Skylake Windows 7 install woes.

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  1. Zooke

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    Hi,

    I have been trying without much success to install W7 to an HP Proone 400 G2 (i5-6500).

    It seems the problem lies with missing USB drivers. This means that when the install reboots and you are prompted to name the pc etc, you have no mouse or keyboard input.

    I have patched a W7 install using the Intel software but all this did was remove keyboard/mouse support from the start of the install too, which led me to think that maybe the drivers were incorrect for this model.
    Maybe I was doing something else wrong though, I'm a bit stumped here.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
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  3. Angantyr

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    It might not by your motherboard, but the tool & guide ASRock made should apply to you as well (I assume); http://www.asrock.com/microsite/win7install/

    And this "Guide: Installing Windows 7 on a Kaby Lake PC." http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/id-3413666/guide-installing-windows-kaby-lake.html
    And whether or not you need this DLL patch that unlocks Windows 7, 8.1 updates on Ryzen, Kaby Lake I don't know, probably, https://github.com/zeffy/wufuc

    Hopefully it'll work out for you, and once the OS is installed, I recommend running this script from notebookreview which removes / blocks unnecessary Microsoft updates (Telemetry and CPU hardware checks): http://forum.notebookreview.com/thr...-windows-10-upgrade-disable-telemetry.780476/
     
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  5. Zooke

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    I read a lot about USB3 support, but the USB2 ports stop working too, am I correct in assuming that USB3 drivers are backwards compatible ?
     
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    You should be... Side thought: if drivers for root controllers/hubs do not work then ofc connected ports stop working.
    So attractive face on your avatar...
     
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    So....Did it all work out? Any problems installing W7?
     
  8. Agent-A01

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    You'll have to merge the drivers package for intel USB 3 into the install using ntlite or something, otherwise you will not get anywhere.
     
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    There should be old good "F6" method of adding drivers during installation (on the fly).
     
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    How do you expect USB3 to work inside the installer when it does not work without USB2 devices? ;)
     

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    For god`s sake, your avatar scares almost to death every time it jumps on me... Brrrrr...
    Sorry, you have said a phrase from higher plane of existence - I fail to understand it. You mean if you have USB keyboard and mouse at USB3 ports you will fail to invoke "F6" method?
     
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    Skylake kaby lake only have USB3 ports, usb2 is gone.

    Windows installer does not have support/drivers by default for USB3.
    Therefore you won't get past the language screen as the keyboard/mouse won't work.

    So yes, no chance to press f6 because keyboard won't work in the first place.

    I'm looking forward to completing your training. In time you will call *me* master.
     
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    I see, my mast.... AAAAAA... WTF?... HELP!...
     
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    I think is this kind of situations you need to splistream USB3.0 drivers into the Windows Install. That´s what i had to do in order to install W7 on my Kaby Lake system. Don´t know if the same applies to all systems. There´s an amazing program that really helps ins this cases, i think it´s nLite.

    In case you need help with this, just let me know and will try to help you.
     
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    Just a thought: one can always buy USB2 PCI (-E) card (expansion/extension).
     

  16. CrazY_Milojko

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    Yep, but for desktop PC. If you have a laptop, especially without DVD-RW drive, injecting USB 3.0 drivers into Windows ISO with nLite (or similar) and making bootable USB drive with lets say Rufus out of that custom modified ISO is the only solution to install Win7 on above mentioned new generation platforms/chipsets.

    omg, I really tend to make long sentences, almost lost my thoghts i.e what I was going to say when I came near the end of the sentence lol
     
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    I am sure lord Sith influences your thoughts too...

    So HP Proone 400 G2 is a notebook? I was too lazy to check...
     
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    Regarding nLite, is it possible to use it to create a custom install of W10 without all the crap, specially without the spying stuff and the lack of control of updates???
     
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    Hahahaha... No, I mean dunno, OK maybe a bit, OK OK I admit YES :( But force is too strong.... must.... resist... Agrhhhhhhh!

    [​IMG]
     
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  20. CrazY_Milojko

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    With nLite you can practically do whatever you want to make custom bootable Win7/8/8.1 install. Top stuff.

    Newer generation of software from the same team is called NTLite, it's made for Win7/8/8.1.10 but so far didn't had enough time to play with it on Win10 ISOs.
     

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