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Windows 7: Windows7 cant install on GTP partition & Device Driver install missing

15 Mar 2013   #1
mfrowen

Windows 7
 
 
Windows7 cant install on GTP partition & Device Driver install missing

Hi,

I recently have posted aboutan issue with recovering from a partition whichwent fine.

So I went through to do a clean re-install of windows 7 with a boot USB to get rid of factory bloatware and when I do. it gets to the option to write to a partition it sayscan't write to a GPT partition. Which is not really a big issue as plenty of tuts to.change to MBR which I have read.

But also if it dont make it to the option to write to a partition I get an error where windows says cannot find the device drivers installation. I have spent a day trying to find a way to get drivers on there.And I dont want to convert to MBR and still get the same driver error.

I have wrote the bo0t USB using different programs and still get either of those errors.

Windows 7 DVD - USB does not work either so pretty stuck atm

Computer Specs:
Asus X401A
As X401A - 1AWX/USB3.0
Intel Celeron B820 dual core processor 1.7ghz
HDD 320GB 5400R SATA
4gb ddr3 1333 of ram
No optical drive...


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15 Mar 2013   #2
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Do you have a uEFI/BIOS firmware?

How to install Windows 64 bit on a uEFI/BIOS firmware:
UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with
or
UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with

UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows
For Windows 7 take note of STEP 11.
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15 Mar 2013   #3
mfrowen

Windows 7
 
 

It is UEFI firmware.

And yes not long found that post. Am doing the steps right now.

This is me being paranoid but... My windows image back-up is on a partitioned back up drive? I am scared that if the setup comes with an error. My recovery partition and windows image back up will be gone and no way of recovering. As I dont have a big enough external drive to fit a back-up on there?
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15 Mar 2013   #4
mfrowen

Windows 7
 
 

After going through the tuts and loading up set-up. It is STILL saying no drivers etc found....

Is there a way I can make a directory in the usb for my drivers?
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15 Mar 2013   #5
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Hi mrfrowen

Are you using the USB drive on the 2.0 USB port or the 3.0 USB port ?

To add the 3.0 USB drivers to your installation you would need to use DISM which comes with Windows AIK . To download WINDOWS AIK click on the " DOWNLOAD " button below and install it.

download

run these commands

Code:
 dism /mount-wim /wimfile:boot.wim /index:2 /mountdir:mount

 dism /image:mount /add-driver /driver:usb3\iusb3hub.inf 

 dism /image:mount /add-driver /driver:usb3\iusb3xhc.inf

  dism /unmount-wim /mountdir:mount /commit
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15 Mar 2013   #6
mfrowen

Windows 7
 
 

I have botg USB3.0 and USB2.0 ports on my laptop. I just tryed both ports and it still comes up with the same error.

In the UEFI boot menu (bios) I have enabled Launch PXE OpROM which controlls the execution of UEFI and legacy . I have changed SATA drive from AHCI to IDE and still come up with same issue. I have also cleaned with diskpart and out iso back on and still nothing....
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15 Mar 2013   #7
spapakons

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Hello!

If the hard disk is connected to a SATA port on a RAID controller (doesn't matter if the drive is single) you may need to download the SATA/RAID drivers from manufacturer. They could also be included in the motherboard CD-ROM. Use another computer to download and copy the drivers to a USB Flash drive. Then put it to the computer you are trying to install Windows 7 and start the setup. At the point it complains no drives found, go to the advanced options and browse for the drivers at the USB Flash disk. For it to work, use a USB 2.0 port, not a USB 3.0 one. After Windows Setup loads the SATA drivers it should recognize the hard disk and you can proceed with the installation. As for the complete system backup, I recommend doing it in a separate disk, (not just a partition on the same disk) and the size you need is about the size of your data.
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15 Mar 2013   #8
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mfrowen View Post
I have botg USB3.0 and USB2.0 ports on my laptop. I just tryed both ports and it still comes up with the same error.

In the UEFI boot menu (bios) I have enabled Launch PXE OpROM which controlls the execution of UEFI and legacy . I have changed SATA drive from AHCI to IDE and still come up with same issue. I have also cleaned with diskpart and out iso back on and still nothing....
For you to install Windows 7 while the USB is plugged into a 3.0 USB port you will need to have the USB 3.0 drivers sliptstreamed to the installation files.
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15 Mar 2013   #9
mfrowen

Windows 7
 
 

Well because my laptop does not have a Optical drive. I did not get a Disc. The laptop come with OEM Windows Home Edtition x64. I can download the driver from my computer as the computer I am installing on is the one I am using now

And as for being on a raid controller I do not know.
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15 Mar 2013   #10
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

What tool did you use to create the USB installation ? If you used the tutorial that theog mentioned regarding step 11 it should work. If you get an error message stating " CD/DVD Driver is required and can't be found " Click Cancel and remove the USB and put it back in. ( Make sure you are in the USB 2.0 )
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