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Blank "Select drivers to install" window appears during Windows 8 installation from USB Stick

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  • Has anyone else come across the "Select drivers to install" window during installation? After clicking the "Install" button and waiting 30 seconds or so, I get a window with a blank listbox and a prompt that the installer can't find "the driver". It's a very non-specific message, so it's almost impossible to determine what kind of driver the installer is looking for. If I uncheck the "hide drivers not compatible with this hardware" checkbox, I still see a blank listbox with no entries in it. Browsing to X:\Windows\System32 (on the boot disk) and asking it to search for drivers in there didn't help either.

    For the record, I'm trying to install straight to bare metal. I burned the x64 Preview + Apps ISO to a USB stick using the "Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool" from Microsoft and am booting from it.

    Wednesday, September 14, 2011 2:02 PM

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  • On Wed, 14 Sep 2011 14:02:30 +0000, Master_Kale wrote:

    For the record, I'm trying to install straight to bare metal. I burned the x64 Preview + Apps ISO to a USB stick using the "Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool" from Microsoft and am booting from it.

    http://social.Msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/windowsdeveloperpreviewgeneral/thread/ee1551b7-2508-413e-a1ff-cf00a97b80a5#8d5a49a7-7a22-4480-8584-04bc9a363c0a


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    • Marked as answer by IAmKale Wednesday, September 14, 2011 3:11 PM
    Wednesday, September 14, 2011 2:08 PM
  • Hello

    I met such problem with Windows 7 some days ago.

    So, you installing from USB stick, and insert it into USB 3.0 port. And Windows Installation doesn't have drivers for USB 3.0 controller.

    The solution is simple - just plug your USB Stick into USB 2.0 port.

    And, I think, Microsoft should include USB 3.0 controller to next Windows release, since these ports are now on many new PC's and Notebooks.

    Wednesday, September 14, 2011 2:16 PM
  • Happened to me. Do not install using USB stick. Use DVD, or if you must use usb harddrive.

    - Type disk management in start search box in Windows 7 (assuming you are on windows 7)

    - Create partition and format the USB harddrive using NTFS

    - Right click the partition, mark as active

    - Mount the ISO using third party tools

    - Copy paste the whole content of the ISO to the USB harddrive

    - Boot using the USB harddrive

     

    It solved my problem. Hope that solved yours.


    • Edited by Philliphs Wednesday, September 14, 2011 2:22 PM
    • Proposed as answer by Philliphs Wednesday, September 14, 2011 2:22 PM
    Wednesday, September 14, 2011 2:21 PM
  • Ah, I see, I did exactly what I shouldn't have done. I'll go ahead and just burn the ISO to a DVD. Thanks for your help.
    • Edited by IAmKale Wednesday, September 14, 2011 3:11 PM
    Wednesday, September 14, 2011 3:11 PM
  • As I mentioned in a similar post, it happened to me as well, and when it did, it was because of the iso itself; it failed a hash check.  You might want to check that as well before you waste a disc.
    Wednesday, September 14, 2011 3:30 PM
  • I am having the same problem using booting from a USB DVD drive for my netbook.   It is not plugged into a USB 3.0 slot.   Any thoughts?
    Wednesday, September 14, 2011 9:03 PM