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Windows Vista 32bit to Windows 7 64bit - ISO A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing

  • Windows 7
Last response: in Windows 7
April 18, 2014 8:06:54 PM


Yes I have read all the "solutions" to this problem and non of them have worked. Also it seemed as many of them got off topic or stated the same things over and over.

I have tried them all.

-Booting from USB Drive (4gb) Included switching it from USB 3.0 to USB 2.0

-Downloaded, Windows 7 SATA Drivers. Tried installing from disk and then pointing it to the driver files. Said no drivers could be found.

-Tried ISO from disk burned 3 different times. Slowest speed even.

-Tried Disabling USB 3.0 still nothing.

Motherboard I'm using:
gigabyte ga-78lmt-usb3
AMD FX4100
8gb DDR3 Ram
1tb HD
Everything is SATA

I've hit my limit after 7 hours of trying to get this to work Im about ready to throw my computer across the room haha.

Could this be happening because it's installing over Vista 32bit?
Could this be happening because Im trying to install 64bit over over a 32bit operating system?
Could this be because I'm just doing it wrong? Arghh. Im so frustrated.

Should I download the 32bit version and try going that route?

Should I try creating another small partition and installing to that?

This is not an upgrade this is a full 64bit install ISO.

I could really use some help on this Im not sure what else I can do.

More about : windows vista 32bit windows 64bit iso required dvd drive device driver missing

April 19, 2014 2:00:26 AM

kenrivers said:
Did you download the 64 bit driver from ? Since you are installing a 64 bit version of Windows 7 it will require a clean install.

Yeah, tried that. For some reason it will not see the drivers when I plug it in via USB during install. Not sure why. Its really annoying.

a b $ Windows 7
April 19, 2014 7:50:19 PM

Will continue to look for something to help you. Does it make a difference if you plug in the USB drive prior to the installation process instead of during?
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