FIX: "Select the driver to be installed" during Windows 7 USB Install.

The following error may occurred while trying to install Windows OS from a USB installation disk: "Select the driver to be installed.  Load Driver. A required CD/DVD drive device is missing. II f you have a driver 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".

Select the driver to be installed


The "Select the driver to installed" setup error message, is occurred during Windows 7 installation through a USB flash drive, by using a USB 3.0 port. This problem is caused because the Windows installer media doesn't have a USB 3.0 driver to install Windows through the USB 3.0 port.

How to bypass the "Select the driver to be installed" error when you try to install Windows by using a Windows USB Installation Media.

In order to resolve the "Select the driver to be installed" USB Windows installation error:

Method 1. install Windows from USB 2.0 Port.

1. Shut down the computer.

2. Plug your USB flash drive that contains the Windows setup files to a USB 2.0 port on the computer and start the installation again. *

* Note: If your computer doesn't have a USB 2.0 port then disable USB 3.0 support in BIOS settings (if supported), or follow the steps in Method 2 below.


Method 2. Add USB 3.0 drivers to your Windows installation image.

The second method to resolve the "Select the driver to be installed" error, is to add USB 3.0 support (drivers) to your Windows 7 installation image.*

* Note: The process requires to have access to another working computer with Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 OS. Use this method if your computer doesn't have USB 2.0 ports.


1. Download Intel's Windows 7* USB 3.0 Creator Utility.

2. Extract the "" file.

3. Plug the USB flash drive that contains the Windows installation files on the computer.

4. From the extracted "Win7-USB3.0-Creator-V3" folder, right-click at the "Installer_Creator.exe" and select Run as administrator.

Windows 7 USB 3.0 Creator Utility


5. Click Browse {…} and select the USB drive letter (that contains the Windows installation files).

USB 3.0 Creator Utility


6. Finally press the Create Image button and wait until the process is completed.

Intel USB 3.0 Creator Utility

7. Unplug the USB disk and use it to install Windows.


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