Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Motherboard Generation Problem

16 Dec 2019   #1
omar7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Motherboard Generation Problem

Problem: I dual boot my computer (Win7 and Win10)
and I am planning to buy a new computer. The technician
at the computer store said that the latest generation of
motherboard (Generation 9, and maybe Generation 8)
does not support Win7.

Question: What is the last motherboard generation that
can support Windows 7?

Thanks to the member who answers.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
16 Dec 2019   #2
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Plenty of people running win7 on 8 gen intel cpus.

AMD is fine too - as long as you avoid the amd cpus with built in graphics.

Mobos need to have csm support. It is also easier if they have a ps2 port.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Dec 2019   #3
omar7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Let me revise my question:

The technician offered me Intel i5, Generation 9.
He said this processor does not support Windows 7,
only Windows 10.

Is there no way to dual boot with Intel i5, Generation 9?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

4 Weeks Ago   #4
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

To install Win 7 on new computers isn't a simple task as you need to add some drivers to the installation disk.

Can you be more precise on the i5 (number id)?
9th Generation Intel(R) Core™ i5 Processors Product Specifications
My System SpecsSystem Spec
3 Weeks Ago   #5
omar7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
To install Win 7 on new computers isn't a simple task as you need to add some drivers to the installation disk.

Can you be more precise on the i5 (number id)?
9th Generation Intel(R) Core™ i5 Processors Product Specifications



My computer got Intel Core i5-9400.

Thanks for your help and sorry for my late reply.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
3 Weeks Ago   #6
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

The main problem is to find Win 7 drivers for the chipset, and drivers for the CPU internal graphics.
As the new MoBos chipsets only have USB3.x and requires new SATA and or MVMe drives that Win 7 installation disk doesn't have, you have to add USB3.x, SATA and MVMe drivers to the installation disk.

SIW2 created a application to add those drivers to the installation disk.
Update your Win 7 installation media.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
3 Weeks Ago   #7
omar7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
The main problem is to find Win 7 drivers for the chipset, and drivers for the CPU internal graphics.
As the new MoBos chipsets only have USB3.x and requires new SATA and or MVMe drives that Win 7 installation disk doesn't have, you have to add USB3.x, SATA and MVMe drivers to the installation disk.

SIW2 created a application to add those drivers to the installation disk.
Update your Win 7 installation media.

The method of SIW2 is, I must admit, complicated
for for me, a mechanical drafter.
I looked into the "Motherboard Support Disk". It has
a folder named "Win7_64bit_Drivers". Inside this folder
are the following zip files:

ASUS EZ Installer.zip
Audio.zip
Chipset.zip
MEI.zip
Netfx.zip
RAID.zip
Realtek_LAN.zip
USB3.zip
Win7_x64_hotfix_TPM2.0.zip

Would it be correct to unzip these files and add their
contents to the Windows 7 installation disk?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
3 Weeks Ago   #8
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Asus EZ installer does almost all the same as SIW2 tool (a much better tool).

For the installation you don't need to add all drivers.
Only USB3 and Raid (SATA)
The drivers must be multi file type (*.inf, *.cat, *.sys) and not a *.exe, *.msi or *.msu type.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
2 Weeks Ago   #9
omar7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
Asus EZ installer does almost all the same as SIW2 tool (a much better tool).

For the installation you don't need to add all drivers.
Only USB3 and Raid (SATA)
The drivers must be multi file type (*.inf, *.cat, *.sys) and not a *.exe, *.msi or *.msu type.


Megahertz07, thank you for your help.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
2 Weeks Ago   #10
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

When you boot a Win 7 installation disk, you're booting on a WinPE. On new MB you will have no USB mouse and USB keyboard because the new MB only has USB3.x drives and the Win 7 installation disk doesn't have the USB3.x drivers. Asus EZ installer add those drivers to the installation disk so you have USB mouse and USB keyboard.
During installation it will ask you to provide the SATA, and MVMe drivers so you can see the target disk.
When you finish the installation you will have windows but no USB mouse and USB keyboard. That is because Asus EZ installer did not provide those drivers to the installer package, only to WinPE.

In 2016 I made a tutorial to install the drivers to WinPE and to the installation files.
Create a Windows 7 USB flash installation with new drives for new MB's
SIW2 tool does it and go farther.
Believe me, better use SIW2 tool than Asus EZ installer.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Motherboard Generation Problem




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Introducing the next generation of Skype
Source: Introducing the next generation of Skype | Skype Blogs
News
Problem in CPU Usage in window 7 and other motherboard problem!
Hello Guys. How are you all? I hope you are fine and enjoying a good health. Well, I'm having some problems with CPU Usage. Whenever, I open firefox or others programs, It start up to 100% and that's the reason of me of lagging. Even, I have problem with svchost.exe. It gets like 50-70 % CPU...
Performance & Maintenance
Next Generation OS - Multi Processor or 128 bit
Hi all As you increase the number of processors the performance improvement diminishes compared with the expected result -- for instance a system with 8 processors won't perform 8 times faster than a system with one processor due to the ovehead of managing the extra complexity of the...
Hardware & Devices
ipod 2nd generation and windows
My ipod 2nd generation is recognised by i tunes on my new windows 7 computer, appears on the screen but I cannot upload any files from itune to it. I installed some updating software " iPod Updater 2006-01-10" as suggested by apple but still no success. Any advice? Thanks
Hardware & Devices
Please help me rationalize the x25-m Generation 2 80 gb
Guys, I am in a dilemma, it hurts my feelings to spend 300 on an 80 gb drive, but the speeds of the x25-m G2 are Amazing... random read/write AnandTech: The SSD Relapse: Understanding and Choosing the Best SSD sequential read/write (I'll put it in my HTPC as the OS... sequential write really...
Hardware & Devices


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 15:09.
Twitter Facebook