MSI Win 7 Smart tool [especially for Z1xx Series]

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Application to easy install Windows 7.
MSI Win7 Smart Tool is handy tool for creating a Windows USB bootable drive from an ISO
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This tool allows you to create DVD disk and Windows 7 bootable USB disk and
could allow you to install Windows 7 properly even when using with USB keyboard or mouse especially for Intel Z1xx series MSI motherboard

Download latest version from:
http://download.msi.com/uti_exe/Smart_Tool.zip

Guide how to use it:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64TzNuHCf8A

.PDF:
https://www.msi.com/files/pdf/SMART_TOOL_User_Guide_EN.pdf


FYI: Important Smart Tool information:
The source folder in MSI smart tool could not be multi-version operating system DVD or ISO file,
it would make smart tool having error when adding those drivers and cause installation incompletion.
to build windows 7 installation file via smart tool,
it must be used a single version operating system installation file(i.e. stand-alone ultimate, professional, etc.).
 

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Hello. I bought a motherboard MSI Z170 PC MATE few days ago, but was unable to install Win7 from USB device on clean SSD. Every device was seen in bios even usb flash drive,but I was getting message like a "Driver was not found for ur USB, DVD or HDD devise" after pressing "Install Windows". I cheked the usb port to be sure its usb 2.0, and it was 2.0 on the front panel of my PC connected to JUSB1 on motherboard.
[attachthumb=1] - properties screen of my usb device.
What was my actions:
 1. I put together all the details and it was all good.
 2. Then i enabled Windows 7 installation in BIOS  (the other option for Win8.1/10 automaticly disabled), MSI FAST BOOT and FAST BOOT options was disabled also.
But anyway i still got a message about missing driver. 
 3. After I went serching internet for clue, found this Win7 Smart tool. Even watched the video, but also getting error with this tool after start (~15 seconds), "Creating botable USB failed". Using x64 windows to create a x64 bootable.
Any help on that, please?
 

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I have the same problem. I have a MSI Krait Gaming Z170A. I tried everything, but i am not able to install windows 7. Same error as mentioned. Really need help!
 

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Do you have Windows 7 Installation option enabled in BIOS? Try disable it. And what USB pen drive you use?
 

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A different problem for me. When I start smart tool off I can only put my G drive into the source box but when I run the program it says  'windows 7 installation file can't be found. The G drive does contain my W7 installation disk. Am I missing something stupid?

Thank you in advance.
 

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Hi,

I'm having an issue when I try to install Windows 7 Pro on a MSI Z170A Gaming M5 motherboard.

First I had the same issue commented before me, I couldn't install Windows 7 because my peripherals didn't work once the installation was going on.

I solved it enabling the Windows 7 installation in my bios.

So, now I can move my mouse and keyboard once the installation is going on.

But once again I'm having problems, now it seems like the Windows 7 Pro x64 installation is not able to see my clean SSD, I'm getting a message that says something like no drivers were found (my message is in spanish).

I've tried the software posted but I'm getting an error. USB Booteable failed or something like this.

I'm triyng to do it with a Windows 7 pro (without any SP).

Please, can someone help me?

Thanks.
 

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use installation with latest SP integrated
 

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Note that if you want to use win7 smart tool to create a image, you don't need to enable Windows 7 Installation with that image. I think the tool is to help put the USB drivers into the image so that you could use USB devices during the installation. Try use win7 smart tool only this time and load driver for you SSD, if still no help, you might need to try reformat the SSD if it's brand new.
 

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Svet date=1443696012 said:
Application to easy install Windows 7.
MSI Win7 Smart Tool is handy tool for creating a Windows USB bootable drive from an ISO
[attachimg=1]

This tool allows you to create DVD disk and Windows 7 bootable USB disk and
could allow you to install Windows 7 properly even when using with USB keyboard or mouse especially for Intel Z1xx series MSI motherboard
Thanks for posting such a useful tool, I'm about to buy a GS70 (the gaming laptop), I'm wondering if this will be able to help me install windows 7 on it?

thanks
 

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Hi! Is this related to my issue of not having USB Keyboard or Mouse support to install Windows 7? They are both recognized in the bios just when I try to install the OS, M/K function disappears.
 

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jawn said:
Hi! Is this related to my issue of not having USB Keyboard or Mouse support to install Windows 7? They are both recognized in the bios just when I try to install the OS, M/K function disappears.
Yes, if you only want to have your MS/KB work, you can go to BIOS--Advanced Mode(F7)--Settings--Advanced--Windows OS Configuration and enable "Windows 7 Installation".
 

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Hi everybody. I got problem with this Tool. When I want to upload for my USB memory win 7 occurs error :



I got MSI Z170A. I don't know what's going on...
 

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what source disc you've selected?
 

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I've selected virtual disk with Win 7 x64bit [Before I  mount it by ultraiso] .  Is available download needed drivers for windows?:bonk:
 

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Svet date=1443696012 said:
Application to easy install Windows 7.
MSI Win7 Smart Tool is handy tool for creating a Windows USB bootable drive from an ISO
[attachimg=1]

This tool allows you to create DVD disk and Windows 7 bootable USB disk and
could allow you to install Windows 7 properly even when using with USB keyboard or mouse especially for Intel Z1xx series MSI motherboard

Download latest version from:
http://download.msi.com/uti_exe/Win7_Smart_Tool.zip

Guide how to use it:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64TzNuHCf8A

I have a msi z170i gaming pro ac mini-itx motherboard..while installing windows 7 whenever 'expanding windows files' reaches %100 it stucks there... i tried this 3 times with different bios options..
windows 7 installing enabled
uefi with legacy is choosen
no oc or xmp selected
but none of them worked..

i have an i7 6700k cpu with ddr4 2666 hyperx fury and msi gtx 980 on this board..my keyboard is steelseries apex(fnatic edition) and mouse is logitec g300s

i also removed keyboard and mouse when it starts installing but not worked..

what should i do ?
 

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how much time you have waited?
 

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try with different USB key
and/or format the USB key 1st with hp tool
 

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I have a similar issue, though I already have win7 installed, so not sure I need to bother with that... However, I problem is in the m-flash not seeing the bios update file even though I KNOW for certain the file is on there in the root directory.. Same mb.. MSI Z170A Krait gaming edition... I unplugged the video card before starting these attempts to update bios, using integrated video.. Tried 2 kingston data traveler 2gb drives and one sandisk cruzer 512mb usb drive, both brands formatted to fat or fat32, neither system has worked. m-flash system refuses to see the update... bios date is 9-6-15

I use 2 ssd drives on the system, I dont think it could be a keyboard issue, its an Easterntimes tech I-800 keyboard which seems to have no issues...

Thoughts?
 

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