Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Having Trouble Installing Windows 7 By USB With Your GIGABYTE 100 Series Motherboard?

We understand that some users are having trouble installing Windows 7 by USB drive on their systems that have a  GIGABYTE 100 series motherboard inside.

The problem lies in the fact that Windows 7's installer is only compatible with an older type of USB driver. The GIGABYTE 100 series motherboard uses a newer kind of USB driver, meaning you will get an error when trying to install Windows 7.






Thankfully there is a fix for this which allows you to package the updated driver on to your USB driver.

In order to build the patched version of Windows 7, you'll need a few things:

1) A genuine copy of Windows 7 or iso file
2) A USB drive with over 4GB of storage
3) A separate computer
4) The Windows Image Tool available for free from GIGABYTE 

Once you download the Windows Image Tool from GIGABYTE the process is fairly easy. Here's the process you need to follow step-by-step:

1) Open the tool from GIGABYTE. There's no need to install it.
2) In the source option select your disc drive
3) In the destination path pick your USB drive.
4) Make sure the 'add USB drivers' option is selected
5) Click start and wait for the process to finish.


Note: if you just need to add the USB drivers to an existing ISO you can do that from the source option.

Check out this video from our YouTube channel to learn more:


162 comments:

  1. Doesn't work on GA-B150M-HD3 with Crucial BX100 SSD only. Windows 7 can't locate a system partition...

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    1. I've had that issue before, too, with a different board. It's a separate issue. Try using a USB 2.0 port rather than 3.0.

      If that doesn't work, pull out the flash drive when you get the warning, back up to the first screen, plug the flash drive back into a different port, and then try again.

      If that still doesn't work, Google it. Haha.

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  2. hi, i do not have a cd drive, is there any software that let me choose the iso from a thumb drive as a source nstead?

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    1. hey bud you dont need any... just download the iso file and double click on it..... dvd drive will pop ou .....then select the source and the destination.... bingoo you are in

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    2. hey bud you dont need any... just download the iso file and double click on it..... dvd drive will pop ou .....then select the source and the destination.... bingoo you are in

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  3. If you don't have a DVD drive, just apply the Image Tool patch to the existing ISO that you've already mounted to the USB drive...

    To answer my own remark: It should work on GA-B150M-HD3 if you disconnect the USB thumb drive when you get the error. Then click the refresh button, reconnect USB and click refresh again. The same applies for Win 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 installations. Just another Microsoft's glitch I guess...

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    1. What is this "Image Tool patch"? I have a ISO of windows 7 but not sure how to get this working.

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  4. Hi,
    This does not work on GA-Z170X-Gaming 7. The BIOS does not recognize my USB drive at all and it also does NOT recognize my 2 Samsung 950 Pro M.2 SSD's (NVME) to which I am trying to create a RAID 0 and then install windows. Wont recognize the drives to even get windows to install

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    1. hi i got the right driver for sm950.m2 drive from HP support, works fine, install it on a separate flash drive, when windows has started its initial install and looking for drives insert the flash drive with the hp sm950.m2 driver on it and browse for driver, promise this will work.

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    2. This doesn't work for me as the NVMe driver is 'Unsigned' even though it is from Samsung.
      Same with motherboard drivers for Sata installations.

      Corrupt Win 7 iso?

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    3. thanks this working after 5 hours!

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    4. This is ridiculously convoluted and complicated. Think about it the newest most popular m.2 drive,a gaming 7 mother board, and Windows 7 the most popular operating system in the world. All you have to do is a search and it becomes apparent that thousands of people have this same problem (with all motherboards) and still not one OED has made a utility that does this, or even put up step by step instructions anywhere. This has pissed thousands of people off and wasted untold thousands of hours of frustration. How many people have to complain or have this problem before anyone steps up -- anyone meaning Gigabyte.

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    5. Absolutely
      3 days without a computer!!!!!

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  5. I also have GA-Z170x-Gaming 7 Mobo and dual Samsung 950 Pro M.2 NVME SSDs and am trying to install Windows 7 fresh. I can get the Windows 7 installer to recognize the drives after installing the Samsun NVME drivers, but windows refuses to install on any partition created on the SSDs. I also lose USB access once the windows 7 installer is running. The mobo has been updated to BIOS F6f.

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  6. Excellent Tool, worked well.
    The hardest bit was finding out what the error meant,
    Using this tool as instructed worked well... Thanks,

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  7. Worked like a charm on my B150M-D3H. Thanks!

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  8. Just fitted a V-NAND SSD 950 PRO M.2 NVM Express to my newly purchased Gigabyte GA-Z170X-GAMING 7 EU motherboard. This is a new PC build. I can see the SSD in the BIOS and it is shown as working OK.

    I want to install Windows 7 onto this SSD.
    The problem is when I try to install Windows 7 it, the SSD, is not recognised by Windows 7. Windows 7 gives the option to use a supplied driver. Do you supply this driver? How do I download the driver? Is there another solution?

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  9. I bought an H110M-S2HP and no settings in the BIOS will allow ANY USB flash drive to boot, even ones already working to run Live Linux disrtos on several other computers...

    This is my last Gigabyte board.... Everything from an old HP Compaq dc7100 Small Form Factor PC with a Core2Duo, to my HP Pavilion 500-023w with a newer Haswell CPU, and both laptops I have all Boot of USB drives with no fuss...

