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"Load Driver" During Install - what driver & where can I find?

  1. #21


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    Quote Originally Posted by vrosa View Post
    Has anyone installed W8 DP on an Intel 5520 chipset or on a server motherboard or with a single or dual Xeon CPU? I can't get this to install on any Xeon CPU and it seems that the 6-core CPUs are worse than the quad cores. (5600 series vs. 5500 series)
    I dont think the problem is the cpu type, but anyway cant you try it on a non-xeon rig just to have sure?
    Unfortunately the only machines I have are all dual-Xeon. At this point I only have one dual x5482 machine and the rest are all dual w5580 or x5680 CPUs - not a bad thing in my eyes... Just frustrating to have no install alternatives.

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  2. #22


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    I am having the exact same issues. My work received a Dell Latitude ST tablet with Windows 7 on it. After trying to install Windows 8 x86 from both a DVD (created using the Windows 7 USB DVD tool) I get the original driver error. This is using an external DVD rom since the tablet doesn't have one built in obviously. I have re-downloaded the file multiple times and I still get the same error.

    I used a 16GB flash drive and created a bootable image using the Windows 7 USB DVD tool and I still get the load driver error. I have downloaded all drivers from Dell's website and placed them on the thumb drive, then browsed to each folder one at a time to see if any of the drivers will work. Apparently the driver it wants isn't something Dell offers.

    At this stage, after screwing with this thing for 6 hours yesterday we are prepared to just send it back to Dell and swear off Windows tablets all together. It's a shame since we are primarily a "Windows shop."
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  3. #23


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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2HBK View Post
    I am having the exact same issues. My work received a Dell Latitude ST tablet with Windows 7 on it. After trying to install Windows 8 x86 from both a DVD (created using the Windows 7 USB DVD tool) I get the original driver error. This is using an external DVD rom since the tablet doesn't have one built in obviously. I have re-downloaded the file multiple times and I still get the same error.

    I used a 16GB flash drive and created a bootable image using the Windows 7 USB DVD tool and I still get the load driver error. I have downloaded all drivers from Dell's website and placed them on the thumb drive, then browsed to each folder one at a time to see if any of the drivers will work. Apparently the driver it wants isn't something Dell offers.

    At this stage, after screwing with this thing for 6 hours yesterday we are prepared to just send it back to Dell and swear off Windows tablets all together. It's a shame since we are primarily a "Windows shop."
    After 3 weeks of asking on the Dell community forums I've gotten a private message from a forum moderator or dell engineer - not sure which. He says he has forwarded my info along to someone and they will be in touch soon (this is as of 1/3/2012 @ 18:00 EST). Sorry to not be of any more help but I just have a screen name on dell community forums at this point. PM me if you want or I'll post on here if there is anything I can find out - I'm going to ask about getting them to post a full set of known working drivers on ftp.dell.com for all current products. no idea if they will do it - but maybe...
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    Update - still nothing.

    Anyone have luck installing this on Dell Precision machines?
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  5. #25


    Anyone have luck installing this on Dell Precision machines?
    I got it working on an Optiplex 390 (Core i5) rig at my old work (I was fired, not because of that )
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  6. #26


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    I hate to bump this thing from such a long time ago. I just bought 7 Gateway SX2855 machines. They are i3 boxes. I can't for the life of me get W8 RP (32 or 64) to install via USB using

    YUMI - Multiboot USB Creator (Windows) | USB Pen Drive Linux

    I have zero problems using that Multiboot USB creator for anything else - W7, Linux, BSD, Unix, etc. Also does not matter what type of USB drive I use (compact flash, generic USB, SD card, MicroSD, etc.)

    Any idea what the heck I am doing wrong? I get this stupid error asking for a driver.
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  7. #27


    Swap the Harddrive into another computer and install or try cloning/copying your Virtual machine partition to the Harddrive. (That would require a second partition for you to write it to. Then add it to your boot entries using Easy BCD [The non commercial version at the bottom of the page])

    Maybe it's looking for a driver for the motherboard? It has two CPU slots... Also, is there a bios setting to disable the second CPU?
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  8. #28


    Also check in your bios if you have NX (“No eXecute bit”), or the equivalent XD (“eXecute Disabled”) feature enabled.

    Windows 8 won't work without PAE, NX, and sse2.
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