Solved Can I use the Intel CPU - 8700K with Windows 7 Pro?

January 1, 2018 at 14:20:15
Specs: Windows 7
Would like to know if I can use Windows 7 Pro with Intel 8700K? I know it in specks keeps saying with Win-10, but would only use Win-10 in a dual boot set up.

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January 2, 2018 at 15:46:14
Presview9

Are you able to get updates for Windows 7 from MSoft? I recently built a new system using a Rysen 5 and found I had to use a work around to even install Windows 7 home 64 bit but after getting it working MSoft would not update, generating a message that my processor was not supported in Windows 7.

Ended up installing 10. P**sed me off because I had a new copy of 7 I wanted to use.

Anyway, I thought that was the same issue for the newer i5 & i7 chips. Could be wrong. If you are able to update then I am wrong.

BTW, my board supports Windows 7 and has all the drivers. I did need to update the BIOS because the one that came with the board was reading the temperatures 20c high. This was a known issue with my GA -AB350-GAMING.

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January 1, 2018 at 15:47:57
yes.       

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January 1, 2018 at 15:52:43
I don't believe you can get appropriate chipset drivers for Win7, so double check that before you commit.

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January 1, 2018 at 22:15:34
I don't think Windows 7 will allow any updates to the OS, in addition to the chip set driver issue.

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#4
January 1, 2018 at 23:30:55
Some Win 7 drivers for newer motherboards are more of a workaround for the OS to understand the newer hardware.
I had a problem with a win 7 driver (HAL.dll) for MB (dd. 2013) on this computer. It generated a huge amount of interrupts. It started to affect Data Communication Processes and even playing music became problematic.

After upgrading to WIN10 the problem disappeared and the system is faster and very stable.


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January 2, 2018 at 09:50:27
I have been using Win-7 Pro with no problems at all, and in 7 years, I have never seen the blue screen. It was bench marked with over 13,000 computers, and they only take the fasted 1000, of which they then break it down in fives, of which my computer ended out in the top 5. My advantage was that my tested stable at 5.19 GHz. On the question period that follows, Someone asked what I was using for water cooling'
and I told them I was using only air. The next person answered, BS you are ! Of with I offered to pay anyone that could find water within 15' of the computer, left my name and address and tel. #, but nobody had the guts to take me on. For you see I have developed a air cooled system different from any ever put on the web.
I have used Win-10 Pro, which cannot do 10 things that Win-7 Pro can. At this point, with free giveaways and billions spent to push Windows-10, it still is well behind Win-7 in use.
Thank You for answering me back.

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January 2, 2018 at 10:35:42
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January 2, 2018 at 15:46:14
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Presview9

Are you able to get updates for Windows 7 from MSoft? I recently built a new system using a Rysen 5 and found I had to use a work around to even install Windows 7 home 64 bit but after getting it working MSoft would not update, generating a message that my processor was not supported in Windows 7.

Ended up installing 10. P**sed me off because I had a new copy of 7 I wanted to use.

Anyway, I thought that was the same issue for the newer i5 & i7 chips. Could be wrong. If you are able to update then I am wrong.

BTW, my board supports Windows 7 and has all the drivers. I did need to update the BIOS because the one that came with the board was reading the temperatures 20c high. This was a known issue with my GA -AB350-GAMING.

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January 2, 2018 at 17:33:18
You have made some good info, of with Microsoft is doing everything to kill Win-7, as yes someday Win-10 will become first, for all you can buy in now mainly is a computer with only Win-10 . A fellow that is what would be called a all out Microsoft user is all ready sick of Win-10, and as a example, with Win-7 all you had to do is slip in a music CD, and the music would start playing, while with Win-10 that does not work! Is this
the way you advance, no we are going backward, as I have Win-10 pro, and yes it boots faster, but after that give me Win-7 Pro any day. Thank you for your help and I would be thank full for any answers you may find in your travels.
Thanks Again,
Presview9

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