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Windows 7: New Windows 7 install. Works Great!!!

1 Week Ago   #1
inteldr

Win 7 Pro 64 bit, Win 10 Pro 64 bit , Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS, (Mac OSX soon) Multiboot no VM
 
 
New Windows 7 install. Works Great!!!

After searching the forum and finding most of the info I needed I proceeded with Win 7 pro install on my custom built Threadripper.


As you can imagine it was not easy. First Win 7 is not even supposed to be able to install on the x399 platform. I still can not get it to boot UEFI without crashing at the loading screen. So I use the CSM (compatibility support module) and it loads just fine. I downloaded and installed the chipset drivers from AMD. Found the link here on the forums (thank you). Installed the rest of my drivers and everything seems to be working great. The only driver that has a (!) is the AMD PSP 3.0 Device. I cant seem to make it go away and I cant figure out what it seems to do as everything seems to be working. (maybe it's something I don't use) I also found the link to the NVME driver here on the forums (thank you)



I probably would not of bothered installing Win 7 except I have some games that I play offline that just work better in Win 7 then PlayOnLinux in Ubuntu and not at all in Win 10.

Before I start updating Windows, are there any updates I should avoid so I don't disable X399 or Threadripper? I thought I heard something about it once, but can't remember where.

Anyway here is a pic of my basic info about the PC.




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1 Week Ago   #2
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Congratulations.
For the updates, use Simplix.
MS releases SP2 for Windows 7
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1 Week Ago   #3
johnhoh

Win7 pro x64
 
 

In the final post on this thread

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a guy has your same PSP 3.0 issue on win7 and it went away when he installed the AMD Chipset Driver version 17.40.2815.1010, which is available on several motherboard sites if you google it. Worth a try.
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1 Week Ago   #4
ceo54

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Avoid these updates.

KB971033 -x86-x64 (Update for Windows Activation Technologies checking)
KB2952664 -x86-x64 (System Update compatibility for migration to Windows 10)
KB2977759 -x86-x64 (Diagnostics compatibility issues for upgrading to Windows 10)
KB3021917 -x86-x64 (diagnostics and telemetry systems to upgrade to Windows 10)
KB3035583 -x86-x64 (Update sets "Get Windows 10" application)
KB3068708 -x86-x64 (Update to improve the quality of diagnostics and telemetry)
KB3075249 -x86-x64 (Update adds a point telemetry consent.exe file)
KB3080149 -x86-x64 (Update for CEIP program and diagnostic telemetry)
KB3081954 -x86-x64 (Update to improve the working folders and telemetry)
KB3123862 -x86-x64 (Updated opportunity to upgrade to Windows 10)
KB3139923 -x86-x64 (Update adds a point telemetry consent.exe file)
KB3150513 -x86-x64 (Updated configuration for compatibility diagnostics)
KB3161608 -x86-x64 (Update adds a point telemetry consent.exe file)
KB3163589 -x86-x64 (Report on the work of running an outdated version of Windows)
KB3172605 -x86-x64 (Update adds a point telemetry consent.exe file)
KB3173040 -x86-x64 (Notice of the expiry of the update to Windows 10)
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1 Week Ago   #5
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

If you use Simplix to install the updates, those files aren't installed.
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1 Week Ago   #6
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

You can hide them afterwards in windows update
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1 Week Ago   #7
inteldr

Win 7 Pro 64 bit, Win 10 Pro 64 bit , Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS, (Mac OSX soon) Multiboot no VM
 
 

Thank you for all of the suggestions. I will reply again after I have downloaded and installed the updates and fixes and let you know how everything went.

Thanks again.
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1 Week Ago   #8
inteldr

Win 7 Pro 64 bit, Win 10 Pro 64 bit , Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS, (Mac OSX soon) Multiboot no VM
 
 

I was able to use the Simplex installer and it was 750 MB. However after installing it my PC gave me some issues about not being supported. Then I found and installed wufuc_v1.0.1.201-x64 and now my hardware is supported again. This allowed me to use windows update (carefully avoiding the updates above) and it allowed me to install some net framework updates.



In my device manager there was still the PSP3.0 error. The update from AMD on windows update "Advanced Micro Devices Inc. - SecurityDevices - 6/2/2017 12:00:00 AM - 4.4.0.0" Failed to install on both attempts to install it. So after searching some more I found someone who fixed the error by installing the AMD Chipset driver from AMD (not from ASrock my MB manufacturer). The download from AMD for x399 Threadripper included Radeon software and updated all the chipset stuff except for .... you guessed it ... the PSP3.0 error.



Now the person that fixed their error was using a x370 MB and Ryzen 7 cpu. So I downloaded the chipset driver for the x370. I figured at worst it would not install and at best it just might work. (Threadripper is basically 2-Ryzen 7 on 1 cpu package) I installed the driver and now my PSP3.0 device ... WORKS!!! I am still not sure what it does, but I get no more errors in device manager.



Thank you to everyone who offered suggestions and to this wonderful forum for being here.
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