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Windows 7: Problems with Windows 7 install on MSI Z390 Motherboard

11 Jan 2019   #1
the1andonly

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Problems with Windows 7 install on MSI Z390 Motherboard

I just built a computer with an MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Pro Carbon motherboard and an M.2 drive and I am having some trouble installing Windows 7.

First of all, my mouse and keyboard didn't work so I used a PS/2 keyboard instead which worked, but when I got to the hard drive part, I got the error message "a required cd/dvd driver is missing". What driver is missing here? USB 3.0 or NVME driver? Because it can't even

And yes, I did use the MSI smart tool to inject USB and NVME drivers, but it didn't work. Can anyone help?


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11 Jan 2019   #2
wither 2

Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit
 
 

Hi-

As far as I know Win 7 isn't supported on that mobo. All the drivers, etc. are for Win 10.

Here's one blog where people tried to get all features using a z390 and Win 7-

How to install Windows 7 x64bit on Intel Z390 motherboards ? | guru3D Forums
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11 Jan 2019   #3
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by the1andonly View Post
I just built a computer with an MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Pro Carbon motherboard and an M.2 drive and I am having some trouble installing Windows 7.

I got the error message "a required cd/dvd driver is missing". What driver is missing here? USB 3.0 or NVME driver?
For installing, both. But there is no USB 3.0 driver to it.

As already mentioned, Coffe Lake isn't compatible with Win 7 as it doesn't have the drivers (USB 3.0, Chipset etc.)
My advice is to install Win 10. During installation, when asked to insert the key, use the win 7 key you have. It will activate.

You can install a Linux version and run Win 7 on a virtual machine.
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11 Jan 2019   #4
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Many people use win7 with coffeelake.

You will need a pci-e to usb expansion card

According to Atak:

AMD Ryzen (NO APU). Latest Intel (9900k) are also good as long as you are willing to buy pci-e to usb expansion card. See my first post

Windows 7 Image Updater - SkyLake\KabyLake\CoffeLake\Ryzen Threadripper
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