do not buy any 200 chipset motherboard!

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by yucharles, Jan 17, 2017.

  1. yucharles

    yucharles MDL Novice

    Jan 14, 2012
    all motherboard manufacturers (ASUS,GIGAYBYTE, MSI...) not provided small tool for W7。
    all seeming has intel w7 drivers,Actually all only want you use w10。
    it is free selection by user , not sellers。

    do not buy any 200 chipset motherboard!
  2. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

    Oct 30, 2009
    #2 Enthousiast, Jan 17, 2017
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  3. yucharles

    yucharles MDL Novice

    Jan 14, 2012
    #3 yucharles, Jan 17, 2017
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2017
    ASUS EZ Installer drivers preloaded for 200 series,no use for me.

    Gigabyte Windows USB Installation Tool for 100 (intel 4.X.X.X)

    asrock old only for 100

    msi not have

    thanks !

  4. burfadel

    burfadel MDL EXE>MSP/CAB

    Aug 19, 2009
    Kaby Lake isn't properly supported on Windows 7 anyway. It will work, but you won't get the full benefits of it. Why would you want to continue using Windows 7? It's not nearly as good as those too stubborn to move on from it would lead you to believe :). You can customise Windows 10!
  5. shhnedo

    shhnedo MDL Addicted

    Mar 20, 2011
    Sorry if I fail to understand how someONE's personal OS preference is supposed to be a "DO NOT BUY" advice... I mean, seriously, if I were to go mental and listen to such "advice", I might as well go search for a 50's car - modern cars have far too much electronics for people like you so they're probably very bad for me too, right?
    Please, do a proper hardware/software review of the new gen chipsets(and probably the CPUs that come with them), point out why it would actually be bad to upgrade, then we'll talk. (Don't even dare mention privacy. You gave that up the moment you made an account somewhere and started using smartphones/social media.)
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  6. slayer9450

    slayer9450 MDL Member

    Aug 3, 2015
    True you can customize Windows 10. However, the amount of effort that's required is much larger than Windows 7. Not to mention the fact that Microsoft resets everything back stock every 4 months. Also the privacy concerns, lack of user control, flat UX, and just the general unstable, always-in-beta, feel Windows 10 has is why I avoid it.
  7. PhaseDoubt

    PhaseDoubt MDL Expert

    Dec 24, 2011
    [FONT=&amp]Not for me. My Windows 10 installations have been easily customized are all are quite stable. The resetting has been very minor. In fact, so minor I don’t recall any in the last six months, and I have checked[/FONT]

    [FONT=&amp]Windows 10 “spying” can be greatly mitigated and Windows 7 is no saint in that regard. [/FONT]

    [FONT=&amp]It’s a matter of choice really, but if you’re going to stick with Microsoft for the long haul, and you need or want their support, Windows 10 is the future. If there comes a time I just can’t stop complaining about Windows, I’m moving to Linux. Linux Mint 17.3 to be specific, but 18.1 is a pretty nice upgrade.[/FONT]
  8. melted

    melted MDL Novice

    Jan 17, 2015
    #8 melted, Jan 23, 2017
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2017
    If you dig around a little you can most likely find the drivers needed for win7. I've found that most of the drivers are available
    even if they aren't listed/supported by the mobo manufacturer. Most of the main drivers needed are available from intel if that's
    the chipset you are running. All the others are pretty easy to fill in. Some may be a bit backdated but most of the companies
    supplying chips to the vender's have win7 version drivers on their sites.

    As far as the 200 set I found this:
    Downloads for Intel C200 Series Chipsets

    For those trying to install 7 on a mobo with xHCI:

    If you don't know how to slipstream drivers into a windows install these tools will do the job for you.
    Enthousiast mentioned the ASUS and Gigabyte versions.

    Intel's Version:
    If you don't have Win deployment/AIK installed or something running win8-10 (Or can't deal with Dism command line) you may want to grab:



    Last but not least, most of these tools come with older usb 3.0 drivers.
    You may want to grab the newest drivers from intel and use that set instead with these tools.

    I'm sure this info has been posted in various places around here, if it hasn't
    please feel free to add them to any related threads.
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  9. serendipityguy

    serendipityguy MDL Novice

    Aug 27, 2014
    Thanks a bunch slayer9450 for the detail and well supported claims regarding Win 10, will you please share more on win 10 resetting back to stock every 4 months. I have tried it for 2 months and downgraded back to 7 and will stay on 7 until I am forced to by a new workstation.
  10. bear_aussie

    bear_aussie MDL Member

    Jun 8, 2015
    ^^ what serendipityguy didn't quite say here ^^ is the best advice in this thread

    run win7 on older hardware - it is what its designed for

    if you must run an 8 year old os, use hardware supported by said 8 year old os

    sent from a 6 year old laptop running win7 :D
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  11. Joe C

    Joe C MDL Guru

    Jan 12, 2012
    It's just the 200 series chipsets, I'm currently running windows 7 on a 100 series Z170X board with no driver issues at all, So you can still upgrade and have your windows 7 too
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  12. Mizoguchi

    Mizoguchi MDL Novice

    Aug 27, 2016
    Latest intel platforms are arguably much more optimized for the new OS. Still, a lot of incompatibilities (my tv-tuners mostly, some applications), a few nuisances and the not convincingly yet implemented general tendency of Windows after 8 to merge desktop and mobile computing hold me back...
  13. Whiznot

    Whiznot MDL Member

    Nov 5, 2009
    When Windows 7 is no longer supported all of my PCs will run Linux. Windows expert Koroush Ghazi, author of the wonderful Windows Tweaking Companions decided not to produce a guide for Windows 10. Ghazi's opinion of Microsoft and Windows 10 is quoted below.

    "Let's talk about Windows 10, my least favorite subject right now. At the end of last year I announced that for personal and professional reasons, I would not be doing a TweakGuides Tweaking Companion for Windows 10, but that I would try to compile a brief Windows 10 tweak guide. Well I've tried, and I'm just not finding it possible to write a decent but brief guide. Windows 10 is an ever-changing, non-transparent, disjointed mess of an OS. Many of its annoyances can't be successfully tweaked away, and those that can require pages and pages of explanation. Furthermore, any such guide would require constant editing over time as Microsoft alters Windows 10 on almost a monthly basis now.

    But perhaps the single biggest reason I'm not motivated to write a Windows 10 guide is that I've rapidly lost all respect for Microsoft, and consequently have lost a great deal of interest in anything to do with their products. Microsoft's clumsy, desperate, visionless push to get PC users to adopt dumbed-down mobile-oriented apps purely for their own commercial benefit; the unrelentingly persistent, unethical, and highly deceptive way they're trying to trick less tech-savvy Windows 7 and 8.1 users into "upgrading" to Windows 10; and their insistence on reducing user choice and control over Windows have all left a very bad taste in my mouth. This is an inept company struggling for relevance in the mobile era by shamelessly abusing its monopoly on desktop operating systems, and I don't want to play any part in helping them do that."