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Windows 7: Motherboard compatibility doubts

30 Oct 2016   #1
ChiefTech

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 
Motherboard compatibility doubts

Microsoft say that windows 7 is not compatible with skylake or new chipsets but some provide drivers...
Question is, will this motherboard: Support For X99A SLI Krait Edition | MSI Global | Motherboard - The world leader in motherboard design 64 running a Broadwell be compatible with windows 7? If not, will it work with a haswell?


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30 Oct 2016   #2
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP
 
 

I do have a Skylake MB (Z170) and it is compatible with Win 7. You have to add USB3 and SATA drivers to the Win 7 installation disk.
For what I see on the MSI manual, the MB is compatible with Win 7
Support For X99A SLI Krait Edition | MSI Global | Motherboard - The world leader in motherboard design
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30 Oct 2016   #3
ChiefTech

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 
Thanks for the fast reply

so any skylake will work on windows 7? but i thought Microsoft said they would en support for new chipsets on anything thats not windows 10
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30 Oct 2016   #4
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP
 
 

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31 Oct 2016   #5
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ChiefTech View Post
so any skylake will work on windows 7? but i thought Microsoft said they would en support for new chipsets on anything thats not windows 10
Microsoft had to revert back on the Skylake processor (for a short time, though!)...looks next will not allow Windows 7.

Updates to Support Policy for Skylake Devices Running Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 – Windows for IT Pros
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01 Nov 2016   #6
ChiefTech

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 
OK so Windows 7 will still work with older hardware, Right?

Okay but Windows 7 will still work with haswell and x99 chipset, right? And will do so forever as long as i have a windows installation disk, correct?
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01 Nov 2016   #7
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

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01 Nov 2016   #8
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ChiefTech View Post
Okay but Windows 7 will still work with haswell and x99 chipset, right? And will do so forever as long as i have a windows installation disk, correct?
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You're freaking out the OP!
Ok it's Halloween.....

more infos:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3133977

There's strong conditions for this to happen.
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01 Nov 2016   #9
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoN View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ChiefTech View Post
Okay but Windows 7 will still work with haswell and x99 chipset, right? And will do so forever as long as i have a windows installation disk, correct?
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
You're freaking out the OP!

more infos:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3133977


I believe MS was freaking out by issuing an update to 7 Home premium and Pro users can't even use = Bitlocker
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01 Nov 2016   #10
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

yes! but the OP have Ultimate Ed!
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