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Solution of “No device drivers were found” – during windows 7 usb install

9 May 2014 6 Comments

I was installing a windows 7 iso via USB normally as i have done tens of times.
Using Rufus the windows ISO contents are now properly on the USB drive and ready to install.
Then rebooted and pressed F12 (Might be different in your case) to open the boot menu and chose to boot from the USB.

Then i got this weird error:
“No device drivers were found. Make sure that the installation media contains the correct drivers”

“A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing. If you have a driver floppy disk, CD, DVD, or USB flash drive, please insert it now. Note: If the Windows installation media is in the CD/DVD drive, you can safely remove it for this step.”

I searched around and found this answer http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1720646/windows-installation-error-device-drivers-found-make-installation-media.html#11090330

Rebooted the machine and pressed F2 and went into bios settings and made USB boot to the top of the default priority list.

The USB drive is kingston datatraveler and not sure if that’s relevant.

6 Comments »

  • rohit said:

    Hello sir,
    My problem is when I istalling a window7 it shows no device driver found. Sir plz give me solution bcoz data available in laptop is very much important.
    Thank u sir
    Waiting for your positive response.

  • 0xAli (author) said:

    Did you try the solution in the post?
    Enter BIOS setup and give your USB the highest priority.

  • Sajid said:

    My Problem is solved by your POST. Thanx a lot.

  • Saif said:

    When i install window 7 on my pc there is error msg that no driver found no installation media then i change priorty to cd then also same error pls help me waiting for positive result

  • rtibin said:

    No device drivers were found” during windows 7

  • Muhammed QTR said:

    Hi All,

    I also faced the same issue, tried all possible steps with my Lenovo G50-80.
    Failed with even replaced USB 3.0 with 2.0. Finally created a bootable DVD with Windows 7, and installed.

    ~Muhammed QTR

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