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Windows 7: Which Systems Support Win 7 ?

19 Aug 2018   #1
user77777

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 SP1
 
 
Which Systems Support Win 7 ?

I heave heard recently , that the "latest" PC's will not work with Win 7 .
Can someone please elaborate on this .
Which systems will , and which will not , work with Win 7 .
Is it the chipset here which affects things here ?


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19 Aug 2018   #2
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, Kali, VMWare Workstation Player, OpenVPN
 
 

Hi user77777,
Microsoft contends that the new Skylake processors will not run win 7, 8.1. Here's an article on it to peruse.

Microsoft says new processors will only work with Windows 10

Nic
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19 Aug 2018   #3
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Snick,

That is wrong.

Amd has released drivers to run win7. Works great with Threadripper.

Intel are less helpful.

Skylake is officially supported. Win7 runs fine on Kabylake as well.

It is just a matter of adding the correct drivers.

However, USB ports won't work on Intel H370 , B360 and H310 chipsets.Therefore use an external PCI controller for those.
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19 Aug 2018   #4
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, Kali, VMWare Workstation Player, OpenVPN
 
 

@SIW2, you are a plethora of awesome information! Great Day when you learn something new!

Nic
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19 Aug 2018   #5
ian50

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

@SIW2


"Therefore use an external PCI controller for those"


What specifically does that mean, please ?
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19 Aug 2018   #6
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ian50 View Post
@SIW2


"Therefore use an external PCI controller for those"


What specifically does that mean, please ?
Inateck KTU3FR-5O2U Superspeed 7 Ports PCI-E to USB 3.0 Expansion Card - 5 USB 3.0 Ports and 2 Rear USB 3.0 Ports Express Card Desktop with 15 Pin SATA Power Connector, Including Two Power Cables: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories

That is a fancy one. Cheaper versions are available at about half the price.
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19 Aug 2018   #7
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, Kali, VMWare Workstation Player, OpenVPN
 
 

@ian50

PCI stands for Peripheral Component Interconnect and is an industry standard bus for attaching peripheral devices to a computer. The PCI Simple Communications Controller is a generic label that Windows gives to installed PCI boards in Device Manager, when the drivers for the device are not installed.
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19 Aug 2018   #8
ian50

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Thanks for the prompt reply


But - won't work for notebook machines ?
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19 Aug 2018   #9
ian50

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

@Snick


Thanks, but we already knew that.
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19 Aug 2018   #10
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ian50 View Post
Thanks for the prompt reply


But - won't work for notebook machines ?
No. But you only need one if you have the following chipsets:
Intel H370, B360 and H310 chipsets

Atak has made a thing that can install all the drivers into the installation media. It is a big download because it includes everything for Intel and AMD. It also takes a long time to do the job.
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