Post by Fokke Nauta Post by Char Jackson Post by Fokke Nauta Post by Char Jackson Post by Fokke Nauta Post by Char Jackson Post by Fokke Nauta
When I will build myself a new pc in - let's say - 5 years, I will have
to use W10 as W7 doesn't run properly on new processors. But then there
will be good tweaking tools.
A guy recently developed a fix for that artificial limitation. Win 7 now
runs properly on current gen CPUs. MS might 'fix' his fix, I suppose.
That looks good. I wasn't aware of that.
I think this is where I first saw it.
But there is more involved. I understood it's about USB keyboard and
mouse drivers that won't work with W7 on new CPU's.
And I'm curious where I can download this patch.
I just now downloaded it from the link in the article above.
I haven't tried it, especially since I don't have one of the new CPUs.
I haven't heard anything about USB KB/Mouse drivers.
I read about this problem in a thread somewhere. I will try to find
which URL it was.
It was about installing W7 with a new cpu. W7 does not recognize the USB
keyboard and mouse.
May I quote:
"No, it's a USB interface issue. Windows 7 and below use the EHCI to
talk USB and Kaby Lake / Ryzen don't speak EHCI.
To install you need a USB driver from Intel or AMD that will enable the
Windows installer to speak xHCI."
"win7 wont work out of the package for skylake or kaby lake , with
skylake you had to inject drivers in the win7 image it has something to
do with intel has removed their support for the Enhanced Host Controller
Interface source , which mean no installing from USB from the base image ,
OP id recommend installing win 7 from disc and using a If you are
installing Windows 7 with an optical disc drive and PS/2 keyboard or mouse,"