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Windows 7: Can't find a USB 3.0 driver for Win 7 installation

31 Aug 2016   #11
AareO

Windows 7 Enterprise 32 bit
 
 

Hi Megahertz7. I assuming you are talking page 65 in the manual, page 81 in the PDF viewer.

I have tried following the manual and the guide on https://support.lenovo.com/dk/en/documents/ht103541 but nothing works.

In the manual it seems like a guide for when you want to install/update Windows and you already have Windows installed.

Follow the guide on Lenovo's website I do not find any updated files in C:\temp\mount\sourc


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31 Aug 2016   #12
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP
 
 

I guess you cant find the Temp folder because you cleaned the disk, didn't you?
I've read all the post from the beginning.
You tried Win 10 and it worked. Did you try a retail version of Win 7 (HB, Pro, or Ultimate)?
With the modified win 7 installation disk, at what part it stuck?
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01 Sep 2016   #13
TrustMe

 
 

How about if you first install Windows 10, create a new partition, then apply the Windows 7 image with DISM.

The cleaner solution would be to buy a M2 drive enclosure, manually create the system and Windows partitions, then apply the Windows 7 image.
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01 Sep 2016   #14
AareO

Windows 7 Enterprise 32 bit
 
 

Megahertz07, I really appreciate your help.

I'm using a virtual win10 running on a iMac to add the drivers to the installation and create the bootable USB. The Lenovo P50 I'm trying to install on the disk was blank to begin with.

Yes, I have been able to install Win10 with out problem, which I did just to try it out, but it has to be Win7 Enterprise 32 bit. The .ISO installation file I got from our License Management department and only contain Win7 Enterprise 32 bit. So call it a retail version or not I don't know.
Installing just as it is give the sammen issue

The BIOS has no problem detecting the bootable USB but when WinPE takes over and after pressing 'Install' is saying "A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing..." Maybe it's caused by something else but I have noticed that having a USB DVD drive plug in at the same time as running the installation it dies as soon the WinPE starts which to me indicated that it completely losing the communication with the USB Hub. I then assuming is due to missing USB 3.0 driver.
Installing Win7 from the same ISO file through the Win10 installation no USB 3.0 driver was installed either. I had to install that manually after the installation of Win was completed.

Furthermore, I have tried to browse the driver when the massage is shown and it does find them but will only list them when "Hide drivers that are not compatible..." is unchecked. Installing the driver.

The ReadMe file of the USB 3.0 driver I'm using state is it supporting Intel 7 series Chipset family: Windows 7 both 32-bit and 64 bit.
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01 Sep 2016   #15
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP
 
 

I have never installed Win 7 Enterprise so I can't drive you thought.
Lets try another approach: Lets Install a retail version of Win 7 32 than, if it works, do an upgrade to Enterprise.
As your Win 7 Enterprise is 32 bits (why 32 bits?) you have to install it as legacy / MBR and you won't be able to use more than 3.2 G of memory, even if you have more.
You must set on BIOS:
- SATA=AHCI
- OS = Other
- CSM (Compatible System Mode) = enable
- Storage Boot and PCI device to Legacy only
- Fast boot to disable.
boot the modified Win 7 32 with the USB 3.0 and SATA drivers on Legacy mode, go to install, custom, advanced, delete all partitions, create a new one (Win will create 2 partitions) and proceed.
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01 Sep 2016   #16
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Because you have a License Management Department, I presume you also have a I.T. department.

Have you confided with the I.T. Dept. to try and solve your problem?
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01 Sep 2016   #17
AareO

Windows 7 Enterprise 32 bit
 
 

I'm working in a quite big company and we do have a IT dept. for all administrativ corp computers. For systems owned, managed and only used by local departments it is the local IT departments responsibility and I am the local IT department in my department. Hope i makes sense. Ofcause, I could pay some consultance to come help me but I should be able to do it my self...AH!
Win 7 Enterprise 32-bit is the only one approved to be used in the company.
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18 Sep 2016   #18
AareO

Windows 7 Enterprise 32 bit
 
 

I have tried to go trough every thing one more time but with out luck. Furthermore I have discovered when browsing the driver, when the install tell the driver is missing, it saying "no new device could be found". To me this could indicate that I'm using the wrong driver. I just don't which one is the right.

Any suggestions?

By the way, Megahertz, I do not have a retail version.
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18 Sep 2016   #19
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP
 
 

try this Intel software to modify the win 7 32 bits installation disk to add the drivers.
https://downloadcenter.intel.com/dow...reator-Utility
I've found the C216 drivers here:
https://downloadcenter.intel.com/pro...l-C216-Chipset
Sata driver
https://downloadcenter.intel.com/dow...Driver-and-GUI

You must set on BIOS:
- SATA=AHCI
- OS = Other
- CSM (Compatible System Mode) = enable
- Storage Boot and PCI device to Legacy only
- Fast boot to disable.
boot the modified Win 7 32 with the USB 3.0 and SATA drivers on Legacy mode, go to install, custom, advanced, delete all partitions, create a new one (Win will create 2 partitions) and proceed.
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