Windows 7 installs ask for device drivers..

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  1. Posts : 56
    Windows 7 Pro 64Bit
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    Windows 7 installs ask for device drivers..


    Bought a SSD for my laptop, wanted to test windows 7 on it to see if i could get working, but every time i try weather its on CD/USB i get the same issue

    LOAD DRIVERS

    a required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing .....

    anyone have an idea of what i can do?
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  2.    #2

    Is the drive detected in BIOS setup?

    Where did you get the Win7 installation media? Download or disk source? Tool for USB transfer?

    Almost always this means a bad installer, burn another from a fresh ISO using the tool provided in Overcoming Windows 7 Installation Failures - Windows 7 Help Forums .

    If this fails work through the other steps starting from the top.
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  3. Posts : 56
    Windows 7 Pro 64Bit
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    gregrocker said:
    Is the drive detected in BIOS setup?

    Where did you get the Win7 installation media? Download or disk source? Tool for USB transfer?

    Almost always this means a bad installer, burn another from a fresh ISO using the tool provided in Overcoming Windows 7 Installation Failures - Windows 7 Help Forums .

    If this fails work through the other steps starting from the top.
    windows 7 premium 64bit DVD media, and i used rufus to "mount" it onto the thumb drive because my laptop does't have an internal Disk Drive
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  4.    #4

    If you're following the troubleshooting steps then it shows how to determine if you have a UEFI BIOS.

    If not download a new ISO for your licensed version from the link and write to stick using UltraISO Software To Create Bootable USB Flash Drive
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    Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
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    I'm having near identical trouble and have searched for hours for a resolution only noone else seems to have mentioned my specific scenario. When I attempt to install Win 7 via USB on a brand new laptop running Win 8, I get the message during installation that it can't find any drivers. Tried all the standard ideas I've found online (downloading ISO and repeatedly remaking the USB, swapping USB ports etc) but mine is slightly more specific in that when I click browse, I can't find the USB, which leads me to believe it's not reading it... only it has, in order to get to where I'm at. So maybe it's then decided it doesn't want to read it anymore? maybe... I don't know. It's 4am, I'm tired. Any advice though? Is there some way to force it to recognise the usb?

    edit: Sorry, I'm very tired. I should be polite, so, hello! and thank you to anyone who can offer some help here. I would very much appreciate this headache going away...
    Last edited by Foster Isaac; 19 Jun 2014 at 11:36. Reason: Manners
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    What are the BIOS settings choices related to Secure Boot, CSM, Legacy BIOS? Take camera snaps of every possible choice if possible.

    If you want UEFI install did you create stick from Option One of UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows. Are you booting it as UEFI device?
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  7. Posts : 4
    Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
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    I can't do pics but Secure Boot is off, and have tried CSM and Legacy combinations which eventually allowed me to load setup from the USB up to that point, and yeah, used rufus (3 times on 2 different USBs) UEFI and 'original' (whatever you'd call that). Same results every time.
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  9. Posts : 4
    Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
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    Oh also, the CSM and Legacy options are simply "Enabled or "Disabled".
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  10. Posts : 4
    Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
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    Yeah I saw that post while hunting earlier, started to try it and then bailed in fear of wiping 8 (which is working, I just hate it) in case I still couldn't install 7. This laptop is for a friend, who's about 65 and has basically never used a computer before but has a very, and I do mean VERY limited understanding of windows 7. 8 makes no sense to him.
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