    I can see and select the thumb drives when i press F12, but none of them boot on this board.

    I ended up burning a DVD to install my OS, but when my new SSD comes I will be unable to use this WONDERFUL NEW motherboard to clone the current drive with.. VERY unhappy with Gigabyte these days.

    WTF did i buy a new machine for if it doesn't support commonly used features it is listed as supporting?

    Next board will be DFI or MSI, anything but Gigabyte..

    Should I even mention the fact it ships with an Intel driver that has a warning that it is only ALPHA/BETA level software with no guaranty to work? F That!

    How about the USB 3 that makes the screen turn black (not off) until you unplug any external drives... that is maddening, and repeatable... And it should not happen.

    It has other issues too... but the lack of working USB thumb drive booting, and the video/USB 3 drive issue is the worst.

    NOT ACCEPTABLE Gigabyte.
    You just lost a customer.

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  10. Same problem. Windows 7 (with included drivers) can't see my hd. The strange thing is that, if i run diskpart it list disk correctly...

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  11. The gigabyte windows image tool did not work for my ga-z170mx-gaming 5 when trying to install windows 7. I tried adding the drivers to a usb I had created with the Microsoft usb/DVD tool, I tried selecting an iso and creating the installation usb using the gigabyte windows image tool, none of it worked. In the end I ended up using the windows image utility from asrock to create the usb installer and that worked. Yes, I checked add usb drivers!

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  12. НЕ работает на GA-Z170-D3H. Все сделал по инструкции. Загружаешься с USB и темный экран. Пробовал с разными образами. Не работает. С помощью UltraISO записать образ и добавить файлы, не получилось. Загрузка проходит, но драйверы не находятся.

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    1. 20/02/2016 Gigabyte обновила WindowsImageTool, добавив туда поддержку Intel 100 series. Только что потратил 5 часов на танцы с USB, драйверами, UltraISO и т.д. В итоге скачал WindowsImageTool с сайта Gigabyte, она интегрировала SATA-драйверы в дистрибутив Windows 7 и все установилось за 10 минут.

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    2. Thanks for the update
      Спасибо за инфу

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  13. Key point I found using this utility was to use a Windows 7 PC to create the bootable USB drive. A drive created on either a windows 8 or 10 PC did not complete the prep of the bootable USB drive.

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  14. GA-Z170X-UD3 (and other Z170 motherboards)
    i7-7600K
    Samsung SM951 NVMe (MZVPV512HDGL-00000)

    Trying to install windows 10, receive a message saying something like 'missing driver'

    GigaByte Support ticket, 7 day response time that didnt help!!
    I wish I could run my IT support company like that!!

    The issue also occurs for me with JUST a SATA 500Gb HDD, so not a driver/NVMe issue

    I used vLite to integrate the HP NVMe driver and GigaByte util to add the USB drivers to the USB stick


    The issue was resolved by:

    - boot from the windows 10 (or windows 7, both have the same issue) USB stick.

    - once into the setup and have a mouse pointer, before clicking anything, remove the USB drive from the computer.

    - click next/continue, the installation wizard will run through until a pop up saying something like 'missing driver'

    - plug the USB stick into a DIFFERENT USB port

    - Wait for the USB drive to be found by the system (60 seconds or so)

    - hit the 'rescan' button and the installation continues


    I am a 3rd line Hardware Systems Engineer with over 25 years experience and have never seen this before. This took me over 20 hours to just to get windows installed, with NO help from GigaByte... VERY POOR.

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    1. This worked!!! Thanks!!! I almost pulled out my remaining hair before I found this fix.

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  15. While using the windows image tool installation we are getting a error( Failed to add drivers to an offline Windows image)We tried to install with the USB. At first it works and when it reached the System name Dialog Box The USB Mouse and keyboards not works again. Expecting a quick responce
    Thank you

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    1. HI
      I have the same problem, do you get any fix for this problem?
      THANKS

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    2. Try to change XHCI mode in BIOS settings.

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    3. having the same problem.. anyone helps?

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    4. Getting the same error message from the USB Installation tool. Anyone know the cause? Solution?

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    5. Getting the same error message from the USB Installation tool. Anyone know the cause? Solution?

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    6. For me, using the gigabyte windows image tool "Failed to add drivers to an offline Windows image" in windows 7 but succeeded in w10.

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  17. #vikramantippu, try the image tool on a clean boot, in safe mode or another computer

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  19. Didn't work. Error: "Failed to add drivers to an offline windows image" Now what?

    This is the H170-WIFI MB trying to install Win 7 Pro.

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  20. This board wont work with two ram sticks and i cant install windows on it and gigabyte's own usb driver fix does not work. This mother board is probably only good for chew toy for the dog. If you have not bought it yet do yourself a favour and spent the money on getting someone to punch you in the face, itll hurt heaps less.

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  21. The USB installation is not working I have a GA-Z170X Gaming 5 and Windows 7 Professional, I created the USB stick with your software and I still get the message that a driver is missing. When I install Windows from DVD I get the error "Windows Setup could not configure Windows to run on this's computer hardware"

    I don't want to use this stupid Windows8/10 have it on the laptop and hate every bit of it

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    1. You need to integrate an USB drivers into Windows setup via WindowsImageTool that you can download from Gigabyte web-site.
      The support of Intel 100 series chipsets was added at 20/02/2016

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    2. WindowsImageTool do not work properly. Ir end procedures wit fail in self window. No system errors, no destruction filesystem on flash. Antivirus & firewall disabled. WindowsImageTool starting but NOT WORK!

