January 16, 2018 at 7:50 pm #77088
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Is it possible to flash newest v5 to v4 BIOS downgrade with unlocked advanced options? I have v5 from Gearbest just arrived and I cant even make fresh install Windows 7.
btw. hello from Poland 🙂January 16, 2018 at 8:19 pm #77092
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Why should you install windows 7 when you have windows 10?January 17, 2018 at 2:14 pm #77156
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Check if the hardware is backwards compatible with windows 7, it probably has no drivers to run onJanuary 17, 2018 at 2:17 pm #77157
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I know but I want to try anyway. Im W7 fanboy but I cant make fresh install W7. Even if I would like to install W10. I cannt do that because I cannot boot pendrive.January 17, 2018 at 2:19 pm #77158
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Where does it say v5 though? I wonder if I have the v4 or the v5…May 8, 2018 at 4:33 am #142758
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You can’t. The hardware isn’t compatible with Windows 7, which came out in 2009, by the way. It’s a 9 year old operating system now.May 8, 2018 at 2:39 pm #142790
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i tried for 5 months to get 7 or 8.1 working, it is blocked hardware side from intel and forced driver incompatibility. save a lot of time and read my posts regarding win 7
Please keep in mind that the Apollo lake is build for win 10 only.
Even in my Bios is a win 7 OS option it is not possible.
The intel hardware has some build in nasty surprises what you can counter by external usb devices (wifi, bt, soud, touchpad/mouse etc.
BUT your main problem is the Graphics driver
Do it like I did, prevent windows from updating anything, then rip out everything what bugs you and put a win7 OS look and feel over it. This way you have a modern OS working under the hood with win7 handling, no spying, no telemetry and I never saw even a single advertising or had a single crash because of unwanted remote installation.
I tried all the other ways, for the Apollo lake this is the best workable for me, since I am back in control ans not MS. (see link below)
1981 soldered my first Sinclair computer 1K, tapedeck * 1984 build and sold IBM clones 8Mhz, 512K, 20MB HDD * 2018 messing with ultrabooks
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