Windows 7 known working on 8th gen Pentium G5400(£57) and H310M S2V 2.0 Coffee Lake/GT 710/MX500 ssd combo. Note that this is the H310 R2 chipset as mentioned in this article. Retailers are showing Asus boards as R2.0 but not Gigabyte boards, you will have to enquire on those. They are limited to 4 sata ports but some boards have nvme connections aswell.
You should be able to use 9th gen Coffee Lake Refresh 9000 series cpus, check your bios first.
The Intel USB3 drivers for W7 must be integrated into the boot.wim(Microsoft Windows Setup) otherwise you get the missing driver window and into install.wim even if you use the usb2 ports during installation. Set CSM in bios to Enabled.
A very lightly tweaked w7 on i3 8300, igpu.
Handles are 1/3rd of a massively tweaked n kludged LTSC, handles i cant remember but down by 100 at least, processes down by 10 at least. Now compare those numbers to a bog standard default LTSC install.
I was looking at the G5400 for the iGPU to build another computer for a video program I used to use. The program is pretty slow at encoding and won't use an external GPU. But they say that it flies with the Intel iGPU. But I can't find the 5400 on Amazon here in the States. And the next up the list jumped to $120 all of a sudden. (Also, you can't buy an AMD FX-8350 with the Wraith cooler on Amazon at this time.)
G5420 is the 9th gen version. Scan doesnt, see for yourself on intel availibility. Its been like that for most of the year here
Prolly CIS and other stuff you kept/cant disable. The G5620 is the top dog of the pentiums, 4ghz and the UHD 630 igpu instead of the 610 in lower versions, that program of yours may respond well with the better igpu. Heres where i got my pentiums and i paid that price too Its listing on newegg. Amazon takes the mickey with their prices, look for a large bricks and mortar retailerbecause they have better prices, like where i got mine from.
Also, you might need to log in as Administrator. There was a time when NTLite had pending operations in AutoStart (or whatever) but they wouldn't run/clean up unless one booted Admin. (It seems that nuhi fixed that, because I haven't seen pending "Run Once" items in CCleaner. And I almost always boot into User account.
OK. I installed one group of updates on a running system(ntlite in free mode) but the Apply button was grey on the 2nd run. Its a curated update list so their were no superseeded updates. Its a bitch having to relearn stuff.
pmikep I would take this with a pinch of salt because of intels dire supply problems(at Scan at least ) but the G5620 is showing due on 24th september. 4GHZ 2c/4t UHD630 igpu for £92. Scans intel due dates have been a complete joke but,,,,
Intel is releasing a H310D chipset for 10th generation. Will keep an eye open incase they give it windows 7 support like the H310C R2.0. Looks like 10th gen Pentiums and i3s may be getting ddr4 2933 ram support. Will be testing when parts availible.
Hey y’all - late to the party slimmin my 7’s
Not new gen but intel refreshed hardware on their NUCs for win 7 support this year, broadwell gen
In Q4 2018 and Q1 2019 two new SKUs of "Rock Canyon" - Refresh have been launched and become two of a few available models still supporting Windows* 7 (NUC5i3RYHSN and NUC5i5RYHS). These modes have updated CPU revisions and other minor changes.