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  22. After making and using bootable usb-stick windows installed kinda properly, but after reboot drop error "not work with this software" or hang on at win boot screen. win7 х64, h170-gaming 3 ddr3, ssd kingstone suv300.

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  24. "Failed to add drivers to an Offline Windows Image."


    Keep getting this error, now what?

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  25. I got error while adding usb driver to existing image. Why? I think I know... Your software first format usb drive in FAT32(!!!) then it fail to copy 2+ GB file on it... Srsly? FAT32 and trying to copy single file bigger than 2GB..?

    https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/454275-a-required-cddvd-device-driver-is-missing-usb-installation/ - that helped me. Just copying files on usb drive worked, it was no need to instal inf files.

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  26. Every time I use the image format tool it says "failed to add drivers to an offline windows image"
    and I can't fix it. What do I do. I have a USB with Windows 7 Professional Unzipped already, and
    I've extracted the windows image tool from the zipped file but it still doesn't work.

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  27. Tool works on Windows 10.
    It wasn't working with XP Vista or 7. Upgraded to 10 the tool worked perfectly. Then put 7 on USB & was able to replace 10. -GL

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    1. I wish I had read your comment before losing so many hours trying to make it work in my laptop with Windows Vista, for a task that took me 5 minutes to complete in Win 10.

      Gigabyte: Please update "3) A separate computer" to "3) A separate computer running Windows 7 or newer", after testing the tool in Windows 7, 8 and 8.1.

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    2. Thanks for your comment, Watch Maker. I was having the "failed to add drivers" error on my Windows 7 machine. It worked first try on my wife's Windows 10 laptop.

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  28. dear hoe much external usb hard disk to external usb Hard disk Data transfer speed ?????? on this mother board

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  29. I have used the ASrock utility to install windows from a USB stick but now when windows 7 initial setup begins my keyboard and mouse stop working.

    I do not have a ps/2 keyboard or mouse and can't complete the installation.

    Any help?

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    1. I'm facing the same issue of the keyboard and mouse not working while installation. How did you overcome this? Pls help. I'm trying to install win7 from a DVD disk.

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  30. The way I "solved" the Gigabyte Windows 7 Image Tool failing with the message "Failed to add drivers to an Offline Windows Image" was to shorten the path length to the directory containing the tool. Under the covers "WindowsImageTool.exe" appears to do everything via the Windows command line. If the full path to the directory containing the tool is "too long" then the commands don't work.

    I fixed this by moving the directory containing the tool to root of a drive. When I unpacked mb_utility_windowsimagetool.zip to, say, C:\ then I stopped getting the error. It may be worth trying.

    But if that does not help, then you should be able to find the DISM log files in the default directory path: %windir%\Logs\DISM

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  31. In case anyone is curious what I meant by "long command lines", below is an example of one of the DISM commands the image tool uses to add the USB drivers to the install image (WIM). The text below would be submitted as a one single command line. Notice that the directory path to the Image Tool is repeated 5 times. Apparently it can add up.

    "dism.exe" /image:C:\MountDIR4Install /Add-Driver /Driver:"C:\Win7ImgTool\USB\ASMUSB\Driver" /Driver:"C:\Win7ImgTool\USB\IntelUSB30\Drivers\Win7\x64" /Driver:"C:\Win7ImgTool\USB\IntelUSB30\Drivers\HCSwitch\x64" /Driver:"C:\Win7ImgTool\USB\ARUSB\x64\USBController" /Driver:"C:\Win7ImgTool\USB\ARUSB\x64\USBHub" /ForceUnsigned /recurse /english

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  32. When i bought the motherboard i installed windows 7 normal. Motherboard has problems detecting the hard disks, need to power off and then go on. I updated bios to the last f7, and now cant install windows 7. 2 restarts to only detect the usb stick. usb 3 not working at all to install from there.
    I found this u tube video and made the iso with add usb driver. and now its even worse Windows dont even boot
    a bootable device not found.....bla bla bla
    gigabyte a really disappointement for a 250 euros motherboard

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    1. Which Gigabyte motherboard are you talking about? How did you "install windows 7 normal" the first time? Optical? If neither USB or hard drives are working for you, how did you update the BIOS? In what mode are you trying to boot the USB? Legacy/MBR partitions or UEFI/GPT partitions?

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    2. I had essentially the same problem as ?unknown April 25, 2016. So odd - installed 7 just fine first time, then updated BIOS, tried to install to m.2 drive...which took away my first install, but didn't work...sucessive attempts to install said that it couldn't write to the SSD's partition...wouldn't let me delete the partition...nothing. Decided i had to try Windows 10, and - presto chango - everything worked like a charm.
      I would never suggest anyone who wanted to run Windows 7 buy this board. I think it really really wants 10...

