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

24 Oct 2016   #61
Hugo smalls

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
The workaround for the System partition has been the same since Windows 7 was released - It will not overwrite existing partitions. Create as many partitions as you need before you start and don't leave any spare space and the installer will not create a system partition. simply select the windows partition you wish to use during the install process
It also apparently will only install to an MBR partitioned disk when installing via dvd. I tried as many different ways as I could think of when using a usb stick with the Gigabyte drivers added on, but no matter what, it would not install on a partitioned drive. MBR? Nope, Windows can only install to a GPT. GPT? Nope, Windows could not create a partition, or locate an existing partition.

I'm sure there's a reason for this, but I don't seem to have the patience to find out. And now I have no need to.


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24 Oct 2016   #62
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hugo smalls View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
I have a Gigabyte Z170 MB and a i5 6600k and I'm running Win 7 HP 64.
As new MB has only USB 3 ports and new SATA drivers that Win 7 doesn't have, you must add them to the Win 7 installation disk.
Many manufactures has a program to do so, even Intel.
Read my tutorial Create a Windows 7 USB flash installation with new drives for new MB's
You will find all you need there.
I also just upgraded my cpu/ram/mobo to Skylake and am in the process of installing W7 x64. Took me a while messing with Gigabyte's packaged usb drivers combined with a usb install drive, but because it would not let me prepare my ssd the way I liked (WITHOUT the useless 100mb system reserve partition that you can't remove), I instead just installed w7 the traditional way with the dvd. Install went fine, no issues.

However, my question now is how do I get my usb ports (any of them) to work with anything other than mouse and keyboard? I would download the USB drivers from Gigabyte, but my LAN driver is located on my 2TB wd Passport that I cannot currently access.
Your LAN drivers are on the CD that came with your new board

In fact all your drivers are on that CD.

And of course W7 will install to a Partitioned MBR drive, it won`t install to a GPT partitioned drive because it has to make it`s own system partition.

Just use Partition Wizard to prep your ssd. Bootable Partition Manager| MiniTool Partition Wizard Bootable Edition


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24 Oct 2016   #63
Hugo smalls

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hugo smalls View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
I have a Gigabyte Z170 MB and a i5 6600k and I'm running Win 7 HP 64.
As new MB has only USB 3 ports and new SATA drivers that Win 7 doesn't have, you must add them to the Win 7 installation disk.
Many manufactures has a program to do so, even Intel.
Read my tutorial Create a Windows 7 USB flash installation with new drives for new MB's
You will find all you need there.
I also just upgraded my cpu/ram/mobo to Skylake and am in the process of installing W7 x64. Took me a while messing with Gigabyte's packaged usb drivers combined with a usb install drive, but because it would not let me prepare my ssd the way I liked (WITHOUT the useless 100mb system reserve partition that you can't remove), I instead just installed w7 the traditional way with the dvd. Install went fine, no issues.

However, my question now is how do I get my usb ports (any of them) to work with anything other than mouse and keyboard? I would download the USB drivers from Gigabyte, but my LAN driver is located on my 2TB wd Passport that I cannot currently access.
Your LAN drivers are on the CD that came with your new board

In fact all your drivers are on that CD.

And of course W7 will install to a Partitioned MBR drive, it won`t install to a GPT partitioned drive because it has to make it`s own system partition.

Just use Partition Wizard to prep your ssd. Bootable Partition Manager| MiniTool Partition Wizard Bootable Edition
Yup, exactly, and just as I remembered there was a shiny new un-opened CD sitting there in the Mobo box, I had literally just finished using a laptop to burn the files from the website onto a CD that I used instead

So, all updated now. Happily installing my programs onto a fresh drive, my system boots in about 3 and a half seconds, ready to *finally* give BF1 a try this evening.

Thank you, and thanks to the others herev who looked in, I think just being on a forum with smarter people than myself was all I needed to get that spark of inspiration. Much respect 7f.
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24 Oct 2016   #64
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Ya well, enjoy that 3 seconds while it lasts.
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24 Oct 2016   #65
Hugo smalls

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Maybe, but I try to make sure nothing I add is added onto the boot list, if possible. I also don't have very much installed on this machine. Try to keep it light and fast.
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24 Oct 2016   #66
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

It`s those dammed Windows updates, first the 4 colors don`t even come together and it goes to windows, then after fully updating windows, the 4 colors come together then pulse for 3 or 4 seconds before it goes to windows

Happened on my Saber Z77, my Saber Z87, and now this Z170 and this Saber is the worst because it does a bunch of tests before it finishes the POST.
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24 Oct 2016   #67
Hugo smalls

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Do you have Intel rapid storage installed?
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24 Oct 2016   #68
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Of course.

But that doesn`t kick in til well after windows boots, so that`s not part of my issue.

It`s this board and it`s damned tests, I`ve contacted Asus, and I even bought another board and it did the same thing, I just bought it as a test, then shipped it back.

I would like to get the Formula, but it`s so expensive.

ASUS ROG MAXIMUS VIII FORMULA LGA 1151 Intel Z170 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard-Newegg.com

But who knows, it could take longer to boot then mine
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24 Oct 2016   #69
Hugo smalls

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Hmm.. you must have quite a bit more content installed than I do. After I update w7 as much as it can be, I still never see the 4 colors even get close to each other.
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24 Oct 2016   #70
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I have a spare SSD, I may do a fresh install, but that`s not gonna help any with the motherboard POST, it`s ridiculous.

Windows 10 boots fast, but I only plug that drive in once in a while.
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