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wanting to install Win 7 on I9-11900k

draziw
Beginner
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As the title says, wanting to install Win 7 on I9-11900k. This is on a Asus Z590 E MB as well. Others have done it by slip streaming USB 3.0 drivers into a Win 7 installation ISO but thats not working for me. Tried using a DVD drive , no luck there either. Has Intel made the processor so that it will only work on 10 and newer OS's.

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AlHill
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Plain and simple, W7 is not supported on anything 7th gen and later.  Microsoft's rule, not Intel's.

 

Doc (not an Intel employee or contractor)
[Windows 11 is the new Vista]

draziw
Beginner
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you will find that there is people who are using W7 with I9 CPU's and Z590 MB's. They're still able to get updates by suppressing Microsofts CPUs checking software. 

 

Tried putting up a YouTube link but get a red box warning. Maybe I don't have permission to do so, shows a YouTuber with an I9 and W7.

AlHill
Super User
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Windows 7 is discontinued and not supported.

7th gen and later processors do not support Windows 7.

That some users still use Windows 7 is no justification.  And, no discussion about how you have programs that require Windows 7.

Stop fooling around with trying to make something work that has no purpose,  and step into the current world.  You have a nice CPU.  Install W10 or W11, and be happy.

 

Doc (not an Intel employee or contractor)
[Windows 11 is the new Vista]

 

draziw
Beginner
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"Windows 7 is discontinued and not supported." True but you still can get updates. I'm getting notification all the time for my older laptop. And upto 2 months ago I was getting them on my Desktop (I7 7700K). I had updated and began to get MS's spiel about W7 not being supported or supporting the CPU. I could still get updates using wufuc, til I updated CPU/MB.  

wufuc disables the "Unsupported Hardware" message in Windows Update allowing you to continue installing updates on Windows 7 and 8.1.

"Stop fooling around with trying to make something work that has no purpose"  You're telling me that W10 or W11 has purpose?? Yes it has purpose, to make MS money by putting useless crap, apps, bloatware, telemetry/spyware......stuff you can't uninstall, updates all the time and even more useless programs with the updates. Why do you think there's people out there that de-bloat 10.  It would appear that MS has you brainwashed....:-(( 

AlHill
Super User
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The upgrade from W7 to W10 is free.  And, you can still run a W7 VM on W10, again free. 

You do what you want, but you are unsupported - at Microsoft and here. And, if W7 was supported on your ASUS board, ASUS would have the drivers for you.  As far as making money, I hear that silly argument all the time.  If you were really concerned about a company making money, why be on Windows at all?  Use Linux instead.  And, why give Intel money when you could stay on your old platform and processor?  No, the money argument does not stand up. 

 

You do what you want, and remain unsupported, fighting a battle that you will not win.  Continuing to do so also puts you at a security risk.  As it is right now, you are being left behind.  Soon, you will be amongst those who refused to leave XP.  And, in a couple of years, you will be amongst those who refused to leave W10.  Technology marches on, and some are left behind.  How many times in the past 10 tears have you replaced your cell phone?  Still have 2G?  3G?  With 2G and 3G turned off, you had to upgrade.  Who is making money?  With electric cars appearing more and more every day, do you love the oil companies so much that you intend to stay on petrol?  Do you still have floppy disks?   If you want a reasonable discussion about upgrading and the benefits thereof, drop the money argument.  All companies make money, and new/better products is what makes the world go round - except for a stuborn few what want to wage their own private war regarding "money".

 

Also, name calling is not allowed on this forum.  

 

Doc (not an Intel employee or contractor)
[Windows 11 is the new Vista]

 

 

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