Nice.. I ended up getting the NVMe to show up and now have Win7 installed, with a really ghetto rigged Chipset mix of Cannon Lake, Coffee Lake, Skylake and KabyLake lol. I ran the latest Chipset with -overall but it seems a lot of this board is based on Cannon Lake, which has virtually no support in Win7.
The good news is I have no yellow alerts (besides USB 3.1) in device manger, so the devices / components were properly assigned. The bad news is that I had to use an external xHCI to get USB support, the iGPU displays only a few resolutions with the default VGA adapter... and this H370 board has only 1 PCIe slot. I donít really need USB that much as this is going to be a server, but still canít go without it either. Maybe I can get the iGPU to a point where it will at least display more than 4 resolutions... or Iíll ghetto rig (if it even works - not sure) a few USB ports inside the PC using the single USB2.0 header which can be pulled out for troubleshooting only (build will be managed through teamviewer) and use the PCIe slot for dedicated GPU instead of messing with the iGPU.
Iím still tempted to just say F it and install Windows 10 LTSB... but just thinking about optimizing that horrible OS makes me feel sick. Even the LTSB version which has no bloatware is baddddd.
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Hi! I wrote a guide on page 5, but I write a polished version here.
1. Download the last Win7 compatible driver from Intel for HD Graphics. It is the version win64_126.96.36.19978
2. Download a newer version which is win10 only but contains the driver for your processor. In my case, Intel Core i7 8550U with DEV_5917. I downloaded the latest driver.
3. Make copies/backup of both folders and save elsewhere before starting editing.
4. Unzip both. From the unzipped ones, go to the new driver folder, then Graphics, then copy all components and paste in the Graphics folder of the old (188.8.131.5278) version. Note; So far in my case I didn't play a role if I replaced the same names of the old files with the new ones or skipped them to keep the old ones. Exception; do NOT replace the igdlh64.inf file and the igdumdim32.dll
5. Find the DEV number of the processor. Device Manager (from Control panel or search), right click on generic VGA Adapter, properties, details, ID (from the list).
6. Open the igdlh64 file (with a notepad) from the new version (Graphics folder) find the DEV number under windows 10 and copy the whole line.
7. Paste it under the Windows 7 section in the igdlh64 file of the old driver and correct the ikbl win10 with iskl win7 (known trick for 7th gen).
8. Copy all lines that include the 4-digit number from the igdlh64 file from the new driver and paste in the respective sections of the igdlh64 of old driver. In the end of the text, also add the name of the driver as a label, eg Intel UHD Graphics 620.
9. Install the modified old driver (win64_184.108.40.20678) and reboot.
10. After reboot. Copy the igdumdim32.dll file from the Graphics folder of the new version and paste it to the C:\Windows\SysWOW64 replace the existing files
Hey, I did a similar hack job to yours Mivas:
I decided to give it a go for my UHD 620. I got drivers to install on 220.127.116.1160 by inf hacks. The display works, but trying to play video files on either windows media player or MPC-HC crashes both players (MPC-HC crashes with a memory access violation). Trying to run WEI doesn't work either. It gets stuck on windows media section. As far as I can tell, non video activities are okish.
I then tried inf hacks on later native drivers. They would install, but once rebooted, device manager would show the device as not active, some error.
I believe the 4860 are the last windows 7 ones as they have the win7 section. You could try 4860 to see if your method works with yours?
Here they are
Note: I have everything else working on a Dell 7490. The USB3, NVME drivers worked fine. The only problem issues were the dell touchpad (got that working -except gestures- via inf hacks) and the graphics.
windows media player doesn't crash in video files, but it plays only the audio part of the video. And I still have video playback with GOM player (or VLC if you prefer), even 4k videos play smoothly. It is very important to have the dll files as I write, in order to achieve this partial compatibility...
I will also try with the version you suggested. Let's see.
P.S. Since it is very important to properly mix these 2 dll files, to get this partial compatibility, I still believe the solution is to edit the igdumdim32.dll file. But I have no experience with dll files...
