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Windows 7: Create a Windows 7 USB flash installation with new drives for new MB's

22 Oct 2016   #11
bradgfromboo

Fedora 16, Win 7
 
 

Head up, I had to use the full path to the .wim file
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\dism /Get-WimInfo /WimFile:C:\Users\Owner\Desktop\W7Setup\Drives7\Drives7\Boot\boot.wim
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22 Oct 2016   #12
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Is the cmd file in the same folder as Boot.wim, in your case C:\Users\Owner\Desktop\W7Setup\Drives7\Drives7\Boot?
I see that you have W7Setup\Drives7\Drives7. Is the cmd file at W7Setup\Drives7 and Boot.wim at W7Setup\Drives7\Drives7\Boot?

Did you use the Drives7.zip attached?
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22 Oct 2016   #13
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

On the image
Left is Drives7\Boot
Right is Drives7\Install


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22 Oct 2016   #14
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Good idea, but it is a bit complicated for the average user. Might be better to knock up a gui of some kind. Perhaps just browse capability would be enough.

( Winre.wim could do with the same treatment. )
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17 Jan 2017   #15
Firmament

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Hello, thank you for doing this. I am currently building a new system and going to use B250M motherboard with i5 7500 cpu. I have a Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit license and I don't want to use Windows 10. I saw that the Kabylake cpus (along with new motherboards) won't support W7, this USB 2/3 support is one of the problems I guess. I want to learn that do I have to install Windows 7 through USB or can I install from a DVD (which I used to format the pc over time) without doing these changes in the files? So are these all for to make new motherboard recognise the USB that contains Windows 7 files?
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17 Jan 2017   #16
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

You can try to install Win 7 using a DVD and navigating with the keyboard (If you have a PS2 Keyboard).
Remember to disable fast boot and secure boot and enable CSM on BIOS.
If you succeed, you'll end with an installation that has no mouse. Use the DVD disk that came with the MB to install the drivers.
But I read that you won't be able to install it on a Kaby lake Chipset / CPU. I read that you can only install Linux and Win 10. By the other hand, I've seen an article that they installed Win 7 on a Kaby lake laptop.

Let us know what you find out.
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17 Jan 2017   #17
Firmament

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Thank you for the reply. Actually I am using a USB keyboard but I have an old ps2 keyboard I can use it. Can I also use a PS2 mouse? Honestly I never did anything on Bios, hope I can do these steps properly, I will look more on internet about them.

When searching about Kaby Lake - Windows 7 issue, I came across a Kaby Lake CPU review in which they test it using Windows 7. Here is the link:

The Intel Core i7-7700K (91W) Review: The New Out-of-the-box Performance Champion

So I understand from that Windows 7 can be used on kaby lake processors without any important issue.
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17 Jan 2017   #18
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Please edit your profile with ALL hardware specs.
You can try this tutorial that adds the drivers not only to the installation wizard but also to the maintenance and to the installation. You can also go to the MSI or Asus site and download their program to add the drivers only to the installation wizard.
I also read that you need to add the AHCI / SATA drivers.
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