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  33. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufsczv8cIeM

    This link explains what happens But i dont remember if the first time i had a serial ata dvd drive on the pc
    Now im trying with usb stick, and my external usb drive.
    I did a new 16gb windows, and added the usb drivers like the video above.
    Finally i installed windows, but a new and worse problem, no usb working, not even the front.
    No ethernet no usb to install drivers. Only ways is to plug in a SATA dvd drive

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    1. Same problem. What stupid thing to make us waste time doing the thing on video and now that windows is already installed the USB doesn't work again. Very dessapointing

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    2. same problem here. pls help

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    3. Have u solved it? I have exactly the same problem. Dont have a sata dvd drive though :-(. Only external usb which is not working...

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  34. I could install windows7 on the system GA-N3050N-D2P, and not thanks to your utility, it fails when adding usb drivers to windows image, so I have to search and I download the USB utility from Intel Website. The stupid thing is that after install windows7 in this MB when I'm askek for PC name and user the USB stop working again so I'm just as in the beginning when I changed the mainboard but I had windows 7 in my hard disk and have the same issue, I cant use my mice or keyboard and this stupid MB doesn't have any PS2 Port sto solve the problem installin the Gigabyte DVD drivers. So what can I do to run windows 7 other than returning this MB and buy another with decent support?

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  35. The assumption seems to be that this difficulty installing Windows 7 is a result of a change Gigabyte made. Not so much. This change was "forced" on Gigabyte and all the other motherboard makers. Intel no longer includes the hardware for an USB EHCI controller in their 100 series chipsets for Skylake.

    Here's a link to an article in January 2015 warning about this "upcoming" change.
    http://wccftech.com/intel-skylake-remove-support-usb-based-windows-7-installation-platform-specs/

    When the windows 7 install media was created, the only USB controller to deal with was EHCI. When USB 3.0 was introduced (in 2008?) another controller was added, the XHCI (eXtensible Host Controller Interface). Up until now, any motherboard you bought had either an EHCI controller or both an EHCI and XHCI controller. Suddenly, only 8 years after XHCI replaced EHCI, Intel has decided to get rid of the EHCI controller in their hardware.

    At this point, Microsoft possibly could have release better tools to help with a Windows 7 install. But they didn't. Windows 8 and later already include the XHCI drivers, but Windows 7 ... well apparently we were all supposed to have stopped using Windows 7.

    So, it was left to the motherboard makers to figure out how to cope with this situation. If you want to return and exchange your motherboard for another brand, you will still have to deal with this. You will just be using whatever method that manufacturer came up with to work around this problem.

    ALL the motherboards for Skylake will have to deal with this "problem" installing Windows 7 because the reason for the problem is Intel changed their hardware which you have to use to make a Skylake motherboard.

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  36. I got "failed to add drivers to an offline windows image" doing this from a sub folder, but it worked doing from the root directory C:\

    thanks Irrational John

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    1. I got the same issue, i can't find a fix for this.

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    2. Did you try putting the Gigabyte Win 7 image update tool in a folder in the root directory of a drive? In my case the tool failed because the file path lengths it generated were too long. If you move the tool to a directory in the root (\) folder of a drive, then the full file paths names are shorter avoiding that problem.
      Or are you saying you tried this but it did not work for you?

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    3. I tried on C:\ but no luck.

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  37. The tool doesn't work for me. When I try to add USB drivers to a USB with windows 7 already on it it just takes forever but never finishes (left it on for over 8 hours). When I try to create a completely new USB using a WIndows 7 CD, it says "file does not exist. please insert a valid windows installation disk and try again".

    This is driving me nuts. I haven't been able to use my newly build PC which I spend all my money on for 4 days now. Very frustrating.

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    1. If running the tool from a directory in the root directory of a drive does not help, then try taking a look at the DISM log file. The default path to the log file is: %windir%\Logs\DISM\DISM.log

      Another potential option is to try the Windows 7 install tool of another motherboard brand. Not the first thing I would recommend, but if you don't know what else to do, maybe that's worth considering?

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    2. Thank you for your reply. There is no DISM folder in my Logs folder.
      Also how long should the Gigabyte Windows tool roughly take to add the USB drivers?

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    3. If you do not have a DISM folder then I am guessing the tool never really started to do anything. DISM (Deployment Image Servicing and Management) is a Microsoft command-line tool which the tool uses to add the Z170 USB drivers to the boot.wim and install.wim files in the Windows 7 install media. There should be a log file if DISM was ever used. If DISM was not used, then the tool failed/hung very early.
      The time to complete varies, of course, but you should see progress messages within a few minutes of starting it. My guess is it should not take longer than an hour or so to complete. (But that's just a guess).

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    I'm now confused, How to activate and upgrade to windows 10.
    Please mention within details.

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  39. i have a win 7 DVD and how/can i install win 7 on this using dvd drive?

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  40. is this MB works with MSI GTX 750 Ti graphics and RAM Corsair 8GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4 Vengeance LPX 2400Mhz C16 Red Kit for X99 Chipset (CMK8GX4M1A2400C16R)

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  42. i followed all of the steps, but your program says i can not find the boot.win.

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  43. IS it a normal time ? 46 minutes..... and continue

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  44. Failed to Add Drivers to an Offline Windows Image? What do I do

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    1. Since we have no idea what you have already done, it's hard to advise. The one/only "trick" I bumped into and which I keep repeating over and over is to move the directory containing the tool to a root directory. For example, if you were running the tool from "D:\some\long\ugly\convoluted\directory\path\WindowsImageTool" try moving the directory to "D:\" so it runs from "D:\WinImgTool" (or whatever).
      But if you've already essentially been doing that, then I am afraid that I've got nothing.

