Windows 7 installation help for Intel Skylake and Kaby Lake laptops

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  1. steberg

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    I downloaded it using Slow or free download. It downloaded at ISP advertised speed of 10 Mbps.
     
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    Don't have a license key for Windows 7. I do have one for W10 Enterprise, so the lite version of that, which is linked in the thread you posted, is of interest.
     
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    Its a pro version.
     
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    Have you already installed Windows 7 SP1, rollup patch (sort of SP2), and reenabled the blocked updates? On my laptop, I just got them from the Windows 10 Driver CD, browsed and installed directly from there. You should either try the Driver CD that came with your laptop directly, or use the information on it to source the Driver.
     
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    So, I tried the version that @Vasudev linked. Worked fine-ish (still needed to install USB 3.0 drivers after install), except for one big problem. After some (admittedly half-assed) searching, it seems there is no such thing as Intel SST audio drivers for Win 7. SST is totally useless IMO, but I haven't had any joy trying to get any other driver (read: non-SST) to work. Anybody know of a work around? I could just use my USB DAC 24/7, but that's not entirely convenient
     
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    Do you mind telling me what exactly is Intel SST? I thought it was speed shift or something.
     
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    Thanks. Looks like they promise Dolby and HD capabilities and I see no drivers.
    Check this thread out and try installing the lenovo's version of SST https://communities.intel.com/thread/92149
     
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    Have my doubts that those drivers would work (seems they're made for Atom type processors)

    Honestly, I'd rather ditch the SST crap altogether - it does nothing useful for me on Win 10 - and figure out how to use regular ol realtek HD audio drivers (or similar) instead.
    Probably the only (practical) option is to use a USB/bluetooth device

    I did restore my Win10 so I can't really try anything out atm anyways. If I can find a better option for audio, I might try Win 7 again.
    I also totally forgot that you can't do anything on Win 7 without having to reboot:D
     
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