Windows 7 Usb Controller Driver Mising

  1. Missing Usb Drivers Windows 10
  2. Windows 7 Usb Controller Driver Missing Windows 7
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While attempting to install Windows 7 on a Dell Optiplex 3040 Micro, the following error appeared:

Missing Usb Drivers Windows 10

A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing. If you have a driver floppy disk, CD, DVD, or USB flash drive, please insert it now.

Note: If the Windows installation media is in the CD/DVD drive, you can safely remove it for this step.

If you are struggling to make your controller work with Windows, you are not alone. Many users face this problem. We can help you with it here. The good news is that you can easily install Xbox controller driver Windows 10, Windows 7, and Windows 8. All you need is a free USB port on your PC, your controller, and its drivers. This video shows how to fix A Required CD-DVD Driver is Missing in USB Windows 7 Installation. Windows 10 Retail License Keys: (20%. All the operations of modifying of the Windows 7 ISO image, described below, are performed on a computer running Windows 10. First of all, find USB 3.0 drivers for your chipset and download them from the vendor website (in our example, it is Intel® USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller Driver for Intel® 7 Series/C216 Chipset Family). Note: The Intel® USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller Driver is not supported on Windows XP. and Windows Vista. This is a new version release: Not sure if this is the right driver or software for your Intel® chipset? Run Intel® Driver & Support Assistant (Intel® DSA) to automatically detect driver or software updates. About Intel® software and drivers. In the Windows 7 guest operating system, you will see that Windows couldn't automatically install the driver for the used USB bus controller since it doesn't support it by default. In the device manager, this 'Universal Serial Bus (USB) Controller' will appear with a yellow icon as there is no driver for this device.

Browse OK Cancel

(As it turns out, the problem is caused by a missing USB 3.0 driver, so installing via USB floppy, CD/DVD, flash drive, etc was not possible.)

Browsing for a driver on the virtual X: drive returned:

No device drivers were found. Make sure that the installation media contains the correct drivers, and then click OK.

Reports online did not sound promising, e.g.: 'No device drivers were found' error when installing windows 7 on new computer 'FINAL EDIT - If you're here for answers, while nothing here worked for me, that doesn't mean it won't work for you, so I suggest you try everything here if you can. What I ended up doing is giving up on windows 7 and instead installed windows 10.').

Coming up with a working solution took more time than anyone else should ever have to invest in this issue again. Here's what worked for me:

  1. Funny twitter posts 2019. Format a USB drive as NTFS. If necessary, use diskpart.exe:

    1. list disk

    2. select disk x, where x is the number assigned to your USB drive

    3. clean

    4. create partition primary

    5. select partition 1

    6. active

    7. format fs=ntfs quick

    8. assign

    9. exit

  2. Copy files and folders from Windows 7 ISO or DVD to USB drive

  3. Download Intel(R) USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller Driver and extract contents

  4. Download, install, and run NTLite

  5. Click 'Add' > 'Image folder' > select drive letter of USB drive (E: in the example that follows) > click 'Select Folder'

  6. Under 'Operating systems install.wim', right click the version of Windows that corresponds to your license and then click 'Load':

  7. Once loading has completed, click 'Drivers' in the left-hand column:

  8. Click 'Add' > 'Folder with multiple drivers' > browse to the folder containing extracted driver(s) > click 'Select Folder'

  9. Click 'Apply' in left-hand column > click green 'Process' button at top left > 'Yes'

  10. When processing is complete, click 'Source' in the left-hand column to return to the main window

  11. Repeat steps 6 through 10 for the two entries under 'Boot/Setup boot.wim' (in the screenshots above, they are 'Microsoft Windows PE (x86)' and 'Windows 7 Setup')

  12. If desired, make an ISO image of the USB drive (for burning to DVD-R, etc) by right clicking E: under 'Image history' and then clicking 'Create ISO'

  13. The USB drive or ISO image can now be used to install Windows 7 on the affected computer (see below for a list of all affected Dell models)


Windows 7 Usb Controller Driver Missing Windows 7

  • Dell explains the cause here: Dell systems with the Intel Skylake or Braswell Chipset cannot boot to Dell Windows 7 media due to no USB 2.0 but the NTLite directions are incomplete (as of August 21, 2016) to the point of being virtually useless. In an update to their post, Dell recommends using instead:

  • Intel's Windows 7 USB 3.0 Creator Utility ('This utility automates the process to create a Windows 7 installation image to include USB 3.0 drivers. The new installation image can then be used to install Windows 7 on Intel® NUC products that have only USB 3.0 ports.'). However, it would crash towards the end of the process and the image it created did not include the necessary USB 3.0 driver. Also, it only runs under Windows 8.1 or higher (?!) and (according to the instructions) requires Windows USB/DVD Download Tool (which Microsoft inexplicably hosts at and last updated in 2009), which requires Microsoft .NET Framework v2 and Microsoft Image Mastering API v2! Since v2 does not run under Windows 8.1, 3.5 was tried, but ultimately the Download Tool did not work out (nor did Rufus), though this could have been caused by running in a virtual machine (which worked fine for the process outlined above).

  • Fiddling with the scant USB and virtualization options in the BIOS did not avail.

  • Old timers will note the similarity between this issue and the Windows XP / SATA install problem from yesteryear.

