Trying to install Windows 7 32-bit on new laptop.

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  1. tsundere-chan

    tsundere-chan MDL Novice

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    I am trying to install 32-bit win 7 on a HP Stream c004tu that comes with a Samsung MBG4C eMmc harddrive, with win 8.1.
    After clicking 'install now' I get "A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing. If you have a drive floppy disk, cd, dvd or usb flash drive please inset it now." I have tried various things like using Rufus, checking the md5, trying the x64 iso, disable secure boot, enable legacy, changing usb ports and checking the iso. When I do diskpart->list disk, during the installation, it says "there are no fixed disks to show".
    Someone with a similar problem solved it by loading emmc drivers. Another person suggested using SATA controller drivers. Though I can't find any of these drivers. Please help!
     
  2. coleoptere2007

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  3. CEW

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    The HP link only seems to offer 8.1 drivers.
     
  4. coleoptere2007

    coleoptere2007 MDL Guru

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    I didn't see it was for W7 :death:
     
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    Are you installing from DVD or pendrive? Be sure to use the usb2.0 (not 3.0) ports, change the ports to usb2 in bios if applicable, you can change them back after installation. Hope this helps, cheers...
     
  6. tsundere-chan

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    There are 2 usb 2.0 ports, i have tried them both including mid-installation. I have no cd/dvd drive
     
  7. Mutagen

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    #7 Mutagen, Jul 25, 2015
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    As others have noted, there doesn't appear that any Windows 7 drivers exist, therefore you will never get it installed. Have you checked any HP forums? Do you know for a fact that W7 can be installed? Good luck, I hope you get what you want - but you may be stuck with 8.1.

    Another thought: Is there an earlier model that does support Windows 7? Is so, try those drivers. (I would start with drivers for video, network, hard drive (SSD) and chipset).
     
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  9. tsundere-chan

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    @Mutagen I actually have already found all the drivers I will eventually need (they were mostly intel). I just can't find the sata controller or emmc drivers, which HP say don't exist as they are not necessary. However in device manager my emmc hd has a generic microsoft driver (hardware id:SD\Gendisk). This seems like a very generic hardware id that belongs to many hds but I cannot find the driver files anywhere.

    @Michela Joy, I posted that thread =P but it hasn't helped me yet
     
  10. coleoptere2007

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  11. tsundere-chan

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    Ok coleoptere, I will do that now, though I only know how to migrate it to boot.wim, not install.wim from a certain tutorial which i cannot link. Also, how did you find that driver?
     
  12. coleoptere2007

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    I pick it up from the link i gave you and after extraction I could see there was also a w7 folder then I think drivers are also compatible with Windows 7 but you should verify yourself now for the other :)
     
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  13. tsundere-chan

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    #13 tsundere-chan, Jul 26, 2015
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    Ok I used dism to migrate the driver files to install.wim (at first I tried it on BOTH boot.wim and install.wim but it froze on the 4 dots screen), then replaced the wim on the usb. This was using win7 x64 iso. I used these commands
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    dism /mount-wim /wimfile:boot.wim /index:2 /mountdir:mount
    dism /image:mount /add-driver:"usb3" /recurse
    dism /unmount-wim /mountdir:mount /commit
    Well, it didn't work =(. I still got the load driver error and "there are no fixed disks to show"
     
  14. CEW

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  15. tsundere-chan

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    @coleoptere2007 Did you use google? Could you find the 32-bit version of those drivers?
    @CEW I will try that, thanks
     
  16. coleoptere2007

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    all is on hp website + a support forum ;)
     
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  17. tsundere-chan

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    #17 tsundere-chan, Jul 28, 2015
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    For certain reasons, I need windows 7
     
  18. Jari

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    Gigabyte has Image tool for Windows 7, some adds USB drivers for offline image ... you can add also NVMe drivers.

    You can find it from here: http: //www .gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=5495&dl=#utility
     
  19. Bat.1

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    It's a lot of work for something that I'm not even sure will help but if You really need Win 7 that bad You might need to reinstall Win 8 :confused: Make a backup copy of the drivers using something like double driver onto a USB flash drive. Integrate those drivers into Your Win 7 install media and try again :eek: