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Gigabyte Z390 AORUS Ultra / Windows 7 drivers
« on: June 18, 2020, 05:23:00 pm »
Hello
Just want to ask if there is a trick to install Windows 7 drivers for the mainboard  Gigabyte Z390 AORUS Ultra
Thank you

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Re: Gigabyte Z390 AORUS Ultra / Windows 7 drivers
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2020, 09:17:43 pm »
If you got windows 7 to run on it you were lucky. There is no drivers for windows 7 Sorry.

Plus one other thing to run a NVMe drive you will need a Hotfix for Microsoft to run it.
« Last Edit: June 18, 2020, 10:00:49 pm by dmdilks »
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Re: Gigabyte Z390 AORUS Ultra / Windows 7 drivers
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2020, 02:12:13 am »
Ok, thank you
Another, offtopic question : is not possible to boot from an SSD which is connected through PCIe card ?
I installed Linux on SSD, connected to PCIe card, but I can't boot from it, I can't even see it in BIOS
It's an Intel SSD 330 ( 60 GB ) and when I go to Disk Management, it's there.
I used it for storage ( music, pictures ) as a non bootable, it was working great on Windows 10
Do I miss some BIOS settings, maybe ? Does the Gigabyte Aorus Ultra Z390 doesen't support to boot from and SSD / HDD connected to PCIe ?
Thank you
« Last Edit: June 26, 2020, 02:28:41 am by white_dove »

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Re: Gigabyte Z390 AORUS Ultra / Windows 7 drivers
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2020, 03:24:26 am »
If you are seeing it in the bios then you should be able to boot to it. Go into where you can see all the SSD, HDD, DVD. Hard Drive/CD/DVD ROM Drive/Floppy Drive/Network Device BBS Priorities. In there make it the 1st one and then reboot and go back into the bios and make the 1st boot option. Then see what happens.
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Re: Gigabyte Z390 AORUS Ultra / Windows 7 drivers
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2020, 03:58:09 am »
I can't see it in BIOS
I tried to change some settings, from UEFI to Legacy, it looks okay but I wish I could skip the BIOS sequence with
PRESS START to Continue.... and there I can see the SSD connected on the PCIe
I could attache a printscreen or a very short video, tomorrow, just to understand exactly what I mean
But I have another idea, I think that's the best : i could connect the SSD from the PCIe card ( I'll install Linux again ) right into the SATA mainboard, and one from the SATA mainboard ( with some music, files, etc ) into the PCIe card, so I could boot without issues, my Linux ( I just swap the SSD's - one is bootable, into the mainboard SATA, and one non bootable ( with music, files, etc ) into the PCIe card
What do you think ?
« Last Edit: June 26, 2020, 04:04:05 am by white_dove »

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Re: Gigabyte Z390 AORUS Ultra / Windows 7 drivers
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2020, 04:04:37 pm »
Where do you have the card plug into what slot. I have one too and it has to be in the 4x or 8x slot.

Plus did you try this disabled the CSM.

CSM SupportEnables or disables UEFI CSM (Compatibility Support Module) to support a legacy PC boot process.Disabled - Disables UEFI CSM and supports UEFI BIOS boot process only.
Enabled - Enables UEFI CSM. (Default)
« Last Edit: June 26, 2020, 04:10:15 pm by dmdilks »
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Re: Gigabyte Z390 AORUS Ultra / Windows 7 drivers
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2020, 01:36:22 pm »
The PCIe card is here ( attached image )
Should I put it somewhere else ?

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Re: Gigabyte Z390 AORUS Ultra / Windows 7 drivers
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2020, 04:00:44 pm »
@white_dove,
Using a PCIe card to boot from could add considerable delay (time) to your start up (if it works).

Not all cards will work.  Considering the board your purchased, why introduce a potential problem?  If not a problem, then a potential compatibility issue?

I have 2 Z390's.  Cold boot to the desktop is about 10 sec. (maybe less).  Options, you've got them.  Use one of the standard storage interfaces.  I promise you'll be happy and can spend your time using and enjoying your rig.
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Re: Gigabyte Z390 AORUS Ultra / Windows 7 drivers
« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2020, 05:45:10 pm »
You want to put it in one of the PCIe x16 slots. Plus like what shadowsports said too. Why did you buy a card when the board supports 3 M.2 slots.
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