Windows 7 installation help for Intel Skylake and Kaby Lake laptops

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  1. Atom Ant

    Atom Ant Hello, here I go again

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    Because of so many views, i would reccommend also my topic as pinned to the first page, i m not sure who is responsibel for that...?

    And I'm still using my Kaby Lake laptop....:). I usually always buy the newest generation Intel based laptops, but because no Windows 7 igp driver for Coffe Lake, I m not interested at all to change laptop. Win 7 is so good in my (still) modern hardware... ;).

    Guys, just keep installing Windows 7 on your 5th, 6th, 7th gen Intel laptops, you will nothing loose or miss, just win....;)
     
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    Atom Ant Hello, here I go again

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    If you have linked me to the correct place, seems the guy explaining how to do igp driver for the Intel Core i7 8550U, which is just a Kaby Lake CPU and not a Coffe Lake. So we already know how to make Kaby Lake IGP driver, even available in this topic for download. But thanks for alerting, i still keep hoping somebody makes the Window 7 IGP driver for Coffe Lake...

     
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    That method may also work for UHD 630.
     
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    Atom Ant Hello, here I go again

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    brothers, please help,

    I disabled Secure boot and enabled Compatibility Support Module (CSM)
    and used the wonderful ASUS EZ Installer tool on my Windows 7 Home Premium ISO,

    but during the Windows 7 installation, when I select my SSD (it's all unallocated) from the partition lists I get:

    "Windows cannot be installed to this disk. This computer's hardware may not support booting to this disk. Ensure the disk's controller is enabled in the computer's BIOS menu."

    SATA mode selection is on AHCI (it's the only available)
    laptop is an Asus UX310UA
    SSD is Samsung 840 EVO 256gb

    evil microsoft!!!
     
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    saturnotaku Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Have you disabled UEFI in the BIOS?
     
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    cincinnatus Notebook Enthusiast

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    Yes, I think (from what I understand of all this stuff).

    In the "boot" page of my BIOS I have "CSM support" set to "enabled"

    From what I read on the web:
    CSM = legacy = not UEFI
     
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    So I managed to install it on an Asus Zenbook UX310UA with Kaby Lake and Megatrends BIOS (the new and fancy one you can see on page 22 in this thread) version 308 doing the following:

    -convert disk to GPT using diskpart
    -set GPT ONLY on Rufus
    -use Windows USB Installation Tool from Gigabyte
    -set "CSM support" to "enabled" in BIOS
    -on partition selection screen, ignore error and push "next", it will work

    Remember you can summon a cmd shell with shift+F10 on the setup pages.

    What I can say to those that will follow on our steps is that when things that make more sense together don't work, just try to combine them randomly.

    Now a new nightmare begins, finding working drivers
     
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