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    Installing Windows 7 on HP DM1-4400SA (AMD A68M FCH chipset)

    Hi,

    A school has bought 40 HP DM1-4400SA mini laptops.

    They come with Win 8 64 Bit installed.

    However when trying to install Windows 7 32bit or 64bit they keep comgin up with "A CD/DVD Driver file is missing".

    After a bit of googling it suggests it could be any driver. So on a working one with Win 8 running I guessed it was the AMD Chipset/SATA Controller driver from Device Manager.

    However I have downloaded the latest drivers from AMD, extracted them, but still no joy.

    Edit: Chipset is: AMD A68M FCH

    Anyone have any ideas!

    Dan
    Last edited by danielson81; 29th July 2013 at 05:37 PM.

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    Try using the Windows 7 USB DVD download tool and installing 7 from a USB stick - it should bypass the driver issue.

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    Thanks, tried that. Going to install Win 8 Pro, then downgrade to Win 7 and see if that works.

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    It can also be corrupt install media. e.g. ISO didn't download properly.

    www.edugeek.net/forums/windows/93321-windows-7-download-legally.html#post814435

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    Thanks for all replies. Managed to get it working by:

    - Installing Windows 8 Pro
    - Running Win 7 Pro Setup from within Windows 8
    - Turning off UEFI mode and rebooting
    - Installing Win 7 as normal!

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