How to install Windows 7 from USB 3.0?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Mvp77, Feb 9, 2018.

  1. Mvp77

    Mvp77 MDL Novice

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    Did anyone succeed to install Windows 7 from USB 3.0?
    Because I have integrated the drivers in boot.wim and install.wim, but I always get the same error (missing driver).
    I also tried to load them from a folder or to install in UEFI mode ... no way!
    It's quite frustrating...
     
  2. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    Can you post the missing driver message (picture)?
    Did you integrate the correct driver and into both boot.wim indexes? Does the mobo manufacturer provide an USB integration tool for the usb key?

    @sebus, if he gets the winpe to boot he also should be able to get to boot the windows iso.
     
  3. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    BUT WHY BOTHER? dism /apply-image is much more preferred method than running the stupid setup (unless you must upgrade)
     
  4. Mvp77

    Mvp77 MDL Novice

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    I use imagex /apply; I also made a batch I load from winpe so everything is automated.
    But sometimes you need the portable usb drive.
     
  5. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    Sure, it is called Easy2Boot
     
  6. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    All those external tools to do what windows can do, when serviced correctly.
     
  7. Siliwangi

    Siliwangi MDL Member

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    try use Windows 10 installer on your USB drive after it is created replace the install.wim in sources folder with windows 7 install.wim
     
  8. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    That would work but not be official :)

    It's a pre windows 10 board, officially supported on 7 :thinking:
     
  9. Mvp77

    Mvp77 MDL Novice

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    Hey Enthousiast,
    it worked!
    Now, I don't know which one of the nineteen drivers that are in that package has solved the problem, because I have integrated them all... but the important thing is that it works. :)
     
  10. mehdibleu

    mehdibleu MDL Addicted

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    Glad you finally managed to make it work.
    i had a thought about your problem , why didn't you just use usb 2.0 to install win7 ? If you didn't do it , that would logically because your machine does not have usb 2.0 ports. Is it the case ?

    otherwise, just to be clear, you managed to fix the issue by integrating usb 3.0 drivers using simplix pack tool by @simplex and @Enthousiast ? Is it correct ?
    if so, did you integrate the drivers into boot.wim file or install.wim file or into both files ?
     
  11. Mvp77

    Mvp77 MDL Novice

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  12. mehdibleu

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