We install Windows 11/10 on our PCs when we buy a new one or upgrade an old one. Some users see Select the driver to be installed during Windows installation error while trying to install Windows on their PC. In this guide, we have a few solutions that fix the issue and let you continue with the installation of Windows.
Generally, the drivers required for our PC are bundled together with Windows. They get installed automatically along with Windows. There are some instances where they don’t get detected for installation, and we see the error in selecting the driver for installation. The possible causes for the error are:
- Faulty or corrupted ISO media
- USB port malfunction
- Installation media using SATA instead of IDE
Let’s fix the issue and install Windows and its drivers normally.
Select the driver to be installed error during Windows installation
When the drivers fail to get installed during installation, the issue can be fixed in the following ways.
- Change USB Port
- Change Settings in BIOS
- Format USB drive to FAT32
- Re-download the ISO
Let’s get into the details of each fix and resolve the issue.
1] Change the USB Port
The port you used to connect USB to install Windows might be a faulty one. The connection might be unstable due to that, which makes it hard to detect the required files. Change the port and plug the USB into a different port and try installing the issue. If the issue had occurred due to a faulty port, it would have been fixed by now.
2] Format the USB drive to FAT32
Sometimes the NTFS file system might not be supported by your PC. The error might have occurred due to this. Format your USB drive to FAT32 and create a bootable USB using the Media Creation tool or Rufus tool.
3] Change Settings in BIOS
Sometimes a wrong setting in BIOS might be the cause of this issue. When the machine uses Integrated Drive Electronics (IDE) and the installation media boots with Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA), this error might occur. Boot into BIOS and change the storage configuration from SATA to IDE and try installing the Windows.
4] Re-download the ISO
Missing files in the ISO or corrupted files may result in this issue. You have to re-download the ISO from Microsoft and create a bootable disc or USB with that file. Then try reinstalling Windows.
This is how you can fix the Select the driver to be installed during Windows installation error.
How do I install a driver while installing Windows?
The drivers required for your PC are installed automatically along with Windows. You don’t have to do anything unless you face any issues with the installation of drivers. You can manually update the drivers if you face any issues after the installation.
How do I fix drivers for Windows installation?
If you are facing issues installing drivers during the Windows installation, you can fix them easily by changing the USB port, changing BIOS settings, and re-download ISO.