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Hey all never have had this problem with installing Win 7.

I have a 6600K and an MSI Z170A Tomahawk Motherboard and at first it wouldn't detect the mouse or kb to install Windows. I found the option to put the board into some sort of install mode but now I am running into the error that its missing a CD/DVD driver and won't continue installation???

I am using a USB stick to install Windows 7 ISO what on earth? I also tried an external CD drive with 7 disk and its giving me same error. I tried to install the board drivers off of another USB drive and it just acts as if I didnt plug anything in....

Any help? Thanks thumb.gif
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I'd be inclined to wonder if your motherboard might be a bit wonky. I seem to recall in one particular case I had, I needed to flash the BIOS to a newer revision to cure some niggling keyboard and mouse issues. In another case on a different board, it ended up needing an RMA.
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I got it guys.

If anyone else has this issue there is an MSI tool to copy the new Z170 USB driver to your Windows disk or USB stick. Otherwise it doesnt have the drivers to install.
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Decided to make an account to this Forums to say thx.

If Microsoft & Intel were planning on giving the finger to consumers, (maybe forcing win10?) the mobo makers are having the last laugh.
The 3 that I know of ASRock, MSI, Gigabyte have a download section that will patch a win7 pendrive in order to preload USB drivers thus not failing UEFI. And the best thing, a z170 mobo is no longer needed. Successfully got it to work on LGA 1151 B150M. So thx to this forum for pointing moi in the right direction.
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