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Windows 7: Need help installing Windows7 on 8th Generation CPU

16 Nov 2018   #21
mrjimphelps

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Juanipon View Post
mrjimphelps

Which edition of Linux Mint do you recommend?
I run Linux Mint 64-bit, version 18.2, with the xfce interface. I have also tried 18.3 and 19.0, but I have had printer and/or scanner issues with those other versions.

My point in recommending Linux Mint as the host OS is because this will provide a reliable way to run (and update) Windows 7 on a brand new computer. The key is that you have lots of memory. You can then allocate a lot of memory to the Windows 7 VM, along with two or three cores (I believe that is what it is called). Also, if your Windows 7 VM profile is stored on a fast SSD (e.g. an NvME SSD), Windows 7 should run very fast. Finally, if your VM software allows for GPU passthrough, your Windows 7 will be able to use your souped-up video card.

Windows 7 will run very well in this scenario. The only possible glitch is the W7 license. If it is an OEM license, you may or may not be able to activate Windows in the VM. If it is a retail license, you will have no problem activating Windows in the VM.


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11 Jan 2019   #22
Juanipon

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mrjimphelps View Post
I run Linux Mint 64-bit, version 18.2, with the xfce interface. I have also tried 18.3 and 19.0, but I have had printer and/or scanner issues with those other versions.

My point in recommending Linux Mint as the host OS is because this will provide a reliable way to run (and update) Windows 7 on a brand new computer. The key is that you have lots of memory. You can then allocate a lot of memory to the Windows 7 VM, along with two or three cores (I believe that is what it is called). Also, if your Windows 7 VM profile is stored on a fast SSD (e.g. an NvME SSD), Windows 7 should run very fast. Finally, if your VM software allows for GPU passthrough, your Windows 7 will be able to use your souped-up video card.

Windows 7 will run very well in this scenario. The only possible glitch is the W7 license. If it is an OEM license, you may or may not be able to activate Windows in the VM. If it is a retail license, you will have no problem activating Windows in the VM.
Thank you very much mrjimphelps!
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25 Feb 2019   #23
kike30

windows 7 x64 bits pro
 
 
windows 7 professional x64 bits in hp elitedesk 800 g4 mini pc

Hi everyone, my question is this, could you install windows 7 professional x64 bits on an hite elitedesk 800 g4 mini pc with a nvme hard drive, and intel q370 chipset?

I have a sysprep image, and the clone with acronis 2017, but when it starts it stays in the splash window and starts constantly ...

I have also tried to add the usb drivers, in an image with w7 but when I get to the point of choosing language, I do not have access to mouse or keyboard ...
Thanks for the answers in advance, greetings.
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25 Feb 2019   #24
Paul Black

Win 7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi kike30,

Welcome to SevenForums!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kike30 View Post
Hi everyone, my question is this, could you install windows 7 professional x64 bits on an hite elitedesk 800 g4 mini pc with a nvme hard drive, and intel q370 chipset?

I have a sysprep image, and the clone with acronis 2017, but when it starts it stays in the splash window and starts constantly...

I have also tried to add the usb drivers, in an image with w7 but when I get to the point of choosing language, I do not have access to mouse or keyboard...
You need to integrate the drivers into the install.wim [boot.ini & install.ini]. There is a utility called 7UPDATER [written and created by SIW2] which will explain how to do this. It is discussed and explained in more detail here => Update your Win 7 installation media.

SIW2 has included the drivers for nvme in a zip format in post #1 of the thread above.

I hope this helps!
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25 Feb 2019   #25
kike30

windows 7 x64 bits pro
 
 

Thank you very much Paul Black, I have already integrated USB 3.0 drivers
Download Intel(R) USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller Driver for Intel(R) 8/9/100 Series and Intel(R) C220/C610 Chipset Family 8-9-100-and-the-family-of-chipsets-Intel-C220-C610? _Ga = 2.55358187.119687613.1551114070-408465137.1548431493
in an image of w7 professional x64 bits, and I have not been able to start it, I will try with this updater, but the problem I have is that chipset needs usb 3.1 and they do not exist as I understand ...
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23 Apr 2019   #26
Artizeny

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Concerning the update tool referenced by SIW2 in the 2nd post, am I correct in thinking that this new laptop I have with Ryzen 3/Vega 3 apu still will not be helped?

I ordered it last week thinking I'd be able to do W7 on it, and after receiving it today and doing more research, I think I've figured out I'm out of luck.
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23 Apr 2019   #27
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

I don't think win7 can work with apu.

maybe somebody will find a way - but after looking around - not yet, as far as I know.
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23 Apr 2019   #28
Artizeny

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
I don't think win7 can work with apu.

maybe somebody will find a way - but after looking around - not yet, as far as I know.
Ouch So it is as I suspected. Thank you for replying.
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23 Apr 2019   #29
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

According to these relase notes, these AMD Ryzen™ Mobile Processors with Radeon™ Vega Graphics support 7 x64. I don't know what they mean by that.
Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.2.3 | AMD


Here is the FAQ:

FAQ - Radeon™ Software Support for AMD Ryzen™ Processors with Radeon™ Graphics | AMD
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24 Apr 2019   #30
Artizeny

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Thank you for doing that research.

When I go here, and select the Ryzen and Athlon Mobile chipset:

AMD Drivers and Support for Radeon, Radeon Pro, FirePro, APU, CPU, Ryzen, desktops, laptops


The landing page lists only Windows 10 64-bit download:

AMD Ryzen™ and Athlon™ Mobile (Chipset) Drivers & Support | AMD


So, I don't know what to make of it.

In any case, I'm downloading the Windows 7 specific "AMD Radeon Adrenalin 2019 Edition Graphics Driver 19.4.3".

I will open it up and see what exactly is inside the package.
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