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Hi guys, i have currently GIGABYTE B360 AORUS Gaming 3 motherboard with CPU core i5 8400.

 

I'm trying to install windows 7 on that motherboard, i burn a windows 7 ISO to my USB and boot it successfully, but when going to installation page, it shows me this message i sent here:

 

I figured out that my USB mouse plugged in to USB 2.0 is not working, not working also in USB 3.0, and figured out also that it needs a driver for USB in order to show drives in order to install windows.

 

Some people may say that this motherboard doesn't support windows 7 and it only supports windows 10, i don't care about these stuff as its mostly not correct because motherboards manufacturers nowadays are trying to make people only install windows 10, however, in previous time i was able to install windows 8.1 in that motherboard without any issues.

 

I really need to install windows 7 this time, as its a stable OS and i really like it, i don't like windows 10, i have issues using windows 10, but with 7 never got an issue before with.

 

I need some help from you guys here, for a correct suitable driver for USB 3 or 2 (I prefer 2), i have contacted GIGABYTE support for that, but they refused to help.

 

Thanks in advance.

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Please do not load windows 7.  I is end of life in Jan. 2020.  You can load windows 10 using the activation code on the tag on the computer.  Please be sure to choose the right edition of windows 10 when you install. 

 

To keep windows 7 at this point is a waste of time and will soon become a danger to yourself and others.

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3 minutes ago, F___M said:

Please do not load windows 7.  I is end of life in Jan. 2020.  You can load windows 10 using the activation code on the tag on the computer.  Please be sure to choose the right edition of windows 10 when you install. 

 

To keep windows 7 at this point is a waste of time and will soon become a danger to yourself and others.

Don't try to force me to install windows 10, i said before i have issues with and i don't like, I WANT WINDOWS 7, this is something up to me, not anybody else, i have the freedom to install whatever i want from different operating systems and i don't need to be forced for some specific one.

 

So can you help me to get a USB suitable driver for my windows 7 installation??

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Some people prefer W7 over W10. Not only due to overall design but also privacy.

 

As for the driver, find software support for your motherboard and download the 'chipset' drivers, i would expect that would be all thats needed.

 

if that dont work i beleve you may ned to use a USB w7 installation utility. I 'think' gigabyte actualy has one available on their website.

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I know that it is possible to install it, but I cannot say if it is psoosible to find the right drivers for your hardware. The USB being the lest of your worries. I read on another forum how to do it. And there is a ready iso file there with the integrated drivers, but I cannot send it here as it may be considered piracy. There is a way to do it though. I will have to translate it since it's in Bulgarian, but I don't have enough time at the moment. So I'll post it later.

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Main laptop: HP EliteBook 8470p│Intel Core i7-3520M 2.9GHz│8GB DDR3 1600MHz Dual-channel│Intel HD4000 Graphics│WD Green 240GB SSD│Win 10 Pro x64│14.1" 1600x900

Secondary laptop: HP EliteBook 8470p│Intel Core i5-3320M 2.6GHz│8GB DDR3 1600MHz Dual-channel│Intel HD4000 Graphics│Kingston 240GB SSD│Win 7 Pro x64│14.1" 1600x900

Main phone: Sony Xperia X CompactOther phones: Sony Xperia L3, Sony Xperia Z3 Compact (x2){and both are dead now}, Sony Xperia E3, Sony Xperia Tipo + 12 more (not going not list everything)

Most other PCs and laptops I own:

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Small laptop: Acer Aspire One D255│Intel Atom N550 1.5GHz│2GB DDR3 1333MHz│Intel GMA3150 256MB│Western Digital 500GB 5400rpm KingDian S100 32GB SSD│Win 7 Ultimate x64 & Win 10 Pro x6410.1" 1024x600

Old secondary PC: ASUS A7V8X-X│AMD Sempron 3000+ 2.0GHz│Titan CPU Cooler│1.75GB DDR 400MHz│nVidia GeForce FX5700LE 256MB│2 x WesternDigital 40GB 7200rpm│Windows XP Pro SP3│Some case without sidepanel│Codegen 300XA 350W│Dell E173FP 17" 1280x1024 & Fujitsu-Siemens P15-1 1024x768Philips 200P4 20" 1600x1200

