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Re: Vostro 3670, Windows 7 install problem

There is no way and never will be.  This is enforced by INTEL and Microsoft.

Windows 10 is the only Windows version that is supported on the following processor generations:

  • Intel seventh (7th)-generation processors and newer
  • AMD “Bristol Ridge”
  • Qualcomm “8996"


Windows 7 was designed nearly 10 years ago before any x86/x64 SOCs existed. For Windows 7 to run on any modern silicon, device drivers and firmware would need to emulate Windows 7’s expectations for interrupt processing, bus support, and power states- which is not supported now for WiFi, graphics, sound, security, and more.


With Windows 7 now in extended support

Vendors are not allowed to support newer INTEL or AMD processors using

windows 7.

•Windows 7 will continue to be supported for security, reliability, and compatibility through January 14, 2020 on previous generation silicon. Windows 8.1 will receive the same support through January 10, 2023. This includes most of the devices available for purchase today by consumers or enterprises.

•Going forward, as new silicon generations are introduced, they will require the latest Windows platform at that time for support. This enables us to focus on deep integration between Windows and the silicon, while maintaining maximum reliability and compatibility with previous generations of platform and silicon. For example, Windows 10 will be the only supported Windows platform on Intel’s upcoming “Kaby Lake” silicon, Qualcomm’s upcoming “8996” silicon, and AMD’s upcoming “Bristol Ridge” silicon.

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