RAID configurations on Windows® 7 does not require F6 drivers. Get into the BIOS, enable UEFI and Legacy boot and set SATA mode as RAID. Start the NUC and keep tapping F10, select the UEFI:USB Windows® 7 bootable drive. Then, install NUC drivers.
I found a document saying that this NVMe SM951 does not support RAID. I suggest you to confirm with Samsung support.
I am not from Intel and I do not have either that NUC nor NVMe drive, but I suspect that trying to install Windows 7 on new hardware like that is more complicated than just an F6 driver. I think you would have to go through a complicated process of first making a different Windows 7 setup disk which had things like Microsoft's hot fixes for NVMe (then use that setup disk instead). There are various search results on the web which explain this for non-NUC systems. I don't know if there
thank you. I have removed the NVMe SM951 and use now a SDSSDA-240G-G25 and do no more trouble at this point.
But now I have a problem using Window 7: I was able to install Windows using "RT 7 Lite" to create a USB-Stick with the Intel driver for USB 3.0 (see below) to support the using of the mouse and the keyboard during the installation process. But after the installation has finished and Windows 7 boots, the mouse and the keyboard are not working. I suppose that the driver for USB 3.0 is not or no more working.
Do you have a proposal, which driver I have to use? On the Intel driver site of the NUC6i3SYH there is no USB-Driver listed. For the installation I have used the "Intel(R) USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller Driver 126.96.36.199". But I don't understand why this driver is not become the driver for the installed Windows. The driver has yet works well during installation!
Unfortunately I have to use Windows 7 and not Windows 10, because it is a desire of my customer. So I have to solve the USB 3.0 problem with Windows 7.
I have found "Chipset_Win7_8_8.1_10_10.1.1.9.zip" on the driver page for NUC6i3SYH. But this is unfortunately only an installation package which needs the Windows GUI already loaded for its application.
What I still need are drivers with *.inf for USB 3.0 suitable for the implementation in the installer packet of WIndows 7 und which works until and after the installation of Window 7.
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I have solved the problem with the integration of the driver for USB 3.0 in the install package of Windows 7:
If you open one of your inf's file properties and go to security tab you can see something not-trusted going on:
To solve the situation in a long term you have to make the whole drivers directory trustable to your windows.
This can be done easily with
streams.exeutility from sysinternals:
streams -s -d path\to\trusted\drivers
I am glad to hear you were able to solve the problem by loading the drivers and making the whole drivers directory trust-able to your windows.
I hope this workaround helps other users in the Intel Communities.