Problems when installing Windows 7 in MSI GS60 Ghost Pro 6QE Skylake

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  1. SGO1987

    SGO1987 New Member

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    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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