Will windows 7 support skylake?


Sep 17, 2016
I am upgrading my pc.

here are the specs of my next pc.

Intel Core i7 6700 3.4 GHz Processor
ASUS H170 Pro Motherboard
Corsair Vengeance 16GB DDR4 RAM
ASUS NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 4GB GDDR5 Graphics Card
CoolerMaster 700W PSU
Kingston 240GB SSD
CoolerMaster Force 500 Cabinet
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
Microsoft 1000 Series Wireless Mouse(not new)
Microsoft 800 Series Wireless Keyboard(not new)

i have provided all specs necessary.

my current pc runs windows 8.1 and i like it. But i wanted to use Windows 7 . I have read that Windows 7 will have several issues with Skylake processors.
Is it true? If it is pls tell me what they are.
I have used Windows 10 and i dont want get back there........honestly.

Whats up with this usb 3.0 issue?
will i be able to use usb's or any such things?
Like WiFi Dongle and Mobile Data Cable?

Pls tell me the issues i may face with Skylake and Windows 7.
Will i face basic issues like usb and cd reading problems?
anything like that?

I will be using my pc for just gaming .
Windows 7 has no native USB 3.0 support and that leads to complications installing it on PCs that only have those ports.

Windows 7 Extended Support is going to run until 2020, but last I heard, Microsoft brought that forward to 2018 for Skylake-based PCs.


right , your boards manufacture should have a thing called like windows 7 install tool like shown here for examples



most time found in support driver /utility's

plenty out their on this and its all now geared to higher proprietary they dictate to you on how ''they'' want you to use ''there'' computer

''Intel and Microsoft joining hands in making a Windows 7 unfriendly ecosystem ''


''Microsoft has decided to reverse its position regarding support of Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 on systems using Intel’s Skylake platform.''


and this to help get you started


plenty out there to look up on this and find out all the hoop jumping to make 7 work / install

of the articles you look at the reader comments are the best part of them .

well I installed win 7 without a problem on my skylake build (i7-6700k, GA-Z170x-Gaming7)
I also run an USB3 stick over the USB3 port

dunno if I'm just lucky and the board made it easy for me but as said, I had no issues whatsoever


seems like you can use the old win-7 retail disk and get away with it they removed the retail dvd from stores and replaced them with a new dvd that has the stuff removed that the old dvd had like as they did for the usb install way

then you just install the usb3 drivers as normal just funny business on Microsoft and intels part to help underhandly force you to 10 as they so tried

by the way Linux has great success with skylake as well for a extra back up OS if needed no issues there with it

you just got to look at what your board support has on doing the 7 install


Sep 17, 2016
Thanks for all the help.
I just want to apologize to Isokolon as I down voted his post by mistake.
My phone doesn't work up to me.
Thanks for everything.

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