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Win7 install problem on recent UEFI machine

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I'm having a hard time installing Windows 7 64 on a relatively recent, UEFI based, Packard Bell PC.

The internal disk has failed and I have installed a brand new disk. This a Packard Bell imeia S2870 PC.

After struggling a little with the settings I managed to boot from my Win7 SP1 Installer USB stick. Strangely enough the new drive is recognized but the installer will not use it. I can partition / format it to my liking but no way to actually install.

Installer screenshot
I have downloaded the Packard Bell SATA driver but the installer will no accept / recognize it (ie. when I point to it it will report that there is no driver in the location I specified).

The machine initially came with Win8 pre-loaded but Win7 is supported. That being said I can't figure out how to install the darn thing...
Windows 7Microsoft Legacy OS

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Alexandre Takacs

8/22/2022 - Mon
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can't seem to be able to set the BIOS in "legacy mode".

As for the detailed error message: "Windows can not be installed to this disk. This computer's hardware may not support booting to this disk. Ensure that the disk controller is enabled in the computer's BIOS menu".
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Ok - I managed to get the install working be setting the controller in IDE mode (av AHCI). I guess not ideal performance wise but at least it works !
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Not an "out of the box" solution but two helpful hints
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