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Old 8th July 2009, 00:11   #91
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Try installing through USB- faster, hassle-free... but your motherboard should support booting from USB drives.

Use a USB Key to Install Windows 7?Even on a Netbook
Still not working, like I thought it wouldn't.

From what I understand this has nothing to do with installing from the CD/USB, but the source of problem is in burning it from ISO to DVD.

Most people could solve it by burning on 1x/2x, but I'm still facing failure inspite of the 2x burn.

Tomorrow I'll try burning the ISO to DVD from an external DVD drive instead of the one in the laptop. Lets see what happens.
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"A required CD/DVD device driver is missing. Make sure that the installation media contains the correct drivers, and then click OK"

I am getting this error right at the start of installation. Have googled all over the Net, seems to be a common problem faced by many!

Example, see here :
Windows 7 Installation Error "No Device drivers" - Windows 7 Forums

and here ..
Windows 7 Release Candidate Installation Error locating CD/DVD Drivers

or here ..
Windows 7 64Bit RC1 won't install (missing cd/dvd driver issue?) - Windows 7 Forums


I have tried burning the ISO on 8x, 6x and even 2x but none of them are working. Tomorrow, will be trying burning it on another machine or perhaps installing it via an external DVD drive. Till then, any inputs will be most welcome. I'm exasperated !! :(
Hey Manveet,
Burning the ISO at a lower speed will not help.
Windows 7 cannot use unsigned drivers.
go onto the net and check if your model of optical drive has a certified Windows 7 Driver.

If it doesn't then you'll either
1> have to wait for one to be certified.
2> Buy another Optical Driver [im using a HP DVD writer]
3> find someone who has windows 7 SDK and get them to make a certificate for you. This will then have to be put on the Windows 7 DVD and then installed.
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Old 8th July 2009, 12:54   #93
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Still not working, like I thought it wouldn't.

From what I understand this has nothing to do with installing from the CD/USB, but the source of problem is in burning it from ISO to DVD.

Most people could solve it by burning on 1x/2x, but I'm still facing failure inspite of the 2x burn.

Tomorrow I'll try burning the ISO to DVD from an external DVD drive instead of the one in the laptop. Lets see what happens.
Don't burn it- use WinRAR to extract the contents of the ISO to a folder in your HDD and copy it to the USB.

On second thoughts, have you checked the MD5 / SHA1 checksum of the ISO you downloaded?
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Old 12th July 2009, 16:03   #94
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I burned the ISO on DVD once again, this time using an external DVD Writer connected to Laptop via USB - this was done on 16x. The external Writer was then disconnected and did a regular boot done using the "new" burnt CD in the inbuilt DVDROM and viola!! .. it all worked.

Moral of the story is that irrespective of what the error is saying, this is NOT a problem associated with Drivers.

Instead, it is a problem associated with burning of the ISO on DVD. Some people solved it by burning on 1x (as per threads on other forums) and some people (like myself) solved it by using another CD-drive.

Thanks anyways guys for your help. Cheers.
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Windows 7 cannot use unsigned drivers.
At the most, you'd have to press F8 and disable driver-signature check. There's no way Microsoft would not allow unsigned drivers.
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Check windows catalog for updated / supported drivers.
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RTM IS OUT!!! I will be getting it tomorrow probably- Build is 7600
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Check windows catalog for updated / supported drivers.
Please read post above. Problem solved and it had nothing to do with drivers.

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RTM IS OUT!!! I will be getting it tomorrow probably- Build is 7600
Out? I've heard its marginally postponed due to some "Activation" bugs. Could you please share the linky.

Also, would this need a clean install or an update (from RC) is possible?
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Windows 7 build 7600.16384.090710-1945 is apparently out, but, whether or not this is THE RTM, only time will tell. Some Chinese guy claims to have it since yesterday. It seems he is on a very slow connection and is uploading the files to some less known online storage site. People have about 75% of the 33 files in the archive.

Whatever be the case, it cannot be said for certain that the leak is the actual RTM. It will only be confirmed if and when Microsoft certifies it and makes an announcement.
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How Do I get a copy of Windows 7?? I really really want to upgrade from XP now!! Im sick of it...
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How Do I get a copy of Windows 7?? I really really want to upgrade from XP now!! Im sick of it...
Here you go.

Windows 7 Release Candidate Customer Preview Program

I think MS forgot to remove the page

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You can pre-order W7 for special prices from today. I think it is $50 in USA and 50 in UK for the W7 Home Premium version.
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Has anyone installed windows 7 in desktop/laptop which has different partition. idea is to install in say "C" without affecting the data in D or other partition .
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Has anyone installed windows 7 in desktop/laptop which has different partition. idea is to install in say "C" without affecting the data in D or other partition .
Thats how I have it. My laptop's D has all my data- desktop, my documents, favorites, downloads, drivers, etc. I format the C whenever there is a new build of Windows 7, and install it.

Note that I am not multi-booting at all. Win 7 is my only OS!
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Windows 7 RTM is out on MSDN and I'm downloading it as I am talking here. Go get it if you have MSDN or TechNet Plus. Or hound a friend who has it.
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