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A media driver your computer needs is missing

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    XP64, W7x64, W8x64, 2k8r2, Lucid(server) + a few others

    A media driver your computer needs is missing

    Error on install: A media driver your computer needs is missing. This could be a DVD, USB or Hard disk driver. If you have a CD, DVD, or USB flash drive with the driver on it, please insert it now.

    Note: If the installation media for Windows is in the DVD drive or on a USB drive you can safely remove it for this step.

    I'm really ticked off. I've had this issue for way too long.

    Trying to dual-boot W7x86 & W8x86 on a Lenovo netbook. Actually it would be triple boot since it's got W7x86 & Ubuntu already on there. It's a netbook so there is no DVD drive or media. I'm using the Microsoft Windows 7 USB tool. I've re-downloaded the ISO, the checksums work out. I've burned it multiple times on the USB drive as well. I have no issues loading the Server 2012 ISO via the same USB flash drive. As a matter of fact I even installed Server 2012 on the netbook (as dual boot) so that I could verify it worked prior to installing on a bare-metal server.

    What is wrong with W8 or what driver do I need. I've been having this same exact issue all the way through the DP, CP, RP and now that it's RTM still same issue.

    Whiskey Tango Foxtrot... I'm really not happy about this.

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  2. #2

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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1

    Try installing from Windows 7 desktop.
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A media driver your computer needs is missing
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