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Windows 7: Installing windows 7 home premium on blank HD, missing drivers.

13 May 2014   #21
Nazarath

Windows home premium x64
 
 

Well guys, after 5 days of trying to figure this out turns out the problem was 7-zip.

I've downloaded 5 different .iso total and all came out to be the correct size besides the very first one, but all kept giving me was.....

Invalid MS-DOS function.

bootsect.exe.mui
Type:MUI File
Size 15.5 KB

Along with windows USB DVD tool and Rufus not being able to read it and following the command prompt tutorial and still failing, this morning I decided to just try Winrar since it's what I've always used for things like this. Apparently when I extracted these .iso with 7-zip it would only give the .iso and a boot folder, and not knowing that's not all its suppose to give, I've been trying to work with that alone, thinking people were mounting the .iso and copy/pasting the files from there because you could see all the folders on screenshots, but when I mounted and tried to copy/pasted it would give me the MS-DOS error. So in the end when I downloaded Winrar and extracted the .iso with it, and it gave me every correct folder and files that I needed, allowing me to re-install Windows 7 onto my laptop/desktop.

I appreciate all the help from you guys, especially Gregrocker, I just can't believe this was all because of a extraction failure.

Case solved!


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13 May 2014   #22
gregrocker

 

So you have a bootable flash stick installer now that installed Win7?

Was your wireless driver provided or did you need to install it? Have you enabled Automatically deliver drivers via Windows Update (Step 3) to Check for Updates, installed all rounds of Important and Optional Updates?

Which drivers are then still missing in Device Manager?
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