Windows 7 installation help for Intel Skylake and Kaby Lake laptops

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  1. dataworx

    dataworx Newbie

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    Still battling to create the USB tool. The Win 7 USB download tool doesn't work -at the end of the process I get the "Unable to run Bootsect" message. I've tried it a few times now, using Diskpart to [prep the USB (16GB), but I get the same result. Maybe the copy of the Wi 7 USB tool I found is dodgy.

    So I gave up with this tool and used Rufus - the ISO installs to USB (I selected GPT partition scheme for UEFI), but when I try to slipstream the Intel USB utility it hangs at "Cleaning up mount directory" - I left it alone for 45 minutes to see if it would complete, but no luck. This is the log:

    Beginning patch process...
    Accessing ./sources folder for install.wim & boot.wim
    Detecting if 64-bit or 32-bit...
    Windows image is 64 bit
    Detecting windows image edition...
    Edition is Windows Professional
    Creating mount directory
    Determining number of images
    Number of images detected: 3
    Mounting install.wim image:1
    Adding USB 3.0 Drivers to install.wim image: 1
    Unmounting and committing install.wim image: 1
    Mounting install.wim image:2
    Adding USB 3.0 Drivers to install.wim image: 2
    Unmounting and committing install.wim image: 2
    Mounting install.wim image:3
    Adding USB 3.0 Drivers to install.wim image: 3
    Unmounting and committing install.wim image: 3
    Mounting boot.wim image:1 WinPe
    Unmounting and committing boot.wim image:1 WinPe
    Mounting boot.wim image:2 Windows Startup
    Adding USB 3.0 Drivers to boot.wim image:2 Windows Startup
    Unnmounting and committing boot.wim image:2 Windows Startup
    Cleaning up mount directory

    Can you suggest what I can try next?
     
  2. Atom Ant

    Atom Ant Hello, here I go again

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    Unsure what is going on by you, maybe try a different clean Windows 7 ISO from a different source. Is your pendrive in ntfs file system? Also try NTLite, it is very professional. The free version is enough and gives also the opportunity to slipstream the necessary drivers. At the end it will create an ISO and you can burn that to the pendrive.
     
  3. dataworx

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    So I finally got Win 7 Pro installed, dual booting with Win 10.

    Found some very useful drivers on the MSI site, and then bunch of other drivers from Intel directly and from Softpedia. Anybody need links, just give a shout.

    Everything on the system is now working, I'm just trying to get the Synaptics touch pad drivers but the only exe I could find is packaged by Dell, I installed it and it does nothing. I also got a cab file that I've tried to work with and install but I think that's too much for my brain, so I'd appreciate some help with that.

    EDIT: Installed older Synaptics drivers that work, so all good now...
     
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    Atom Ant Hello, here I go again

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    Glad to know you have worked out. Soon you will see Windows 10 not even needed, 7 does everything better ;)
     
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    Thanks for the assistance Atom Ant. All I need to do now is apply updates at some point, so I'll probably investigate the Simplix pack, unless you have a better suggestion.
     
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