"Windows installation cannot continue because a required driver could not be found" Error when installing Windows 7 Ultimate over Windows Vista Home Premium 64-Bit. No additional information is given, so I have no idea what to do.

I am on the BizSpark program and I am trying to upgrade from Windows Vista Home Premium 64-Bit to Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit. I downloaded the ISO file from BizSpark and ran the upgrade. After a while, I receive this error message:

"Windows installation cannot continue because a required driver could not be found"

There is no additional information, so I have no idea what do to correct the situation. I have run the ISO install from my hard disk, an external hard drive and also from a DVD. I get the same error every time.

Question Info

Last updated April 19, 2018 Views 1,846 Applies to:
1. Disable any security software before attempting to upgrade or do a clean install.
2. Make sure your computer is updated (devices and applications)
3. Disconnect any external devices before installing.
4. Check your hard disk for any errors:
Click Start
Type: CMD, from the results, right click CMD
Click 'Run as Administrator'
At the Command Prompt, type: chkdsk /r
When you restart your system, your computer will be scanned for errors and attempts will be made to correct them.

Also, run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor, it will scan your system and provide a report telling you if your PC can run Windows 7 and if there are any known compatibility issues with your programs or hardware.

Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor:
Andre Da Costa http://adacosta.spaces.live.com http://www.activewin.com
Windows Insider MVP
MVP-Windows and Devices for IT

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