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How to install Windows 7 x64bit on Intel Z390 motherboards ?

Discussion in 'Processors and motherboards Intel' started by chispy, Oct 27, 2018.

  1. chispy

    chispy Ancient Guru

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    Good evening gents , anyone have windows 7 USB drivers for Z390 motherboards ? I have spent the last 3 days trying to install windows 7 x64bit on my Asus Maximus XI Hero Z390 , until today that i finally manage to get a very old PS2 mouse and PS2 keyboard and was able to transplant a Z370 windows 7 installation to my Z390 MXIHero. The PS2 mouse works flawlessly but the PS2 keyboard it's kind of wonky , sometimes it will be detected and sometimes it will not [​IMG] . But at least i am able to run windows 7 on the new Intel Z390 chipset. i'm restricted to using either a PS2 mouse or a PS2 keyboard because there is only one PS2 conector at the back of the Asus MXI Hero Z390. So for screenies and saved files i will have to use a spare HDD to transfer those files for later submissions as i do not have USB ports working for my flash drives

    The only thing that is not working on the Z390 mobo is the USB ports [​IMG] , not a single usb 2.0 -3.0 - 3.1 works on the motherboard , i have tried all kinds of usb drivers and so far none works on this Z390 boards , everything else installs correctly. Please if you have found some windows 7 USB drivers for Z390 post here or a fix , i and a lot of people would appreciate the help.
     
  2. Geryboy

    Geryboy Ancient Guru

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    I thought they droped support for win 7? don't you restrict yourself going win 7?
     
  3. GREGIX

    GREGIX Master Guru

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    Well it should be usbs from intel then should be no problem, but...maybe they are all asmedia? Try dells asmedia 3.1 drivers. For w7.
    Btw does ur kb/mice work in uefi through usb?

    As I went from z97 to z370 all went smoothly, my w7 installation just installed some new drivers, rest (like 3.1 asmedia usb or so) I took from internet. So could play games on steam in like 20 mins after first boot and reconfiguration.
     
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    BetA Ancient Guru

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    works without problems..
    use this to make an win 7 image that has all driver and stuff in it that you need to bring those new hardware to life..
    Only problem are the USB Ports, they wont work, you would need an external pci controller..THats the only downside.. the rest works flawless...
    I did that on a lot of machines for people that only wanted win 7 on theyr new hardware like ryzen, and new intel cpu´s, etc...

    ---> https://forums.mydigitallife.net/th...-kabylake-coffelake-ryzen-threadripper.76335/

    hope that helps..
     

  5. FatBoyNL

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    Dafuk u spamming bro??? USB support seems to be the one and only issue here...
     
  6. chispy

    chispy Ancient Guru

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    https://community.hwbot.org/topic/1...390-motherboards/?tab=comments#comment-516009

    Here it's a guide to help you guys out installing windows 7 x64bit on Asus Maximus XI Z390 Series motherboards ( Might work on other mobos as well with a PS2 port or Asmedia usb ports ).

    I manage to get windows 7 x64bit correctly installed and fully working on my Asus Maximus XI Hero Z390 , it's a painful slow process but it works 100% for me. You will need a pci-e to usb expansion card with at least 2 usb ports , a native PS2 mouse and a native PS2 keyboard. You will need to use some software to do this = ASUS EZ Installer ( download from the Asus Strix Z370 support page ) - https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/ROG-STRIX-Z370-F-GAMING/HelpDesk_Download/ , Gigabyte Windows USB Installation Tool ( download from the Gigabyte Aorus Ultra gaming Z370 support page ) - https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/Z370-AORUS-ULTRA-GAMING-20-OP-rev-10#support-dl-utility follow the instructions on this video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APcboOpP4TY and this https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=385&v=8VTC4k6SLWY. A windows 7 x64bit usb installation flash drive , Rufus = https://rufus.ie/en_IE.html. ** Follow the videos and also you need to inject those asus drivers , eg. you need to use both utilities Gigabyte and Asus to inject all the drivers to be able to install windows 7.

    After you finally install windows 7 , install the drivers for your pci-e to usb expansion card with your PS2 mouse after you drop them inside your windows 7 installation from other OS drive and that's it [​IMG] a fully working windows 7 x64bit , now you can use those 2 usb ports to use your usb keyboard and usb mouse * Go rip some benchmarks on windows 7 for hwbot [​IMG]

    Important note * The usb ports of the Z390 motherboards do not have windows 7 support eg. No drivers exist for windows 7 , only windows 10 as this is a brand new chipset with all the usb included on that new intel Z390 chipset , blame microsoft and Intel for this end of support of windows 7.


    [​IMG]
     
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  7. user1

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    Could you post the device id's of the offending controllers, It may be possible to add them to the older drivers for z270/z370(at least for usb 2.0) and run win 7 in unsigned mode.

    of course there is also the option of using a modified z170 or z270 board instead with the 9000 series chips.
     
