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I cant get windows 7 on my laptop

Daan
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Hi,

I am trying to install windows 7 on my laptop but it doesn't work. It says A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing......

I have tried to add usb 3.0 drivers and nvme drivers but it also doesn't work.

I don't know what to do?

 

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LeonWaksman
Super User
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Hi @Daan 

I don't know how installation of Windows 7 on laptop is relevant to Intel?  Any way Windows 7 is not supported any more. However if you have  Windows 7 installation CD with valid Product key, you can install Windows 10 and activate it using Windows 7 Product key. Here's how you can still get a free Windows 10 upgrade

BTW, CD/DVD driver should be part of Windows 7 installation CD.

Leon

 

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LeonWaksman
Super User
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Hi @Daan 

I don't know how installation of Windows 7 on laptop is relevant to Intel?  Any way Windows 7 is not supported any more. However if you have  Windows 7 installation CD with valid Product key, you can install Windows 10 and activate it using Windows 7 Product key. Here's how you can still get a free Windows 10 upgrade

BTW, CD/DVD driver should be part of Windows 7 installation CD.

Leon

 

ClariceStarling
Valued Contributor II
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It's estimated that 10 - 15% of the users aren't going to give up Windows 7. 

I miss my old Windows 7 computer ... Windows 7 forever!

AlHill
Super User
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They will, eventually.  Hardware will eventually fail, parts will become unavailable, security will force sites to block W7, Microsoft blocks processor upgrades, drivers will become unavailable, etc.   And, W7 was simply not designed for data collection (like W10 is).   Additionally, W7 to W10 presents the same arguments as XP to W7.  When W7 costs more to maintain and support than moving to W10, users and companies will give up on W7.

I agree that W7 was good, but times change.  Now, all that said, I keep a W7 and XP vm on one of my machines.  However, I find less and less use for them as time moves on.

Doc (not an Intel employee or contractor)

ClariceStarling
Valued Contributor II
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There's a YouTube video on this ... you have to go into the bios and make a tweak.  Just google "YouTube: I can't install Windows 7."

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