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Windows 7: "CD/DVD device driver missing" w/ Win7 ultimate bootable USB

07 Feb 2016   #1
db7td

USB bootable Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
"CD/DVD device driver missing" w/ Win7 ultimate bootable USB

Hello all,

I created a Windows 7 ultimate bootable USB using Rufus and no matter what I try, I keep getting the "CD/DVD device driver missing" error. The bootable USB is fine, a friend tried it on his PC and got to the license agreement (which is the step I can't reach). I even tried using his external cd drive to install vista, just to see what would happen, and received the same error.

The BIOS on my motherboard is missing a bunch of options that people have suggested, like turning off USB 3.0 ports and switching from Legacy AHCI to Native AHCI. This is what it looks like: Gigabyte X99-UD3P Motherboard Review, Your Budget Intel X99 Build Starts Here – Page 3 – ThePCEnthusiast

Install also failed after creating a partition formatted to NTFS per these instructions: How to Do a Clean Install of Windows 7 How-To Geek Forums

Onto a second USB, I downloaded a USB Windows Install Utility from here: GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket 1151 - GA-H110M-A (rev. 1.0)
But after receiving the error and selecting Browse, I was unable to see the second USB. I even tried to put this onto the Win7 bootable USB, but still couldn't navigate to it. I know that this didn't corrupt the installer, however, because my buddy tried installing on his machine after I had done this and this is when he was able to reach the license agreement. I have tried this on every USB port I have.

Please help!


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08 Feb 2016   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Have you tried a dvd ?

No internal dvd rom ?

Where did you get your iso file from ?
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08 Feb 2016   #3
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
Have you tried a PS/2 mouse and keyboard the board has both ports
Not sure why you'd have to use it :/

Usually disabling fast or quick startup might help also secure boot.
As far as I've noticed it's better to install on a unallocated disk rather than a formatted one with a partition.

Post images of the options you do have in boot and security.
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08 Feb 2016   #4
db7td

USB bootable Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

  • I didn't have any trouble using my wireless mouse and keyboard.
  • Quick startup was disabled by default.
  • I tried to install on the partition only after trying to do it multiple times on the blank ssd.
  • I posted a link that has images of every page in my BIOS.

Ultimately, I was able to resolve this by finding a friend with a spare optical drive and install disk. Using SATA I was able to bypass the USB nightmare. I would advise anyone trying to do a clean win7 install with a USB 2.0 flash drive and using this motherboard to try to find any other way.
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08 Feb 2016   #5
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

It's Gigabyte thing they put those SP/2 ports on there for a reason
Same is true for a z170 board and skylake cpu it would seem
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08 Feb 2016   #6
RootBeet

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

(click here if you have an ASUS motherboard)

Intel Skylake Removes Support for USB based Windows 7 Installation - Major Platform Specs Confirmed

How to install Windows 7 64-bit in UEFI mode from USB flash drive if you have a GIGABYTE motherboard.

Rufus: https://rufus.akeo.ie/

In Rufus do this (select the Windows 7 64-bit ISO image by clicking the CD drive icon):

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GIGABYTE - Support - FAQs

Quote:
How to install Windows 7 when there is no USB inbox driver support?

Please follow the steps below:
  1. Click here to download Windows USB Installation Tool.
  2. Unzip the file and execute WindowsImageTool.
    1. Make sure Windows 7 USB flash drive is plugged in.
    2. Select [None - Add USB drivers] in Source Path.
    3. Choose Windows 7 USB flash drive in Destination Path.
    4. Click [Start] to run and [Close] when the procedure is done.
  3. Insert the Windows 7 USB flash drive to the computer you intend to install Windows 7.
  4. Turn on the computer and press [F12] during POST to enter boot menu.
  5. Select the Windows 7 USB flash drive to start installation procedure.
Click here for more details.
Make sure the "Add USB drivers to an offline Windows 7 image" option is selected.

If you have an Intel or Samsung M.2 SSD, you must also select the "Add NVMe drivers..." and "Add Packages..." options.

"CD/DVD device driver missing" w/ Win7 ultimate bootable USB-gigabyte-windows-usb-installation-tool-1.png

"CD/DVD device driver missing" w/ Win7 ultimate bootable USB-gigabyte-windows-usb-installation-tool-2.png

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Check the following option in the GIGABYTE motherboard's UEFI BIOS settings before you install Windows 7.

Windows 8/10 Features (Allows you to select the operating system to be installed)
- Other OS (Default)
- Windows 8/10
- Windows 8/10 WHQL

You must boot the installation media as a UEFI device.
- Reboot PC and enter the Boot Menu by pressing F12.
- Select the name of your USB flash drive. If you have CSM enabled in UEFI BIOS you will see it twice, but one will have a UEFI: prefix, select that.

Windows 7 64-bit USB flash drive should now boot fine in UEFI mode. The USB 3.0 driver will be loaded automatically during installation startup.

EDIT:

If you have a Windows 7 64-bit DVD.

GIGABYTE Windows USB Installation Tool https://youtu.be/hiTV3hJAn5s

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09 Feb 2016   #7
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by db7td View Post
  • I didn't have any trouble using my wireless mouse and keyboard.
  • Quick startup was disabled by default.
  • I tried to install on the partition only after trying to do it multiple times on the blank ssd.
  • I posted a link that has images of every page in my BIOS.

Ultimately, I was able to resolve this by finding a friend with a spare optical drive and install disk. Using SATA I was able to bypass the USB nightmare. I would advise anyone trying to do a clean win7 install with a USB 2.0 flash drive and using this motherboard to try to find any other way.
Yep, using a dvd is a snap
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