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  45. I am planing to upgrade motherboard to Gigabyte S1151 E-ATX GA-Z170X and I already have window 7 on the main hard drive. Do I have to reinstall windows 7 with patch, even though I don't mind just using usb 3.0

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    1. The concern is that neither USB 3.0 or 2.0 will work for you because you won't have the drivers required by your new hardware. If you connect your old install/drive to the new board and boot it, usually Windows will attempt to install the drivers needed by the new board. But how will you install those new drivers?
      You probably won't be able to download them because your ethernet may not work without the new driver. You can work around that by first downloading the new drivers and saving them on your drive using your old motherboard so the drivers will be available to install when you try switching to the new mobo.
      But even if the drivers are stored on your drive, you won't be able to use a USB keyboard or mouse to work with Windows to install them. If you have (or can borrow) an older keyboard which uses a 6-pin mini-DIN PS/2 connector, you can use that to install the USB drivers and then continue from there.
      If you don't have a PS/2 connector keyboard, I suppose you might try installing the new USB drivers while booted using your old motherboard. I don't know if that would even work so it may be a stupid suggestion.
      Whichever way you decide to try to go, BEFORE you do ANYTHING else backup your current Windows 7 drive. If you have a reliable backup then if things go horribly wrong, you can restore the backup and try again. But if you don't have a backup then you could be left with no other alternative than to do a clean windows 7 install from an install USB patched with the USB drivers you need for a Z170 mobo.
      Another thought, just for whatever it may be worth, Windows 7 includes "Windows Easy Transfer". It will NOT transfer your programs, but does migrate (some?) Windows settings and personal data. Maybe that helps you, maybe it's no use to you. Just pointing out that it's there.
      Good luck! And backup your current Windows 7 before you start!

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  47. hello
    i followed the steps described above. When i insert the usb drive and boot i get the following error :

    Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the caus. to fix the problem :

    1. insert your windows installation disc and restart your computer.
    2. choose your language settings and then click "Next"
    3. click "Repair your computer"

    if you do not have this disc contact your system administrator or computer manufactuer for assistance.

    File \Boot\BCD

    status : 0xc0000001

    Info : An error occured while attempting to read the boot configuration data.

    my moterboard is Z170X-Gaming 3 and i have a SSD M2 hard drive.

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  49. I still can't get the reconised driver for my SATA HDD, tried this media creation tool, the asrock tool mentioned before, why can't Gigabyte, just post the drivers required in a download for us to add to a USB drive
    Very frustrating, trying to install either 7, 8 or 10 and it still won't work!

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  50. Finally got win 10 installing, had to chage a setting in the BIOS
    XHCI Hand-Off had to be enabled

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  51. tengo una tarjeta de video gigabyte gv-7500c quiero saber si es compatible cona esta placa gigabyte Z170XP-SLI

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  52. I have a video card gigabyte gv- 7500c want to know if supported cona this Z170XP -SLI motherboard gigabyte

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  53. i'm trying to use the integrated graphics form the mb, but nothing will display on any moniter or tv and I don't know what else to do. anyone got advice on this.

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  54. what is the price of GA-B150M-D3V in india ?

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  55. what is the price of GIGABYTE GA-B150M-D3H | Chipset: B150 Form Factor: microATX in india ?

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  56. ON THIS MF GA-H110M-S2PH SOME TIME BLUE SCREEN ANY IDEAS?

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  57. I'm trying to install win7 ultimate 64bit from a DVD but on the language selection screen it does nothing. The mouse or the keyboard no longer works. While the keyboard works fine if I enter the BiOS setup. How can I get my OS installed? Can you please help?

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    1. I'm a bit confused by your question. Did you actually read the article above to which you posted this question? It states: "The problem lies in the fact that Windows 7's installer is only compatible with an older type of USB driver. The GIGABYTE 100 series motherboard uses a newer kind of USB driver, meaning you will get an error when trying to install Windows 7." In other words, a USB keyboard or mouse will NOT work with these 100 series motherboards until you install the Windows USB device driver for the 100 series chipset.
      If you are using a DVD then I think the only way you can install from it is to use an old keyboard with 6-pin mini-DIN PS/2 connector. A PS/2 connector keyboard should work when you boot from DVD. Note that you will also require the Gigabyte DVD containing Windows drivers which came with your motherboard. You will need to install the drivers for at least USB from it after installing Win 7 in order to be able to use your USB keyboard & mouse.
      If you don't have access to a PS/2 connector keyboard, then use the Gigabyte utility to create a copy of your Windows install DVD on a USB flash drive which includes the USB drivers for these motherboards.

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  58. HOLA AMIGO, BUENAS NOCHES, TENGO UNA TARJETA MADRE QUE ACABO DE COMPRAR ES: GIGABYTE N3050N-D2P , EL PROBLEMA ES QUE CUANDO QUIERO FORMATEAR LA PC A WINDOWS 7 AL BOTEAR EL DISCO ARRANCA EL MOUSE SE ENCIEN AL IGUAL QUE EL TECLADO PERO AL LLEGAR A LA PARTE DE LOS TRES CASILLEROS DE IDIOMA, REGION Y TECLADO JUSTO ALLI SE CONGELA NO SE MUEVE EL PUNTERO NI SE VE Y EL TECLADO NO PRENDE, SACO DE EL PUERTO DEL MOUSE Y LO VUELVO CONECTAR PRENDE EL LED DE ENCENDIDO PERO NO SE MUEVE EL PUNTERO NO SALE TAMPOCO. LA TARJETA MADRE DE ESTE MODELO NO TIENE PUERTOS SERIALES ¡¡RAYOS!!, ME PODRIA APOYAR A SOLUCIONAR ESTE PROBLEMA AMIGO.

