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impimp
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Problem Installing Windows 7 on Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 13 665D817

Hi,

i have a Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 13 665D817 without an operation system and am having difficulties installing Windows 7 professional 64bit (msdnaa version). I actually have had the same Thinkpad before and managed to install Windows 7 withouth any problems.

 

After booting from usb-stick during installation no harddisk is found. Therefor i insert a second usb-stick with the drivers for AMD AHCI Controller Device Driver for Windows 7 and select the win7 64bit directory. A driver to install is offered but after installing it, it seems as if nothing has happened. No Disk is detected and i can not continue installing.

 

thx for help

 

(by the way, the spell check offered here does not recognize "Lenovo" - *lol*)

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Re: Problem Installing Windows 7 on Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 13 665D817

I've seen this happen occasionally when you install via USB. In my experience, it's when a USB 3.0 or eSATA/USB combo port is present. It doesn't happen if you bootstrap it from an existing Windows, nor does it happen when you install from optical media.

There's one trick that involves ImageX that you can use to install Windows, but that gets a bit complicated.

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Re: Problem Installing Windows 7 on Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 13 665D817

Thats annoying having to install winxp just toget win7 working. For imageX could you describethesteps to me or point towards some ressources on this? Thanks
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Re: Problem Installing Windows 7 on Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 13 665D817

Hi,

thanks again for the hint on using a optical drive - using a dvd with the same win7 image the installation was no problem at all. I did not even have to provide a driver for the sata controller or other devices (win7 sp1 x64).

 

Is this a Windows 7 bug or does it only occur on lenovos edge series?

 

Anyway maybe lenovo should add a small notice to notebooks sold without windows and containing an eSata/USB combo port about this problem...

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