Now, I know this came with Windows 8, but I would like to downgrade to Windows 7. Every time I go to install it (from a USB with a legit ISO) I get a message saying:
"A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing. If you have a 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."
I've tried multiple things, from reformatting the disk in gParted, to installing Ubuntu to see if I can run it through Wine to get past that. Nothing has worked so far. How do I bypass this? There is no CD drive in this laptop, so I can't do anything there.
does that stick bootup on other computers ok? read this link as it is google but has a bunch of links about that error message. https/www.google.ca/?gws_rd=ssl#q=stop+error+0x7b+windows+7
Yep, it boots up just fine on my main computer. I even let it install on my backup hard drive just to see if it was the copy I had, but it works perfect. I'm about to just give up and install Linux Mint, that's the most similar to Windows