"The Old" PC: eMachines eTower 466i│Intel Celeron 466MHz│512MB RAM PC133│nVidia GeForce FX5200 128MB PCI│Seagate Baracuda 40GB 7200rpm│Windows 98SE & Windows XP Pro SP3│IBM P50 14" 1024x768 CRT

"The Floppy" laptop: Clevo 2700C│Intel Pentium III 1.1GHz│512MB PC133 SDRAM│SiS 630 32MB shared│Samsung 40GB│Windows XP Pro SP3│15" 1024x768

"The P4" laptop: HP Pavillion ZD8000│Intel Pentium 4 3.2GHz│2GB DDR2 666MHz Dual-channel│ATi Mobility Radeon X600 256MB│Seagate 100GB│Windows XP Pro SP3│17" 1440x900

Dell laptop: Dell Latitude D600│Intel Pentium M 1.6GHz│1.5GB DDR 333MHz│ATi Mobility Radeon 9000 64MB│40GB IDE│Windows XP Pro SP3│14.1"  1400x1050

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Old Secondary PC: HP IPISB-CH│Intel Core i5-2320 3GHz│DeepCool Ice Edge Mini FS V2│8GB DDR3 1333MHz│AMD R9 270 2GB│WD Green 120GB SSD + WD Blue 1TB 2.5"│Windows 7 Ultimate x64│Acer Aspire M1930│CoolerMaster B500 v2 500W│Samsung S19B300 1366x768 & Fujitsu-Siemens P15-1 1024x768

 

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Just now, Mitko_DSV said:

I know that it is possible to install it, but I cannot say if it is psoosible to find the right drivers for your hardware. The USB being the lest of your worries. I read on another forum how to do it. And there is a ready iso file there with the integrated drivers, but I cannot send it here as it may be considered piracy.

uh. yah... and more dangerous than 7.

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1 minute ago, F___M said:

uh. yah... and more dangerous than 7.

What is more dangerous? Sorry, cannot understand what you are saying.

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Secondary PC: MSI H81M-P33│Intel Core i7-4790 3.6GHz│DeepCool Ice Edge Mini FS V2│16GB DDR3 1866MHz (1600MHz) Dual-channel│AMD R9 270 2GB│WD Green 120GB SSD + Seagate 1TB│Windows 11 Pro│Acer Aspire M1930│CoolerMaster B500 v2 500W│Samsung S19B300 1366x768 & Fujitsu-Siemens P15-1 1024x768

Test PC/Nice XP PC: ASUS M2N│AMD Athlon64 x2 6000+ 3.1GHz│CoolerMaster unkown model│4GB DDR2 800MHz│nVidia GeForce 9500GT 1GB│Hitachi Deskstar 80GB 7200rpm + WD Raptor 74GB 10000 rpm│Windows 7 Pro x64 + Windows XP Pro SP3│TurboX Case│Zalman 450W│LG Flatron L1718S 17" 1280x1024

Future workshop PC: MSI MS-7302│Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 2.8GHz│Stock cooler│3GB DDR2 800MHz│AMD Radeon HD7470 2GB│Samsung Spinpoint 640GB 7200rpm│Windows 7 Pro SP1 x64 + Windows Vista Ultimate SP2 32bit│Medion MD8840│FSP Group 250W│Samsung SyncMaster 730bf 17" 1280x1024

HTPC: HP Elite 8200 USDT│Intel Core i3-2120 3.3GHz│6GB DDR3 1333MHz Dual-channel│Intel HD Graphics 2000│500GB 5400rpm│Windows 10 Pro x64│JVC LT-32VF30K 32" 1920x1080
Main laptop: HP EliteBook 8470p│Intel Core i7-3520M 2.9GHz│8GB DDR3 1600MHz Dual-channel│Intel HD4000 Graphics│WD Green 240GB SSD│Win 10 Pro x64│14.1" 1600x900

