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Windows 7: Looking for Asus motherboard that will support win 7

26 Dec 2019   #11
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Some 370 boards have ps2 simulator and legacy usb support options in bios.

I don't know if that brand/model has.

If you can find the manual online, itmight have bios screenshots so you can see.

YEP.
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https://dlcdnets.asus.com/pub/ASUS/m..._UM_v2_web.pdf


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26 Dec 2019   #12
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by msalton1 View Post
Thanks Mhz07. I believe the final verdict will be the Asus Strix Z370-H and I note that although it supports win 7, it doesn't provide USB or sata drivers (I doubt I'll use the MvMe anyway).


Where would I get those drivers?


Also, I haven't researched cpus, but see that this board supports the i9-9900K. Are you aware of any issues that might occur in these circumstances?
The USB 3.x and SATA drive is the chipset, not the CPU. You have to search for Z370 USB 3.x and SATA drivers for Win 7.
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26 Dec 2019   #13
msalton1

windows 7 Pro 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
The USB 3.x and SATA drive is the chipset, not the CPU. You have to search for Z370 USB 3.x and SATA drivers for Win 7.

I've read that you can download the mfr drivers for the windows 10 chipset and extract the sata, USB drivers etc. They are said to be compatible with win 7. Or I guess I should at least be able to dl the USB 3 drivers from intel.


The CPU question was a separate question. I'm fishing ahead now that the Mboard issue is closing in on resolution.
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26 Dec 2019   #14
msalton1

windows 7 Pro 64 Bit
 
 

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27 Dec 2019   #15
msalton1

windows 7 Pro 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Some 370 boards have ps2 simulator and legacy usb support options in bios.

I don't know if that brand/model has.

If you can find the manual online, itmight have bios screenshots so you can see.

YEP.
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https://dlcdnets.asus.com/pub/ASUS/m..._UM_v2_web.pdf

Sorry I missed this earlier.That's helpful. I've been in a bit of a 'panic' to find a quality z370 motherboard, since stocks are dwindling quickly. In addition to the TUF Z370 Gaming Plus, I had my eye on the Strix 370-H, of which I could find only one, which I ordered. I also ordered 2 of the Tuff Plus Gaming boards.


The 370-H doesn't have the same PS/2 and legacy USB support options you mention (although it does have a PS/2 combo & USB 2 back panel connections). Will I still be able to install win 7 on this (strix)?
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27 Dec 2019   #16
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Now you have ordered it, you better hope so.
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27 Dec 2019   #17
msalton1

windows 7 Pro 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Now you have ordered it, you better hope so.

I bought the 2 TUF boards because there are two win 7 machines that I have to keep running. I bought the Strix for one of those. If the Strix board doesn't work out, I'll use one of the TUFs and either sell the Strix or use it on another of my machines with another OS (I may even eventually put Win 10 on one).



Had I been able to start the process sooner, I would have gotten all ROG boards, since I've had great success with them over the years. The Strix z370-H was literally the last ROG z370- board available that might suit my purpose. There are Primes available, but they are below the ROG and TUF series in terms of quality.
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1 Week Ago   #18
UsedBits

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 
Seeking motherboard with 4k onboard graphics for Win7 system

I hope this thread is still alive.

This thread is very interesting, but it runs counter to what I've read about running Win7 on a 'modern' motherboard.

According to ASUS chat support representatives, the most recent ASUS board that can run Windows 7 is an AT3+. I'm no longer versed in motherboards and, with Win7 being decommissioned, can find little in the way of motherboard compatibility.

My need is modest - all I need is more screen real estate than two 1280x1024 monitors can display. A 4k monitor (or TV - because I don't need a fast monitor) will be enough. However, my current ASUS M2N68-VM onboard graphics can't do 4k.

So, my choices are:

1. find a graphics card that will work with my motherboard
2. find a motherboard with onboard 4k graphics that is compatible with Windows 7
3. replace my entire system and reload everything from scratch (not desirable).
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1 Week Ago   #19
msalton1

windows 7 Pro 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsedBits View Post

So, my choices are:

1. find a graphics card that will work with my motherboard
2. find a motherboard with onboard 4k graphics that is compatible with Windows 7
3. replace my entire system and reload everything from scratch (not desirable).

You're probably better off starting a new thread. That said, your simplest & cheapest option would be a new graphics card (if they make one that does what you need and works in your board). If you replace the board, you're looking at replacing the CPU and RAM as well.


That said (and for the sake of updating the thread), I can vouch that the Asus TUF Z370 works, and there are still some available (intel platform). USB 3 support is managed with a PCIE to usb3 card. You'd should be able to find compatible RAM and 8th gen CPU at this writing. I had to use Asus EZ Installer to get Win 7 onto the board.
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1 Week Ago   #20
UsedBits

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

Thanks, msalton1. I'll review the motherboard you suggested and as mentioned in the thread.

However, I believe this graphics card might provide the 4k display without having to go through the machinations of swapping the motherboard, CPU, memory, etc.

GIGABYTE GeForce GT 1030 DirectX 12 GV-N1030OC-2GI Video Card - Newegg.com
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