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    It looks like Ryzen will be fine with Windows 7



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    Re: It looks like Ryzen will be fine with Windows 7

    Translated, it says "AMD will not provide drivers for Microsoft Windows 7 for Ryzen and all chipsets for the AM4 socket , officially supported only Windows 10."

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    Re: It looks like Ryzen will be fine with Windows 7

    Quote Originally Posted by i7Baby View Post
    Translated, it says "AMD will not provide drivers for Microsoft Windows 7 for Ryzen and all chipsets for the AM4 socket , officially supported only Windows 10."
    That's an update to the original story, which CAT linked on the 1st February.

    Someone in an interview said they would support, then there was a retraction a few days later where they said they'd validated Ryzen under Windows 7 (i.e. they'd tested it for basic functionality) but they weren't going to provide official support. If you search for the topic on google you'll see lots of articles discussing both stories.

    Rule of thumb? If you're going to bump a month-old thread to disagree with it, it might be worth checking if the information has changed since the thread was started...

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    Re: It looks like Ryzen will be fine with Windows 7

    Links?

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    Re: It looks like Ryzen will be fine with Windows 7

    Quote Originally Posted by i7Baby View Post
    Links?
    There's this thing called "Google". It's quite the most amazing tool for looking things up

    Anyway, lilliputing still has it's original story plus a one line "update" (third paragraph): https://liliputing.com/2017/02/amds-...kaby-lake.html

    Lilliputing links to PCWorld, who broke the "updated" story: http://www.pcworld.com/article/31672...windows-7.html

    And PC World links back to the computerbase article that CAT linked in the OP, which used to say AMD would be supporting Windows 7, but has since been changed.

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    Re: It looks like Ryzen will be fine with Windows 7

    Liliputing "AMD’s Ryzen chips may support Windows 7"

    PC World "Update: AMD has clarified that while it did test its Ryzen chips with Windows 7, the company will only support drivers for Windows 10. "

    from those links.

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    Re: It looks like Ryzen will be fine with Windows 7

    It sad, because I personally don't like Win10.

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    Re: It looks like Ryzen will be fine with Windows 7

    Me neither. Windows 7 was much more transparent and controllable.

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    Re: It looks like Ryzen will be fine with Windows 7

    And me, regarding Win10.

    I'm more interested in Linux support, since MS encouraged/forced me to switch.
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    Re: It looks like Ryzen will be fine with Windows 7

    I wonder how much it would cost to hire someone to make unofficial Win7 drivers.

    Probably way too much in that it would need to be crowdfunded to realistically have a prospect of success due to the amount of knowledge and expertise needed, but I'd think it would theoretically be possible.

    I'm also curious as to the Linux support, but I'm assuming that there are already people thinking about and working on that.
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    Re: It looks like Ryzen will be fine with Windows 7

    Quote Originally Posted by Output View Post
    I wonder how much it would cost to hire someone to make unofficial Win7 drivers. ...
    I don't think it's necessarily drivers as much as instruction updates and other optimisations within the OS. AMD already do a chipset driver for Win 7. The thing with official OS support is that they'd need to do a much greater depth of testing. MS have basically said "we're not making any changes to Win 7", which means that if Win 7 doesn't support a capability of Ryzen, AMD will never be able to provide it.

    People are already using Ryzen on Win 7. It will work. It just won't be "supported".

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    Re: It looks like Ryzen will be fine with Windows 7

    Quote Originally Posted by scaryjim View Post
    ...People are already using Ryzen on Win 7. It will work. It just won't be "supported".
    Very good points. While I said "drivers", what I really meant was a complete solution with the instruction updates, optimisations etc. and overall full support of Ryzen's features.

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