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Windows 7: Nvme Driver

25 Nov 2018   #1
dmdilks

Windows 10, 7, x64
 
 
Nvme Driver

I have just got a HP SSD EX920 M.2 Nvme drive. I have windows 10 install on it and I run both Windows 7 & 10. Everything is fine in Windows 10 that I see all the drives. But in Windows 7 I can't see the new Nvme drive. It tried to install it. But in Device Manager it is showing up as a PCi Device with the "!" point.

I have tried to search for a driver but no luck. I think at one time Microsoft did have a hot fix for this, but not any more. Plus HP doesn't have a driver either. My Bios is up to date too.


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26 Nov 2018   #2
Vineet Garg

Windows 7 Ultimate x32 With Sp1 + Vista Ultimate x32 with Sp1 & Sp2 !!
 
 

Hi dmdilks,
Sir,
1) Please update your specs in the proper section. Try to fill all the sections. Then it will be more helpful. You can use Speecy Portable to fetch that information. Better run it from win 10!
Speccy - Portable
2) Mention make & model of your desktop.
3) Mention Hardware Id of the PCI device with '!' mark.
( Double click the unknown device in the Device Manager. Choose the Details tab and then the Hardware Ids from the drop-down )
For eg.

Nvme Driver-dm-capture.jpg

4) Why do you think there was a Microsoft Update for that & is not there anymore ? Any past experiences ?
5) What is your BIOS version ? ( Speecy would tell that in the Mother Board section )

Let us know.

Thanks & Regards. ...


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26 Nov 2018   #3
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 



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26 Nov 2018   #4
dmdilks

Windows 10, 7, x64
 
 

@SIW2
Thanks for the Hotfix driver and that fix it. Just asking was that the Hotfix that Microsoft had but now it says it doesn't. Those Hotfixes will go into my Hotfix folder that I keep.
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26 Nov 2018   #5
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Quote:
was that the Hotfix that Microsoft had
Yes. I suspect they are trying to make things awkward for win 7 users - with the intention of pushing them onto win10.

I have done a thing to :update Win7 installation media.

If you are updating installation media:
Those hotfixes need to be put in the UPDATES\Bootx64 and UPDATES\Installx64 folders before you begin.
You can also include any drivers in the DRIVERS\Bootx64 and DRIVERS\Installx64 folder

(Same for x86 folders if you are updating 32 bit media)
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20 Mar 2019   #6
Vulcan331

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit, Win7 Ultimate64
 
 

Do you have to update the install media or can these hot-fixes be installed post install?
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21 Mar 2019   #7
Paul Black

Win 7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi Vulcan331,

Welcome to SevenForums!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Vulcan331 View Post
Do you have to update the install media or can these hot-fixes be installed post install?
From what SIW2 stated in his previous post, it appears that they need to be put in the UPDATES\Bootx64 and UPDATES\Installx64 folders before you begin, and that you can also include any drivers in the DRIVERS\Bootx64 and DRIVERS\Installx64 folder.

I hope this helps!
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21 Mar 2019   #8
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

It depends what you mean by post install.

If you already have win7 installed on a regular disk and wish to add an nvme device to your machine, then you can just integrate the msu files into the already installed win7 so that it can see the nvme drive.

But, if you want to install win7 onto an nvme device, you will need to integrate the nvme updates into the installation media beforehand.



Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Vulcan331 View Post
Do you have to update the install media or can these hot-fixes be installed post install?
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27 Mar 2019   #9
Jaggy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post

Literally registered here just for these drivers and wanted to say thanks! My M2 SSD now works like a charm. Surprisingly these drivers are not available at ASUS or ADATA websites. Being my MB maker and where my drive came from I figured they were there but nope.



I went through ASUS support and all they did was have me do the driver install dance (which I already had everything updated). ADATA was more closer, gave me google links to NVMe drivers, but I had already found them.



My big question is why can't these drivers be hosted at their sites? I assume MS doesn't want them too.



Anyway, thanks again dude, much appreciated!


(this driver scavenger hunt reminded of the old days)
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27 Mar 2019   #10
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

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