Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Enthousiast, May 13, 2013.
May update(and the older ones too ) is working for me... Problem is probably in your system
@netant try running the updatepack with manually specified temp folder. Check OP for a how-to.
hello how to uninstall NET.framework 4.7.2 which is installed in install.wim
ooh.. thanks for letting me know this else i would never knew this my entire life.
Very helpful comment.
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I hope this is the right place to post. I need help w/fresh install on a new notebook Core i3-8130U, USB 3.0 ports, no DVD drive.
Update pack: UpdatePack7R2-19.5.15.exe
Original ISO: en_windows_7_home_premium_with_sp1_x64_dvd_u_676549.iso
Success - Resulting ISO: en_windows_7_home_premium_with_sp1_x64_dvd_u_676549_v19.5.15.iso
On another Win10 machine: Burned the ISO to USB using latest Rufus (MBR, ntfs)
Bootup (BIOS legacy mode):
* Install Windows starts, choose language menu w/keyboard (touchpad not working)
* select [next], the [Install now]
* window shows: Select the driver to be installed. [Load Driver] A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing. ... more text omitted
* now what?
I've been stuck here for a while, searching for a solution. So far have not found it.
FYI, I'm not a Windows sysadmin, not experienced with stuff like Dism and other windows tools.
I just went through the directions I found on this site/threads.
What tool is used?
No need for rufus, just extract the iso to a FAT32 formatted USB key and boot it up.
Does the system contain hardware that's not natively supported by win 7?
Verify that the setup.exe from boot.wim index:2 sources folder is the same as the one in iso:\sources.
Thanks much for your reply.
I used the links you provided here: https://forums.mydigitallife.net/th...win7-distribution.45005/page-128#post-1524501
I saw your prior comment suggesting this and I had tried it, but it doesn't help.
The install.wim file is 4.1GB in size and will not copy to a FAT32 partition. I get a "File too large" error.
Can I extract it and copy over the individual files? (again, I don't know tech details of Win7 config)
[edit1:] I just googled and found I can split this file using the Dism tool? I have no experience using this.
I use Linux primarily but have another Win10 system I can use.
I'm not sure; but perhaps not. That said, prior to finding this site and the simplix method I had tried another "less trustworthy" ISO that was able to successfully install and was working upon reboot ... except for USB ports and touchpad not working (plus other drivers missing like wifi). I decided to try a more trustworthy ISO and hopefully the more complete install procedure documented on this site.
[edit2:] yes they are the same.
Run the iso thru this tool and run this cmd: ISO_With_Install.swm.cmd
Then it will fit a 8GB FAT32 formatted USB.
where is this script?
Inside unzipped tool folder.
The tool appears to have run/completed OK.
First two attempts failed to boot with two different flash drives (and two different notebooks - one old AMD, and the new Intel Core i3) it just sat there with black screen and blinking white cursor.
Any special things need to be done?
I created using Linux `gparted` app an msdos partition table, FAT32 format, flag set 'boot'
Second attempt with gpt partition table, FAT32, flags 'msdata' and 'legacy_boot' also did not boot.
With the BIOS set to Legacy supported and using F12 to open the boot menu and explicitly select the boot drive it just fails to boot from the flash and goes on to attempting to boot the HD.
edit: nevermind, I'm doing it again now, formatting via Win10 file explorer right-click. Will update here shortly.
Other than using Rufus, I don't know what else to use. Does it matter? Should I use Diskpart on the command line? I'm 95% Linux user so I'm familiar with those tools/apps. Well, I used to use Windows mostly but Win10 drove me away many years ago.
edit2: so just saw formatting via Win10 file explorer formats as "exFat" and flags set "msftdata" and "legacy_boot"
Just simply format the USB FAT32 in explorer and extract the iso with install.swm to its root.
I was copying the contents of W10_ISO_Tool\ISO to the root of the flash drive. Same thing, right?
For sanity (insanity?) sake, am running the script again and will extract the resulting ISO to a Win10 formatted flash drive.
I suspect the issue is that Win 7 has no native support for USB 3.0. It is a little tricky, but you can integrate the drivers into the boot.wim file. As mentioned in other posts, you can split install.wim or convert to .esd to bypass the size limit in fat32.
right, as @Enthousiast is helping me in the posts above. thanks.
will search, but do you have any links?
@Enthousiast It doesn't work. Does not boot on two different Lenovo notebooks. The new one (Ideapad 330s) w/USB 3.0 only, and the old one (Ideapad G50 w/AMD) with working Win10 even from a USB 2.0 port.
edit: I just tried burning that ISO with the latest Rufus (as MBR partition table and NTFS format) and it succeeded in booting from both of these notebooks. But I still get the same error I started with ...
"A required CD/DVD drive device is missing."
in post https://forums.mydigitallife.net/th...win7-distribution.45005/page-130#post-1530467