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Windows SOLVED: Installing Windows 7 on NVMe using USB stick "A required CD/DVD... "

Discussion in 'Tech Support' started by phinix, 23 Mar 2017.

  1. phinix

    phinix RIP Waynio...

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    Hi guys.
    I'm puling my hair here - trying to install W7 on new SSD, NVMe Samsung PM961.
    When using USB installation stick it says there is no cd/dvd drivers disc.
    "A required CD/DVD driver is missing"

    I believe I need to install ssd drivers first, is that correct?
    How can I copy drivers to instalaltion us stick so I could find them?

    In case you ask - I am using USB 2.0 port for this stick, so it cannot be usb3 issue, right?
     
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  2. TheMadDutchDude

    TheMadDutchDude The Flying Dutchman

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  3. phinix

    phinix RIP Waynio...

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    It doesn't work that way.
    I cannot paste drivers to boot usb, cause it only shows image content.
    I even tried this usb3.0 patcher/installer and it didn't work.
     
  4. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    You'll need access to a working PC but maybe try the instructions from here
     
  5. TheMadDutchDude

    TheMadDutchDude The Flying Dutchman

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    How did you make the drive? I can always see folders on mine. :)
     
  6. phinix

    phinix RIP Waynio...

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    How did I make it?
    Do you mean settings? AHCI.
    I simply mounted it on M.2 and now trying to install WIndows 7 64 Ultimate.

    I already tried all USB ports I have, in case it was usb error.
    BIOS sees this drive in boot list, but as soon as I start installation, it comes up with two drives I have plugged in (SATA), but not the M.2 one.

    I already tried this trick with updating installation USB stick with usb3 drivers + NVMe drivers slipped in. Didn't work.
    I also, downloaded NVMe Samsung drivers from here (http://www.win-raid.com/t29f25-Recommended-AHCI-RAID-and-NVMe-Drivers.html) and pasted them on one of those visible drives. When error came up, I directed to that drive and NVMe drivers came up on the list, tried to install them, but after a minute of "thinking" installation threw up again with error that there are no device that those drivers would use...:(
     
  7. Corky42

    Corky42 Where's walle?

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    Is setup getting to the point where it's asking you where you want to install Windows? Or are you encountering the "A required CD/DVD driver is missing" message before that?

    If it's the former you should just need to load drivers and point it to the media where you saved the .inf and associated files, if it's the latter it maybe down to a bug that requires you to do the following...
     
  8. phinix

    phinix RIP Waynio...

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    Error comes up after I click on big centred "Install Now" button. Before it asks where to install.
    I believe next screen should be agreeing to terms and conditions.
    I think I may be using wrong drivers...
     
  9. Corky42

    Corky42 Where's walle?

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    Assuming the files on the USB drive aren't corrupt try plugging the USB drive into another port, cancel the "A required CD/DVD driver is missing" box, close the select the driver to be installed window using the red X and that should take you back to the install now screen, with the USB drive swapped to another port click install now again and fingers crossed it should pickup the USB drive properly.
     
  10. phinix

    phinix RIP Waynio...

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    OK, I'll try this tonight and let you know, thanks.:thumb:
     
  11. bawjaws

    bawjaws Well-Known Member

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    I'll be watching this with interest as I'm going to be doing almost exactly the same thing over the weekend. In fact, I made a thread asking similar questions, but because I'm a bit dim I posted it in the "Hardware" section rather than Tech Support :duh:
     
  12. phinix

    phinix RIP Waynio...

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    Yep, same problem. I spent 2 evening trying different things.
    With 1080Ti and new CPU, mobo, RAM and NVMe SSD waiting to be used for first time - believe me - I was about to kill someone around last night...:wallbash:

    I just downloaded like 5 different drivers files, I hope one of them will work.
     
  13. TheMadDutchDude

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    Wait. You mounted the ISO to the NVMe drive?? Did I read that right?
     
  14. phinix

    phinix RIP Waynio...

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    No, I have a pendrive with w7 installation I used in the past many times.
    When I get this error and try to find drivers, this USB stick comes up as Bootdrive X:
    It has folders from image file on the stick, not actual folders that are there.
     
  15. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    'x:' is the windows PE gubbinz running from memory, iirc the USB drive should be mounted under another letter.
     
  16. phinix

    phinix RIP Waynio...

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    Ah, in this case I don't see it, its not listed.
    Only listed drives are SATA HDDs.

    So why installation usb drive is not showing?
     
  17. marlowdrummer

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    Hi,
    seen this before - a pain in the rear to deal with.
    I think what is happening is Win7 does not have the drivers for the USB/Chipset, so the BIOS see's the USB drive, boots from it. Once Win7 starts doing it's thing it loses contact with the USB as there are no drivers.
    I tried slipstreaming a few times. Never worked. Even built the boot image using nLite on the same machine/hardware with Win10, still a big fat nope.
    Luckily it was a desktop with SATA ports, so I burned the USB and NVMe drivers to CD, connected up a SATA DVD and loaded the USB and NVMe drivers from that. Clumsy but it worked.
    Even though you are using a USB2 port, it's probably is hanging off a chipset that Win7 does not support. You could see if the BIOS allows setting all ports to USB2, but I doubt that will help.
    All the best
    S.
     
  18. phinix

    phinix RIP Waynio...

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    Yeah, I'm guessing I would need to have USB drivers in inf files - where can I find those?

    To make it clear - which drive does the installation process not see?
    USB stick with windows 7 or new SSD?
    Cause it looks like it doesn't see itself - USB with installation - is that right?
     
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  19. RedFlames

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    *ahem*
     
  20. phinix

    phinix RIP Waynio...

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    Ah, right:)
    Thanks, I will try to get them installed.
     

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