Device Driver Error When Installing Windows 7 on a PXI/PXIe Controller

Updated Jan 2, 2018

Issue Details

I am trying to install Windows 7 on my PXI/PXIe controller but am getting the following error: 

A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing. If you have a driver floppy disk, CD, DVD, or USB flash drive, please insert it now.

Solution

In order to continue with your installation, take the following steps when you encounter the error screen shown above:
  1. Click Cancel
  2. Unplug the USB DVD drive when you get back to the Welcome screen
  3. Plug the DVD drive into a different USB port
  4. Click Install Now to proceed with the installation
Windows 7 should now install without any issues.

Additional Information

This is an uncommon Microsoft error that can sometimes occur on particular computers (third-party desktop PCs and NI embedded controllers).

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