What modern hardware is good for upgrading my Win7 rig?

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  1. Posts : 16,187
    7 X64
       #11

    you will have to check them individually or look on win raid forum and see what the users there have done As far as I know all consumer motherboards up to at least 600 series have csm ( not oem boards ). Some have other issues with acpi, find out at win raid forum.

    for example canonkong gives plenty of info here
    [Solution] Win7/8.1 Drivers for USB 3.0/3.1 Controllers of new AMD Chipset Systems - Windows 7/Vista/Server 2008 - Win-Raid Forum
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    Windows 10 home 64 bit
       #12

    uhh i have no clue


    i just found the seven forums suprised it is still active and it let me create a account
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  3. Posts : 16,187
    7 X64
       #13

    BlueBonnett said:
    What makes you think I'm a guest? I've been here for 10 years. :)

    All I see in your signature is an ad for an alternative to Windows Search and "Windows 7 laptops" which I don't need. I'm seeking a desktop.

    I don't mind using hacked drivers as long as they work, but I need to know whatever I need to know in advance before just impulsively buying hardware, paying expensive shipping fee only to find out that it's unusable for reasons I could've found out if I just bothered to ask, so here I am.

    So far, I'm getting the impression that anything after 11th gen is to be avoided due to Win7 not recognizing E-cores properly and that I should avoid motherboards without CSM/legacy boot support, but how do I know in advance which mobo has CSM and which doesn't? Does this only apply to installing Win7 as opposed to just booting into the SSD that I already have my Win7 OS installed on?
    If you are going for intel 8/9 gen avoid oem machines such as Dell because they dont have csm. Consumer motherboards do have csm
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  4. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 home 64 bit
       #14

    i got windows 7 to work


    I got windows 7 to dual boot with windows 10 on my laptop from 2023 its a dell but there is major driver issues
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  5. Posts : 16,187
    7 X64
       #15

    What is the exact model of the laptop ?
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  6. Posts : 124
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
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       #16

    SIW2 said:
    If you are going for intel 8/9 gen avoid oem machines such as Dell because they dont have csm. Consumer motherboards do have csm
    That would've been useful to know a week ago. Too late now.
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  7. Posts : 16,187
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       #17

    BlueBonnett said:
    That would've been useful to know a week ago. Too late now.
    post #11

    As far as I know all consumer motherboards up to at least 600 series have csm ( not oem boards )
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  8. Posts : 124
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
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    SIW2 said:
    I didn't see page two, I thought you stopped replying. My bad.
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  9. Posts : 89
    windows 7 ultimatex64
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    I installed Win7x64 on an ASUS H410M C-CSM board with an I7-10700 using a temporarily connected DVD and the USB drivers preloaded to another partition. I didn't bother with the chipset "driver", or the LAN driver (I was using wifi with a TPLINK dongle).
    Joe.
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  10. Posts : 124
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
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    joeyc100 said:
    I installed Win7x64 on an ASUS H410M C-CSM board with an I7-10700 using a temporarily connected DVD and the USB drivers preloaded to another partition. I didn't bother with the chipset "driver", or the LAN driver (I was using wifi with a TPLINK dongle).
    Joe.
    You did this on UEFI?
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