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  8. Cipher23

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    Hi all, the offending hardware id's are:


    PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_A36D&SUBSYS_50071458&REV_10
    PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_A36D&SUBSYS_50071458
    PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_A36D&CC_0C0330
    PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_A36D&CC_0C03

    So that makes the controller an Intel eXtensible Host Controller 8086:A36D
     
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  9. Killuagon22

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    The z390 usb chipset is not an Intel-made chipset like the b360 and h370, but the z370 is an asmedia chipset, so I know that Windows 7 is available. Can you do z370?

    Will usb 3.0 gen1, usb 3.0 gen2 and generic usb 3.0 be possible?

    On the contrary, is not there a way to make the z390 usb chipset driver recognize the z370 hardware id?
     
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  10. Killuagon22

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    [Intel.NTAMD64.6.1]
    % IUsb3XhcDeviceDesc01% = IUsb3XhcModel, PCI \ VEN_8086 & DEV_8C31 & REV_00
    % IUsb3XhcDeviceDesc01% = IUsb3XhcModel, PCI \ VEN_8086 & DEV_8C31 & REV_01
    % IUsb3XhcDeviceDesc01% = IUsb3XhcModel, PCI \ VEN_8086 & DEV_8C31 & REV_02
    % IUsb3XhcDeviceDesc01% = IUsb3XhcModel, PCI \ VEN_8086 & DEV_8C31 & REV_03
    % IUsb3XhcDeviceDesc01% = IUsb3XhcModel, PCI \ VEN_8086 & DEV_8C31 & REV_04
    % IUsb3XhcDeviceDesc01% = IUsb3XhcModel, PCI \ VEN_8086 & DEV_8C31 & REV_05
    % IUsb3XhcDeviceDesc01% = IUsb3XhcModel, PCI \ VEN_8086 & DEV_8CB1 & REV_00
    % IUsb3XhcDeviceDesc01% = IUsb3XhcModelServer, PCI \ VEN_8086 & DEV_8D31


    % IUsb3XhcDeviceDesc01% = IUsb3XhcModel, PCI \ VEN_8086 & DEV_9C31 & REV_00
    % IUsb3XhcDeviceDesc01% = IUsb3XhcModel, PCI \ VEN_8086 & DEV_9C31 & REV_01
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    % IUsb3XhcDeviceDesc01% = IUsb3XhcModel, PCI \ VEN_8086 & DEV_9C31 & REV_04

    % IUsb3XhcDeviceDesc01% = IUsb3XhcModel, PCI \ VEN_8086 & DEV_9CB1 & REV_00
    % IUsb3XhcDeviceDesc01% = IUsb3XhcModel, PCI \ VEN_8086 & DEV_9CB1 & REV_01
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    % IUsb3XhcDeviceDesc01% = IUsb3XhcModel, PCI \ VEN_8086 & DEV_9CB1 & REV_03

    % IUsb3XhcDeviceDesc01% = IUsb3XhcModel, PCI \ VEN_8086 & DEV_A12F & REV_00
    % IUsb3XhcDeviceDesc01% = IUsb3XhcModel, PCI \ VEN_8086 & DEV_A12F & REV_10
    % IUsb3XhcDeviceDesc01% = IUsb3XhcModel, PCI \ VEN_8086 & DEV_A12F & REV_20
    % IUsb3XhcDeviceDesc01% = IUsb3XhcModel, PCI \ VEN_8086 & DEV_A12F & REV_30
    % IUsb3XhcDeviceDesc01% = IUsb3XhcModel, PCI \ VEN_8086 & DEV_A12F & REV_31
    % IUsb3XhcDeviceDesc01% = IUsb3XhcModel, PCI \ VEN_8086 & DEV_A22F
    % IUsb3XhcDeviceDesc01% = IUsb3XhcModel, PCI \ VEN_8086 & DEV_A1AF

    % IUsb3XhcDeviceDesc01% = IUsb3XhcModel, PCI \ VEN_8086 & DEV_9D2F & REV_00
    % IUsb3XhcDeviceDesc01% = IUsb3XhcModel, PCI \ VEN_8086 & DEV_9D2F & REV_01
    % IUsb3XhcDeviceDesc01% = IUsb3XhcModel, PCI \ VEN_8086 & DEV_9D2F & REV_09
    % IUsb3XhcDeviceDesc01% = IUsb3XhcModel, PCI \ VEN_8086 & DEV_9D2F & REV_10
    % IUsb3XhcDeviceDesc01% = IUsb3XhcModel, PCI \ VEN_8086 & DEV_9D2F & REV_11
    % IUsb3XhcDeviceDesc01% = IUsb3XhcModel, PCI \ VEN_8086 & DEV_9D2F & REV_20
    % IUsb3XhcDeviceDesc01% = IUsb3XhcModel, PCI \ VEN_8086 & DEV_9D2F & REV_21
    % IUsb3XhcDeviceDesc01% = IUsb3XhcModel, PCI \ VEN_8086 & DEV_A2AF

