Trying to replace win8 with Windows 7 on a new laptop. It has a 32 GB SSD paired with a 500 GB HDD with Intel RST. I am doing a network installation, since I don't have a spare USB key that's big enough, or an external optical drive.
I got the Intel RST F6 drivers
, and put them on a USB stick.
I formatted the big ~450 GB partition and loaded the F6 drivers. Installation seemed to be proceeding ok, but when I came back, there was an error saying could not find required driver
, and that the installation was canceled.
I previously tried to install without the F6 drivers, and the installation made it to the first reboot, but froze at the Windows logo. I booted into safemode, and it crashed when loading the disk.sys driver. This is how I concluded that I needed the F6 drivers.
I also tested the network installation process on my old laptop (just a regular HDD), and it went perfectly. The issue has to be with the way the disks are configured on my new laptop. If I disable RST, can I reenable it after installation? I thought you had to install with RST enabled to use it...
How do I figure out the driver(s) I need? If I do, can I just put them on the USB stick?