I have tried to install Windows 7 x64 on my NUC DC3217IYE from a 4 Gb USB Key (official ISO with SP1 integrated, downloaded on Microsoft website and official Windows DVD/USB Download Tool from Microsoft)
The NUC is booting correctly with the USB key, Windows install begins, and then, an error message appears : DVD/CD driver missing
I'm asked to provide the missing driver before Install can resume.
Apparently (after searching with Google), this error is caused by missing SATA/AHCI drivers, or missing USB drivers.
I tried to provide the latest NUC drivers from Intel website : AHCI, Chipset, and select drivers marked as compatible with the hardware, but it didn't work
Another solution found with Google was to put the USB key on a different USB port, but it didn't work either.
Did someone encounter the same problem ? Do someone have a solution ?
Take a look at this page: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-hardware/a-required-cddvd-device-driver-i... http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-hardware/a-required-cddvd-device-driver-i...
It looks like you're not the first to run into this problem.
Thanks for your reply.
I did find this method, i tried it but it didn't work.
I tried to provide any available driver marked as compatible during installation (ahci, chipset), but windows seems to be looking for something else...
Any idea ?
Not sure what else to look for. A corrupted ISO image perhaps - does this USB stick work correctly to begin the OS installation on a different system?
Perhaps another community member has some ideas; you may also want to post this question to Microsoft's WIndows 7 Installation forum at http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-windows_install http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-windows_install.
You were totally right about the corrupted ISO.
Even if my USB key was booting correctly, i tried to redownload the ISO.
To my surprise, the file size was different (the ISO was bigger), and it installed flawlessly
Thanks again !