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For the purpose of being as concise as possible, I will go through my situation in builet points. If you want more details or specifications, simply ask and I will provide.

- I have a Lenovo laptop which came with Windows 8.1

- For various reasons, I recently had to do a hard drive erasure, erasing everything - including the recovery partition.

- I then installed Linux.

- Now I am trying to install a fresh copy of Windows 7 using a bootable USB.

- I get stuck on the installation setup. The error message is "Load Driver: No signed drivers were found. Make sure that the installation media contains the correct drivers, and then click OK."

- I have spent many hours googling and have tried..
* to add the supposed needed drivers as suggested here: boot - Windows 7 install "Load Driver" error, Lenovo laptop - Super User but I am unsure which specific files are meant by "Intel Chipset Driver" and "Intel Management Driver", where specifically to find them, and how specifically to put them in "the root of the bootable USB-device".
* to add USB 3.0 drivers to the USB as suggested here: No Device Drivers were found -Windows 7 Install (from USB) - [Solved] - Windows 7

- The problem still persists however.

I will very much appreciate any help I can get.


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Boot into Setup (Bios) go to SATA or Hard Drive Mode. If it is set to IDE or Legacy, change it to AHCI, Save and Exit.
If it is already on AHCI then Follow these instructions
No Drive to install Windows 7:
1– Boot from the Windows Disc/USB
2- Go to Repair Your Computer, Or Press Shift + F10 to go directly
to the Command Prompt
3- In the RE (recovery environment) choose command prompt and type following commands pressing Enter after each bold command:
i) diskpart
ii) list disk
(ie) DISKPART > list disk
It now lists disk by number
you have to select the disk next with
iii) select disk <disk number>
(ie) DISKPART> Select Disk (disk number) = as listed in previous command. The selected disk now has an Asterisk next to it. iv) clean (this erases all data on the Disk, so be sure you choose the correct one)
(ie) DISKPART> clean
v) list disk
the status should be "online" and free space should be "disk size"

4- now restart the machine and boot from the Windows Disc/USB again
proceed and at "select disk to install windows" you would be able to view the hard disk drives.
Under Drive Options the drive should now be all Unallocated Space. Do not create any partitions, just go next and Windows will automatically create partitions, format them while installing Windows.
If you still need to load drivers, you would go to the Lenovo Driver Software site, type in your make and model# Choose the version of Windows 7 you want to load (ie) 32bit or 64bit and download the Intel Chipset and ManagementDriver and copy them to the Root of the USB Flash drive.
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