Why does it require storage driver for installation from USB Stick and installs without driver from DVD?
Posted on 2015-01-27
I have met an embarrassing challenge and would like to hear your input. I was going to create a multi-Windows installation media. Don't be mislead by wording. Multi-Windows installation media means that I have 2-3 Windows installation files on one USB Stick. I start the PC from it and select if I want to install Windows 7 32bit or 64bit or I want to install Windows 8.
I am using EasyBCD2.0 for this and it works pretty well. The only problem which I am stuck at - it asks for driver for a simple SATA controller. If you turn in BIOS the HDD mode to IDE compatible - then it installs.
But if you try to install Windows from Windows 7 DVD - it finds the drivers.
And if you create a Bootable USB stick with Windows 7 USB Download Tool - it works also well.
The only problem if I open the ISO images via Daemon Tools or 7zip - copy the content to directories on USB stick (win732 Win764 etc) - then run the install process - it will always ask for a driver. And finally most interesting part - the storage is there - I can use browse for driver and see all my internal drives - but no way to install Windows over to them.
Why is so?