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Master Geek
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Topic # 226014 15-Dec-2017 14:36
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I'm trying to re-install W7 on a older desktop machine. The install keeps halting early on claiming: "a required cd/dvd drive device driver is missing"

 

I don't even have a cd/dvd drive installed.

 

Any advice gratefully received.


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  Reply # 1920240 15-Dec-2017 14:47
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Sounds like the Windows 7 setup program does not like to run from USB 3.0 devices.

 

 

The workaround seems to be plugging your flash drive into a USB 2.0 port or setting your USB 3.0 ports to appear as USB 2.0 in system setup.



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  Reply # 1920242 15-Dec-2017 14:51
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Worked a treat. Thanks very much!


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