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Windows 8 Driver Problem During Install

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by machv, Dec 19, 2012.

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  1. machv

    machv Thread Starter

    May 23, 2009
    I have an Acer TimelineX 3830TG Ultrabook. It doesn't have a DVD drive. It has 2 USB 2.0 slots and 1 USB 3.0 slot, which is a Renesas powered port that can be used to charge a phone for instance when the computer is turned off.

    I am trying in install my copy of Windows8 Pro 64bit via a USB flash drive I have tried many different applications and more than once for each. I keep getting an error that there is a driver that I need for my computer that isn't on the installation media and that it is likely for a USB, DVD, HDD device. I have tried using the Windows 7 inf files form my windows7 install and every driver that is available for both Windows 8 and 7. Which was a painstaking process to no avail. I just went out and bought a USB DVD drive and although I haven't tried it yet

    I am pretty sure that i am going to run into the same problem as it will also be connected to a USB port. What I really have a hard time wrapping my head around is the fact that if the driver was such a problem how would I be able to boot from it in the first place??? And further more Windows 7 has no problem installing from USB. I have succesfully installed Windows 8 onto a VM and it had the same problem until I diabled the USB. So I am 90% sure that it is the USB that is causing the grief. Short of installing over a network which I have never successfully accomplished before and I don't have access to another computer to even try to do this anyway, so that is a non-starter.

    So there is the background, what I am looking for is either the right driver to get Windows8 to continue to install or a way to scam Windows into backing off so I can install, or where I can find the correct *.inf file in the Windows8 VM installation which I can then either put onto the flash drive or onto my storage partition, and then continue to install Windows8.

    Honestly I am only going to all this trouble because I found an application that gives you the start button (orb) back. Ohterwise I wouldn't have gone out and got Windows8 in the first place. And it is only because I like gaming that I haven't fully switched over to Linux fulltime anyway, and because I know Windows better than Linux but that is quickly changing as I learn more about Linux. Thanks for all your help and sorry if I have rambled on too much.

    I have searched about how to fix this and the only answer that I keep running into is that I should remove all of my USB devices. Sadly I cannot do this because I am installing from USB so that answer is just silly in my case.
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