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Windows 7: Installing Windows 7 on recently built PC, No drives found error

03 Jan 2018   #11

Windows 7 x64, ultimate/pro/home, SLES x86 & ia64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nebz View Post
Thank you for all your help. Ironically when my HD was rechecked there was no connection from my power supply to the HD. Simple oversight that caused literal hours of headache.
just like with windows XP and newer hardware years ago (and when AHCI was new compared to ATA/IDE)

everyone will be having this problem with Windows 7 eventually,
right now it's typically with USB3 drivers, for example newer ASROCK motherboards provide you with a USB patcher utility to allow you to install win7 using a usb keyboard/mouse otherwise they won't work because all usb ports on motherboards are now likely to be all USB 3 or greater,

and as chipset versions get newer with time with newer hardware, the Windows 7 install dvd made by Micrsoft years ago will obviously not have these newer chipset drivers that are required and everyone will start experiencing the problem you did but for this reason rather than forgetting to plug in the power connector.

But with Intel CPU's requiring windows 10, this may be moot but i suspect win7 to hang around like winxp did and you'll have to slipstream in the drivers to the win7 iso and make a new install dvd having the drivers you need.

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