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Where to find driver required during clean install

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    windows 8 pro

    Where to find driver required during clean install


    I'm trying to clean install Windows 8 Pro x64 under UEFI and RAID on a ASUS P8Z77-V Deluxe motherboard on a blank SSD. I'm installing from an OEM system builders DVD. I plan to create a RAID1 array later after successful installation of Windows.

    For the installation I do the following:-

    I'm using these BIOS settings:-

    SATA Mode set to RAID
    CSM set to Disable
    Secure Boot set to Windows UEFI Mode

    I press F8 and select the UEFI option on the DVD

    The installation procedure then starts but after the screen where I enter the language, country etc I get a screen which says that SATA drivers cannot be found and that I should browse to their location.

    I have downloaded all the drivers from the ASUS site for this board onto a USB pen drive. When I browse to this location the installation procedure says no drivers can be found there.

    Please advise exactly which SATA drivers the installation procedure wants and where I can find them.

    Many thanks for help.

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    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP


    I am not good on what you are trying to do, but check this tutorial out: SATA Driver - Load in Windows 8 Setup.
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    What type of file extension is the driver...is it zipped or in an extension that can't be read when installing from desired location. Is it the right bit type...that can play hell with it, looking for a bit type of 64 and whats on the thumb drive is 32 bit...it wont find it.
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    Win 8 (64) : Win 7 (64) : Vista (64) : Android JB 4.2 : iOS 6


    have a look at this one..

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Where to find driver required during clean install
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