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

04 Nov 2015   #41
TechRonimus

Windows 7 Ultimate 64b
 
 

Good for you since you have 2.0. I think I don't have any choice but to move up to 8.1? So the USB 3.0 driver will make the 3.0 port work with my Keyboard and mouse and other USB 2.0 stuff?


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04 Nov 2015   #42
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I would just buy 10, 8.1 is garbage.
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05 Nov 2015   #43
TechRonimus

Windows 7 Ultimate 64b
 
 

I think this is good news!

From the specifications page of my board

ASRock > Z170 Extreme6


- 1 x COM Port Header
- 1 x TPM Header
- 1 x Power LED and Speaker Header
- 2 x CPU Fan Connectors (4-pin) (Smart Fan Speed Control)
- 4 x Chassis Fan Connectors (4-pin) (Smart Fan Speed Control)
- 1 x 24 pin ATX Power Connector
- 1 x 8 pin 12V Power Connector (Hi-Density Power Connector)
- 1 x Front Panel Audio Connector
- 1 x Thunderbolt™ AIC Connector
- 2 x USB 2.0 Headers (Support 4 USB 2.0 ports) (Supports ESD Protection (ASRock Full Spike Protection))
- 1 x USB 3.0 Header (Supports 2 USB 3.0 ports) (Supports ESD Protection (ASRock Full Spike Protection))
- 1 x Dr. Debug with LED
- 1 x Power Switch with LED
- 1 x Reset Switch with LED


OMG! So I just need to find a header that I can rip off from an old case and plug this in and I should be able to make this Kb and Mouse work and stay with Windows 7 right?

2 x USB 2.0 Headers (Support 4 USB 2.0 ports) (Supports ESD Protection (ASRock Full Spike Protection))
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09 Nov 2015   #44
TechRonimus

Windows 7 Ultimate 64b
 
 

Just an update tested 8.1 and all issues go away. I am buying Windows 10 by the way.
Thanks for all your help. ^_^
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09 Nov 2015   #45
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

The issue is with Windows 7, not 8.1 or 10
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09 Nov 2015   #46
TechRonimus

Windows 7 Ultimate 64b
 
 

Yeah I know.. reason why I had to move up the OS ladder since I am not going to be able to make it work and I need to use the computer so when there would be a fix then I would move back but for now I have to resolve to something that works for the time being.
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31 Jan 2016   #47
toby45

Win 7 premium SP1 x86
 
 

Well i'm building a new rig when all the parts arrive (working and undamaged hopefully) it's a skylake build using the I7 6700k unlocked CPU and a Z170 mobo , Asus maximus viii hero and i will be installing Win 7 sp1 , from Sata DVD , the mobo has iirc 2 PS2 ports on the rear io, and i intend to instal win 7 using both normal kb and mouse but using female usb to male ps2 adapters
like this Then install the usb3 drivers ect, mainly because my older system is running XP SP3 and it runs perfectly fine, though it is 10yrs old, with a small amount of ram, so slipstreaming the usb drivers to the win 7 iso and then making it boot from a pen drive, is not possible, likewise using the mobo manufacturers tools to do this is, because they wont install never mind run on xp

Also due to me valuing my privacy i will not be ever upgrading to Microsoft/NSA spy-ware AKA windows 10 Until either MS give the option to end users to completely disable all it's info harvesting , or more likely the coders/hackers out there create some software ect to completely block everything permanently, I have had a play with WIN10 on a friends new PC and it sucks IMO, i will never use its apps or most of it's other integrated bloat (same for win 8.1) they imo are taking up valuable space on my hdd, and hogging resources to,( unless you are able to disable the lot) I have a desktop machine , not a smart phone or tablet or other device with a touch screen, and therefore don't require the associated bloat, microsoft have lost the plot with this crap

My PC is personal to me, i therefore decide what it does or doesn't do, that includes or should include who it communicates with, Microsoft thinks that it knows better, i don't agree,
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31 Jan 2016   #48
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by toby45 View Post
i intend to instal win 7 using both normal kb and mouse but using female usb to male ps2 adapters
like this
That adapter may or may not work.

I've used them and they work OK for general use after installation---such as making Word documents, Internet browsing, etc.

But I wouldn't be highly confident that they will send the correct signals needed during a Windows 7 installation on Z170.

Please keep us posted if they work successfully for you.
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31 Jan 2016   #49
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Most of the issues I've been told is with usb installing
Use a dvd install and everything should be fine.
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01 Feb 2016   #50
toby45

Win 7 premium SP1 x86
 
 

Most of the mobo manufacturers do tend to steer people on to that method of installing win7 ,maybe due to internal odd being dated, or because some case manufacturers are no longer providing the odd bays in the cases , One thing though there doesn't seam to be anything focused on my scenario, where there is no second machine running win 7 available ,
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