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PS F:\> dir .\Drivers\LAN\Intel_I225\driver\
Mode LastWriteTime Length Name
---- ------------- ------ ----
--r-- 22/11/2020 18:44 11625 e2f68.cat
--r-- 22/11/2020 18:33 2996 e2f68.din
--r-- 22/11/2020 18:33 148213 e2f68.inf
--r-- 22/11/2020 18:44 526184 e2f68.sys
--r-- 22/11/2020 18:44 39880 e2fmsg.dll
--r-- 14/12/2020 19:21 161098 Release-Notes-126.96.36.199.pdf
03-30-2023 08:24 AM
Had this same issue with my Rog Strix z790-f Gaming WiFi
USB tethering from a mobile phone helped me get through the installation of windows till i was able to get the drivers for the NIC.
03-30-2023 04:51 PM
you save the day 🙂
04-05-2023 01:29 AM
When installing from USB put all the drivers in a subfolder with the name: $WinPeDriver$
so USB:\$WinPeDriver$\NIC for example.
When installing Windows the drivers will be picked up, can put any driver here.
Mind you that the folder $WinPeDriver$ must be at the ROOT of your USB stick.
04-05-2023 04:29 AM - edited 04-05-2023 04:35 AM
Thanks, that is a trick I have not seen. But all this assumes you know of the problem ahead of time and you have another system to create the fixes.
It was suggested by @Murph_9000 that Microsoft has since added drivers for these devices in the Windows installer. Hopefully, this is true, but this is the first time I have ever done an install without a basic driver for Ethernet or Wi-Fi available.
Although @Murph_9000 also shows a file structure which would allow access, but on the Z790, the USB drive needs to start a virtual DVD in order to read the file structure, so not sure how that would work during an installation.
I suppose I need to do another clean install to check the current situation, just can't do that now.
Thanks for the reply.
04-05-2023 04:51 AM
For now, there is another really easy fix that works if you just want a local install (I know this isn't answering the question) but grab the latest Windows 11 iso and burn it with the latest version of Rufus. You'll get a couple of options when burning the image to USB. One of those options brings back the 'I don't have internet' during the install process. Works perfectly. There are other fixes, including installing the network drivers from USB, but that's the easiest way for a 'non-network' install that I know of. It might stop working in the future, but for now it's good.