DVD drivers error when installing Windows
I recently received a new HP Folio 13 ultrabook and began installing Windows 7 Pro 64 bit on it (it came with Home). Because the ultrabook has no optical drive I was using a LaCie external DVD drive to install Windows.
After booting to the install disk I kept getting the message that DVD drivers were needed before the installation could continue. After trying many fixes I finally found a post online that suggested switching the DVD drive to the other USB port before clicking “Install Now”. It worked.
This may work for other models.
- Boot to the Windows disk in your external optical drive.
- When presented with “Install Now”, unplug the drive and move it to another (or the other) USB port. Then click “Install Now”.
- If your external drive needs a second USB port for power you can always attach the second power-only plug to another computer.