Broadwell CPU support for 32bit W7

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by x86, Mar 4, 2018.

  1. x86

    x86 MDL Addicted

    Jul 8, 2011
    Will an 6800K based system run 32bit Windows? e.g. W7 32bit or W10 32bit.

    I m looking at the Intel support page for the above CPU and I m only seeing downloads for 64bit OSes...
  2. mehdibleu

    mehdibleu MDL Expert

    Jun 14, 2017
    #2 mehdibleu, Mar 4, 2018
    Last edited: Mar 4, 2018
    you need to know that 32bits windows versions cannot be installed in UEFI in most cases with only a few exceptions. you will to set up the bios on legacy/bios to be able to install 32bit versions.
    Another thing you need to know is that some bios machines do not contain legacy/bios options and if it's the case, you won't be able to install win7 as it's impossible to install win7 on pure UEFI so if you are a win7 fan, make sure to check that the machine you are going to buy contains Legacy/Bios options otherwise you won't be able to install win7 on it.