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Windows Developer Preview asks for CD/DVD which my system doesn't have

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  • i have a 32 bit computer currently running windows XP pro SP3, and my CD/DVD drives are old, as is the case for all my hardware. when i boot into windows 8 setup from my windows 8 DVD, Windows setup asks for a CD/DVD driver setup CD, which i never had... i can not advance past this step. what should i do? 

    Original title: initial Setup Error, drivers needed
    Friday, January 20, 2012 7:46 PM

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  • Windows has issues installing from IDE DVD drives. Install Windows 8 with the help of an USB thumb drive.
    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

    Friday, January 20, 2012 11:09 PM
  • Hello ComanderCody99,

    In addition to the information from Andre, also be sure your system meets the System Requirements for Windows Developer Preview:

    The minimum system requirements for Windows Developer Preview are as follows:
    1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
    1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)
    16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
    DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver
    Taking advantage of touch input requires a screen that supports multi-touch
    To run Metro style Apps, you need a screen resolution of 1024 X 768 or greater


    Marilyn
    Sunday, January 22, 2012 6:53 PM
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  • Marilyn, my computer meets those requirements....

    Andre, i have procured a 8GB USB jump drive, now what? can i just copy the iso onto the drive, or do i have to use a special program?

    thanks

    Monday, January 23, 2012 3:49 PM
  • Andre, i have procured a 8GB USB jump drive, now what? can i just copy the iso onto the drive, or do i have to use a special program?

    try the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool

    http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msstore/html/pbPage.Help_Win7_usbdvd_dwnTool


    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

    Monday, January 23, 2012 8:16 PM
  •  Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool didn'trecognize my download as a valid iso, so i used a free program called WinToFlash which worked great... but after booting from my USB drive, i still get the same problem, Windows setup asks for a CD/DVD driver setup CD, which i never had.... i can't unplug both my CD drives because i need one for my bootmanager (PLoP) which lets me boot from my USB drive.... my BIOS wont let me. unplugging one might work, which i'm gonna try next.
    Friday, February 24, 2012 6:36 PM
  • Don't waste your time any longer. Wait till 29 February to get the Beta/Consumer Preview and try it again.

    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

    Friday, February 24, 2012 9:52 PM