Where can I download the latest chipset drivers for H310 and Windows 7 x64?
All I can find from motherboard manufacturers are installers that don't even extract plain drivers, I need the actual drivers to integrate them into a Windows 7 image.
Thank you, but the 'R2.0' or 'C' revision of the H310 chipset has drivers for Windows 7, it is the only reason why I went for this chipset.
The issue I have is that all downloads for said drivers only include the .exe installer and not the plain drivers, which is what I need.
You are mistaken that the chipset inf is or contains drivers. It is merely a definition file.
If your motherboard/system manufacturer supports Windows 7, they will have all the drivers you need. And, again, if you have a7th gen or later processor, nothing less than Windows 10 is supported.
Doc (not an Intel employee or contractor)
I'm sorry, my English isn't good, I'll try to be more clear about what the issue is.
I know that Intel stopped supporting Windows 7 since 7th gen and that Microsoft added a check to disable updates on Windows 7 when it is running on latest CPUs.
But then Intel made revision 'C' of the H310 chipset with drivers for Windows 7, and motherboard manufacturers added a '2.0' to the names of their new motherboards that use that chipset.
You can go to any motherboard manufacturer's website, search for H310 models, select any that has 2.0 in the name, and you will find driver downloads for Windows 7, too.
The only problem is that it is the new version of the INF chipset utility, which desn't contain plain .inf and .cat files like it did in the past.
I need those files to integrate them into a Windows 7 image.
(I have no problems with USB 3 drivers because those come with the plain .inf, .cat, and .sys files like they always did.)
Well... whatever. Windows 7 support will be available for another decade. There are millions of computers world wide still running Win 7. And the idea that 8th and 9th gen processor support doesn't exist for it is not true. I run Win 7 ultimate 64 on an i9 9900k with an RTX 2090 TI. I also have a Kaby Lake i7. Microsoft's move to "stop support" is a strategy to sell their newer product. Most folks believe what they are told - like the idea that updates are critical etc.
Anyway - the intel H310 drivers and inf files (for Win 7) are available from intel if you look around:
And for the record. "No one in their right mind" is going to believe that an infinite schedule of updates is something legitimate.
That is a misconception that Microsoft wants people to believe. Win 7 will run on any of the newer generation processors. I have it on an i9 and Kaby Lake i7.
If you are interested, I posted a link in this thread to a video where I show it running.