Windows 7 installation help for Intel Skylake and Kaby Lake laptops

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  1. DesertSweeper

    DesertSweeper Notebook Enthusiast

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    No it does not natively support Coffee Lake. What I mean is that it is from the "22.x.x.x" series, that became Coffee Lake shortly after (less than, or at least, 40 days later in fact). I am almost finished pulling down many additinal oem versions from manufacturers websites. Once I have them all sorted I can start to look closer and try them one-by-one.

    They both get to make more money...by combining and forcing upgrades to both the OS and hardware needed to run the latest bloated version.

    Of further interest for folk out there doing Windows 7 on Kaby Lake. So I discovered that the iGPU driver v21.20.16.4508 works without any modification required. It fully supports Kaby Lake but is referred to as a "Beta" version wherever it appears (on various oem websites). I have now found the final release of that strain: v21.20.16.4526 buried in Gigabytes "Brix" section.
    This supports Windows 7 on Kaby Lake natively and is the last version (maybe v21.20.16.4527 has it - but I cannot find that) before they quietly deleted the Windows 7 sections for KBL support.
    Of course you can get much later versions to work but it does prove the point - Intel "developed" a supported driver for Windows 7 on Kaby Lake. And then suddenly they "unDeveloped" it on the same day - the 23rd of Sept 2016 by re-releasing the identical driver and deleting the Windows 7 sections. BUSTED INTEL!!!!!

    OK if anyone can help me out with the Intel drivers between 21.20.16.4678 and 22.20.16.4738 (After the 17th of May 2017 and before the 13th of July 2017) - here lies the way to get this working. I already have 4691 and 4729. I just need the file called igdlh64.inf in the \graphics directory. Alternatively if anyone knows where I can find such versions - is there an ftp site somewhere?
     
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  2. Atom Ant

    Atom Ant Hello, here I go again

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    Little help,

    22.20.16.4678
    22.20.16.4686 exist, but do not know yet where to download
    22.20.16.4687 exist, but do not know yet where to download
    22.20.16.4691
    22.20.16.4695 may exist
    22.20.16.4704 may exist
    22.20.16.4708
    21.20.16.4718
    22.20.16.4718
    21.20.16.4720 exist, but do not know yet where to download
    21.20.16.4727
    22.20.16.4727 may exist or not
    22.20.16.4729 you have already
    22.20.16.4734 exist, but do not know yet where to download
    21.20.16.4735 exist, but do not know yet where to download
    22.20.16.4735
    22.20.16.4736 exist, but do not know yet where to download
    22.20.16.4738

    So these the drivers I could found between the area you mentioned. Looks exactly as you sad, the transition happened in these packages.
     
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  3. Papusan

    Papusan JOKEBOOKS = That sucks! Dont wast your $ on FILTHY

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    Micro$oft, Intel, Amd or Nvidia, doesn't matter. They all are in bed with each other. Micro$haft's last payback:D
     
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  4. DesertSweeper

    DesertSweeper Notebook Enthusiast

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    Atom Ant, very helpful thank you - I have narrowed it down to 22.20.16.4736
    This is the revision where they switched to Coffee Lake...searching....
     
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  5. Tinderbox (UK)

    Tinderbox (UK) Sir Pumpkin Longshanks

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    Is there a working link, all the links are either dead or require membership, a torrent or magnet will do.

    Thanks.

    John.
     
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    Vasudev Notebook Nobel Laureate

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  9. Mr. Fox

    Mr. Fox Undefiled BGA-Hating Elitist

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    I re-enabled the Intel HD Graphics on my desktop and re-tested the driver that worked before would not work now for some reason. It installed successfully, but the Intel iGPU reports code 43. So, I do not have a working Windows 7 driver to share with you for Intel Coffeelake graphics.
     
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  10. Atom Ant

    Atom Ant Hello, here I go again

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    It was always suspicious, nobody sent exact proof that Coffe Lake IGP working with Windows 7. Just mentioning it is working or maybe I received a sceenshoot Win 7 installed on Coffe Lake, but nothing indicated the IGP is installed correctly.
    Fortunately we got DesertSweeper working hard on it and we should support his work! He would deserve some reputation, even if he fails to figure out the trick... There is a trick certainly, since it is the same architecture than Kaby Lake, question is just how well Intel hidden the key.
     
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