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Author Topic: modern hardware and windows 7  (Read 3764 times)


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modern hardware and windows 7
« on: January 24, 2017, 07:14:26 AM »

Remember we have discussed previously that Microsoft will not officially support sky lake on anything but Windows 10.  I predicted other vendors will still support it.

Gigabyte have made a tool to allow Windows 7 to be installed on a 170 or 270 series chipset.

The issue is not the cpu in this case but the chipset itself in recognising the usb i/o storage.

Video here.
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Re: modern hardware and windows 7
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2017, 11:28:57 PM »

Yeah, My new build Has a Z170 board and skylake CPU running win7 sp1 on it , and it's the lack of  support for usb3 drivers in win7 that is the cause of the problems , win8.1 should install fine as this ships with usb3 support