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Windows 7: Windows won't install, a required CD/DVD driver is needed

15 Jan 2016   #1
chewyboy000

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Windows won't install, a required CD/DVD driver is needed

Hi! When I try to install Windows 7 it gives me an error that says A required CD/DVD driver is needed after clicking install now. I am running Windows 10 on a Lenovo Flex 3-1130. I am trying to dual boot windows 10 and windows 7 together. It has a UEFI bios and the windows 7 iso is formatted on a flash drive. I have a legit key for it and the iso says it is untouched.


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15 Jan 2016   #2
HAVOC

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Did you follow this tutorial?
USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create
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15 Jan 2016   #3
chewyboy000

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

No I followed another tutorial made by the same person but for UEFI computers. EDIT: Correction not made by the same person made by arkhi. UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with
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16 Jan 2016   #4
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Use a dvd instead.
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16 Jan 2016   #5
chewyboy000

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

ummm.... I can't use a DVD because this doesn't have a disk drive and if I use a usb one (which I don't have) it would be like using a USB drive anyways...
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16 Jan 2016   #6
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

In the past whenever we`ve seen that error message it was from the result of a bad burn, a too quick burn or a corrupt iso file.

Is there a secure boot in the bios, is it disabled ?

Are you using a 2.0 usb port ?

The specs say it came with 8.1 or 10, will it run 7 ?

I`m just trying to throw ideas out there

When you used the boot menu, did you choose the non uefi option ?
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16 Jan 2016   #7
chewyboy000

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yes, I am using a USB 2.0 port, it came with windows 10, I don't see why it wouldn't run windows 7, secure boot is disabled (as well as fast boot), and I didn't disable UEFI because the USB is formatted to boot off of UEFI.
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16 Jan 2016   #8
chewyboy000

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yes, secure boot is disabled, I am using a USB 2.0 port, it comes with windows 10 (I don't see why it wouldn't run windows 7), and I didn't chose non UEFI or anything like that because the USB is formatted to boot off of UEFI (I think its GPT or something.)
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16 Jan 2016   #9
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Well I`m not sure about the motherboard on it, but there was much discussion about new boards dropping a feature, the windows 7 installer does not have usb 3.0 support during the install, even though you`re using 2.0 ports, it may be asking for a driver for your usb stick.

Maybe you could 1st try installing 7 in a virtual machine on 10 and see if it throws up the same message.
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16 Jan 2016   #10
chewyboy000

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

How ironic but I just got done installing the same iso in a virtual machine and it didn't throw up that message. It installed instantly, but even with it in a virtual machine I still need it installed natively because a virtual machine is too slow.
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