Activating Windows 7 on Skylake CPU?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by narvinye, Dec 27, 2016.

  1. narvinye

    narvinye MDL Novice

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    I managed to find a modified Windows 7 iso that I could use to boot on a skylake laptop (Gigabyte P57w v6). Problem was that Windows Loader couldn't activate it ("Unsupported Operating System").

    Where could the problem be? Anyone had any success with this?
     
  2. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    What windows 7 edition and how is the system partitioned (Bios/MBR or UEFI/GPT).

    When the correct usb3 drivers are integrated in the boot.wim (most skylake mobo manufacturers have a tool to do it) all win 7 editions can be installed.

    On Bios/MBR the loader will work, on UEFI/GPT it won't, you can try Windslic or a bios mod (inject slic table). Or install 7 Pro or Enterprise and use a KMS solution.
     
  3. narvinye

    narvinye MDL Novice

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    I just found Gigabyte's software for the usb3 drivers and am trying that now.

    I know that they can be installed but can they be activated with Windows Loader?
     
  4. E_B_M

    E_B_M MDL Member

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    Enthousiast gave answer: Loader won't activate on UEFI/GPT partitioned system.
     
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  5. GOD666

    GOD666 MDL Expert

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    Your best bet would be to obtain a copy of Windows 7 Enterprise and use the KMS method.
     
  6. Mr.X

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    Mine would be Professional edition as my mate Enthousiast mentioned posts above. I guess it's easier to find.
     
  7. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:;)
     
  8. shhnedo

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    Pro VL(Volume License) to be specific. User might not be aware that there are Retail and Volume License images of Pro.
     
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  10. GOD666

    GOD666 MDL Expert

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    I just assume the OP is worst case... ie.. UEFI/GPT which DAZ loader would not work and the ease of Enterprise over Pro.
     
  11. shhnedo

    shhnedo MDL Senior Member

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    I have honestly never tried activating VL via Windows Loader. Up until now I thought VL builds only work with kms activators... Good to know though.
     
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  13. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    It's really only the key inserted is a VLK what's the difference between retail and vl, the loader inserts the oem:slp key plus the appropriate certs ;)
     
  14. atgpud2003

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    Try disable UEFI/GPT and use Lency setting.. It works for me, I had couple people use UEFI/GPT and I simple turn it off.. and works!
     
  15. stormy845

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    Hi all. Hoping someone can help me with a Windows 7 install. I'm a rookie so please bear with me. Just built a new PC with a i7-6700K chip on a Asus Z170-A. I understand these newer ASUS boards have the UEFI vs the old BIOS systems. I have a copy of Windows 7 Ultimate with DAZloader and a copy of Windows 7 Enterprise with KMS. I believe I can install the Windows 7 Enterprise with KMS with the normal install process.

    I also read that it was possible to install the Windows 7 Ultimate if I used a PS2 keyboard instead of a USB keyboard. Does anyone know if this will work? Would appreciate if someone could walk me through a clean install of the Windows 7 Ultimate with DAZloader on my newly built computer. I've read the other post mentioned above and I'm not sure what this SLIC modded bios is. Do I need to do something to my motherboard? Just looking for the easiest way to get the Windows 7 Ultimate on my new PC.

    Thanks!
     
  16. Joe C

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  18. stormy845

    stormy845 MDL Novice

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    Thank you Joe C and Tito! I will try it out and let you know how it goes.
     
  19. Joe C

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    Use Tito's bios mod, a much better alternative for installing 7, but I think you'll still need those USB drivers either way.
    (I should ask Tito for a bios mod for my Gigabyte Z170X board too)
     
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  20. stormy845

    stormy845 MDL Novice

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    Thanks again Joe C!

    I have a couple of more questions.

    @Tito

    If I flash my Asus Z170-a board with the modded bios you provided, is there any way of flashing back to the factory bios at a later date in case I ever want to get my motherboard back to its original state?

    Also, just reading the link provided by Joe C and had the following question.

    It says that I can install Windows 7 and the USB 3.0 driver using 3 methods. My question is, is it possible to install Windows 7 on my motherboard using method 1? I do have the Asus Support DVD that came with my board and I also have an external USB DVD drive (ODD that they mention). The Windows 7 image I have is already on a DVD with DAZ loader already on the image. If I insert my Support DVD into my internal SATA DVD drive and the Windows 7 DVD into my external USB DVD drive, can I complete the install? Do I need to disable UEFI and secured boot at some point during the install as Joe C mentioned? The instructions do not say anything about that.

    Thanks again for your help!