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Help please how to install windows 7 on i5 pc

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by seaberry, Aug 15, 2018.

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  1. seaberry

    seaberry Thread Starter

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    Hi, i try now endless hours to install windows 7 on my computer. Always
    mouse and keyboard not working (as i googed cos of not supporting ubs 3.0).
    I tried to install usb drivers on my usb drive with my image but not worked.
    I now installed windows 10 but still want to install windows 7. But even now the keypad and mouse not works.
    How can i install windows 7 ?

    My System is:
    processor: Intel Core i5-8400 - 4.00GHz - 6 cores
    processor-cooling: Scythe Kotetsu Mark II
    Ram: 16GB - (2x 8GB) - 2666MHz - CL16 - G.Skill Aegis
    Mainboard: Gigabyte H370M DS3H - VGA/DVI/HDMI/DP - USB3.0 - USB-C - Raid
    Soundcard: 7.1 HD Onboard
    Graficcard: MSI GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB - semi-passiv/Zero-Fan -
    Harddrive: 1TB - Samsung 860 EVO
     
  2. lynx1021

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    You might be able to with a PS2 keyboard and it has two USB 2 ports above the PS2 port, look at your manual. Although MS says no :
    Microsoft support policies with updated Windows 7 & 8.1 guidelines.

    Processor Generation Processor Model OS Support
    Kaby Lake
    Coffee Lake
    Whiskey Lake
    Ice Lake 7th Generation Core processors and later (i9, i7, i5) Windows 10 ONLY
    6th Generation Xeon processors and later
    SkyLake 6th Generation Core processors (i7, i5) Windows 7, 8, 8.1
    5th Generation Xeon processors
    Saw something about a special Chipset H310c, see https://www.computerworld.com/artic...of-its-coffee-lake-chipset-just-for-win7.html
     
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  3. aaronemus

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    In my experience, Windows 7 Professional has the best compatibility rate with all computers. Also, be sure that if you have less than 4gb of RAM you use 32-bit, and if you have 4GB or more of RAM, use 64-bit. Cheers.
     
  4. flavallee

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    seaberry:

    The Intel Core i5-8400 processor you have is an 8th generation model which supports only Windows 10.
    https://ark.intel.com/products/126687/Intel-Core-i5-8400-Processor-9M-Cache-up-to-4_00-GHz

    If you want to install and use Windows 7 SP1, you need a computer that has an Intel 6th generation or older processor.

    The Gigabyte GA-H370M-DS3H motherboard you have supports only 8th generation Intel processors
    https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/H370M-DS3H-rev-10#sp
    so you don't have the option of switching to an older generation model.

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  5. seaberry

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    So installing windows 7 won't work right :/
     
  6. flavallee

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    That's correct.
    You can only install Windows 10 in a computer that has an 8th generation Intel processor.

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