Installing Windows 7 on NUC5CPYH


The Steps


  1. Download Windows 7 Professional from here or google for en_windows_7_professional_with_sp1_x64_dvd_u_676939 to find another sources.
  2. Download USB 3.0 Driver for NUC.
  3. Get a Windows PC.
  4. Download and install Windows USB/DVD Download Tool to the computer.
  5. Plug in your flash drive to the computer and format it.
  6. Run Windows USB/DVD Download Tool and create a bootable USB using ISO images you downloaded in step 1.
  7. Create a new folder called wim inside C: Drive (C:/wim) and add two folders inside that directory: mount and usb3.1
  8. Extract the zip file downloaded in step 2 and copy folders called HCSwitch and Win7 (inside the folder called Driver) to C:\wim\usb3. Note that both these folders contain the drivers for x64 and x86.
  9. Copy install.wim and boot.wim from your flash drive folder called source to wim folder.3

USB 3.0 Drivers Injection

  1. Open command prompt as administrator.
  2. Change the prompt directory to point to wim directory.
    C:\WINDOWS\system32> cd C:/wim 
  3. Mount the wim image. You need to supply parameter for Windows 7 version you are installing.
    1. Windows 7 Home Basic
    2. Windows 7 Home Premium
    3. Windows 7 Professional
    4. Windows 7 Ultimate

    Since we are using Windows 7 Professional (downloaded in Preparation phase step 1), the index we will be using is 3. Beware that some Windows 7 version don’t follow this numbering standard. If something unfortunate is happened, repeat this step five times by changing the index value from 1 to 5.

    C:\wim>dism /mount-wim /wimfile:"install.wim" /index:3 /mountdir:"mount"


  4. Add drivers to mounted image.
    C:\wim>dism /image:"mount" /add-driver /driver:"usb3" /recurse


  5. Finally, write your changes.
    C:\wim>dism /unmount-wim /mountdir:"mount" /commit


  6. Mount the boot.wim image. Don’t change the index here.
    C:\wim>dism /mount-wim /wimfile:"boot.wim" /index:1 /mountdir:"mount"


  7. Add drivers to mounted image.
    C:\wim>dism /image:"mount" /add-driver /driver:"usb3" /recurse


  8. Save your changes.
    C:\wim>dism /unmount-wim /mountdir:"mount" /commit


  9. Repeat the step 6-8 for configuring boot.wim image at index 2.
    C:\wim>dism /mount-wim /wimfile:"boot.wim" /index:2 /mountdir:"mount"
  10. Copy and overwrite install.wim and boot.wim from wim folder to source folder in your flash drive.
  11. Eject the flash drive.

Configuration on NUC

This step will help enabling boot via USB. Do this only when you have the problem.

  1. Enter BIOS Setup.
  2. Activate USB Legacy flag.
  3. Save BIOS Settings and restart.
  4. Enter BIOS Setup again.
  5. Activate the UEFI Boot flag.
  6. Choose Windows 7 on Boot Configuration Page. Otherwise, blue screen might be occurred during installation.4_bios_windows7-300x225
  7. Activate the UEFI Boot flag.
  8. Save BIOS Settings and restart.

Installation on NUC

  1. At startup, press F10 to enter boot menu.
  2. Select USB as boot device.
  3. Windows installation window will be shown. Check the keyboard or mouse you are using and make sure that they are working. You can do Windows installation by now. Remember to remove the USB drive when the system boots for the first time, otherwise the installation might start over again.
  4. Using other PC, download NUC drivers. Sometimes after Windows installation, network connectivity cannot be used due to its drivers are not installed at that moment.


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