Can I run Windows 7 64 bit Pro on this modern hardware please?

  1. Posts : 97
    Win 7 Pro 64 Bit

    Can I run Windows 7 64 bit Pro on this modern hardware please?

    I want to build a new, more powerful PC for streaming amateur digital TV to my transmitter, I'm one of those sad old radio amateurs

    . It has to on the fly encode H264 and H265 from camera or hard drive.

    I am looking at an Intel i912900K processor, a Gigabyte Z690 Gaming X motherboard, 32GB DDR5 RAM, a Samsung 980 Pro M.2 PCIE 4.0 SSD, running off a Corsair 750W PSU. I haven't decided on the graphics card but it will support hardware H265. I believe the processor will also support internal CPU operation?

    I am unsure if such specs preclude the use of my favoured OS or if I *MUST* "upgrade to Win10?

    Aside from updates and potential security issues does Win10 do such encoding and decoding any better than Win 7?

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  2. Posts : 16,230
    7 X64

    Some people have win7 running on intel 12th gen , and new amd cpus on 500 series motherboards..

    You are better looking at what they doing over at win raid.
    Windows 7 on (ASUS) B560, possible? - Windows 7/Vista/Server 2008 - Win-Raid Forum

    x570 motherboard recommendations for ryzen 5000 series & windows 7 - #41 by kithylin - Windows 7/Vista/Server 2008 - Win-Raid Forum

    apparently there is a 770 igpu driver in development
    Last edited by SIW2; 25 May 2022 at 10:42.
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  3. Posts : 7,369
    Windows 7 HP 64

    Do you have a Win 7 Retail license?
    You won't find a reliable seller for Win 7.

    Unless you love and accept the challenge to install Win 7 on unsupported hardware, go with Win 10.
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