Secondary laptop: HP EliteBook 8470p│Intel Core i5-3320M 2.6GHz│8GB DDR3 1600MHz Dual-channel│Intel HD4000 Graphics│Kingston 240GB SSD│Win 7 Pro x64│14.1" 1600x900

Main phone: Sony Xperia X CompactOther phones: Sony Xperia L3, Sony Xperia Z3 Compact (x2){and both are dead now}, Sony Xperia E3, Sony Xperia Tipo + 12 more (not going not list everything)

Most other PCs and laptops I own:

Spoiler

Small laptop: Acer Aspire One D255│Intel Atom N550 1.5GHz│2GB DDR3 1333MHz│Intel GMA3150 256MB│Western Digital 500GB 5400rpm KingDian S100 32GB SSD│Win 7 Ultimate x64 & Win 10 Pro x6410.1" 1024x600

Old secondary PC: ASUS A7V8X-X│AMD Sempron 3000+ 2.0GHz│Titan CPU Cooler│1.75GB DDR 400MHz│nVidia GeForce FX5700LE 256MB│2 x WesternDigital 40GB 7200rpm│Windows XP Pro SP3│Some case without sidepanel│Codegen 300XA 350W│Dell E173FP 17" 1280x1024 & Fujitsu-Siemens P15-1 1024x768Philips 200P4 20" 1600x1200

"The Old" PC: eMachines eTower 466i│Intel Celeron 466MHz│512MB RAM PC133│nVidia GeForce FX5200 128MB PCI│Seagate Baracuda 40GB 7200rpm│Windows 98SE & Windows XP Pro SP3│IBM P50 14" 1024x768 CRT

"The Floppy" laptop: Clevo 2700C│Intel Pentium III 1.1GHz│512MB PC133 SDRAM│SiS 630 32MB shared│Samsung 40GB│Windows XP Pro SP3│15" 1024x768

"The P4" laptop: HP Pavillion ZD8000│Intel Pentium 4 3.2GHz│2GB DDR2 666MHz Dual-channel│ATi Mobility Radeon X600 256MB│Seagate 100GB│Windows XP Pro SP3│17" 1440x900

Dell laptop: Dell Latitude D600│Intel Pentium M 1.6GHz│1.5GB DDR 333MHz│ATi Mobility Radeon 9000 64MB│40GB IDE│Windows XP Pro SP3│14.1"  1400x1050

Test PC for Win11: ASUS M4N68T-M-V2│AMD Athlon II x4 B40 3GHz│Some 130W tower cooler│4GB DDR3 1333MHz│AMD Radeon HD7470 2GB (with 80mm case fan) Integrated nVidia GPU│WesternDigital Blue 250GB 7200rpm SATA II│Windows 11 Pro│Unknown Black and some silver case│FSP 350W│Samsung S22D300 1920x1080

Old Secondary PC: HP IPISB-CH│Intel Core i5-2320 3GHz│DeepCool Ice Edge Mini FS V2│8GB DDR3 1333MHz│AMD R9 270 2GB│WD Green 120GB SSD + WD Blue 1TB 2.5"│Windows 7 Ultimate x64│Acer Aspire M1930│CoolerMaster B500 v2 500W│Samsung S19B300 1366x768 & Fujitsu-Siemens P15-1 1024x768

 

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downloading an ISO of an OS from sources unknown.

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There isn't any support for older Windows version for that board, in some searching around there used to be USB3.0 drivers for Windows 7 that Gigabyte provided but that's all been taken down from what I can tell. Your only option, that I can think of, is to try the Windows 10 drivers and see if they might work, or hope you can dig enough to find the old drivers and hope those work.

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Mount your WIM file for the image (Pro, Home Premium etc.) you wish to install,add the chipset, SATA/NVMe and USB drivers, unmount and try installing again.

 

And I most definitely wouldn't recommend installing an OS that will be obsolete and unsupported in 6 months time. And it's not just Windows that will no longer be supported, as software and hardware (ie, driver) support from 3rd parties will end too.

 

If you do have problems with Windows 10 I'd recommend spending time fixing those problems instead of mucking about with Windows 7.

