Question Gigabyte Z370M-D3H and Windows 8.1.

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Hi everyone, my first post ever here :) . English is not my native language, so be good.
I'd like to know if Windows 8.1 has all the drivers for my motherboard Gigabyte Z370M-D3H.
The Gigabyte website have only Windows 10 and Windows 7 drivers (I also have the original dvd of drivers).
Is Windows 8.1 uefi compatible?
My CPU is a Coffee Lake one.
 
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After installing Win 8.1 and updates, if device manager is plagued with explanation marks and upgrade OS still works, you've saved yourself about 100 bucks.
How can my PC be useful with no lan, no audio, no usb-c port (and other such things)?
 

boju

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Your right, it'll be pretty useless. It's possible to get drivers though from original chip makers for the board.

Lan:
https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/23071

Audio:
https://www.realtek.com/en/component/zoo/category/pc-audio-codecs-high-definition-audio-codecs-software

Usbc im not sure about. If you're able to get lan/internet working then yeah i'd try upgrade Win10 and use media creation tool to create yourself a copy on a usb stick for a fresh install.

 
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Your right, it'll be pretty useless. It's possible to get drivers though from original chip makers for the board.

Lan:
https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/23071

Audio:
https://www.realtek.com/en/component/zoo/category/pc-audio-codecs-high-definition-audio-codecs-software

Usbc im not sure about. If you're able to get lan/internet working then yeah i'd try upgrade Win10 and use media creation tool to create yourself a copy on a usb stick for a fresh install.
Thank you very much.
I've just downloaded the chipset driver for Windows 7 , unzipped it and read the mup.xml file. Well, Windows 8.1 seems supported by this chipset driver. Maybe the usb-c support is included in this driver.
Another question is if all the features of my CPU will also be supported.
 
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boju

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If for aethstetics, Microsoft ruined a good thing.

Im still on 7 but know I'll eventually have to move. I tried Win10 when the upgrades rolled out, didn't completely hate it but had a problem with that my Win7 licence would be invalidated for Win7 after 30days. Lucky because MS introduced forced driver and MS updates not long after causing corruptions and loss of personal data with creators and anniversary updates.

New hardware would be a different situation, Win10 has better support without the effort of installing work arounds.
 

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