How to install Windows 7 on Ryzen

Games, Gaming and Hardware
Because somebody said that you can't do Ryzen on Windows 7 and I'm a "shill" I'm gonna show you guys how to get it done.

NO HACKS, NO EXPLOITS, just drivers that you would see on legit websites unlike someone in a previous thread who said otherwise...

So you wanna use Windows 7 because you don't like Windows 10? Okay that's fine so let me show you how.

What you need:

Windows 7 DVD disk

Optical drive

A blank DVD that can be burned

A 2nd computer

A ps/2 keyboard

Ok you need a ps2 keyboard because on Windows 7 Microsoft didn't care about supporting Ryzen so all usb ports are not working. If you don't have one go on Amazon and buy a cheap one

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B004VVLZN0/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1502946841&sr=8-3&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&keywords=ps2+keyboard&dpPl=1&dpID=417cvqQuVaL&ref=plSrch

Before you boot up your PC, plug in the keyboard in the back of the motherboard, most motherboards have them and they look like this on the board:

https://imgur.com/AnZJONP

Ok so now boot up the PC, insert the windows 7 disk and let it start up

You'll see the windows 7 logo and such, press enter

Hit the space bar, then press tab, and enter

https://imgur.com/kX7NgOa


Tab to custom, enter

https://imgur.com/y7IymZR


Depending on what you have, find the hard drive or ssd you want to install on, in my case my disk 1 partition 1, use your arrow keys to go to the spot where you want your windows 7 to install

https://imgur.com/Nl2IRBV


Press tab till you get to drive options then hit enter

https://imgur.com/uSSkNXT



Tab till you get to format and press enter, tab to ok then enter

https://imgur.com/FAF079D



Tab again till you get to next then press enter

It Should now be installing

https://imgur.com/d3Wu3va



Now let it install, go do something else. Once it's finished it will ask you to type the name for the PC, press enter

Then type the password you want to create or don't at all, press enter

Type the product key, and press enter

now because Microsoft doesn't support Ryzen on windows 7, you can pick whatever choice because either way you won't get updates
https://imgur.com/d3Wu3va


So now adjust time with the left and right arrow keys to your time zone, don't worry about the time if it's wrong you can fix it later, tab to next and press enter

congratulations! You got Windows 7 to work on Ryzen! But you're not done yet!
https://imgur.com/3xds0PR


Now go on your 2nd computer (in this case I am dual booting as I have now Windows 7 and 10 on my PC, Windows 7 on a hard drive and Windows 10 on my SSD)

http://imgur.com/a/No8hP


Now depending on what motherboard you have, a simple google search of the board you got and you will be able to find it. In this case my motherboard is a Gigabyte X370 k7

http://www.gigabyte.us/Motherboard/GA-AX370-Gaming-K7-rev-10#kf

now find the tab thats support/driver and download some drivers.

First download the latest AMD chipset driver, then find the LAN drivers and download whatever is the latest. In this case my motherboard has 2 LAN ports, one is a Killer Ethernet and the other is a Intel Ethernet, I am downloading the Intel driver because I do not like Killer and their software is a gimmick.


So now once you got those drivers done, insert the blank DVD disk, now find the drivers you downloaded by opening them here (I am using firefox so i'm clicking on the folder icon)

http://imgur.com/a/hZCbT


Then you are going to right click the zip file you downloaded and go to "Send To" and to the optical drive you have (I have 2 so in this case I am putting it in my blu-ray optical drive)

http://imgur.com/a/slA4q



then you will click on "Like a USB flash drive" and hit ok

http://imgur.com/a/LQnAk


Do this for both drivers, then reboot and go back to your windows 7 PC

now once windows 7 boots up insert the disk with the drivers and wait for the screen to pop up, you are then to hit enter

https://imgur.com/MKdquey



Then tab till it highlights the chipset driver and press enter

https://imgur.com/FUMD766



then enter again to open another file,
use the arrow keys till you reach to setup and press enter
https://imgur.com/UBXP6El


tab to yes then hit enter

https://imgur.com/1pHnECD



software will pop up and tab to express install, enter, it will ask you for permission to run the file, do so.

https://imgur.com/a6XFmYg


now this will take a long time to do but once it's installed, your usb drivers are ready to go!!

https://imgur.com/a/bVK98


restart, now use your mouse and usb keyboard, you no longer need your ps2 keyboard and go back and install your lan drivers, mine looks something like this

https://imgur.com/hYpxqw7



now once it's done, restart and start downloading any other drivers you need such as your graphics card, WoW, etc etc

and finally, as proof that I am legit using windows 7 on Ryzen:

http://imgur.com/a/Wp5aA

and there you have it! thats how you get windows 7 on Ryzen
Pushing boundaries of literacy again aren't we?
Wait all my probelms can be resolved if i get windows 10?
08/16/2017 11:09 PMPosted by Peppérs
Wait all my probelms can be resolved if i get windows 10?

