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CANNOT install ANY Windows (8 or 10)-Media driver missing?

  1. #1


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    Windows 8.1 64bit

    CANNOT install ANY Windows (8 or 10)-Media driver missing?



    Tried turning off UEFI(enabling legacy-MSI mobo), disabling/enabling secure boot, and even tried installing ORIGINAL WINDOWS 8 iso - which I was obviously able to do so - 10īs of times.
    Now this happened, and I cannot install anything - please what do I do? I want to DualBoot windows 10 and 8, though the error happens on 8 aswell as 10

    Also tried switching usb ports, reformating install media to fat32, gpt, downloading 3 different languages of windows iso... nothing helped...

    Windows 8 is currently installed in UEFI.



    And if anyone gives this link https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2755139
    No OF COURSE iso is not corrupt - since I downloaded it 10 times -different languages, and EVEN TRIED MY PAST ISO THAT I INSTALLED WINDOWS 8 WITH - ALL GIVE THE SAME ERROR.



    SOLVED BY FORMATING USB STICK(NOT EXTERNAL HDD- AS IT COULDNīT BE) TO FAT(NOT 32!!!!) INSTEAD OF FAT32! -WINDOWS 10 DOWNLOAD TOOL DOES THIS AUTOMATICALLY, BUT I WAS JUST MESSING AROUND WITH ISOS. THAT ERROR MAKES ABSOLUTELY NO SENSE THOUGH!!! LOOKS LIKE INSTALLING FROM EXTERNAL HDD WILL NOT BE POSSIBLE GUYS - STICK TO USB STICKS (FAT ONLY! AGAIN NO FAT32 WORKS! OH AND NTFS DOESNīT WORK ASWELL!!!)


    AGAIN FAT32 DOESNīT WORK (ANYMORE?) - YOU MUST USE FAT FORMATED USB STICKS ONLY(AS EXTERNAL HDD CANNOT BE FORMATED TO FAT ONLY, BUT ONLY TO FAT32 AND NTFS IT LOOKS LIKE)

    EDIT!!!: As it actually turned out , the problem was instead in the size of the partition I was installing windows from - It was exactly 32000mb,bu the problem was that windows it seems can now only be installed WHEN THE SIZE OF THE INSTALLATION PARTION in case you are installing win from ext. hdd) MUST BE MAXIMUM 31999mb!!! (same as usb stick) SO YOU MUST SHRINK YOUR INSTALL PARTITION TO MAX 31999mb!!! Because thats the max FAT partition can be, but As it turns put, the install worked even in Fat32, but again, partition size must be kept less than 31999mb.
    Windows 10 download tool does this automatically I guess.
    Last edited by coregamer; 08 Oct 2015 at 23:03.

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  2. #2


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    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    more then likely it is looking for the SATA driver for your SSD
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  3. #3


    Posts : 16
    Windows 8.1 64bit


    Tried switching to IDE, didnīt help - And again I installed Windows 8 (and 10) minimum 20 times like this.
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    Windows 8.1 64bit


    I mean - is it fishing for that driver in the EFI partition or what?

    (Sorry-but I would like get this sorted allready, I made 2 threads on MS forum allready - and they are obviously clueless http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...4-d0abb1e90ff3 )
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    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by coregamer View Post
    Tried switching to IDE, didnīt help - And again I installed Windows 8 (and 10) minimum 20 times like this.
    On this PC ???
    If so what changed ??
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    Windows 8.1 64bit


    Yes on this PC - I donīt know what could have changed - I did not buy any new hardware or anything - in fact, a month ago I was dualbooting with Win 10.

    Only thing I done was delete the Win 10, because I didnīt like it much - (partition and entry in boot). That doesnīt explain the error though. - Itīs like I cannot continue any way - remember this is just install - it booted into the install correctly.

    Edit: Also tried installing in Virtual Machine yesterday - it worked there.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 16
    Windows 8.1 64bit


    I mean what the heck will happen if I format that SSD and will not be able to install anything on it, lol? That would be freaking unpleasant.
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  8. #8


    Posts : 16
    Windows 8.1 64bit


    So i formated the hdd and now i cannot do anything, help- same error
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    Posts : 16
    Windows 8.1 64bit


    Hello?? Iam writing this from a phone!!!
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  10. #10


    Posts : 16
    Windows 8.1 64bit


    Please help me! I formated the HDD and now Windows just refuses to install! What the heck is this?!
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