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Windows 7: I need help installing Windows 7 on a new-gen PC...

19 Mar 2020   #1

Win 10 Home/x64
I need help installing Windows 7 on a new-gen PC...

Hello SevenForums!

I'm currently trying to create a bootable Windows 7 USB with all fixes to fit my new-gen hardware. This includes NVMe drivers, but for now I only succeeded with these, because my motherboard (ASUS Prime Z390-P) appears to support USB 3.1 and all drivers come only with EXE installers, and I can't slipstream them... This also applies to motherboard drivers but about these ones I'm not really sure what to do... Could someone help me out?

Any help would be much appreciated, TY in advance :)
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19 Mar 2020   #2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64

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19 Mar 2020   #3

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit

According to its support site, the ASUS PRIME Z390-P motherboard supports only 8th and 9th generation Intel processors, and it lists no Windows 7 drivers for its integrated devices.

If I recall correctly, Windows 7 isn't supported by a motherboard which supports only 8th and 9th generation Intel processors.

If I'm wrong, someone else here can correct me.
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19 Mar 2020   #4

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Vista x64 / 7 X64

You are wrong.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by flavallee View Post

Windows 7 isn't supported by and can't be installed in a computer which has a 7th generation or newer Intel processor.

Someone else here can correct me if I'm wrong.
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20 Mar 2020   #5

Win 10 Home/x64

Thanks for the link to the drivers SIW2, I forgot to mention my motherboard apprarently supports USB 3.1 only. Also, when I install drivers to wim files, I still can't use my keyboard/mouse in Windows 7 setup. Any idea on what else could I do?
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20 Mar 2020   #6

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Vista x64 / 7 X64

I would use boot media that has usb support. Run dism++ from the boot media, and point it at the installed windows partition to install the drivers.

Here is windows 7 boot media that I think should work for your mobo. I would be pleased if you test it and see. It includes dism++ and other tools


Here is boot media made from windows 10 which should be fine and also includes dism++ and other tools

Best to extract either of the above linked iso file to create bootable usb. You could use usb7ice to create bootable usb from either of the above iso files

OR use ps2 mouse\keyboard to install the drivers ( if you have ps2 port on that mobo)

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20 Mar 2020   #7

Win 10 Home/x64

SIW2, your WIM doesn't seem to solve it either. Does it have something to do with my UEFI boot settings?

EDIT: I mean not UEFI boot options, I mean my mobo doesn't have a BIOS, it has UEFI :P
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20 Mar 2020   #8

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Vista x64 / 7 X64

Did you try the windows 10 based boot media I linked? That should work.

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4 Weeks Ago   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64


I have a Z390-E and I've tried just about every driver integration tool to no avail. Most of the time, people offering solutions are recommending drivers that cannot be installed during the installation and the same old message comes up: A required driver is missing.'

Check this out:

Once you've seen it all, forget the part about getting the drivers from a site in china, they can be found here:
Forum - [Solution] Win7 drivers for USB 3.0/3.1 Controllers of new Intel chipset systems

Once you have the drivers, carry on with the youtube tutorial, it explains how to use NTLite to integrate the drivers.

When you have the modified installation .iso, you will need to make some changes in the BIOS.

Here are the BIOS changes I have to make:

Advanced > USB Config > Legacy ENABLED

Advanced > PCH Storage Configuration
SATA Controller(s) Enabled
SATA Mode Selection AHCI

Boot > Boot Config
Fast Boot Disabled

Boot > CSM (legacy and support)
Boot Device Control > Legacy OPROM only
Network Ignore
Storage Ignore
PCI Ignore

Boot > Secure Boot State > OTHER OS
Platform Keys Unloaded

Boot > Key Management > Delete all keys

Boot > Boot Priority Set Option #1 to the USB containing the modified installation .iso
Boot device can be checked by restarting and pressing F8 (then you should see the familiar American
Megatrends BIOS message)

Boot > Boot Option Priorities Make sure priority is set correctly

When the installation starts you will have both keyboard and mouse support.

I'm still having issues but this IS the way to go. I'll work with you if haven't solved it yet, if you have solved it, let me know what you did.

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