Last edited by Mivas; 29th Jun 2018 at 11:47.
Update: So, I tried with the other version as well, but I saw no difference. I get video with GOM player but not with windows media player. Also, no 3d applications and no hardware acceleration... We really need to modify the dll file to make it work... The new version (win10 only) contains elements about the specific iGPU that are missing from the old one. On the other hand, the old one contains essential elements for the windows 7, that are missing from the new version. So we need to add elements from one to the other to make it full functional.
Anyone with experience on dll files???
Damn, it was worth a shot though.
I think you are right about the dll files, i was seeing crashes on igdumdim64.dll and the like during different combos i tried.
We do need someone to either get the right combo of dll's or have a look at hacking them. Unfortunatly this is as far as I have
seen anyone get so far. So yeah, calling out for dll masters!
ISO: EN Windows 7 Enterprise N SP1 x64 DVD 620165
Deselect "apply to all editions" does not prompt edition selection window.
Also, having issues setting up Windows 7 on i7-7700HQ.
I'd be much grateful if you were able to take a look at the reddit thread: https://www.reddit.com/r/windows/comments/8vi39o/
Thank you Atak.
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ISO: EN Windows 7 Enterprise N SP1 x64 DVD 620165
Usunięcie zaznaczenia "zastosuj do wszystkich wersji" nie powoduje wyświetlenia okna wyboru edycji.
Ponadto problemy z konfiguracją systemu Windows 7 na urządzeniu i7-7700HQ.
Byłbym bardzo wdzięczny, gdyby można było rzucić okiem na wątek reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/windows/comments/8vi39o/
I would first recommend to try and find another iso, maybe that's the issue. In my case I had to try 3 different iso files before I find something that can be modified with these tools. I would not recommend the "N" editions at all.
Then you can include all essential drivers, USB3 and NVMe for M2 SSD (if you want to install on that type of disk). Also all essential updates that enable functionality for SSD etc.
If for any reason the windows 7 image updater doesn't work for you, there are other, less automated tools like the NTlite. You have to download updates there manually... But it is easy and works
Then in either case, prepare a usb stick with tools like rufus and you are ready to go.
Last edited by Mivas; 6th Jul 2018 at 06:14.
ISO (Ultimate) from this site work for sure (tested on my PC)
BTW. Make sure that you have latest BIOS version and then make sure that CSM module is active in BIOS if you want to boot in UEFI mode.
Post all screenshots of your BIOS. Maybe you missed something in options.
Last edited by Atak_Snajpera; 6th Jul 2018 at 07:00.
I still think that problem is in BIOS... Combo UEFI + CSM always work for me when I install win7 on desktops/laptops.
This guy has exactly the same bios like yours (exactly the same version 2.18.1263). I told him to disable UEFI and disable SECURE BOOT and it worked!
Last edited by Atak_Snajpera; 6th Jul 2018 at 12:26.
Procedure is important when attempting to install the Windows 7 Image Updater. First, go into the BIOS and disable Secure Boot. Reboot. Into BIOS again and change UEFI to Legacy. Assuming that you have Windows 7 Image Updater on a DVD, insert it into the optical drive and reboot. You should then have no problem installing Windows 7. All the best.
Last edited by ColourOz; 2nd Aug 2018 at 08:06.
https://forums.mydigitallife.net/, https://www.nsaneforums.com/, & http://theoven.org/. I believe these are free to join. And maybe there is an NLite support forum ?
I have an Lenovo T580 with i7 8550u and UHD 620.
I cant manage to install UHD, only HD. I follow all your instructions, but no luck. Which version of UHD w10 did you use to merge drivers? I try with several but none works.
I need w7 because is corporative os in my job.
Thanks in advance.
have you try this?
the intel 8 generation does not have driver 630 uhd not working with win7 64
that why i used a old graphics cards on my 8 generation....
i can stand win 10