I'm reading mixed messages when installing Windows 7 on the Samsung PM951 NVMe M.2 drive. Under SATA Operation should RAID be selected or AHCI?
I have already copied my Windows 7 x64 ISO to USB using Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool found here, http://wudt.codeplex.com/
I have already integrated USB 3.0 support by installing Windows 7 USB 3.0 Creator Utility from here, downloadcenter.intel.com/.../Windows-7-USB-3-0-Creator-Utility
I have downloaded Samsung NVMe driver v220.127.116.11 WHQL f6 drivers from here, www.win-raid.com/t29f25-Recommended-AHCI-RAID-and-NVMe-Drivers.html
My Windows 7 installation now sees the PM951 drive, but I want to be sure before I proceed with the installation if SATA needs to be on RAID or AHCI.
Thanks in advance!
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I am trying to do what you have achieved but I must be doing something wrong and I wonder if you can help?
What did you do with your Samsung NVMe driver v18.104.22.168 WHQL f6 drivers? Did you extract them into a folder on your W7 USB flash drive?
My W7 USB drives starts the W7 installation but I am stuck at the “A required CD/DVD drive device is missing” etc etc. If I click OK then I get the “No device drivers were found etc etc”.
When I click “Browse” the folder structure I get “Computer” then “Boot (X)”.
Clicking on “BOOT (X)” offers me, Program Files, Sources, Users, Windows. Clicking on any of these does not offer the Driver 64 folder.
I will give it a try.
Can I ask: did you delete any partitions before starting the W7 installation or just load the files to the C drive? Did you delete any partitions subsequently?
I deleted them all, there's no need for them. You'll also need to copy USB 3.0 drivers to your install stick, and copy the folder over to your C drive before boot. None of your USB ports will work
Thanks to Optical for all the advice.
What worked for me.
The W7 download tool installed W7 onto a USB flash drive but I could not get the Windows 7 USB 3.0 Creator Utility to work – I was advised that “this computer does not meet the minimum requirements for installing the software usb 3.0”. Further research provided further suggestions…
I was able to install the USB 3 drivers following the instructions in this link http://codeabitwiser.com/2014/03/how-to-install-windows-7-with-only-usb-3-0-ports/