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Need help for my HP ENVY m6-w103dx x360 Convertible...

SDPirates 1,213 853 January 26, 2016 at 08:26 AM
Hi,

I bought this laptop from Cowboom, was working great and in like new condition.

I tought of upgrading it to Win 10 Pro, so I needed to downgrade it to Win 7 Pro and get it automatically upgraded to Win 10 Pro.

While this doesn't have DVD Drive, I burned the Win 7 PRO image to USB with the program called rufus-2.6 and somewhere I messed it up.

I am now able to boot using USB, but at the point after I click Install Now, it moves ahead and comes back saying no USB Drives and can't even go back to the HP Recovery, it shows me only recovery available is Windows 7, which is not booting.

When I cancel the Install, it goes back to the BSOD with error wd.sys - Address FFFFxxxx base at FFFFxxxxx, DateStamp 4axxxxx.

What are my options, I would appreciate any help, have been struggeling since last 2 days without success.

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Why are you downgrading to upgrade? Did it come with home or something? Did it not come with an operating system at all?
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Hi LiquidRetro,

Thanks for your reply, Actually, I need to use Hyper-V, which is a PRO only feature, I own the Windows 7 Pro and not the Win 10 Pro, the laptop came with Win 10 Home edition.

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Why are you downgrading to upgrade? Did it come with home or something? Did it not come with an operating system at all?
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Hi,

I am now able to boot using USB, but at the point after I click Install Now, it moves ahead and comes back saying no USB Drives and can't even go back to the HP Recovery, it shows me only recovery available is Windows 7, which is not booting.
This part is confusing - if you are booting from USB Win 7 setup - are you selecting your Hard Drive as the target to install to? You shouldn't be able to select a USB Drive to install to - so when exactly does it tell you 'no usb drives' - after you've selected your HD to install to?
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Hi boboli,

Sorry for the confusion, I am able to get into the setup using USB, but when I go Past "Install" Screen, it gives me error that "A required CD/DVD device driver is missing" and can't go past that screen. I found a solution of switching USB Ports during that step, without success.

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This part is confusing - if you are booting from USB Win 7 setup - are you selecting your Hard Drive as the target to install to? You shouldn't be able to select a USB Drive to install to - so when exactly does it tell you 'no usb drives' - after you've selected your HD to install to?
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Try burning that Win 7 iso to usb with this tool instead - then try the install again, and see if it gets you further: https://wudt.codeplex.com/
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Agree with boboli. To add to his post, look here for more detailed instructions on how to use the tool he linked to:
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/d...nload-tool
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Tried this tool couple of times before posting in here, no success, will give it one more shot.

Do you think the External USB DVD Drive will help ? I can get it from BB and try it out.

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Agree with boboli. To add to his post, look here for more detailed instructions on how to use the tool he linked to:
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/d...nload-tool
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Quote from SDPirates View Post :
Tried this tool couple of times before posting in here, no success, will give it one more shot.

Do you think the External USB DVD Drive will help ? I can get it from BB and try it out.
It's a waste of $ since you're not using it for the install - you're booting from usb flash drive. I'm starting to suspect something wrong with either the iso or how you imaged it with rufus. Where did you get the .iso from?
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No, no, Sorry If I am not making it clear, I want to install the Win 7 on internal HDD, but since the laptop doesn't have the DVD Drive, I was using USB to install the OS.

If this can be easily done with external USB DVD Drive, I would want to be done with it.

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It's a waste of $ since you're not using it for the install - you're booting from usb flash drive. I'm starting to suspect something wrong with either the iso or how you imaged it with rufus. Where did you get the .iso from?
I created the ISO from the Win 7 Pro version I have, which I have used before for the Installation.
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No, no, Sorry If I am not making it clear, I want to install the Win 7 on internal HDD, but since the laptop doesn't have the DVD Drive, I was using USB to install the OS.

If this can be easily done with external USB DVD Drive, I would want to be done with it.



I created the ISO from the Win 7 Pro version I have, which I have used before for the Installation.
Understood - i was just saying if you already have a bootable usb flash, no need to shell out for a dvd drive that you will just use for this install.

Question: Did you make your usb flash drive as your first boot device in your BIOS?

See this LINK [0xa.li]:

"Rebooted the machine and pressed F2 and went into bios settings and made USB boot to the top of the default priority list."
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Hi Boboli,

My PC is not booting, I tried doing this, didn't make a difference.

Would it work if I install Win 7 by putting this on my other laptop and once ready, putting this to my HP ?

I doubt, but let me know your thoughts.
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Hi Boboli,

My PC is not booting, I tried doing this, didn't make a difference.

Would it work if I install Win 7 by putting this on my other laptop and once ready, putting this to my HP ?

I doubt, but let me know your thoughts.
No, that won't work as it's different laptop & drivers. If you have the product key for Win 7, I would suggest downloading a legit iso from the link below, then creating a bootable usb flash drive with it:

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/s...d/windows7
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Thanks boboli for your reply.

I put the HDD from HP laptop to my old laptop with DVD Drive and installed the OS and before I create the user id, I swapped it into the HP laptop and it worked, however, when I upgraded to Windows 10, it only upgraded to Win 10 Home, so I guess, I have to do this all over again.

But, Thanks for all of you who chimed in to help me.

And I couldn't download the ISO from your link as my license is from my office, so it didn't allow me to download.

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No, that won't work as it's different laptop & drivers. If you have the product key for Win 7, I would suggest downloading a legit iso from the link below, then creating a bootable usb flash drive with it:

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/s...d/windows7
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Hi,

I am back with more problem, the 1 TB WD Blue Drive that came with the HP is not able to install the OS on. I tried rufus and everything, when I shut down, it gives WD.SYS error on the BSOD.

Anything can be done to get it back to working state ?
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