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8 minutes ago, TheDelphiDude said:

And I most definitely wouldn't recommend installing an OS that will be obsolete and unsupported in 6 months time. And it's not just Windows that will no longer be supported, as software and hardware (ie, driver) support from 3rd parties will end too.

 

If you do have problems with Windows 10 I'd recommend spending time fixing those problems instead of mucking about with Windows 7.

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Windows 10 has gotten a bad reputation, but there's absolutely no reason to avoid it.  Given that it may be the only Windows that is fully compatible with your hardware, it may be your only option.  It's perfectly stable, or else we wouldn't have made it our standard OS.  There are no more or less privacy concerns than any other internet-connected computer.  It's honestly hysterical that people use that as a reason for avoiding Windows 10 while carrying around a smart phone.

 

If you need Windows and have modern hardware, Windows 10 is the choice.

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You can install win7, sure. Easiest way is to find some ps2 mouse or keyboard and use it. Other method is to buy cheap pcie usb adapter and use mouse and keyboard plugged to old controller. Then you'll be able to install win7.

 

You can find probably some tools to prepare win7 iso with drivers if you have no access to ps2 devices or pcie usb cards. But seriously - if you want to experiment with software and hardware without having anything but usb pendrive, you should consider os that is easiest to install for you.

 

I had no problem to adapt my old win7 installation to z370 board (just for fun, I don't use win7 anymore) and for friend who switch old c2d to ryzen 1600x, but I have lot of spare hardware.

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I did a Win7 install on a Z270 a while back using the Gigabyte Win7 installation tool and had no issues at all.  Don't know if it's still available.  I'm planning on running this Win7 machine for as long as it holds up since it runs the best piece of software MSFT ever developed - Window Media Center.  It came FREE with Win7, what a bargain.  I run a cable card tuner off of it to my television and escape the high prices that my provider charges for cable boxes.  Since this PC only goes pings out to update the television schedule and Internet is limited to Amazon Prime, Netflix, and ESPN+, I am not terribly worried about what will happen in 2020.  Both workstations in the house (mine and wife's) are already on Win10 and those are used for general Internet purposes. 

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Sorry for late reply to this, FIRST OF ALL: Thanks to all of you guys for all useful replies, i really appreciate your help so so much, however, i have to be more honest with you.

On 7/8/2019 at 5:33 PM, SolarNova said:

I'm actually still afraid from using that Windows USB installation tool, my motherboard model is B360 while supported motherboards in the link are for 100-200 series from GIGABYTE and Z370 also, i said to myself why not trying that one supported for Z370 as its one from the 300 series motherboards, i have contacted GIGABYTE support for that tool to ask them about, they told me its for Z370 only and they can't insure the stability when using it with B360 motherboards.

 

When i asked GIGABYTE support about its all 300 series motherboards, that was their reply:

 

"As it mentioned, it is for Z370. You can try to install on it, but we couldn't guarantee the stability. Theoretically, it won't cause to unsafe. B360 is different from Z370. Due to Z370's structure is similar with 200series. Thus, we had provided the utility for Z370 on website."

 

4 hours ago, Alan G said:

I did a Win7 install on a Z270 a while back using the Gigabyte Win7 installation tool and had no issues at all.

 

That makes sense to what @Alan G said, because he has a Z270 motherboard (200 series).

 

So again guys: what do you think? i don't want to do something wrong that can ruin my motherboard.

 

Notice also that i can't use that tools provided for AMD motherboards as i have an Intel CPU and of course the motherboard also. :D 

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33 minutes ago, Amir93 said:

i don't want to do something wrong that can ruin my motherboard

I very much doubt that a botched Windows 7 installation will ruin your motherboard.

 

As for the gigabyte tool, you don't need it. As long as the drivers are provided in .INF format you can add them to an image yourself using DISM.

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8 hours ago, Amir93 said:

Sorry for late reply to this, FIRST OF ALL: Thanks to all of you guys for all useful replies, i really appreciate your help so so much, however, i have to be more honest with you.

