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Windows 7: Installing win 7 pro 64 bit, on laptop i just bought

21 Feb 2015   #1
kingstampe

windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
Installing win 7 pro 64 bit, on laptop i just bought

Installing win 7 pro 64 bit, on laptop i just bought, it came with win 8.1 installed, and now i have formatted the drive but cant install win 7 because it says: Load Driver: a required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing. If you have a driver ... insert it now
- u cant see my harddisk, but when you browse u can se c drcie and x drive, please help


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21 Feb 2015   #2
kingstampe

windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

and there is no dvd or cd drive in my laptop, cant install with usb or extarnel dvd drive
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21 Feb 2015   #3
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

So then how are you attempting to install Windows 7 ?
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21 Feb 2015   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Okay I have went from coffee to Gentleman Jack and the confusion is still there.

If one doesn't have use of a external USB device or a CD/DVD player how does one install Windows 7? One doesn't is my guess.
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21 Feb 2015   #5
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I already asked, he`s in lal la land

But there is another way....
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21 Feb 2015   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Well that is good to learn. I will watch and learn.
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22 Feb 2015   #7
gregrocker

 

The X drive is obviously the installation media. Are you using flash stick? If so it must be formatted specially using Option One in UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows.

Then boot the stick using one-time BIOS Boot menu key, choosing the UEFI flash stick. If there is not UEFI stick to choose then the stick is either not formatted correctly or the BIOS settings need adjusting.

Boot into BIOS setup to check the settings for Secure Boot (Disable), UEFI, CSM, Legacy BIOS and BIOS Boot Priority menu. Report back.
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22 Feb 2015   #8
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

This is what has me confused.
From post #2

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and there is no dvd or cd drive in my laptop, cant install with usb or extarnel dvd drive
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22 Feb 2015   #9
gregrocker

 

Yeah, I think since he has a driver error he's using a flash stick that wasn't formatted correctly. He doesn't have DVD drive.
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22 Feb 2015   #10
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Exactly, hopefully Greg`s instructions will set him straight.

kingstampe, please list the exact make and model of the laptop.

You can also add it to your current specs under Other Info
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