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Windows 7 on Ryzen USB Driver issues & upgrade to Windows 10?

Lord Letto
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So I was able to finally able to get everything hooked up today for my upgrade to Ryzen & it turned on & was able to get into BIOS today & everything looked good so I moved on to installing a OS & decided to attempt installing my copy of Windows 7 Home Preimium w/SP1 64 Bit even though I know Ryzen don't offically support Windows 7 & to my surprise the install worked, no BSOD although I had to use a PS/2 Keyboard because USB wasn't working, after the install with my key used the USB ports still wasn't working though it worked in the BIOS so determined it's a driver issue, started installing some of the missing drivers but ran out of time at the place my computer is at so until I can get back at it on Tuesday I thought I'd ask around for some opinions & possible fixes.

 I'm thinking as a last resort I'd try upgrading to Windows 10, any idea if it would pick up my Windows 7 key & convert it to a 10 key or would I be stuck with a unactivated 10 until I can afford a (legit) 10 key?

Ryzen 3 1200

ASRock AB350 Pro4

1x4GB Corsair Vengence LPX 2400 DDR4 (defaulted to 2133, set XMP profile 1 for 2400 14-16-16-31 1.2v & it worked, have not tried profile 2 yet though I plan to (2666 14'16-16-34 1.35v))

Seagate 2TB 7200RPM HDD

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Install chipset drivers first. You should found them on manufacturer's website for win7. It's called all in one or similar on Asrock website in your motherboard support section.

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On 12/1/2018 at 9:37 AM, Lord Letto said:

So I was able to finally able to get everything hooked up today for my upgrade to Ryzen & it turned on & was able to get into BIOS today & everything looked good so I moved on to installing a OS & decided to attempt installing my copy of Windows 7 Home Preimium w/SP1 64 Bit even though I know Ryzen don't offically support Windows 7 & to my surprise the install worked, no BSOD although I had to use a PS/2 Keyboard because USB wasn't working, after the install with my key used the USB ports still wasn't working though it worked in the BIOS so determined it's a driver issue, started installing some of the missing drivers but ran out of time at the place my computer is at so until I can get back at it on Tuesday I thought I'd ask around for some opinions & possible fixes.

 I'm thinking as a last resort I'd try upgrading to Windows 10, any idea if it would pick up my Windows 7 key & convert it to a 10 key or would I be stuck with a unactivated 10 until I can afford a (legit) 10 key?

Ryzen 3 1200

ASRock AB350 Pro4

1x4GB Corsair Vengence LPX 2400 DDR4 (defaulted to 2133, set XMP profile 1 for 2400 14-16-16-31 1.2v & it worked, have not tried profile 2 yet though I plan to (2666 14'16-16-34 1.35v))

Seagate 2TB 7200RPM HDD

Installed Windows 10 first and then use your Windows 7 key.  IIRC, Windows 10 v1709 still accepts a Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 key for activation.

CPU: Sempron 2500+ / P4 2.8E / P4 2.6C / A64 x2 4000+ / E6420 / E8500 / i5-3470 / i7-3770
GPU: TNT2 M64 / Radeon 9000 / MX 440-SE / 7300GT / Radeon 4670 / GTS 250 / Radeon 7950 / 660 Ti

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On 11/30/2018 at 5:37 PM, Lord Letto said:

So I was able to finally able to get everything hooked up today for my upgrade to Ryzen & it turned on & was able to get into BIOS today & everything looked good so I moved on to installing a OS & decided to attempt installing my copy of Windows 7 Home Preimium w/SP1 64 Bit even though I know Ryzen don't offically support Windows 7 & to my surprise the install worked, no BSOD although I had to use a PS/2 Keyboard because USB wasn't working, after the install with my key used the USB ports still wasn't working though it worked in the BIOS so determined it's a driver issue, started installing some of the missing drivers but ran out of time at the place my computer is at so until I can get back at it on Tuesday I thought I'd ask around for some opinions & possible fixes.

 

Ryzen officially supports Windows 7.

 

https://www.kvraudio.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=490853

 

 

To get USB 3.0 working in Windows 7 you have to install the driver for it. You can do that with MSI Smart Tool to make a bootable USB stick to install Windows 7 from, or you can do it after you've installed Windows 7.

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It's alive! When I was working on it Friday I didn't have the Driver DVD that came with the motherboard so when I went today I brought it with me & let it do its things and that was the ticket! Got it home now, all I have to do now is connect it to wi-fi to finish installing windows updates (and more games to test and play) & swap out my hot & loud Radeon HD 6970 for my quieter GTX 780.

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