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media driver missing

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  • Started 1 year ago by Galley
  • Latest reply from raphoenix
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Galley
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i have been trying to install windows 8 on my laptop using a pendrive and after i chose the language and click the install button i get this message telling me that media driver missing................... how do i overcome this problem

Posted 1 year ago
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jgt1942
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Did you format the drive that you are installing to? I'm just guessing here.... When I installed Win8 on a very old (about 7 years old)laptop I formatted the drive and installed from the CD. I did the same on a four year old laptop and had no issues. Assuming you have the CD contents on your pendrive I'd expect it to work as the CD did for me.

Posted 1 year ago
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raphoenix
raphoenix
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Please post the Make and Model Number of the Laptop.

If you are attempting to install from a USB 3.0 Port, try a USB 2.0 Port if available on the machine.

Rick P.

Posted 1 year ago
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