helped...

this make me nervous...

i just wanna windows 7...
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24 Oct 2009   #5

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Are you able to boot Vista dvd?
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25 Oct 2009   #6

Windows Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

yes i am...
is there maybe a problem beacuse my vista is x64 and Windows 7 x86? Both are Ultimate versions...
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25 Oct 2009   #7

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

No, it is the ahci driver I believe.

Never mind.

Boot the Vista dvd to system recovery options command prompt.

Take Vista dvd out - put 7 dvd in .

At the prompt, type;

notepad

then press enter

when it pops up click File>Save , select All files in the drop down at the bottom,

Navigate to dvd drive. Inside the "sources" folder find setup.exe and run it .
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25 Oct 2009   #8

Windows Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

There is one problem...

I gave my Vista dvd to my friend...

Is there any other way to fix AHCI driver?

Ty for help!

Or should i install XP first, and then Windows 7?
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25 Oct 2009   #9

Windows Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Can't install XP too... omg...
How can i fix this AHCI driver?
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25 Oct 2009   #10

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

If you know Vista dvd boots - then get the free Vista recovery disc and use that :

Windows Vista Recovery Disc Download — The NeoSmart Files

Now XP disc won't boot either? Did you look for a Firmware update form the dvdrom drive?

If you have x64 Vista installed - then try this:

Copy the contents of the 7 dvd to HD as an iso and install from virtual drive e.g. PowerIso.

Or make a bootable flash drive.

Or copy the contents to the HD as files and run setup from there.
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