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vlee9521
Beginner
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re: B365 support w7?


Thanks, there
https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/PRIME-B365M-A/HelpDesk_Download/

That motherboard support found B365 installed w7 ? but official Intel download can not find, is it 3rd (asus) rebuild w7 driver?
https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/products/134895/intel-core-i5-9500-processor-9m-cache-up...

 

and "-MEI - Management Engine Interface" and "Chipset - Intel Chipset Driver"

is it TWO difference driver? not same driver?

 

Cheers.


Chipset Version 11.7.0.1057 2018/12/21 70.71 MBytes

-MEI - Management Engine Interface V11.7.0.1057 for Windows 7 64-bit. Version 10.1.17541.8066 2018/12/21 6.92 MBytes

-Chipset - Intel Chipset Driver V10.1.17541.8066 for Windows 7 64-bit.

 

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AlHill
Super User
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Only W10 is supported on 7th gen and later processors.

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Maria_R_Intel
Moderator
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Hello vlee9521,


Thank you for posting on the Intel* Community Forums.


  • The processor i5-9500 does not support Windows* 7.
  • The Intel Chipset driver and the Intel Management Engine are different.
  • The Intel Chipset driver installs the Intel Chipset Device Software for all chipset components.
  • The Intel Management Engine Interface (MEI) is a layer within the motherboard BIOS that allows interaction between the operating system and the BIOS itself.


For downloads and questions about these components, we suggest that you contact the motherboard manufacturer. Only the motherboard manufacturer is familiar with the drivers available for their platforms.


Best regards, 

Maria R.  

Intel Customer Support Technician 


AlHill
Super User
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"For downloads and questions about these components, we suggest that you contact the motherboard manufacturer. Only the motherboard manufacturer is familiar with the drivers available for their platforms."

Well, Microsoft says only W10 on 7th gen or later processors.  The motherboard manufacturer would be going against the rules.

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

Additionally, W7 is no longer supported.

 

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