Windows 8.1 on 7th gen Intel HQ

Discussion in 'Windows OS and Software' started by FireLantern, Jun 9, 2018.

  1. FireLantern

    FireLantern Notebook Geek

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    So I know that Micro$oft built in some blockade or something for new Intel processors to only be able to run Windows 10. I know that some to you are running Win 7 on these processors and I was wondering if it's possible to get Win 8.1 to run there aswell and how?

    I like the new UI and I'm replacing the "Start menu" with back2start anyway so I'd rather have windows 8 and just have it's security updates without "features" from Windows 10 bricking half of my stuff every time.
     
  2. Grant B Gibson

    Grant B Gibson Notebook Consultant

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    I believe it was Intel who did it, not microsoft (as intel manufactures the hardware) and it should be as easy as normal, but you would have to figure out a way to install drivers
     
  3. SL2

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    Drivers may be an issue to find, and possibly difficult to install. Once you install ALL updates for Windows you'll get nagging pop ups telling you to give up.
    https://winaero.com/blog/install-updates-kaby-lake-ryzen/

    Never install all updates for Windows 7 with these CPU's.

    Yes, this is all Microsofts work.
     
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  4. Grant B Gibson

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    oh yeah thats right. They brick your OS
     
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