Windows 7 installation help for Intel Skylake and Kaby Lake laptops

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  1. Atak_Snajpera

    Atak_Snajpera Notebook Enthusiast

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    UEFI if I'm not mistaken requires GPT partition. If you install in Legacy mode then windows installer creates MBR partitions. I doubt that simple swaping HDD from old to new laptop will work.
     
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    Maleko48 Notebook Evangelist

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    What about partition manager programs that can convert MBR to GPT though?

    Or possibly trying to attempt a "boot repair" on the new machine it is being swapped into since the system would already be setup and contain the additional necessary drivers?
     
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    The question is why do you want to go this route?
    Windows7 x64 supports UEFI. (32bit does not)

    Besides windows installer creates more partitions in UEFI/GPT mode

    Legacy mode
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    UEFI mode
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    Deleted the proposed folders and now it stops at disk.sys.

    I've just tried installing it on nvme disk but all I get after the installation is a boot error message.

    Any ideas?
     
  5. Atak_Snajpera

    Atak_Snajpera Notebook Enthusiast

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    There is something odd with your laptop because another guy from my original thread ( http://forum.pclab.pl/topic/1189112...hreadripper/page__view__findpost__p__14921445 ) succesfuly installed win7 on Asus s15 s510UN with i5 8250u on board.
    He didn't have to delete anything from driver folder neither.

    I'm starting to think that there something in BIOS/UEFI what prevents storage drivers to load on your machine.

    This looks similar to your issue
    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us...e/63b99de9-5e93-4c99-a411-35bcf6a855bd?auth=1
     
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  6. Maleko48

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    Sorry for the late reply...

    Multiple partitions don't bother me. I usually create 3+ partitions myself anyways to organize my stuff better. Idk the specifics so well of BIOS vs UEFI when dealing with Win 7. It just seems like BIOS mode has always been more solid and trustworthy for me than UEFI in the little bit of experience I've had with UEFI compared to BIOS.
     
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    UEFI is required if you plan to install OS on NVMe SSD.
     
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    Good to know. I am new to the SSD game. My old machine with hybrid BIOS/UEFI never got the privilege of an SSD drive. My new machine has an NVMe and SATA SSD, but was also factory spec'd with the NVMe so they at least intended for such scenarios to be encountered straight out of the box.
     
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  9. Atom Ant

    Atom Ant Hello, here I go again

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    It does not required and i don't reccommend (at least on Dell) by my experience. I have Win 7 on Samsung 960 NVMe SSD and it was installed in legacy, still in legacy.

    I cannot read that topic, can you provide any info if for i5-8250U was possible to install modded IGP driver?

    Dantei:
    Too much trouble with that laptop. Buy Dell, it is better brand anyway than Acer...
     
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    NVMe SSD in PCI adapter won't boot in non-UEFI mode. However you can use this trick to boot from NVMe ssd on old PC ( Pentium 4 !!! )
    http://forum.pclab.pl/topic/1214961...ws-7-x64-SP1/page__p__14760867&#entry14760867

    Yes! Modded IGPU driver is working fine. However by default IGPU in Device Manager has weird name but this can be easily fixed using this method
    https://www.eightforums.com/customization/15321-tutorial-how-change-device-names-device-manager.html
    Regarding IGPU driver biostar has modded and signed drivers
    http://download.biostar.com.tw/upload/Driver/Chipset/Intel/VGA/KBLake/WIN7Beta/win64_154514.4590.zip

    One thing we couldn't figure out was driver for touchpad :(
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