Win 7 trouble with nvme drive

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  1. pentiumiiislota

    pentiumiiislota Limp Gawd

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    Hello when i try installing windows 7 onto my nvme drive i get a bsod 0000007 error when windows boots. I used msi win7 tool to add nvme drivers. Is there anything else i can try to get it working?

    I5 6400
    Gigabyte z170 h3dp
    Lite on 250 gb nvme
    Ati 4550 gpu
     
  2. AltTabbins

    AltTabbins [H]ard as it Gets

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    Install W7 to a SATA hard drive and clone it over. Its the only way I've been able to do it successfully.
     
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    pentiumiiislota Limp Gawd

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    The nvme drive doesn't show up in windows when I boot win 7 from a hard drive. Do I need a usb adapter to clone the image to the nvme drive? Thanks!
     
  4. AltTabbins

    AltTabbins [H]ard as it Gets

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    You are probably missing the nvme driver for Windows 7. Grab it from the nvme manufacturer website.
     
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  5. ir0nw0lf

    ir0nw0lf [H]ardness Supreme

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    If cloning it like mentioned earlier does not work I'm stumped.
     
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  6. Nenu

    Nenu [H]ardened

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    You need 2 KBs to get NVME drives to function:
    Windows6.1-KB2990941-v3-x64.msu
    Windows6.1-KB3087873-v2-x64.msu

    I found them among a zip update that is provided for a few mobos.
    mb_utility_windowsimagetool_B18.0213.1.zip
    They are in the Hotfix folder.
     
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  7. ir0nw0lf

    ir0nw0lf [H]ardness Supreme

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    Would one have to integrate those into the install media?
     
  8. pentiumiiislota

    pentiumiiislota Limp Gawd

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    The hot fixes, then cloning it from a sata drive to nvme drive worked great. Thanks everyone!

    I also had another issue where win 7 would hang at a black for 30 seconds after logging in. Turning off pci link power saving or reinstalling gpu drivers fixed it.
     
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    pentiumiiislota Limp Gawd

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    I think a guide said to install windows to the nvme drive directly the hotfixes would have to be intergrated into the install media first.
     
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  10. AltTabbins

    AltTabbins [H]ard as it Gets

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    Ive only been able to do it once after a ton of trial and error and going over different methods. At this point we are 2 weeks off from Windows 7 being end of life, it might be a good idea to look at Windows 10.