Well I must say that I have deviated from networking blogs once again to bring you a Microsoft fix. This silly error plagued me tonight. Installing Windows 7 Ultimate x64 on one of my laptops. I have a legitimate key that I use to install my versions of Windows but at this stage after moving house I have lost media/key.

I made a USB boot disc from the ISO. Using Jellybean I suck the key out of an existing install. Easy enough. After booting into Windows 7 installer I am faced with this silly error.

“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.”


Awesome. Well I am installing off a USB. It doesn’t apply to me. Initially I curse then I thought “Oh well if I remove the CD drive.. *click*”. Well it did it again. No worries. You want to really know what fixes it?

Swapping USB ports. Simple as that. Off it goes on its merry way. Peculiar.

Anyway, Jobs done.

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