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JNyc
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Intel CORE i3 8100 LGA 1151 8th GEN - video drivers for windows 7 64 bit

Hello.

Yesterday I build my new own PC with

- i3 8100 8th GEN

- Gigabyte Z370M D3H

And today I installed windows 7 64 bit and I have big problem with graphics. I can not install video drivers, because they only support windows 10.

I tried from here:

https://downloadcenter.intel.com/product/126688/Intel-Core-i3-8100-Processor-6M-Cache-3-60-GHz- Downloads for Intel® Core™ i3-8100 Processor (6M Cache, 3.60 GHz)

but there are only files for windows 10.

I tried to download some other, older drivers, but when i am installing them i have note, that those drivers are too old and doesnt support this processor.

Could anyone help me and show me drivers i can install?

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AlHill
Super User
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There are no Windows 7 drivers. Only Windows 10 is supported on 7th and 8th generation processors.

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FGust2
Beginner
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I have the same problem. I need to use some softwares that do not work correctly on windows 10. so I need windows 7...

n_scott_pearson
Super User Retired Employee
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As Al said, Intel and Microsoft have chosen to support only Windows 10 on 7th generation and later processors. This decision is final and will not be reversed. Their rationale is document here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4012982/the-processor-is-not-supported-together-with-the-wi... Microsoft Processor Support in Windows 10 and here: http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/processors/000006105.html Intel Processor Support for Windows 10. There is no driver-level support for Windows 7. Some driver packages, because of their development history, will unintentionally support Windows 7, but this is not universal and is not supported by either Intel or Microsoft.

Your only option, if you truly must have Windows 7, is to install Windows 10 Pro or some other Hypervisor-providing O/S and then run Windows 7 in a virtual machine.

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