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I recently sent a spec in to a PC builder company in the UK. I particularly want to use Win 7 for a number of reasons, but they tell me that Win 7 doesn't play nicely with Skylake, and I need to go to Win 10.

I'd rather go back to Haswell than settle for Win 10 - but has anyone tried Win 7 with Skylake on a flightsim PC,

Thanks

Eugene 

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Works as good as on a Haswell system, ask wy ????

Run the sim on 6700k asus hero VIII Win7 64 now, have test W10 64 and 32 , win 8.1 , win7 64 and 32, vista 32, xp64 , xp32 , vista and XP needs a special bios and complicated install but works.

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I bought a 6700K Skylake system from a builder in the UK about 3 weeks ago; I specified Windows 7, all seems to be well. Very pleased with my decision.

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I recently sent a spec in to a PC builder company in the UK. I particularly want to use Win 7 for a number of reasons, but they tell me that Win 7 doesn't play nicely with Skylake, and I need to go to Win 10.

I'd rather go back to Haswell than settle for Win 10 - but has anyone tried Win 7 with Skylake on a flightsim PC,

Thanks

Eugene 

 

 

They would need to buy an OEM disk for Win 7, Win10 they are getting for free. more profit for them.

Ask for a discount relative to the cost of a Win7 OEM disk and then install it yourself.

 

Alternatively you could conclude they are trying to mug you off and buy elsewhere.

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Thanks Guys - interesting - This is what they said (PCSpecialist):

 

"Thank you for your email, although the spec will rock I am sorry to say that you may want to re-think the Windows 7 OS as it is unlikely to work correctly with the new Intel chipset for the 6th Generation processors"

 

From the bit of Googling I've done, the only issue I can find is Skylake doesn't support EHCI USB 2.0 drivers, only xHCI USB 3.0, which shouldn't be problemas USB 3.0 is backwards compatible.

 

I'll get back to them and find out what they think they issue is, but sounds hopeful that I don't have to go down the Win 10 route...

 

 

I bought a 6700K Skylake system from a builder in the UK about 3 weeks ago; I specified Windows 7, all seems to be well. Very pleased with my decision.

 

Nick - would you mind sharing with me who you bought from and spec and price?

This is where I am at the moment with PCSpecialist

 

Case InWIN 703 MID TOWER GAMING CASE (BLACK/RED) Overclocked CPU Overclocked Intel® Core™i7-6700k Quad Core (4.00GHz @ upto MAX 4.60GHz) OC Settings Show/Hide Motherboard ASUS® Z170-P: ATX, LG1151, USB 3.0, SATA 6GBs Memory (RAM) 16GB Corsair Vengeance DDR4 3000MHz X.M.P (2 x 8GB) Graphics Card 6GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 980 Ti - DVI, HDMI, 3 DP 2nd Graphics Card NONE 3rd Graphics Card NONE 1st Hard Disk 500GB Samsung 850 EVO SSD, SATA 6Gb/s (upto 540MB/sR | 520MB/sW) 2nd Hard Disk NONE 3rd Hard Disk NONE 4th Hard Disk NONE M.2 SSD Drive NONE 1st PCI-E SSD Drive NONE 2nd PCI-E SSD Drive NONE RAID NONE 1st DVD/BLU-RAY Drive 24x DUAL LAYER DVD WRITER ±R/±RW/RAM 2nd DVD/BLU-RAY Drive NONE Memory Card Reader EXTERNAL MEMORY CARD READER (READS MS, CF, SD, etc) Power Supply CORSAIR 750W CS SERIES™ MODULAR 80 PLUS® GOLD, ULTRA QUIET Processor Cooling Corsair H60 Hydro Series High Performance CPU Cooler Thermal Paste ARCTIC MX-4 EXTREME THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY COMPOUND Fan Controller NONE Extra Case Fans 2x 120mm Black Case Fan (configured to extract from rear/roof) LED Lighting NONE Sound Card ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD) Wireless/Wired Networking WIRELESS 802.11 AC1300 867Mbps/5GHz, 400Mbps/2.4GHz PCI-E CARD Wireless Router/HomePlugs NONE USB Options MIN. 2 x USB 3.0 & 2 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL + MIN. 2 FRONT PORTS Firewire NONE Power Cable 1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead) Operating System Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit w/SP1 - inc DVD & Licence DVD Recovery Media NO DVD RECOVERY MEDIA REQUIRED Office Software NO OFFICE SOFTWARE Anti-virus NO ANTI-virus SOFTWARE Browser Google Chrome™ Monitor NONE 2nd Monitor NONE 3rd Monitor NONE 4th Monitor NONE Monitor Cables NONE Eyefinity Adapter / GeForce 3D Vision NONE Keyboard & Mouse NONE Mouse NONE Gaming Mouse Pad NONE Game Streaming NONE Games Controller NONE Speakers NONE Webcam NONE Headsets NONE Surge Protection NONE Cable Tidy NONE Printer NONE External Hard Drive NONE Warranty 3 Year Standard Warranty (1 Month Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour) Home Installation NONE Delivery STANDARD INSURED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND (MON-FRI) Build Time Standard Build - Approximately 9 to 11 working days Promotional Item Fallout 4 (PC) Pricing Information