I'm actually still afraid from using that Windows USB installation tool, my motherboard model is B360 while supported motherboards in the link are for 100-200 series from GIGABYTE and Z370 also, i said to myself why not trying that one supported for Z370 as its one from the 300 series motherboards, i have contacted GIGABYTE support for that tool to ask them about, they told me its for Z370 only and they can't insure the stability when using it with B360 motherboards.

 

When i asked GIGABYTE support about its all 300 series motherboards, that was their reply:

 

"As it mentioned, it is for Z370. You can try to install on it, but we couldn't guarantee the stability. Theoretically, it won't cause to unsafe. B360 is different from Z370. Due to Z370's structure is similar with 200series. Thus, we had provided the utility for Z370 on website."

 

 

That makes sense to what @Alan G said, because he has a Z270 motherboard (200 series).

 

So again guys: what do you think? i don't want to do something wrong that can ruin my motherboard.

 

Notice also that i can't use that tools provided for AMD motherboards as i have an Intel CPU and of course the motherboard also. :D 

It wont be touching your motherboard, so don't worry. its a Windows driver, for the windows installation, not the motherboard Bios.

 

All that program does is install a driver into the Windows 7 installation ISO so that it can use it to install Windows onto a PC via USB.

 

The only time you worry about bricking a motherboad via software is when updating a Bios, and even then only on single Bios motherboards, and even then only on boards that dont a recover procedure.

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  • 10 months later...

Omigosh! Yeah, not only do I prefer Win 7, but I've got dozens, probably hundreds, of software programs installed that would cost a bloody fortune to replace and most of them likely have no Win 10 counterparts, anyway. Plus, hundreds of hours tweaking it... but my hardware is aging, so I go downtown to buy a new motherboard and I'm checking out some recent stuff, one in particular was a ROG, rather expensive, MB. The guy then tells me no way my Win 7 OS will boot. 

 

So, are you all telling me I could possibly download the new MB drivers and somehow get Win 7 to boot, maybe using DSIM? Or maybe just copying them into the existing driver folder from my desktop? Or more likely if I understand it at all, using the Repair command prompt to do that and then rebooting? I know Win 10 would be the way to go for a younger person, but I'm 72 and may be dead by the time I get the right programs replaced that I very much do need. Ok, ok, eventually I'm going to have to move to Win 10, but it would really make life difficult for me. 

 

PLEASE: If one of your smarter fellas think this can be done, post some specifics for us dummies. Also, take a hard look at this page: http://www.dowdandassociates.com/blog/content/howto-repair-windows-7-install-after-replacing-motherboard/

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On 7/8/2019 at 6:11 PM, Amir93 said:

Hi guys, i have currently GIGABYTE B360 AORUS Gaming 3 motherboard with CPU core i5 8400.

 

I'm trying to install windows 7 on that motherboard, i burn a windows 7 ISO to my USB and boot it successfully, but when going to installation page, it shows me this message i sent here:

 

I figured out that my USB mouse plugged in to USB 2.0 is not working, not working also in USB 3.0, and figured out also that it needs a driver for USB in order to show drives in order to install windows.

 

Some people may say that this motherboard doesn't support windows 7 and it only supports windows 10, i don't care about these stuff as its mostly not correct because motherboards manufacturers nowadays are trying to make people only install windows 10, however, in previous time i was able to install windows 8.1 in that motherboard without any issues.

 

I really need to install windows 7 this time, as its a stable OS and i really like it, i don't like windows 10, i have issues using windows 10, but with 7 never got an issue before with.

 

I need some help from you guys here, for a correct suitable driver for USB 3 or 2 (I prefer 2), i have contacted GIGABYTE support for that, but they refused to help.

 

Thanks in advance.

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Look, install the windows 10 iso, then delete the install.wim file from that (mounting the iso), them mount the windows 7 iso and copy the install.wim from there and move it from there to the windows 10 iso. Flash the windows 10 iso and install windows 7 wsing the windows 10 iso. You are probably gonna say "how?" remember when I said copy the install.wim file, that has the windows files but compressed. 

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