[Guide] Installing Windows 7 on an NVME SSD (from a USB 3.0 thumbdrive)

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  1. Mr. Fox

    Mr. Fox Undefiled BGA-Hating Elitist

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    W10 should already have native USB 2.0 and NVMe support. It is a really well written guide. If I ever buy another NVMe SSD I'm going to use it.
     
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    Though I don't have a notebook or a laptop, I am building a desktop PC, this thread has helped me tremendously! Thank you so much for your hard work and clear instructions, bfishman. You have done a truly good thing and a public service.
     
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    i'm not quite done trying this process.


    windows 7 home 64bit
    960 evo 1 TB
    asus rog maximus ix hero z270

    this is a brutal process.
     
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    i was going step by step... i did the boot.wim, but error on install.wim. i got an error when it came to

    error says
    "The user attempted to mount to a directory that already contained a mounted image. This is not supported.
    The DISM log file can be found at C:\Windows\Logs\DISM\dism.log "
     
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    so i tried that asus ez installer, and a few other brands. the results are always the same. operation failed. when trying to merge the usb files into the os files.

    i'm working with a genuine dvd and a brand new flash drive.
     
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    Try dismounting the image if you are still getting the "failed" message then start over. Replace XXX with file path.
    dism /unmount-wim /mountdir:"C:\XXX" /discard
     
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    so after 20 or so stressful hours of trying, i admitted defeat.

    i returned the ssd and got the sata 2TB 850evo. my pc never shuts down anyway, so the extra speed difference wasn't going to much impact on me.

    and i got lucky and the store had a copy of windows 7 pro, which let me use my 32GB ram (vs win7home 16GB limit)..
    went ahead and got my 1st mechanical keyboard too. cherry mx silent!

    so even though this failure was extremely stressful on me, i ended up with some stuff to turn that around. :)

    thanks for the help nonetheless.
     
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    Thanks for the guide, you obviously spent some good time and effort on it.

    Quick question though, why not use Rufus to install in UEFI mode? I would prefer to use UEFI instead of CSM but I wasn't sure if this would cause any problems with installation or boot config.

    Regards
     
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