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While I know it's not recommended I would like to try and install Win7 Pro on a NUC 8i3BEH To do do I need to insert USB3 drivers into a Win7 Install package. What USB drivers do I need and where would I find them. Thanks

BClar21
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AlHill
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No can do. Only WIndows 10 is supported on 7th gen processors and later. Microsoft made this rule.

 

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n_scott_pearson
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And Microsoft is the owner of the USB3 drivers; Intel does not make any for Windows 7 for this hardware.

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BClar21
Beginner
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Thanks

 

I appreciate Win7 isn't supported but I believe it has been possible to get it running. Indeed, Intel themselves said so.

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000017241/intel-nuc.html

 

I just need USB drivers to try.

 

Before I found what the problem, I was able to clone my current Win7 setup onto a SSD and install it in the NUC. Win7 started and I got Desktop icons showing - but no mouse or keyboard.

 

 

AlHill
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" Indeed, Intel themselves said so."

 

Sure,on NUCs with 6th gen processors or lower.

 

Windows 7 is dead. Just upgrade to Windows 10 and problem solved. There is no good reason to stay on windows 7, and use the argument that some applications do not work on Windows 10.

 

If you want to debate this, do so on the Microsoft forums. This is not a NUC issue. It is a processor issue, and Microsoft made the rule.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4012982/the-processor-is-not-supported-together-with-the-wi...

 

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