  • Before piecing together the above procedure, used this old workaround:

    1. Remove SATA HDD from Optiplex 3040 and install into generic PC.

    2. Install Windows 7 normally

    3. Shutdown at initial welcome screen (Shift+F10, shutdown -t 1 -s)

    4. Boot generic PC once more from Windows 7 installer and use regedit to switch from IDE to AHCI mode if necessary:

      1. Shift+F10 > regedit.exe

      2. Load windowssystem32configsystem (which corresponds to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEM)

      3. Navigate to ControlSet001servicesmsahci and change 'Start' DWORD value from 3 to 0.

      4. Repeat step c for ControlSet002servicesmsahci

      5. Copy missing drivers to SATA HDD

    5. Reinstall SATA HDD into Optiplex 3040 - Windows boots normally. Install missing drivers.

  • Here is the current list of affected Dell computers: Latitude E7270, Latitude E7470, Latitude 3470, Latitude 3570, Latitude E5270, Latitude E5470, Latitude E5570, Latitude 7370, Latitude 7414 Rugged, Latitude 7214 Rugged, Latitude 5414 Rugged, Optiplex 7440 AIO, Optiplex 3240 AIO, Optiplex 7040, Optiplex 5040, Optiplex 3040, Precision Tower 3620, Precision Tower 3420, Precision MPWS 7510, Precision MPWS 7710, Precision MPWS 3510, XPS 9550, XPS XPS 13 9350, XPS 8900, Inspiron NB 7559, Inspiron NB 3452/3552, Inspiron NB 3459/3559, Vostro NB 5459, Inspiron DT 3059, Inspiron DT 3459, Inspiron DT 5459, Inspiron DT 3650, Inspiron DT 3250, Vostro DT 3650, Vostro DT 3653, Vostro DT 3250, Vostro DT 5450


  • Latest Intel, AMD chips will only run Windows 10 .. and Linux, BSD, OS X - 'One example of Microsoft holding back support is the xHCI USB controller in sixth-generation Skylake and seventh-generation Kaby Lake: Windows 7 doesn't support that USB hardware, so installing the operating system from a USB stick using those chips is tricky. Intel provides xHCI drivers for Windows 7 once it's up and running.'

  • How to Install Windows 7 with only USB 3.0 Ports outlines a similar process using dism, but assumes a preexisting USB-based Windows 7 installer.

  • Microsoft made 'em do it: The latest Kaby Lake, Zen chips will support only Windows 10 - '. . . the company tried to shorten its support lifecycle for Intel Skylake PCs running Windows 7 and 8, a policy the company subsequently abandoned after much outcry. But Microsoft's statements have also consistently included a critical caveat: The latest generations of silicon—specifically Intel's Kaby Lake chip, Qualcomm’s 8996, and AMD’s Bristol Ridge silicon—will all require Windows 10.'

  • Microsoft Suspends Win 7/8.1 Updates For Intel Kaby Lake, AMD Ryzen CPUs - 'Microsoft suspended updates for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users with Intel's 7th generation (Kaby Lake) processors, AMD's 7th generation (Bristol Ridge) processors, and Qualcomm's 8996 processor or newer. The company said before that it wouldn't release new drivers for older Windows versions to support new hardware, but now it's stopped Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users with these new CPUs from scanning or downloading from Windows Update.'

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When you try to install Windows on a computer by using a Windows installation DVD or ISO file, you receive one of the following error messages.
Note This issue occurs when you try to install Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 8, or Windows Server 2012.

Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012

Load Driver
A media driver your computer needs is missing. This could be a DVD, USB, or Hard disk driver. If you have a CD, DVD, or USB flash drive with the driver on it, please insert it now.
Note: If the installation media for Windows in the DVD drive or on a USB drive, you can safely remove it for this step.

Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2

Load Driver
A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing. If you have a driver floppy disk, CD, DVD, or USB flash drive, please insert it now.
Note: If the Windows installation media is in the CD/DVD drive, you can safely remove it for this step


To resolve this issue, use one of the following methods, as appropriate for your situation:

  • Burn the installation DVD at a slower speed.

  • Use a better quality DVD to create the installation DVD.

  • Update the BIOS firmware for your DVD drive.

  • Use the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download tool to create a bootable USB flash drive, and then use the USB flash drive to install Windows.

More Information

This issue occurs for one of the following reasons:

  • The installation DVD is removed during the setup process.

  • A low-quality DVD was used to create the installation DVD.

  • The speed at which the installation DVD was burned was too fast.

  • The DVD drive cannot read the media.

  • The ISO file is corrupted.

Troubleshooting methods

Use one of the following methods to troubleshoot this issue, as appropriate for your situation:

  • Run the DVD on a different computer to determine whether the DVD works correctly.

  • Test your DVD drive by using an official Windows installation DVD.

  • Attach the ISO file to a virtual machine to check whether it is corrupted.

When you troubleshoot this issue, first check whether the ISO file is corrupted. Each ISO file that you download from the MSDN Subscriber Downloads website has a SHA1 value that you can compare with the SHA1 value on the MSDN Subscriber Downloads website. However, the Microsoft Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC) site currently does not list checksums or SHA1 values.
To compare the SHA1 values for the ISO file that you downloaded, follow these steps:

  1. Install the Microsoft File Checksum Integrity Verifier tool. To download the tool, go to the following Microsoft Download Center website:

  2. At a command prompt, type the following command, and then press Enter:

    Fciv.exe <File name>.iso -sha1

  3. Verify that the SHA1 value matches the SHA1 value that is listed on the MSDN Subscriber Downloads website.
    For example, the following information is displayed for the ISO file for Windows 7 Enterprise with Service Pack 1 (x64) on the MSDN Subscriber Downloads website:
    File Name: en_windows_7_enterprise_with_sp1_x64_dvd_u_677651.iso
    Languages: English
    SHA1: A491F985DCCFB5863F31B728DDDBEDB2FF4DF8D1
    The following information is displayed when you run the command for the ISO file for Windows 7 with Service Pack 1 (x64):
    Command: fciv.exe en_windows_7_enterprise_with_sp1_x64_dvd_u_677651.iso -sha1

The ISO file is not corrupted if the SHA1 value on the MSDN Subscriber Downloads website matches the value that is generated when you run the command.