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Windows 7 RTM x64 – Missing driver of CD / DVD drive during installation

Yesterday I downloaded Windows 7 x64 from MSDN and burned the image on a rewritable disk.
Soon after the welcome screen of the setup it displayed me that the driver of the CD / DVD drive is missing.
First I was wondering how it is possible that I boot from DVD and it can read the DVD but then it displays a message that the driver is missing. It is a little bit strange.

So I tried it once again with the same result.

If solved this problem by installing Window 7 from my USB-Drive.
In order to do so you have to do the following steps:

  1. Open the command line (CMD) width administrator rights
  2. type Diskpart and press enter
  3. type List Disk and press enter
  4. type Select Disk ZZ (Replace ZZ with the number which represents your USB Drive) and press enter
  5. type clean and press enter
  6. type create partition primary and press enter
  7. type active and press enter
  8. type format fs=fat32 quick and press enter
  9. type assign and press enter
  10. Just copy all files of your disk to your usb drive
  11. Restart and boot from USB

Now you should be able to install it without problems


Windows 7 Final is available for MSConnect, TechNet and MSDN subsribers

Windows 7 Final is available for MSConnect, TechNet and MSDN subscribers

Note that Windows 7 is only available in English.
The localized versions will follow on the first of October.

Here you see the the dates when it will be released for everybody

  • 08/06/2009 MSConnect, TechNet and MSDN
  • 08/07/2009 Software Assourance Clients
  • 08/16/2009 MS Gold Partner
  • 08/23/2009 Action Pack owners
  • 10/22/2009 The rest of the world