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Windows 7: Will my new motherboard support Win 7 out of the box?

30 Jan 2016   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
Will my new motherboard support Win 7 out of the box?

MSI Z170-A PRO LGA 1151 Intel Z170 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 ATX Intel Motherboard -

Disclaimer, I have not bought this mobo yet, but I will next month.

I'm building a new PC that will (hopefully) be able to run the latest games at 60 fps using high/max settings. In anticipation, I bought an install disk for Win 7 professional (64 bit). The mobo I was originally going to get ended up having numerous reviews that said it did not work with Win 7, at least, not without jumping through numerous hoops first. Even then though, it seemed like there was only a small chance of things working the way you want.

So, I looked for another one and found the one that's in the link at the top. I've read up and seen a few reviews about it working with Win 7/8/10 no problem, but I can't be 100% sure.

If this mobo doesn't support Win 7 out of the box, can you recommend me a modern one that will? Here's what the other parts of the build will be like, I need a mobo that can support these:

Intel Core i5-6500, MSI GeForce GTX 970, Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 (Black) - System Build - PCPartPicker

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30 Jan 2016   #2
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot

I was able to find Windows 7 drivers for your board from the manufacturer. Here is their drivers page for your mobo. Take a look:

Looks like it will work to me.
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30 Jan 2016   #3

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

As long as you have a installation disk it should install just fine
No confirmed MSI z170 installs yet

AddRam has a asus z170 sabertooth that the install went smoothly so he says
Another Skylake Journey !!
He used a disk to install most issues have been with flash drives
My SkyLake 6700k Journey
This fellow was trying with a flash drive and had issues,
Windows 7 UEFI install motherboard ASUS Sabertooth Z170 Mark 1
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31 Jan 2016   #4
Wandering one

Win7 sp1 Pro 64bit / XP sp2 Pro (games only)

When I bought an MSI for my wife last year it came with 8. Called one of the sales lines to ask about using with 7 instead. Was transferred to tech support and given all info including drivers and BIOS settings to do a clean install with a 7 retail I had. Maybe I hit a good day but the people I spoke with at MSI were very informative and helpful. Might work for you.
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31 Jan 2016   #5

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1

Okay, I guess I'll go with the mobo in the OP then. I have a Win 7 (OEM) install disc ( it's genuine too, it has a COA), so I'm glad I don't have to deal with any of this flash drive business. Hopefully no problems arise, wish me luck.
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31 Jan 2016   #6

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

Luck :)
Let us know so we can add MSI z170's to the list of got 7 installed
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