i can't install windows 7, setup requires drivers  


  1. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 x64 w/ Dual Boot, Linux Mint Xfce
       #1

    i can't install windows 7, setup requires drivers


    I want to install windows 7 on my laptop, I've tried these methods, with the following results:

    -Using Ventoy on usb drive (Freezes at "Starting Windows" screen)
    -Creating a bootable usb stick using Rufus (Standard windows installation, both MBR and GPT fail to boot)
    -Mounting the ISO and running setup.exe (Setup asks me to load drivers for Intel SD Host Controller)

    I've disabled Secure Boot on my BIOS settings, but I can't find any option that enables the legacy bootloader or CSM.
    The ISO file has a size under 4 GB, and it's for Windows 7 Home Premium.

    I don't know how to proceed.

    This is where the ISO file is hosted: W7 Home Premium 64 bits SP1

    I can't assure that file is safe to use, I used it because I'm not concerned about damages, I'll have to get this device fixed anyways. It seems to be safe tho. It just freezes or doesn't boot.
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  2. Posts : 15,712
    7 X64
       #2

    there are win7 drivers here so presumably it supports win7.

    Download Noblex SF20BA laptop drivers for Windows 7 x64 | DriverPack

    never heard of that motherboard before, maybe somebody else has.
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  3. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 x64 w/ Dual Boot, Linux Mint Xfce
    Thread Starter
       #3

    SIW2 said:
    there are win7 drivers here so presumably it supports win7.

    Download Noblex SF20BA laptop drivers for Windows 7 x64 | DriverPack

    never heard of that motherboard before, maybe somebody else has.

    thank you, i'll try these drivers
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  4. Posts : 6,753
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64/ Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC
       #4

    Does the laptop even allow booting from USB? May have to go the optical media route.

    Have you sourced a manual for this computer?

    You can slipstream drivers into the Windows installation media with NTLite or DISM. If you don't, you'll have to source a USB drive/floppy drive with the driver upon installation.
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  5. Posts : 1
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
       #5

    Hello. Every time I install the OS, the system tells me that additional drivers are needed. I was at a loss until one day I thought of simply removing the installation USB disk from the PC. It helped. I inserted it after about 5 seconds, returned the installation to the initial screen with the ESC key, and started installing again - this time without problems. (I extracted the installation .iso to a USB drive using Rufus.)
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  6. Posts : 50
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
       #6

    Just for reference, in many computers if you have Secure Boot enabled you are not given the choice for Legacy (CSM) boot. You must first disable Secure Boot from Security section and then go back at Boot priority to enable CSM. Also if you change boot priority and put the hard disk at the top, you should not have to remove the USB flash drive at restart. Some systems may not boot from the USB unless you put it first on boot priority, but these are the exception.
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