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Windows 7: Windows 7 Enterprise on new Dell Precisions CD/DVD Driver errors

09 Aug 2016   #1
NJNewGuy

Windows 7 enterprise
 
 
Windows 7 Enterprise on new Dell Precisions CD/DVD Driver errors

Hello,
I'm an IT new guy, and I am attempting to install Windows 7 Enterprise on 3 new Dell Precision 3510 laptops via USB on account of our PXE boot image servers currently not loading task sequences. I have an image I pulled from our archives and created a bootable USB drive. I make it past the language selection screen and get the CD/DVD driver missing error. I have already edited the boot.wim and install.wim files to include the correct USB 3.0 drivers, both manually and with a handy tool called NTLite. NTLite shows the drivers as found for all USB devices. The problem persists and I'm at a loss as to where to go from here. Any help would be appreciated!
Some additional info that might help:
-The BIOS has no option to disable USB 3.0
-The USB drive is fancy and has a light, which lights at boot, during the "Windows loading files" screen, etc. BUT stops lighting after the error
-I've tired switching USB ports before and in between the errors
-I've tried a docking station to force USB 2.0
-No optical drive, can't boot to SD card, no external optical drive handy (would be USB anyway)


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09 Aug 2016   #2
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP
 
 

Hi NewGuy,
Most new Laptops that came with Win 10 aren't able to have Win 7 installed. https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/lib...or=-2147217396
If the Laptop BIOS don't have a option OS=Other, you probably wont be able to install Win 7 on it.
For creating a Win 7 installation disk for new MB, read my tutorial Create a Windows 7 USB flash installation with new drives for new MB's
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09 Aug 2016   #3
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP
 
 

Read this similar treat:
Windows 7 Installation Errors (0xc0000428)

On BIOS, it is important to disable Fast boot and enable Lunch CSM.
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