Yes, Amd supports their newer tech on windows 10. If you want windows 7 support for ryzen, you're going to get it through 3rd parties
08/16/2017 11:12 PMPosted by Aquorius
08/16/2017 11:09 PMPosted by Peppérs
Wait all my probelms can be resolved if i get windows 10?

Yes, Amd supports their newer tech on windows 10. If you want windows 7 support for ryzen, you're going to get it through 3rd parties
okay next question could i update my windows 7 with the free upgrade to windows 10 thingy would that work or do i have to bite the bullet and pay money for it?
08/16/2017 11:32 PMPosted by Peppérs
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Yes, Amd supports their newer tech on windows 10. If you want windows 7 support for ryzen, you're going to get it through 3rd parties
okay next question could i update my windows 7 with the free upgrade to windows 10 thingy would that work or do i have to bite the bullet and pay money for it?


You can still I'll give a link on how to do it still, no hack no anything, Microsoft just didn't tell anyone how to and it's directly on their website so no suspicious links. Just give me a few and I'll show.
The free upgrade ended a year ago. You can buy the full version of Windows 10 on the grey market for under $30.
You can still upgrade for free if you need assistance with seeing or hearing ;)
Finished with my guide, at this time this comment is being typed on Windows 7.

Tomorrow when I get home from work I will show how to upgrade to windows 10 free like as peppers was saying.

I will also double check my guide to see if I didn't miss a step, I'm tired and this took me awhile to set up.
08/17/2017 12:21 AMPosted by You
Finished with my guide, at this time this comment is being typed on Windows 7.

Tomorrow when I get home from work I will show how to upgrade to windows 10 free like as peppers was saying.

I will also double check my guide to see if I didn't miss a step, I'm tired and this took me awhile to set up.
if this works ima get u a pet off the blizz store.
08/16/2017 11:12 PMPosted by Aquorius
08/16/2017 11:09 PMPosted by Peppérs
Wait all my probelms can be resolved if i get windows 10?

Yes, Amd supports their newer tech on windows 10. If you want windows 7 support for ryzen, you're going to get it through 3rd parties


Wait Ryzen is tightly coupled to the OS? That is not a ringing endorsement for it......
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Yes, Amd supports their newer tech on windows 10. If you want windows 7 support for ryzen, you're going to get it through 3rd parties


Wait Ryzen is tightly coupled to the OS? That is not a ringing endorsement for it......


He also forgot to mention that kaby lake CPUs can't use Windows 7 either.

It's not because Intel and AMD said so, it's because Microsoft wants you to use Windows 10 or nothing at all with Ryzen, kaby lake and future CPUs.
Why would you want to run an old unsupported operating system?
08/17/2017 06:03 AMPosted by Shottielol
Why would you want to run an old unsupported operating system?


...

Because

https://us.battle.net/forums/en/wow/topic/20758438266

Fun fact: you can still upgrade to windows 10 for FREE by doing this too via

http://www.pcgamer.com/you-can-still-upgrade-to-windows-10-for-free-thanks-to-loophole/

So in reality someone who has a windows 7 disk can still get windows 10 free.
Yeah but that's not an actual reason. What do you benefit from running an antiquated operating system?
I just told you....

You got people who refused to use Windows 10

And people who would benefit getting a free windows 10 if they got a windows 7 or 8 OS disk.
Yeah you don't understand English. What does an end user benefit from using an outdated platform versus using one that is current?

Except of course the hoops they have to jump through in order to make it work because that's totally a benefit right.
Those are it... Those are two big reasons why people could benefit from windows 7 with their Ryzen/kaby lake PC's.

Games still work fine on both because windows 7 hasn't been killed off like xp and Vista, not yet.

Some people refused to use Windows 10 because of the "privacy issues" that they believe or say how Windows 10 makes them crash or whatever, but I made this guide for those that would like to use Windows 7.
So literally no actual benefit to use Windows 7. Thanks. That's all you had to say.
Free Windows 10 via windows 7 on Ryzen/kaby lake not good enough for you? Lol okay.

Least it's not "pirated" keys right? Lmao

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