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  59. works pretty damn fine on my z170xp SLI, thank you so much I was going madness trying to make it work

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  60. Hi I extracted the file to C:/ so what I have is C:/windowsimagetool/windwosimagetool (application),
    and I"m still getting the error.

    Am I doing something wrong?

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  61. Hi I extracted the file to C:/ so what I have is C:/windowsimagetool/windwosimagetool (application),
    and I"m still getting the error.

    Am I doing something wrong?

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    1. Have you tried copying the Application directly to the C drive bypassing the folder to shorten the address path.

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  62. Z170XP-SLI motherboard along with Samsung 256gb MVMe SSD and a further Samsung 250gb EVO SSD.

    The utility worked for me up to a point. If failed to add the USB drivers but this appeared not to matter. The USB install ran, recognized the MVMe drive and allowed me to install there. Files were downloaded and installed (apparently) but the install fell at the first restart - Windows simply refused to start.

    After speaking to the PC manufacturer I was advised to remove the MVMe drive, install to the EVO SSD (using the original Win7 disk) and then, with the MVMe SSD re-installed "clone" the EVO SSD to the MVME SSD using EasyUS Disk Copy Home. This should work as the EVO disk is smaller (by 6gb) than the MVME.

    I have Win7 running on the EVO SSD and am running Up-date. It took over 6 hours for the "Checking for Updates" to run (a known problem which apparently is fixed by some of the newer updates). Downloading updates (over 200) has been running for just under an hour and is at 0% Downloaded.

    I will advise on how I get on.

    One major glitch though. It appears the removal of the MVME SSD (with the PC powered off) led to a reset of the motherboard drivers which either installed generic drivers or none at all. For example I had no Ethernet Controller. Luckily it appear under "Other" in Device Manager and I was able to manually install a driver using the Gigabtye system disk.

    This is on going trying to figure out what I need to upgrade - have done the Display Adapters and the Monitor so far.

    Brian

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  63. Does anyone know the specific drivers for the USB3.0 & 3.1 Controller on the Z170XP-SLI Motherboard with an Intel i3 6320 CPU

    It appears it is the clean install of Win7 which is re-setting the drivers to either generic or simply not installing any. Although I have a mouse and keyboard I have no working USB ports.

    Using Device Manager and the internet to install drivers fails (although the update is apparently successful I also get an error message saying the device didn't install correctly!!!).

    This has the effect of borking my mouse (and presumably the keyboard) - total freeze. No option but to crash the system and start the install anew (I'm on my third attempt).

    Brian

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  64. OK, straight after posting I thought I might do the sensible thing and have a look at the Gigabyte Support pages and lo and behold there were the driver's I needed. Have installed the USB3.0 one (will do 3.1 later).

    One annoying thing though. Now when I take certain actions (like plugging in or removing a USB Exernal drive) the system plays a musical two note sound. Anyone know how to turn this off - please!!!!

    Brian

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    1. This is not really a question for Gigabyte. It is Windows, not your motherboard, which notifies you via a sound when a device connects or disconnects. I frankly prefer having some feedback from Windows about this. But if you really prefer to guess as to whether or not Windows has detected and recognized your USB device, then try Googling about to find the way to change your Windows configuration.

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  65. For me the Gigabyte tool didn't work with my Win7_HP disk. I found a better way to build a USB. I've made a tutorial. Look at http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/397606-create-windows-7-usb-flash-installation-new-drives-new-mbs.html

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  66. When i try to set my Windows 7 to an offline version with the Windows Image Tool i get this message: "Failes to add drivers to an Offline Windows Image". I am doing the exact same tings like the tutorial but it just won't set it to an Offline Windows version.

    Can somebody help me?

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  67. Sorry to say but fuck, this motherboard is holy crap! I spent 10 hours trying to install windows on a ssd pro 950. I tried everything I found in several forum posts and I failed. Could get my usb drivers running (after 5 hours) but the ssd is not recognized. I will try to give that motherboard back, get my money back, get a motherboard of another vendor and will never buy from gigabyte again!!!!

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    1. It may well be that another brand of motherboard may have a solution to the problems with Win 7 & Intel 100 series chipset that will work better for you. So, good luck with that. But ultimately the problem is not with the motherboard. It is that the drivers the 100 series chipsets require are simply not included in either Windows 7 install media or by Windows Update download. Ref the link below.
      http://wccftech.com/intel-skylake-remove-support-usb-based-windows-7-installation-platform-specs/
      If another 100 series brand of motherboard works better with Win 7 for you, it would be because they found a different way to approach working around the basic driver issue. I suppose it could happen. But you might want to dig into that further before actually pulling the trigger on a replacement.
      If you've circumvented the USB (keyboard) driver problem, then another approach which may work for you is to use the "Load Drivers" option on the Win 7 "Where do you want to install" screen to install the "storage" drivers needed from NVMe. My guess is that you need the appropriate NVMe driver to install Win 7 to an M2 SSD such as the Samsung 950 Pro.