 

Price (excluding VAT) £1,318.33 Price £1,582.00 Order Quantity 1 Bulk Discount £0.00 Total Order price (Ex VAT) £1,318.33 Total Order Price £1,582.00

 

Thanks

Eugene

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Nick - would you mind sharing with me who you bought from and spec and price?

 

Interesting.... my PC came from PCSpecialist. They made no comment like that when I placed my order on 15 Nov for a system with the same processor and motherboard as yours.  The price for mine was a bit lower but consistent with yours as I spec'd a bit lower on some of the less vital components.

 

I would be very interested in their answer if they can provide any speciific informaiton to back up the comment.

 

As you've been able to get the summary above, I assume this means their website still gives the option to order Win 7 with a system of this spec?  If so, maybe it was just the opinion of whoever emailed you and not the opinion of the company as a whole.  I placed my order through the website, I didn't need to email anyone there directly.  BTW, my PC showed up in 4 days!  Excellent service, I didn't even pay for expedited build or delivery.

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As you've been able to get the summary above, I assume this means their website still gives the option to order Win 7 with a system of this spec?  If so, maybe it was just the opinion of whoever emailed you and not the opinion of the company as a whole.  I placed my order through the website, I didn't need to email anyone there directly.  BTW, my PC showed up in 4 days!  Excellent service, I didn't even pay for expedited build or delivery.

 

Yep, Win 7 still an option. When I put my initial spec in, it flagged up that the Cosair 100i cooler I'd selected wouldn't fit in the case specified, and I tried all the gaming cases, and it wouldn't fit in any of them, which is why I emailed them to see if they had a gaming case that would fit it.

I think you're right, it's just the personal opinion of a technician, otherwise Win 7 wouldn't be still available as an operating system.

I've asked for clarification from him, but emails take 3 days to turn-around, so have gone ahead and ordered using the Corsair H60i cooler, which got pretty good write-ups.

4 days was amazing! I  wanted to use the express order option - so I didn't get caught up in the xmas rush, but it's not available at the moment, I reckon they're getting maxed out in the lead up to xmas.

Thanks for the input - I feel much happier about the purchase!

Eugene

PS Just got a reply back from PCSpecialist:

 

"Thank you for your email, please accept my apologies.  Window s7 will work with a 6700K but it doesn’t work with most of the 6th Gen laptops we sell due to a lack of driver support from the relevant manufacturers.  As such there should be no issues using Windows 7 on a desktop with a 6700K."

 

Good news- it's official!

 

 

 

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PS Just got a reply back from PCSpecialist:

 

"Thank you for your email, please accept my apologies.  Window s7 will work with a 6700K but it doesn’t work with most of the 6th Gen laptops we sell due to a lack of driver support from the relevant manufacturers.  As such there should be no issues using Windows 7 on a desktop with a 6700K."

 

Good news- it's official!

 

Thanks for posting that Eugene, good to know.

 

Hope all goes well and you enjoy your new system too.

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