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Windows 7: 40 seconds stuck on "starting windows" screen... With an SSD...

1 Week Ago   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
40 seconds stuck on "starting windows" screen... With an SSD...

Hello everyone,

So I made a Ryzen build, with Windows 7. Yes I know, It's not fully compatible but I managed to install the USB drivers and installed wufuc. However I have a problem: the "starting windows" screen lasted for a normal 5-7 seconds during the first few starts, and since 2 days It's taking 40 seconds, sometimes 1 minute. I guess it's correlated with me using W7 with a Ryzen but please don't tell me the same things as those reddit guys ("just go to W10 duh"), actually I came on this forum because I hope people will be more tolerant!
I don't know where it comes from: If I was able to start windows in 5-7secs I should be able to go back to it right? Does it have something to do with some updates I made?

If someone could help me out with this I'd be grateful! Thanks

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1 Week Ago   #2

Windows 7 x64, Vista x64, 8.1 smartphone

Hello GoldenTicket and welcome to Seven Forums

AMD confirmed that it has tested and validated Ryzen on Windows 7, but that it won’t officially support the OS. It puts to rest the suggestion of a recent translated report from Computerbase that AMD would reverse its stance and ship Windows 7 drivers for Ryzen.

“To achieve the highest confidence in the performance of our AMD Ryzen desktop processors (formerly code-named ‘Summit Ridge’), AMD validated them across two different OS generations, Windows 7 and 10,” AMD said in a statement in response to a question from PCWorld. “However, only support and drivers for Windows 10 will be provided in AMD Ryzen desktop processor production parts.”
Source: AMD: Sorry, there will be no official Ryzen drivers for Windows 7 | PCWorld
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1 Week Ago   #3

Windows 7 x64, Vista x64, 8.1 smartphone

On a more personally note, I like Windows 7 very much however I would not recommend it with that hardware.

Best option would be to install a more recent operating system (Windows 10 or Linux) and run Windows 7 as a virtual machine.
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1 Week Ago   #4

Windows 7 HP 64

M$ is trying to kill win 7.
There is an update that blocks other updates.
As you said that it was fist booting normally, I would say that it has installed an update that is the issue.
Unofficial Patch Unblocks Windows 7 and 8.1 Updates for Kaby Lake, Ryzen - ExtremeTech

Use Windows 7 Event Viewer to track down issues that cause slower boot times - TechRepublic
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1 Week Ago   #5

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

If Windows 8.1 will work on your computer, you could install Windows 8.1 and Classic Shell, and then configure Classic Shell to make Windows 8.1 look and feel exactly like Windows 7.

I fear that Windows 8.1 will have the same update policy as Windows 7 on your machine; but in my opinion it is worth looking into this option.
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