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  68. After 4 ½ frustrating days I succeeded in re-installing Win7 – could probably do it in a couple of hours now.

    If you have a second bootable hard drive available use that to install Win7 and then clone across to the MVME SSD. I used the following software and it appears not only to allow the use of HDD drives but potential a larger drive, You choose “Optimise for SSD” and “Sector by Sector clone”
    http://www.todo-backup.com/products/home/free-backup-software.htm

    I learned too late that the install from the Win7 disk failed to install various motherboard drivers. I finally went to the Gigabyte support page and downloaded all drivers required (except for SATA and VGA) and burned them to a DVD – along with the Microsoft Hotfix required for MVMe drives.

    When ready, re-start your PC, enter the BIOS and ensure the Boot sequence points to your secondary drive. Then boot from your DVD drive.

    Install Win7. Install all drivers for the motherboard and the Microsoft Hotfix. When ready reboot to ensure the install has worked.

    Clone the secondary drive over to the MVMe drive and then re-start. Enter BIOS and re-set the Boot sequence. Start the machine and hopefully all will be well. You need to use Disk Management to tidy up the disks – expand any free space on your MVMe drive and erase data on the secondary drive.

    Brian

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    1. You appear to be talking using a "Non-Volatile Memory Express" or NVMe SSD drive. If so, then you were using the wrong acronym. There appear to be two ways to approach doing this. The Windows 7 install media also lacks the correct Intel series 100 chipset driver to support NVMe. You can apparently either install a hotfix from Microsoft or you can install/add the NVMe drivers available from Gigabyte.
      The blog article linked below suggests that going with the Gigabyte/Intel driver for NVMe is a better choice than the MS Hotfix. It speculates you'll get better performance with a more suitable driver.
      http://www.sqlskills.com/blogs/glenn/beware-of-the-native-microsoft-nvme-driver/

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    2. Indeed, NVMe is what I mean - I seem to have MVMe imprinted in my memory.

      I had a quick look and can't find any Win7 NVME drivers on either Gigabyte or Samsung.

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    3. Well, this is truly embarrassing. I also could not find the NVMe drivers listed on the Gigabyte site driver download pages. However, the reason I was so confident the driver is available is because they are included with the Gigabyte utility Windows USB Installation Tool which this page describes.

      To access these NVMe drivers, first download and unzip the file mb_utility_windowsimagetool.zip from the Gigabyte web site. Unzipping the file should create the folder "WindowsImageTool". Inside that folder are subfolders containing drivers to patch the Windows 7 install.

      The NVMe drivers are in "WindowsImageTool\StorageControllers". The Microsoft Windows 7 Hotfixes for NVMe are in "WindowsImageTool\HOTFIX". The USB 3.0 drivers are (of course) in "WindowsImageTool\USB".

      I noticed this a while back and just assumed that the NVMe drivers would also be made available for download from the Gigabyte motherboard support page. Huh.

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    4. For whatever it is worth, I created ticket 275290 at http://esupport.gigabyte.com/ to report that the NVMe drivers are not available from the Gigabyte web site Downloads section. Perhaps Gigabyte will add the NVMe stuff to their Downloads section. Or not. But I figured it couldn't hurt to try asking them about it.

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  69. would it be possible to please make this tool slower and less useful? three hours to install the drivers into a Windows 7 USB image is just far too fast to be believed. now please excuse me while i slit my fucking wrists.

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    1. http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/397606-create-windows-7-usb-flash-installation-new-drives-new-mbs.html

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  70. i have motherboard 'Gigabyte GA-B150M-D3H DDR4', i added the USB drivers to an existing ISO of windows 7 with the 'Windows USB Installation Tool' and it work excellent, thanks a lot :)



























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  71. I have been figuring this for hours and after I done it with other way only I found this guide.

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  72. Hello,
    This above post is all about Windows server. Its providing a good and useful idea and information. Thank you to much........

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  73. Had lots of the mentioned problems above and could solve some of them. (e.g. copying the tool from gigabyte to c: because auf the long pathnames).
    I already removed my nvme ssd to avoid some of them problems and challenge them later. I removed my amd rx 480 as well and 24 of my 32 gb of ram just to be sure.

    Had the nasty win 7 install problem which mentioned the missing driver. Nothing helped (even not the tool from gigabyte) BUT ONE tipp: After the error message go back to the install screen remove usb and put it into another usb port). Phuuh, and wtf?? Anyhow...

    Now i got to install win 7 from my usb onto an old toshiba hdd sata.
    After installing from usb no peripheral is working anymore. No usb, no ethernet, no nothing. Cannot install any missing drivers. My usb mouse/keyboard are working though. Argh. It drives me crazy!

    Pls help!

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    1. If you have your Gigabyte motherboard disk insert that id your DVD drive.

      Use Device Manager to locate your Network Adapter. Right click on that and select properties. Select Update Driver and then choose a manual update. Browse to your DVD location and the network adapter driver should install.

      Once you have internet access go the support page for your motherboard and download whatever drivers needed. I ended up installing everything except SATA and VGA drivers.

