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Windows 7: Is Win7 running on LGA1151 + Skylake Motherboards?

08 Oct 2015   #11
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Plenty of other boards and cpu's around


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08 Oct 2015   #12
Alling

Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Then I don`t understand why W7 wouldn`t install on a Z170 board, even after reading that article, so......

I`m befuttled

I mean it`s not like any manufacturer makes a board for a certain OS, unless I`m missing something here.
Because Z170, unlike its predecessors, does not support EHCI, only xHCI, and Windows 7 installation from a USB drive requires EHCI.

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The problem begins with the fact that Windows 7 does not have the code to support master xHCI based installation via USB, with only installation over EHCI allowed.
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08 Oct 2015   #13
Alling

Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Plenty of other boards and cpu's around
Why would he want to buy anything other than Skylake? And what would that be? The only reasonable alternative is Haswell-E, but it's significantly more expensive and completely overkill unless he needs the cores and/or the PCIe lanes.
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08 Oct 2015   #14
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

"Because Z170, unlike its predecessors, does not support EHCI, only xHCI, and Windows 7 installation from a USB drive requires EHCI."

Yes, I read that, So then install from a dvd.
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08 Oct 2015   #15
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

I wasn't all that impressed :/
Skylake Gets Mixed Reviews
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08 Oct 2015   #16
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Seriously, is a 6700K any better then a 4790K ?

DDR4 suppport, what else ????

And I don`t care about it`s on board graphics, I personally would never use them.
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08 Oct 2015   #17
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Mobile platform
I suppose it will fit in a surface
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08 Oct 2015   #18
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Anywho, maybe this will help the OP

https://www.google.com/webhp?sourcei...un+on+skylake+

Bottom line is, they want you to install 10. ( Just ridiculus in my opinion but hey, they are in cahoots )

You want the latest hardware, install 10, you wanna install 7, Z87 and Z97 are fine.

The latest does not necassarily mean the greatest.
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08 Oct 2015   #19
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Left out x99 and 5960x
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08 Oct 2015   #20
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

My bad
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