Gigabyte Z170XP-SLI: Windows7 installation fails

Windows-7-logo_junkariaGigabyte dropped ehci support for its latest intel z170 based mainboards on socket 1151. while loading windows7 installer on Gigabyte Z170XP-SLI the “load driver” error pops up.

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Solution:

  1. Download the Gigabyte USB-Windows Tool
  2. Add the drivers to your existing bootable Win7 USB-stick
  3. load windows7 setup again

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Explanation by Gigabyte:

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