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Windows 7: How do I bypass "missing drivers" error during 7 Ultimate USB install?

17 Jul 2012   #1
ChapDaddy65

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 
How do I bypass "missing drivers" error during 7 Ultimate USB install?

I have a USB copy of Windows 7 Ultimate and an HP Envy 17 Laptop and I would like to perform a clean install, wipe the whole drive and start fresh. When I get to the windows setup screen I keep getting the infamous "You have missing drivers, files, etc. on your computer. Please insert another form a media containing these files." error. Is their any way I may be able to bypass this and go straight to the format hard drive screen? I have all the drivers on an external hard drive, but only as executables directly downloaded from HP, but windows setup doesn't recognize them.


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17 Jul 2012   #2
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Start over with Steps 1 and 2 in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 as your installer is bad.
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17 Jul 2012   #3
ChapDaddy65

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Start over with Steps 1 and 2 in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 as your installer is bad.
Thanks, I'll report back if anything else happens.
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17 Jul 2012   #4
ChapDaddy65

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

I recreated a bootable USB stick, but I get this error message.



Can I work around this or do I need to try another .ISO file? I would try the DVD but I dont have it anymore. My only option at the moment would be to try a different ISO.
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17 Jul 2012   #5
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

When the Win7 download tool fails (as it does) I use Universal USB Installer or UltraISO Software To Create Bootable USB Flash Drive.

If either of these don't work correctly then try another ISO for your licensed version from Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
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17 Jul 2012   #6
ChapDaddy65

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

Will do, once again i'll report back with anymore issues.

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UPDATE

Worked, only for some reason I had to use a DVD-R to make it work. Apparently I can't install any Windows OS via USB. I checked every option in the BIOS and no option is available for me to enable USB install. Nevertheless, I got Windows 7 Ultimate installed clean, installing drivers and is looking very good.

Thank you.
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