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    Posted: 07 Mar 2018 at 7:18am
Has anybody managed to install Windows 7?
I made a bootable setup drive with the provided tool, but before the bigibnibg of the installation I get a bsod that says something like "this bios is not completely AHCI compatible" ..... I'm tryin to get 7 working just to update it to 10 with my genuine retail key.

AB350 gaming mini itx, bios 4.50. No problems with windows 10 obviously.
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Programmers of this vendor support Microsoft, but it is possible to install Windows 7 x64.

Supports Windows  7/10 for
                           7th-Gen AMD A-Series Processors
                           AMD Ryzen Desktop Processor
                           AMD X370 Chipset
                           AMD B350 Chipset
                           AMD A320 Chipset

              Windows 10 only for
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                           AMD X399 Chipset
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Originally posted by wardog wardog wrote:

MS used to offer to DL 10 and install it with your 7 key.

https://www.howtogeek.com/265409/you-can-still-get-windows-10-for-free-from-microsofts-accessibility-site/



Well, used to :) I don't think this is still possible.

I need a way to solve the 0x00000a5 error I get. I don't have the PC with me at the moment so I cannot check if in the bios there is "windows 7 compatibility" option, like I have in my MSI intel board.
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Originally posted by cubebucket cubebucket wrote:

Originally posted by wardog wardog wrote:

MS used to offer to DL 10 and install it with your 7 key.

https://www.howtogeek.com/265409/you-can-still-get-windows-10-for-free-from-microsofts-accessibility-site/



Well, used to :) I don't think this is still possible.

I need a way to solve the 0x00000a5 error I get. I don't have the PC with me at the moment so I cannot check if in the bios there is "windows 7 compatibility" option, like I have in my MSI intel board.
It is still possible, a friend of mine just did it over the weekend.  Win 7 Ultimate key worked just fine.
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Originally posted by Gronar Gronar wrote:

Originally posted by cubebucket cubebucket wrote:

Originally posted by wardog wardog wrote:

MS used to offer to DL 10 and install it with your 7 key.

https://www.howtogeek.com/265409/you-can-still-get-windows-10-for-free-from-microsofts-accessibility-site/



Well, used to :) I don't think this is still possible.

I need a way to solve the 0x00000a5 error I get. I don't have the PC with me at the moment so I cannot check if in the bios there is "windows 7 compatibility" option, like I have in my MSI intel board.

It is still possible, a friend of mine just did it over the weekend.? Win 7 Ultimate key worked just fine.


Wow awesome!!! Any hint on how to make it work? I'm gonna try tonight, so, your help would be greatly appreciated :)
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Originally posted by cubebucket cubebucket wrote:

Originally posted by Gronar Gronar wrote:

Originally posted by cubebucket cubebucket wrote:

Originally posted by wardog wardog wrote:

MS used to offer to DL 10 and install it with your 7 key.

https://www.howtogeek.com/265409/you-can-still-get-windows-10-for-free-from-microsofts-accessibility-site/



Well, used to :) I don't think this is still possible.

I need a way to solve the 0x00000a5 error I get. I don't have the PC with me at the moment so I cannot check if in the bios there is "windows 7 compatibility" option, like I have in my MSI intel board.

It is still possible, a friend of mine just did it over the weekend.? Win 7 Ultimate key worked just fine.


Wow awesome!!! Any hint on how to make it work? I'm gonna try tonight, so, your help would be greatly appreciated :)
He just input the key when asked while doing a win 10 install off of USB.  Once the system was up and running and connected to the internet it activated without issue.
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I'm running Windows 7 on an X370 Taichi with the Ryzen 7 1700x. To do so was a major pain.

First, I created an ISO using ASRock's tool. Then I created a bootable DVD from that ISO.

From there:

  • I had to physically disconnect every other drive so that the only two drives were my DVD and the target drive where Windows 7 would be installed.
  • I used a USB-to-PS/2 mouse adapter that I had in one of my parts bins. I connected the mouse only. No keyboard.
  • I booted from the DVD and used the mouse and on-screen keyboard for the installation and to fill in all information.
  • With all other drives still disconnected, I then installed the various ASRock drivers and AMD video drivers. This allowed me to have everything recognized: USB ports, WiFi, audio, etc.
  • I connected my keyboard and rebooted and then began the massive installation of Windows 7 updates - probably about 300-400 in all, taking roughly six to eight hours.
  • I reconnected my other drives and rebooted.
  • Windows updates now apply correctly, and I really like my system running Windows 7 and not Windows 10.
I'm overclocking this PC, but Windows doesn't recognize it. Whatever.



Edited by MikeBE - 07 Mar 2018 at 10:17pm
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By the way, I tried using a USB drive for the Windows 7 installation, but it wouldn't recognize my target drive as being valid. It would only work (for me) using a DVD installation.
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Originally posted by MikeBE MikeBE wrote:

I'm running Windows 7 on an X370 Taichi with the Ryzen 7 1700x. To do so was a major pain.

First, I created an ISO using ASRock's tool. Then I created a bootable DVD from that ISO.

From there:

  • I had to physically disconnect every other drive so that the only two drives were my DVD and the target drive where Windows 7 would be installed.

  • I used a USB-to-PS/2 mouse adapter that I had in one of my parts bins. I connected the mouse only. No keyboard.
  • I booted from the DVD and used the mouse and on-screen keyboard for the installation and to fill in all information.
  • With all other drives still disconnected, I then installed the various ASRock drivers and AMD video drivers. This allowed me to have everything recognized: USB ports, WiFi, audio, etc.
  • I connected my keyboard and rebooted and then began the massive installation of Windows 7 updates - probably about 300-400 in all, taking roughly six to eight hours.
  • I reconnected my other drives and rebooted.
  • Windows updates now apply correctly, and I really like my system running Windows 7 and not Windows 10.
I'm overclocking this PC, but Windows doesn't recognize it. Whatever.




Well dude, we have no DVD reader in this mini itx build. So I guess we are ***** and forced to buy a new genuine windows 10 key instead of updating our genuine and legitimate windows 7. That's a real pity.
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