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Windows 7: "A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing..."

24 Aug 2015   #11
derekimo

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It comes with an embedded linux installed on the sd card and supports other embedded OS's so using the sd card is an option, just not the OS and the method compatible with the unit.,

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It has an mSATA port for SSD's of that type but that doesn't seem to be on the OP's list of things they want.




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24 Aug 2015   #12
redbaron12

W7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

The question now is simple:

Can you or can you not install Windows 7 on a USB stick?
If not, that explains it.

As for what OS this device supports, that's one of the pages where it mentions it (and it does state there, "including" the OSs listed, by no means a complete list). It's an x86 64 bit PC with a standard AMD APU, it should support any x86 OS technically.
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24 Aug 2015   #13
derekimo

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Why does it emphasize embedded? I think that's what you need. If you want to try a regular version, by all means go ahead.

Windows to go is the only way I'm aware of installing an OS on a USB stick,

Windows 8 To Go - Setup on a USB Flash Drive or USB Disk
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24 Aug 2015   #14
redbaron12

W7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Embedded allows to customize the OS for embedded devices. Like changing the bootup screen or included programs.
Regular Windows does not allow such customizations, officially.

Try downloading the part files for Windows 7 embedded to your PC. I don't know what is wrong with their servers but it's usually very slow and fails half way through.

For the record I got a 120 GB mSATA but I still get that error. Again when using the same USB stick on my notebook it's fine.
Can I use the above tool to install from USB stick to an SSD like this?
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24 Aug 2015   #15
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

As long as the ssd/ hdd is connect to a sata port and marked as active your flash media should be able to install to it,
See AddRam's post for an alternative to M$ bootable media creation tool.
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24 Aug 2015   #16
redbaron12

W7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

"Marked as active"?
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24 Aug 2015   #17
ThrashZone

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