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Windows 7: Building wife a new computer

04 Nov 2019   #11
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

MS are keen to move everybody to their most recent offering

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the mobo will only run on w10
Win7 will run well on most things - often manufacturers pretend it doesn't. For example, plenty of people using 399 taichi and x570 boards etc with win7.

There are a couple of things - for example the miniscule number of people using optane - aren't any win7 drivers for that, and a few boards would need a cheap pcie to usb3 card for win7 to use usb3.

For a bit of fun, you could try installing win 7 onto a separate disk on your allegedly win10 only machine.
Depending on your hardware,you might need to add some extra drivers to the win7 installation media.

Just out of curiosity,what is the mobo and cpu you are using?


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05 Nov 2019   #12
RoWin7

Win 7 Ult 64-bit
 
 

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05 Nov 2019   #13
Datman

Window 7 home x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
MS are keen to move everybody to their most recent offering



Win7 will run well on most things - often manufacturers pretend it doesn't. For example, plenty of people using 399 taichi and x570 boards etc with win7.

There are a couple of things - for example the miniscule number of people using optane - aren't any win7 drivers for that, and a few boards would need a cheap pcie to usb3 card for win7 to use usb3.

For a bit of fun, you could try installing win 7 onto a separate disk on your allegedly win10 only machine.
Depending on your hardware,you might need to add some extra drivers to the win7 installation media.

Just out of curiosity,what is the mobo and cpu you are using?
GIGABYTE Z390 AORUS PRO LGA 1151 (300 Series) Intel Z390 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 ATX Intel Motherboard
Intel BX80684I79700K Core i7-9700K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor
G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 2666 PC4-21300 Desktop Memory F4-2666C15D-16GVR
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05 Nov 2019   #14
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

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story of my life!
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05 Nov 2019   #15
RoWin7

Win 7 Ult 64-bit
 
 

Roland--"story of my life!"

No, it just means I had decided against what I was going to say.
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06 Nov 2019   #16
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Should be doable.

Z390 AORUS has usb2 ports on the rear, so should be able to install windows 7 via one of those.

If you need a graphics driver for your cpu graphics,this one supports coffeelake

To get updates, you can use wufuc
Release wufuc v1.0.1.201 . zeffy/wufuc . GitHub

If you want, you could update standard win 7 installation media using windows_7_image_updater before
hand - includes everything, drivers, wufuc, etc. It is a big download and takes a while to update the installation media. It also contains a ton of drivers for amd which you can delete before you run it.
Windows 7 Image Updater - SkyLake\KabyLake\CoffeLake\Ryzen Threadripper

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Datman View Post
GIGABYTE Z390 AORUS PRO LGA 1151 (300 Series) Intel Z390 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 ATX Intel Motherboard
Intel BX80684I79700K Core i7-9700K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor
G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 2666 PC4-21300 Desktop Memory F4-2666C15D-16GVR
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06 Nov 2019   #17
Datman

Window 7 home x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Should be doable.

Z390 AORUS has usb2 ports on the rear, so should be able to install windows 7 via one of those.

If you need a graphics driver for your cpu graphics,this one supports coffeelake

To get updates, you can use wufuc
Release wufuc v1.0.1.201 . zeffy/wufuc . GitHub

If you want, you could update standard win 7 installation media using windows_7_image_updater before
hand - includes everything, drivers, wufuc, etc. It is a big download and takes a while to update the installation media. It also contains a ton of drivers for amd which you can delete before you run it.
Windows 7 Image Updater - SkyLake\KabyLake\CoffeLake\Ryzen Threadripper
All I do on this computer is record and process audio. w10 is running ok and I'm getting used to all the changes.
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06 Nov 2019   #18
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Not suggesting you should run win7 on that machine, it is entirely up to you.
Quote:
the mobo will only run on w10
That might be implied by the manufacturer, but is not the case.
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