Trouble installing from USB (installation requesting drivers)

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  1. applegate1

    applegate1 MDL Novice

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    I used the Microsoft tool to create a bootable USB drive with Windows 7 Utimate (64-bit). When I booted from the USB drive and tried to install Windows 7, it asks for drivers or something and will not allow me to continue the installation. I've Googled and found that there are issues with USB 3.0, but my laptop only has USB 3.0 slots and no USB 2.0 slots. I also do not have a CD/DVD drive (my laptop is a Sony VAIO Z, the last model they produced). What else can I try?
     
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    tnx MDL Expert

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    One way would be to use DISM to add the USB3 drivers to the boot.wim file.

    I have tested this on my Z77 board and installed Win 7 via my USB3 port
     
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    tnx MDL Expert

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    I just noticed you joined in 2011 and this is your first post ?

    Where ya bin ?
     
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    applegate1 MDL Novice

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    I had intended on participating actively when I created the account, but I didn't have much to contribute so I just lurked :eek:
     
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    tnx MDL Expert

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    Have you read about DISM ?

    Have you used DISM ?
     
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    applegate1 MDL Novice

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    No, I am pretty much a newbie. I have no idea what DISM or boot.wim is.
     
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    tnx MDL Expert

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    Ahhhh.....ok then.

    Have you a working PC running Windows 7 ?

    The files on your USB3 stick, in the "Sources" folder you will find a file called "boot.wim"

    Copy this file to your desktop for now.

    I am currently on my iPad but I will go boot up my PC to get at my files.

    It's not hard to do and won't take long.
     
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    Here is a quick guide to adding the drivers to your boot.wim file

    Make a folder on your C drive called "DISM"

    Make a folder in DISM called "boot.wim"

    Make a folder in DISM called "mount"

    Make a folder in DISM called "drivers"

    Paste you boot.wim file from your USB3 stick Sources folder into the "boot.wim" folder

    Download from the laptops site the latest USB3 drivers for your chosen OS. Win 7 x32 or x64 and put them in the "drivers" folder.

    Open up note pad and copy the following text into the new doc

    Save the file as

    It is important to save the fila as .cmd

    Place this new file in the DISM folder.

    When all the above steps have been taken.

    Right click on the .cmd file and "run as admin"

    This should automaticly add the drivers to your boot.wim file.

    Then copy this file back to the Sources folder in the USB3 stick.

    If all worked as it should you should be able to boot and install Win 7 from the USB3 port.

    Hope this makes sense, any questions just shout.

    but it is time to go to work soon..OK..
     
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    applegate1 MDL Novice

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    The first problem I have is I don't know where to get the USB 3.0 drivers from. This is my model: esupport.sony.com/US/p/model-home.pl?mdl=SVZ131190X&template_id=1&region_id=1&tab=download#/downloadTab

    But I think Windows Update automatically installed the USB 3.0 drivers when I had Windows on this laptop because I don't remember installing any USB 3.0 drivers at all.
     
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    tnx MDL Expert

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    Ok. I will have a quick look round and se if I can find them.
     
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    applegate1 MDL Novice

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    Also, my USB drives are 2.0, but the slots that the drives go into are USB 3.0 to avoid any confusion
     
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    applegate1 MDL Novice

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    Yes. I was messing with the RAID configuration and deleted the SSD contents :eek:
     
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    applegate1 MDL Novice

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    Your method didn't work. It still asks for the drivers and it can't find any valid ones, even if I put the .EXE driver file there.

    Is there a way I can make the Windows installation see my USB 3.0 slot as a USB 2.0 slot instead? Since my USB drive is 2.0 and not 3.0.
     
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    applegate1 MDL Novice

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    Okay, I solved this problem by disabling xHCI in the BIOS. I was able to continue with the installation successfully.
     
  15. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    lol.. i was just about to suggest that LOL.. whats wrong with u guys!! (drunk hungover helpers since January 1st)
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