This article describes an update to add native driver support for an installation of NVM Express (NVMe) that uses the PCI Express (PCIe) bus in Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1.
Note After you install this hotfix, you may receive a "0x0000007E" Stop error. To fix the Stop error, install hotfix 3087873. We have released hotfixes for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.Note The IOCTL_SCSI_MINIPORT_FIRMWARE control code is not implemented in Windows 7 SP1 or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1.
Therefore, you cannot update the firmware on NVME devices that are running these operating systems. The control code was made available starting from Windows 8.1.Before you install this hotfix, check the prerequisite for the hotfix, and be aware that additional steps of configuration are required. A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article.
Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix Download Available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, submit a request to Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix. Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix.
For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft website:.
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=supportNote The "Hotfix Download Available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.
To apply this hotfix, you must first install SP1 for Windows 7 or Windows 2008 R2.
For more information about how to obtain a Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 service pack, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: .
How to obtain this hotfix
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Hotfix for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2
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976932 Information about Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2. To use the hotfix in this package, you do not have to make any changes to the registry. You may have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.
This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.