Windows 7, ready to go for your NUC6i7KYK. USB 3.0 drivers, and NVME drivers, for all editions, are just a download away.
A friend of mine let me borrow their NUC and I tested my custom ISO with all versions of Windows 7 (basic, home premium, professional, ultimate).
USB 3 drivers are added to boot.wim and install.wim (all indexes) already.
Microsoft kernelmode/usermode framework are already installed to all the versions on this ISO. Microsoft generic NVME drivers and the bugfix have also been added.
Included a README to this post, which I suggest you actually read. It provides links to the drivers, Microsoft updates, and any changes made to the ISO.
Installing requires 8GB of disk space, although you can do a few quick tweaks to gain more disk space. After the tweaks, Windows will use 5.4GB disk space.
1. Right click Recycle Bin, Properties, select "Don't move files to the Recycle Bin....", click OK, restart.
2. Start, search: "systempropertiesadvanced" without quotes, Advanced-Performance: click Settings, click Advanced tab, click Change, uncheck at top "Automatically manage....for all drives", select "No paging file", click Set, click Yes for the dialogue box that appears, click OK, click OK, click OK, restart.
Download W7NUC6i7KYK.iso from my google drive here: Win7 ISO 32&64 (***Hyperlink has been removed)
This ISO is only 64-bit.
UPDATE: Win7 ISO 32&64 (***Hyperlink was removed)
All NUC's I've tested previously are now supported in the ISO's. Windows 7 SP1, x86/x64
x64 editions: Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate
x86 editions: Home Premium, Ultimate
Keep in mind that mileage may vary as I don't see some Intel drivers (x86) for a few NUC's.
NUC6i7KYK is supported in both x86/x64.
It's basically a full version now. Look at the readme on my google drive. It's about as stock as you get while saving significant space.
The only difference is the editions removed are Starter/Home Basic, Natural Languages (windows fancy search, still searchss drive perfectly), Language Packs (only kept en-US), and disabled hibernate/pagefile as people with a NUC splashing out a couple hundred won't likely be using a HDD anyways, and 8GB RAM is becoming standard.
Hi ilikerhinos and community members,
Due legal considerations I was forced to remove the link that was pointing the Win7 ISO 32&64 file, I apologize for that and I hope that you understand our reasons for that.
I believe windows ISOs are available for download from Microsoft, windows 10 32 and 64 are for sure using the windows media creation tools. You still have to have a valid license key to activate windows after or during the installation.
I have a link here too. Please see second post.
To anyone else, I'm working on a website that had the tutorial and links in case Intel isn't allowed to have download links hosted on their forums.
Hopefully this is legal to post a link which doesn't contain the download file itself.
http://howtotechy.weebly.com/windows-7-isos-pre-built.html Windows 7 ISO's Pre-built - How To Techy
My website: http://howtotechy.weebly.com/ How To Techy - Home
Thought I should include the following:
Can replace Windows 10 drivers with two drivers from Intel, seems to actually work better than the Windows 10 drivers.
Extract Win7 folder to desktop. Rename Win7 folder to your NUC model to keep track of it easier.
Repeat above for however many different NUC's you have that require different USB drivers.
Create two folders on desktop called "Drivers1" and "Drivers2."
RT 7 Lite, after loading ISO, it'll let you add drivers.
Add drivers to "boot image" in RT 7 Lite from Drivers1 folder.
Add drivers to "install image" from Drivers2 folder.
Finished after creating ISO with RT 7 Lite.
https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/25687/USB-3-0-Intel-USB-3-0-Device-Driver-for-Windows-7-?p... Download USB 3.0: Intel® USB 3.0 Device Driver for Windows 7*
https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/24503/USB-3-0-Intel-USB-3-0-Device-Driver-for-Intel-NUC?pr... Download USB 3.0: Intel® USB 3.0 Device Driver for Intel® NUC
https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/24896/Intel-USB-3-0-Device-Driver-for-Intel-NUC-Kit-NUC5-x... Download Intel® USB 3.0 Device Driver for Intel® NUC Kit NUC5[x]PY
and this for desktops..?: https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/22824/USB-3-0-Driver-Intel-USB-3-0-eXtensible-Host-Control... Download USB 3.0 Driver: Intel® USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller Driver for Intel® 8/9/100 Series and C220/C610 Chipse…
I have also got my NUC6i7KYK and really frustrated when installing Windows 7 on it. I have tried the NUC dedicated ISO placed onto Google Drive (I don't know why installation terminated with unexpected error) and the Intel USB 3.0 Driver Tools for Windows 7 but none of them works.
After several hours of struggling, referencing your steps and browsing thought forums. I have finally got Windows 7 installed on my NUC smoothly, here are the steps I have done:
1. Prepare a clean version of Windows 7 ISO, in my case I only have Windows 7 Professional ISO x64 which is even not SP1, but I believe that SP1 should work.
2. Prepare a Windows Installation USB by using https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/windows-usb-dvd-download-tool Windows USB/DVD Download Tool.
3. Download the https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/25687/USB-3-0-Intel-USB-3-0-Device-Driver-for-Windows-7-%3... Download USB 3.0: Intel® USB 3.0 Device Driver for Windows 7*, unzip it but don't need to run the tools, we just need those drivers.
4. Install NTLite, mount the Windows Installation USB, Add the drivers which in step 3, add the drivers to Install.wim and boot.wim as well. (You may need to select driver files manually), you may refer to this great tutorial of adding drivers to Windows 7 Image. http://www.win-raid.com/t750f25-Guide-Integration-of-drivers-into-a-Win-image.html [Guide] Integration of drivers into a Win7/8/10 image. Remember you will need to add driver to both Install.wim and boot.wim otherwise the USB port will not work sometime during installation process.
5. Insert the Windows Installation USB to you NUC and you will find all USB ports function perfectly during installation and of course including your Keyboard, Mouse and USB Thumb drive.
6. Seat Back and enjoy your brand new NUC with Windows 7.
Hope my experience will help.
@idata I came across your posts and site and tried following the various tutorials around ... the Windows 7 install is able to successfully with usb keyboard and mouse support working ok, but after the first reboot during the install process when windows 7 loads back up and is finishing the setup, there is a blue screen pointing to iusb3xhc.sys (i'm using DriverVer=12/18/2015,22.214.171.124).
the google drive folder link on your weebly site is empty unfortunately, or I'd skip all this and just use the prebuilt iso.
Any help you can give? Still have a win7 x64 iso for the nuc6i7kyk lying around you could link me?