    % IUsb3XhcDeviceDesc01% = IUsb3XhcModel, PCI \ VEN_8086 & DEV_0F35
    % IUsb3XhcDeviceDesc01% = IUsb3XhcModel, PCI \ VEN_8086 & DEV_22B5


    % IUsb3XhcDeviceDesc02% = IUsb3XhcModel, PCI \ VEN_8086 & DEV_15B5
    % IUsb3XhcDeviceDesc02% = IUsb3XhcModel, PCI \ VEN_8086 & DEV_15B6
    % IUsb3XhcDeviceDesc02% = IUsb3XhcModel, PCI \ VEN_8086 & DEV_15C1
    % IUsb3XhcDeviceDesc02% = IUsb3XhcModel, PCI \ VEN_8086 & DEV_15DB
    % IUsb3XhcDeviceDesc02% = IUsb3XhcModel, PCI \ VEN_8086 & DEV_15D4


    Intel's announced usb hardware id for Windows 7
    Can you get Windows 7 to work with the z390 driver?
     
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  11. jbmcmillan

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    I think he's doing runs for HWbot benching.
     
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    The Z390 USB component IS a new Intel (ID 8086:a36d) which currently has no driver support for W7 hence this thread looking for a solution. It is also used on some of the H310 boards and others, all of which have the same problem.

    The Z370 chipset uses Asmedia USB controllers which have W7 driver support so Z370 is fine for W7 USB support.
     
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  13. chispy

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    Thanks for the feedback my fellow Gurus. I'm using Z390 with windows 7 *only* for benchmarks purpose for hwbot points as some benchmarks scores a lot better on windows 7 than windows 10 , so i need a trimmed light tweaked windows 7x64 to run high overclocks on cpus , memory and video cards to score high benchmark scores.

    @Cipher23 you are 100% correct this new Intel USB controller on the new Z390 does not support windows 7 at all , there is no drivers for W7 and there won't be because it's only supported on Windows 10 , no biggie i managed to installed that pcie to usb expansion card as a fix to install windows 7 , it works for the use i will give this set up :)

    @jbmcmillan you know me very well my friend :D , correct 100%

    This : http://hwbot.org/submission/3969028_

    [​IMG]
     
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  14. Cipher23

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    As you can see from your list the below devices are all not present which is the core of the issue here...

    PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_A36D&SUBSYS_50071458&REV_10
    PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_A36D&SUBSYS_50071458
    PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_A36D&CC_0C0330
    PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_A36D&CC_0C03

    I think at least one person over at the win-raid forum has tried to modify the .inf file but that did not work so the only workaround as things stand is to install a PCI-e x1 USB card and use those ports after slipstreaming or installing the drivers on another machine (my Z390 board has no PS/2 port and all USB ports are totally dead beyond the W7 login).

    @chispy

    Excellent score, dude! :)
     
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    Thanks, but can not I add a hardware id in Windows 7 unsigned log mode that user1 says?
    Would not it be nice to try it in unsigned mode?
     
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    Thanks, but can not I add a hardware id in Windows 7 unsigned log mode that user1 says?
    Would not it be nice to try it in unsigned mode?
     
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    I am happy to try and test *any* mod to drivers etc to help find a solution that would enable some kind of functionality with the USB ports on W7 ;)

    Have a read of the win-raid forum thread too that I linked above from page 114 I think (it is initally regarding the H310 chipset but it is exactly the same issue because it is the 8086:a36d, Z390 posts start at p117, 118) to see what they have tried so far...
     
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    Intel usb drivers didn't work? Did you try? I downloaded these for my z370 board and they worked just fine. If anyone is unclear, intel chipsets have supported usb for many generations. They don't always support the latest standards i.e. usb 3.0 gen 2 on 370: the 390 boards add this. External chipets enabled this functionality on 370 boards (like mine, asus z370g); I downloaded the intel drivers below, and the asmedia drivers off the asus site for my board (all the other win7 drivers were present, except the intel usb 3.0 drivers linked below).

    The asus board I used has usb 2.0 ports, and can emulate them in ps2 mode to make things easier. The MSI smart tool can integrate drivers if you are performing a fresh install.

    https://downloadcenter.intel.com/product/65855/Intel-USB-3-0-eXtensible-Host-Controller-Driver

    I passed on a 390 board because the one I wanted (asus maximus matx) was >$400
     
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    GREGIX Master Guru

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    hm, how much votage u had to put in to have cl14?
     
  20. Arctucas

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    Been considering buying a Z390 setup.

    As I understand it, the main problem with installing W7 is the Intel USB ports have no driver, correct?

    If the mobo has Asmedia USB ports, could those not be used?

    I know I could buy a USB PCIe AIC, but would rather not, unless necessary.

    Thoughts?
     

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