How to install Windows 7 on systems with Skylake chipset

How to install Windows 7 on systems with Skylake chipset



For an installation of Windows 7 on Systems powered by Intel Skylake Processors, it is necessary to modify the used Windows 7 Image. Here you will learn how to get your Windows 7 Image ready for NVME-Drives and USB 3.0 and how to create an installation media with this image.


Table of Content:

  1. Preparations
  2. Modify the Images
  3. Creating the Installation Media
  4. Installation of Windows 7

1. Preparations

Before we can modify the image, we have to prepare the modification and get some needed files.

  1. Create a folder named temp on drive C. After this create the following subfolders:

    Picture 1: Subfolders of the temp folder
    • C:\temp\src
    • C:\temp\mount
    • C:\temp\winremount
    • C:\temp\hotfix
    • C:\temp\drivers
  2. Download the needed Intel RST and USB 3.0 drivers from by following this Link (Drivers.zip).
    Please use an external Zip Software (like WinZip, 7Zip or Winrar) to unzip this file as the Windows internal compressing engine will show an error.
  3. Unzip the file and copy the included folders to C:\temp\drivers
  4. Download the following Microsoft Windows Hotfixes and unzip them:
  5. Copy the .msu Files from the unzipped hotfixes to C:\temp\hotfix

    Picture 2: Unzipped and copied Hotfix files
  6. Copy all files and folders from your Windows 7 DVD oder Image to C:\temp\src

You can now move on to the next step and modify the Windows 7 Image.

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2. Modify the Images

Open the command prompt with administrator rights. Open Start and type CMD. Rightclick on Command Prompt and choose Run as administrator.

No type in the following commands one by one and confirm them with <Enter>:

  • dism /Mount-Wim /WimFile:c:\temp\src\sources\boot.wim /Index:1 /MountDir:c:\temp\mount
  • dism /Image:C:\temp\mount /Add-Package /PackagePath:c:\temp\hotfix

    Picture 3: Command Prompt Hotfix Command
  • dism /Image:C:\temp\mount /Add-Driver /Driver:c:\temp\drivers /Recurse
  • dism /Unmount-Wim /MountDir:C:\temp\mount /Commit
  • dism /Mount-Wim /WimFile:c:\temp\src\sources\boot.wim /Index:2 /MountDir:c:\temp\mount
  • dism /Image:C:\temp\mount /Add-Package /PackagePath:c:\temp\hotfix
  • dism /Image:C:\temp\mount /Add-Driver /Driver:c:\temp\drivers /Recurse

Open up the Windows Explorer and navigate to C:\temp\mount\sources. There you sort the files by Date modified.

Picture 4: Sorted Sources folder

Copy all modified files to C:\temp\src\sources

In the command prompt you now type in the following command and confirm with <Enter>

  • dism /Unmount-Wim /MountDir:C:\temp\mount /commit

Now we need to identify which install.wim Index we want to modify. The Index stands for the specific Windows Version you want to modify. Type in the following command to get a list of the available Indexes:

  • dism /Get-WimInfo /WimFile:c:\temp\src\sources\install.wim

Now use the Index Number of the specific Windows Version in the following command:

  • dism /Mount-Wim /WimFile:c:\temp\src\sources\install.wim /Index:[INDEXNUMBER] /MountDir:c:\temp\mount
  • dism /Image:C:\temp\mount /Add-Package /PackagePath:c:\temp\hotfix
  • dism /Image:C:\temp\mount /Add-Driver /Driver:c:\temp\drivers /Recurse

The Index for the recovery is always 1. Use the following command to modify the recovery:

  • dism /Mount-Wim /WimFile:c:\temp\mount\windows\system32\recovery\winre.wim /Index:1 /MountDir:c:\temp\winremount
  • dism /Image:C:\temp\winremount /Add-Package /PackagePath:c:\temp\hotfix
  • dism /Image:C:\temp\winremount /Add-Driver /Driver:c:\temp\drivers /Recurse

Complete the modification process with these commands:

  • dism /Unmount-Wim /MountDir:C:\temp\winremount /Commit
  • dism /Unmount-Wim /MountDir:C:\temp\mount /Commit

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3. Creating the Installation Media

Before you can install the modified Windows 7, you need to create an installation media with the modified files. Because we only got these files in a normal folder, we have to create an ISO file out of this folder. For this you can use the Microsoft Tool oscdimg , which you can download from this location (external site www.sevenforums.com)External Link.

Unzip the file and copy the oscdmig.exe to C:\Windows\System32\. Now follow these steps:

  • Open the command prompt with administrator rights. Open Start and type CMD. Rightclick on Command Prompt and choose Run as administrator.
  • Type in the following command and confirm using the <Enter> key:
    oscdimg.exe -b[Path to]efisys.bin -u2 -udfver102 [Path to files] [Path to create the image]Win7_image.iso
    Edit these command with the correct paths. For example: oscdimg.exe -bC:\temp\src\efi\microsoft\boot\efisys.bin -u2 -udfver102 C:\temp\src\ C:\temp\Win7_image.iso

  • Picture 5: Creating the ISO with oscdimg

You can use this ISO to create your installation media. Use the Microsoft Media Creation ToolExternal Link to create the media.


Picture 6: Media Creation Tool

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4. Installation of Windows 7

You are now able to install Windows 7 as usual. You can find tutorials on how to clean install Windows 7 in the Knowledge Base article SLN130608.

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Article ID: HOW11804

Last Date Modified: 10/16/2017 04:17 AM


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