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Problems when installing Windows 7 in MSI GS60 Ghost Pro 6QE Skylake
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Unhappy Problems when installing Windows 7 in MSI GS60 Ghost Pro 6QE Skylake - 09-28-2016, 19:34 | posts: 1


I recently bought the laptop MSI GS60 6QE (Skylake version). It has Windows 10 pre-installation included as factory settings.

However, I bought this laptop for using it with Windows 7, as my job demands to use this OS. When trying to install Windows 7 from a booteable USB pen drive in BIOS LEGACY mode, Windows 7 does not recognise the USB or SSD. Windows 7 installation is pending for some drivers which I do not know where they are and how to obtain them. Apparently, the USB 3.0 ports stop working (USB mouse seems disconnected). Hence, the OS installation cannot continue due to Windows 7 missing some drivers.

The main issue is that this laptop does not have an CD/DVD optical drive and all their USB ports are 3.0 and 3.1 C - Thunderbolt 3. This means that the only way to install Windows 7 is through USB port.

Therefore, I am writing to kindly ask any of you for technical support. How can I install Windows 7 for this specific MSI GS60 Ghost Pro 6QE skylake model? Did anyone manage to accomplish it?

Here are the most relevant details of the laptop:

Product Name: GS60 6QE
OS: Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 bits
BIOS Version: E16H7IMS.111
BIOS Release Date: 2016/01/27
EC Version: 16H7EMS1.1051109201508:38:54
CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6700HQ CPU @ 2.60GHz
Memory: 16 GB @ 1066 MHz
- 8192 MB, DDR4-2133, SK Hynix HMA41GS6AFR8N-TF
- 8192 MB, DDR4-2133, SK Hynix HMA41GS6AFR8N-TF
Graphics: Intel(R) HD Graphics 530, 1024 MB
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M, 3072 MB
VBIOS Version:,3145728
Drive: SSD, TOSHIBA THNSNJ256G8NY, 238,47 GB
Drive: HDD, HGST HTS721010A9E630, 931,51 GB
Network: Killer Wireless-n/a/ac 1525 Wireless Network Adapter
Network: Bluetooth Device (Personal Area Network)
Network: Killer E2400 Gigabit Ethernet Controller
ATA/ATAPI IDE controllers: Intel 100 Series/C230 Chipset Family SATA AHCI Controller

Thank you very much in advance!

Best regards,

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Default 09-28-2016, 21:07 | posts: 9,610 | Location: USA

Why are you doing legacy mode?

By default, windows 7 does not support USB 3, so it will not see it.
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