      If you don't have the motherboard disk use another computer to access Gigabyte and burn the Network Adapter driver (plus any others you may need) to a DVD. On the DVD upzip the files (or do it on the PC before burning to DVD)and then return to your errant PC.

      Brian

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    2. thx for ur quick reply! Unfortunately i dont have a dvd drive (only external via usb :-( ).

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    3. Any chance you can extract your old HDD from your machine, put it in another and add any and all drivers required to a file on the drive. Then put it back in your machine so the drivers become available via a file on your PC without any need for USB.

      Can't think of anything else.

      Brian

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  74. Thx Brian. Unfortunately no. Only have a mac pro notebook.
    Will have to visit a friend and try that solution. dont know anything else too :-(
    Frustrating. Such a beautiful and powerful configuration and so much hassle...

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  75. Very efficiently written information. It will be valuable to everyone who uses it, including myself. Thanks a lot!
    xperia z driver

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  76. Try now for the Liztek USB 3.0 7 Port Hub for the better quality and experience.

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  77. failed to add drivers to an offline windows image how can if fix it ?

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  78. nice blog.... and good information provided by you....

    Windows Tech Support

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  80. Alt motherboard suggestions? I'm ready to dump Gigabyte, but would love to keep Windows 7. Any suggestions for a rock-solid board that can handle NVMe M.2 SDD with Win 7? Not a gamer, board can be pretty straight-up.

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  83. les carte mére sont t elle compatible win7 avc une intalation cd rom

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  84. les cartes mére gigabyte gaming lga 1151 , sont t elle compatible avec une instalation de win 7 avec cd ou dvd , pourquoi il dise que l instalation ceus fait avec une clé usb ,,,,,, donc je veut savoir si je peut mettre mon cd win7 .....MERCI de me repondre ou je vais chez MSI

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  85. les cartes mére gigabyte gaming lga 1151 , sont t elle compatible avec une instalation de win 7 avec cd ou dvd , pourquoi il dise que l instalation ceus fait avec une clé usb ,,,,,, donc je veut savoir si je peut mettre mon cd win7 .....MERCI de me repondre ou je vais chez MSI

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  87. Windows 7 support is over, but there's no doubt, As Windows 7 is the most recommended OS, Which through user can do almost all work without any problem, Where I recommend you to activate your OS being purchased its license code from ODosta Store
    After OS activation, You can easily get windows 10 remote tech support to run all old programs and get windows 10 updates.
    You can upgrade your OS to windows 10, But you can face some technical issues, So I recommend you to have clean installation of windows 10 and activate it using legal license.

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  88. help !!
    install windows 7 but does not recognize any USB or network card driver .
    any suggestions

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  89. do you have to do this with disk version

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  90. ayuda yo no puedo instalar siquiera en win7 xq no me reconoce mause ni teclado ya que solo tengo puetos usb 3.0 como puedo hacer qme reconozcan dichos dispoitivos la mother es la n3050n-d2p saludos y gracias x su atencioa

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  91. ayuda yo no puedo instalar siquiera en win7 xq no me reconoce mause ni teclado ya que solo tengo puetos usb 3.0 como puedo hacer qme reconozcan dichos dispoitivos la mother es la n3050n-d2p saludos y gracias x su atencioa

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  92. Had this issue with a Z170-HD3. Tried to install using all USB ports, tried re-creating the Windows Install USB several times with the Windows tool. Finally added USB drivers using this tool and it worked like a charm.

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  93. Worked like a freaking charm for me, thank you very much!

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  94. How long it takes to "add USB drivers to an office Window 7 image" ? In my case even though it is taking over 40 minutes, it is continuing "copying files".... Is there something wrong? please help me

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  95. I had to run the tool twice. Because one thing they don't tell you is that Windows automatically blocks the drivers; so if you get the error that it has failed to add the drivers to install.wim you will need to go to the USB folder and go through every single sub-folder, right clicking each file contained within and clicking 'unblock'.

    Next, what Gigabyte have missed out of their "tutorial" is that just using this tool will not work! You need to go into your BIOS settings and enable the XHCI (or HCI, can't remember the correct acronym) Handoff; otherwise it won't load the drivers - and that is possibly why people haven't been able to load to an SSD either!

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  96. my board recognised the flash drive with both win 7 and win 10, but did not want to go past partitioning...intel HDCP/RAID drivers on a different flash stick, solved the problem only in windows 10

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  97. Seriously everyone is going on and on about how you need to add the usb drivers to the windows install. When anyone who has installed a windows server software with non conventional storage options will understand that just copy the windowsimagetool to a cd and then browse from the windows install to the usb driver folder and you are done, takes all of 15 minutes to get those drivers to the required system.

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  98. OK let me clarify.
    Task: install windows 7 onto a new system with the series 100.
    1: Download gigabytes windowsimagetool
    2: unzip windowsimagetool to favorite spot
    3: burn windowsimagetool to a cdrw or cdr from whatever system you have that you downloaded the windowsimagetool with. (even if its the same system you will be upgrading later)
    4: start new system with windows 7 install disc or usb device.
    5: when the screen pops up for failed to locate driver click ok
    6: insert the cdr/w and then click "browse", choose the CD/DVD drive and navigate to the folder /windowsimagetool/USB/IntelUSB30/Drivers/Win7/x86 then click OK, it will find the drivers.
    7: Continue with your installation.

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