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Windows 7: Setup error "A Require CD/DVD Device Driver is missing"

28 Nov 2015   #11
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

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Another Skylake Journey !!


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28 Nov 2015   #12
CushionDandy

Windows 10 Pro x64 v1511
 
 

Cool, I read through that thread, very nice rig Brian I also read this other thread where you guys were talking about this issue: Is Win7 running on LGA1151 + Skylake Motherboards?

Question is though: you managed to get Win 7 running on you beast Skylake rig? Using the hard drive swap technique? I'd just appreciate some confirmation that it works, although I can I can try it myself on Monday.
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28 Nov 2015   #13
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I did not use the swap method, did not have to, the thing is, you are trying to use the usb 3.0 ports on the laptop to install 7, I think that`s your problem.

I connected my keyboard and mouse to the usb 2.0 ports and had no problems at all.

The swap method may work in theory, but you may not get it to boot or you may get a windows can not continue setup error message, who knows what could happen. That guy had success, you may not. Everything on each bios must be the same as far as settings.
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02 Dec 2015   #14
CushionDandy

Windows 10 Pro x64 v1511
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
*1. Install your SATA HD or SSD in another computer, (old rig perhaps?)
*2. On this other computer, boot from your WIN7 Installer USB or CD. (90% of the time will recognize the disk to install windows)
*3. Begin your Windows Install.
*4. Only run the first portion of your Windows 7 install, the portion while you are booted from the USB.
*5. Prevent the computer from rebooting, soon as it shuts down cut power.
*6. Remove Sata drive from the old PC and Install it in your z170 system.
*7. Boot up your New z170 system selecting the Drive you just set up if you have multiple installed, the drive is primed to accept whatever system it boots into and the z170 chipset/win7 will auto-update registry to match.
Viala! The z170 chipset recognizes all the drives without issue in the bios and will even try to boot from them, its the win7 installer that doesn't recognize the drives through the z170 system. I have done this on 4 z170 systems now and it works every time.
This worked for me. I shut it down instead of letting it reboot after this screen:

Then put the SSD back into the laptop, powered it on, Windows 7 finished installing. The only issues I've had since then was getting drivers on it (since the USB ports, WiFi and Ethernet wouldn't work and it has no DVD drive). I had to take the hard drive out again, download the drivers on another PC, then copy them on to the hard drive. But now its all working fine. Thanks for the help guys
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02 Dec 2015   #15
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You got it done, that`s all that matters, good job
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22 Jan 2016   #16
Tarchy

PAHANG
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CushionDandy View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
*1. Install your SATA HD or SSD in another computer, (old rig perhaps?)
*2. On this other computer, boot from your WIN7 Installer USB or CD. (90% of the time will recognize the disk to install windows)
*3. Begin your Windows Install.
*4. Only run the first portion of your Windows 7 install, the portion while you are booted from the USB.
*5. Prevent the computer from rebooting, soon as it shuts down cut power.
*6. Remove Sata drive from the old PC and Install it in your z170 system.
*7. Boot up your New z170 system selecting the Drive you just set up if you have multiple installed, the drive is primed to accept whatever system it boots into and the z170 chipset/win7 will auto-update registry to match.
Viala! The z170 chipset recognizes all the drives without issue in the bios and will even try to boot from them, its the win7 installer that doesn't recognize the drives through the z170 system. I have done this on 4 z170 systems now and it works every time.
This worked for me. I shut it down instead of letting it reboot after this screen:

Then put the SSD back into the laptop, powered it on, Windows 7 finished installing. The only issues I've had since then was getting drivers on it (since the USB ports, WiFi and Ethernet wouldn't work and it has no DVD drive). I had to take the hard drive out again, download the drivers on another PC, then copy them on to the hard drive. But now its all working fine. Thanks for the help guys
Hi , I just bought the laptop too. Now , I tried to downgrade to Win 7 , I have followed your method , and it worked fine. But , can you give me the link download of driver ( USB , Ethernet ) ?
Most important is the USB , really need the driver badly!
My pendrive , external hdd won't detect.
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29 Jan 2016   #17
Tarchy

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no one?
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29 Jan 2016   #18
Pauly

Win7 Ultimate X64
 
 

No one can find you a driver without knowing the exact make and model of your laptop.

Have you tried visiting your manufacturers support site and searching for it ?

If your machine is the exact same one as the OPs you will find available drivers here
Product Support | Dell UK
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31 Jan 2016   #19
Tarchy

PAHANG
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pauly View Post
No one can find you a driver without knowing the exact make and model of your laptop.

Have you tried visiting your manufacturers support site and searching for it ?

If your machine is the exact same one as the OPs you will find available drivers here
Product Support | Dell UK
I'm sorry , but my model is the same as the Thread Starter , Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7559
So , I was thinking if the Thread Starter had any link to drivers which supported for windows 7.
I'm currently having trouble finding LAN , USB 3.0 and Touchpad drivers. Support site does not have those 3 drivers.
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01 Feb 2016   #20
Minstermineman

Windows 7 professional 64 bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
If it`s a Skylake platform motherboard, That`s your problem. There`s is no usb 3.0 support for Skylake in the Windows 7 installer.

If it had an internal dvd drive it might work.

You are trying to install 7 in a VM on a Skylake build, correct ?

I will hammer all this out when I install 7 on my Sabertooth Z170 tomorrow

I will do it, the Force will be with me.

Read on my friend...

https://www.google.com/webhp?sourcei...a+z170&es_th=1

And here`s a fix that should work, which I will try.


*1. Install your SATA HD or SSD in another computer, (old rig perhaps?)
*2. On this other computer, boot from your WIN7 Installer USB or CD. (90% of the time will recognize the disk to install windows)
*3. Begin your Windows Install.
*4. Only run the first portion of your Windows 7 install, the portion while you are booted from the USB.
*5. Prevent the computer from rebooting, soon as it shuts down cut power.
*6. Remove Sata drive from the old PC and Install it in your z170 system.
*7. Boot up your New z170 system selecting the Drive you just set up if you have multiple installed, the drive is primed to accept whatever system it boots into and the z170 chipset/win7 will auto-update registry to match.
A question - before I try this myself - not having an old system sitting around to do this - can I disconnect the HDD in my desktop and plug in the laptop HDD instead until it gets to the removal stage, or will this do bad things to my desktop when it starts the installation ?
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