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Good news for Dual Booters using Windows 7 with Intel Kaby Lake graphics

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Good news for Dual Booters using Windows 7 with Intel Kaby Lake graphics

#1 Post by davemx » Sat Aug 18, 2018 5:08 pm

From Kaby Lake CPUs up, Intel and Microsoft no longer support Windows 7/8/8.1

If, like me, you hate Windows but need it for occasional use, you'd hate Win7 the least, and Win10 will make you want to smash your screen and speakers. So it's frustrating to find that you can't get decent graphics for your occasional forays into Win7.

Just so everyone can laugh at me, this is how I got Windows 7 installed on a USB3 computer:

https://davespagnol.wordpress.com/2018/ ... -computer/

Anyway, a driver was developed, I think by Asus, for a particular computer, but it will work on Win 7/8/8.1 with a Kaby Lake processor and above. It's available from Softpedia:

https://drivers.softpedia.com/get/GRAPH ... Beta.shtml

Despite it saying Z270, it works with Skylake motherboards (like H110) with firmware upgrades to support KabyLake processors.
Desktop: Mini-Box M350 with Asus H110i-plus motherboard, Pentium G4600 processor, 2TB SSD and 16Gb RAM DDR4-2133
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