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Windows 7: Installing Windows 7 from bootable 2.0 USB by 3.0 USB port


06 Aug 2012   #1

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Installing Windows 7 from bootable 2.0 USB by 3.0 USB port

Hi, I'm attemping to do a clean install on my ASUS UX32VD-DB71. The problem is that there is no disc drive on the laptop, and all 3 of the USB ports are 3.0. But as you guys may know, a USB 3.0 port isn't loaded until Windows has booted, and Windows 7 Installation doesn't have native support for USB 3.0. Still, the bootable 2.0 USB was able to boot, but after a few clicks "Next", a window appeared saying "A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing. If you have a driver floppy disk, CD, DVD, or USB flash drive, please insert it now." It seems like the installer doesn't detect my 2.0 USB.

I recently did some research, many people issued the same problem. One solution I found is putting the USB 3.0 driver into the installation stick. Here is the quote:
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Additionally, there has been reports that if you use a USB-stick to install Windows 7 it can complain that 'A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing...' during install and won't let you proceed. This is because the Windows 7 install does not contain USB3 drivers to work properly with USB-sticks, and needs them loaded separately. Download the USB3_Intel_Win7_64_Z104225.zip package from Asus UX32VD driver page and extract it either to your USB windows 7 installation stick or any other media. Then you just point Windows 7 to that driver folder when it asks you to. Windows 7 should proceed to install as normal.
I did follow the instruction, but nothing changed. Maybe I misundertood the instruction somewhere. The part "Then you just point Windows 7 to that driver folder when it asks you to" is confusing to me. The flash stick won't be showed up, so how can I "point" the installer "to that driver" ?

Any help please! I have an external DVD drive, but I also want to learn how to solve the problem. And I use official installation from Digital River.

This is the link of the driver: USB3_Intel_Win7_64_Z104225.zip


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06 Aug 2012   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

In the BIOS, in the Advanced Mode, is Legacy USB Support Enabled?
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06 Aug 2012   #3

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yes, it's is
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07 Aug 2012   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Using your disc image, use the following tool.
Microsoft Store Online
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07 Aug 2012   #5

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Thanks, but I already used it. I think I have read all the stuff about creating a Wins 7 installation posted in the forum.
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07 Aug 2012   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Even though all the ports are USB 3.0, have you tried booting from each port?
I only ask because, some people say that they've had success with a different port.
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07 Aug 2012   #7

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yeah I did, none of them work, but they work fine in normal Windows though (with all the drivers loaded)
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07 Aug 2012   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Since USB 3.0 is the problem, have you tried an SD card?
Using the Microsoft link and perhaps borrow a friend's card, if you don't have one, it may work.
I've tried the Microsoft program on one of my SD cards, and the burn was successful.
I didn't have success with it on my desktop experimentation, but you may, with your notebook.
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07 Aug 2012   #9

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I think the port 3.0 is the problem, not the USB, because I'm using a 2.0 USB, and I tried booting the USB on another laptop using a 2.0 port, everything was fine. I'll try the SD cards and let you know later
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07 Aug 2012   #10

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by langfusu100 View Post
Still, the bootable 2.0 USB was able to boot, but after a few clicks "Next", a window appeared saying "A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing. If you have a driver floppy disk, CD, DVD, or USB flash drive, please insert it now." It seems like the installer doesn't detect my 2.0 USB.
Define 'after a few clicks "Next"'.

If you get to the part where you can select the drive to install to, it has a link at the bottom left specifying 'load driver' or some such.
Click on that, then go to the USB stick drive folder location where you copied the driver files to and try to load it.
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