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Windows 7: How to install Windows 7 on Skylake Dell XPS 8910

29 Oct 2016   #111
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Number 2. in your post 106 is an invalid attachment.


"*oddly I see NO driver inf listed in there for NVME if that is normal?"

Yes it is normal, the MS nvme driver is called stornvme.sys. It is included in those updates I posted.

Windows6.1-KB2990941-v3-x64.msu is the stornvme.sys driver

Windows6.1-KB3087873-v2-x64.msu is the storport.sys and iologging.


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29 Oct 2016   #112
tigpoppa

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
There is a folder called "sources" in boot.wim image 2.

I already posted lots of pictures. HERE

After you have added the packages ( packages are upadtes, thay may be either .msu or .cab files) to boot.wim image 2. you then copy the contents of boot.wim image 2 "sources" folder into your usb stick installation media "sources" folder.

That will overwrite the old files in the installation media "sources" folder.
What worked so far to install Win7ult from the dell USB NVME iso was I switched Pro to Ultimate using your instructions. Then I chose pro to install but it gave the missing component error.

Did not add any updates or packages at all. Just set the edition of install.wim. Is there anything I need to change on boot.wim if done that way? Or are you saying that after I switch the edition to copy the files over?
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29 Oct 2016   #113
tigpoppa

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Number 2. in your post 106 is an invalid attachment.


"*oddly I see NO driver inf listed in there for NVME if that is normal?"

Yes it is normal, the MS nvme driver is called stornvme.sys. It is included in those updates I posted.

Windows6.1-KB2990941-v3-x64.msu is the stornvme.sys driver

Windows6.1-KB3087873-v2-x64.msu is the storport.sys and iologging.
Will test this on the clean MSUltimate then the Dell win7pro and post results

1. Using the win7ultimate from Microsoft ISO will add usb 3.0
2. Then will inject 2 packages: install/4 and boot/2 (.msu files)
3.There is a folder called "sources" in boot.wim image 2.

I already posted lots of pictures. HERE

After you have added the packages ( packages are upadtes, thay may be either .msu or .cab files) to boot.wim image 2. you then copy the contents of boot.wim image 2 "sources" folder into your usb stick installation media "sources" folder.

That will overwrite the old files in the installation media "sources" folder.
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29 Oct 2016   #114
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Dell win7 pro already has them included.
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30 Oct 2016   #115
tigpoppa

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
After you have added the packages ( packages are upadtes, thay may be either .msu or .cab files) to boot.wim image 2. you then copy the contents of boot.wim image 2 "sources" folder into your usb stick installation media "sources" folder.
Thanks for your and the communities help, appreciate your dedication to us. Seems the missing step was this one. Installed in UEFI now.
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30 Oct 2016   #116
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Great.
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19 Dec 2016   #117
a short var

10 Pro 64bit
 
 

Luckily I only need Win7 Pro for the 8910 I am installing on, can you post a direct link to the Dell ISO please?

The link that has been posted doesn't have an actual download link but rather products supported by the image. Going to one of the products support pages requests a service code? I don't have a service code currently with me but need the ISO to prepare for a support job.

Thanks.
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19 Dec 2016   #118
a short var

10 Pro 64bit
 
 

I continued my hunt for a service code for one of the models listed on the support page. I found one on an auction listing!

To make it easier for other people later.

This service code: 4CT0J72 It's for a Latitude E7470

Get images from link below.
Dell Windows Recovery Image
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19 Dec 2016   #119
a short var

10 Pro 64bit
 
 

The ISO currently being downloaded has a name of "WGC5Y_2FR1DA00_W7SP1PRO64_ENG.iso"

Hopefully it is indeed the one with USB3.1 and NVME. The NVME SSD I'll be installing it on will be the Lite-On and not Hynix one.
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19 Dec 2016   #120
a short var

10 Pro 64bit
 
 

Looks like it is the NVME compatible one, just google the file name and you'll see.
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