Need help installing win7 on skylake with RAID5.

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  1. MarkJohnson

    MarkJohnson MDL Junior Member

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    I just purchased a skylake system for my htpc. I got a Gigabyte Q170 motherboard, a i5-6500 and 8GB RAM.

    I fired up the system and it was fine. I updated to the latest BIOS (F2). Enabled RAID, setup RAID5 in RAID BIOS (Ctrl+I), booted up win7 updated USB stick and all seems fine, until I get to select drive to install. It says it can't find anything.

    I try browsing the X: drive, but I can't seem to get to the RAID drivers folder of the USB to manually install them.

    I boot my win10 installer finds the RAID 5 no problem. I even formatted the drive to see if it would help win7, but it didn't. Still nothing at all.

    Am I missing something?
    -=Mark=-
     
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    #5 Flipp3r, May 14, 2016
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    Did you look at the Gigabyte utility. It would include integrating USB3 drivers as they are not Native to Win 7.
    If you wanted to manually integrate the drivers, use dism to integrate into your boot.wim (index 1 & 2) & install.wim (whatever index your installing).
    Code:
    DISM /Mount-Wim /WimFile:C:\Mount\boot.wim /Index:1 /MountDir:C:\Mount\MNT
    DISM /Image:C:\Mount\MNT /Add-Driver /Driver:C:\Mount\Drivers /recurse
    DISM /Unmount-Wim /MountDir:C:\Mount\MNT /Commit
    Note the drivers are unpacked here:
    C:\Mount\Drivers\RAID
    C:\Mount\Drivers\USB3