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Question

I researched that  I need the Intel SATA AHCI Driver for performing a clean Windows 7 installation 

 

I tried:

 

1. Mobile Express Chipset SAAT AHCI controler drivers from the (a) Intel websites (b) Lenovo website and (c) extracting drivers from running system


2. tried supplying drivers on DVD/CD and USB

 

3. tied to integrate drivers into Windows 7 Installation using RT7Lite

 

4. Did bios update

 

5. switched from AHCO to compatible mode

 

In any of the above cases only the system identifies the one correct driver (when I click Hide drivers that are not compatible that one particular file comes up. 

 

However I get a prompt that no driver is found and set-up is then aborted.

 

Is there a way to fix this and perform a clean installation?

Answer

Windows 7 does not come with USB 3 support out of the box and hence, this happened.

 

One of the community users shared this workaround:

Do not use the USB 3.0 ports for installation.

 

Use a DVD instead.

 

Use also the USB 2.0 port.

 

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