Coffee Lake and windows 7?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Space Dandy, Oct 24, 2017.

  1. Space Dandy

    Space Dandy MDL Novice

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    Just wondering if anyone that has bought coffee Lake has tried using windows 7 on them?

    Does slipstreaming the USB drivers ( from the specific MB sites) into your w7 install work like it does in for Kaby Lake?

    Does the hardware check bypass thingy ( found here https://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/fix-for-patches-with-cpu-detection-for-win7-win8-1.74049/ ) work for Coffee Lake?

    Looks like it should work but just would like to hear from people that have actually tried it.
     
  2. shhnedo

    shhnedo MDL Member

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    According to an ASRock mobo manual, there's a compatibility support module, so in theory it should be possible to install 7 on a CL machine.
     
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  3. atgpud2003

    atgpud2003 MDL Member

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    make sure you use UpdatePack7R2 and can be found here to download it, this will take care of this.. :) I noticed Rollup monthly is the problems, I always hide it, still updates.. They are trying push people use Windows 10!
     
  4. Ocygord

    Ocygord MDL Member

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    So stop using windows update and disable it.
     
  5. atgpud2003

    atgpud2003 MDL Member

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    you can change from Automatic to Manual or disable Windows update on the Services.. that about it..
     
  6. buaya_hunter

    buaya_hunter MDL Novice

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    The only issue I encountered so far is that if you try installing windows 7 on a notebook.

    As you know, you have to install the driver for the intel intergrated graphic before you can proceed with the driver installation for the notebook discrete graphic.

    So far, I am unable to find a compatible windows 7 driver for the intel intergrated graphic found in coffee lake processor.
     
  7. shhnedo

    shhnedo MDL Member

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  8. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    Since MSFT doesn't support win 7 on kabylake and more current systems, it shouldn't be much of a surprise that manufacturers don't create drivers for it anymore ;):)
     
  9. Mr.X

    Mr.X MDL Guru

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    The other day, I had to install Windows 8.1 x64 in a system with Celeron G3930 (7th gen). No problems with all drivers except graphics one.

    Damn. I had to modify the inf file and install with Signature Verification disabled, then re-enabled it.

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