What MSI motherboard to run wind 7 Pro 64 bit

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Can anyone suggest what MSI Mo-board I should buy to run windows 7 pro 64 bit that is intel based? We have this old program in the office that can run on win 7 pro BUT will not run
on windows 10 pro. This PC is a stand alone and not connected to the server.
Thank you in advance.
 

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Can anyone suggest what MSI Mo-board I should buy to run windows 7 pro 64 bit that is intel based?
I would look at eBay and see what older used boards are for sale. Most newer hardware from the past several years is not supported in Windows 7, and don't have drivers for Windows 7. Out of curiosity, what program are you using that absolutely has to be used in Windows 7 instead of 10?
 

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Why not running it on a virtual machine ? Would be much safer, and better to handle because you can save and restore the virtual machine on any hardware you want.
You can choose between Hyper-V (included in Win10 Pro/Enterprise), VMware, and VirtualBox.

You could even buy a NAS, like an Intel based Synology, and run your software on a VM, if it's not too hardware dependent. A NAS would do scheduled backups with a few clicks; could be important in an Enterprise environment.
 
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You should look at some Z77 or Z87 motherboards which were one of last to properly support Win7. 2nd hand of course.
 

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The program was already there when I got in. It's call 'Victory' - customized for the company. It's a program that compute big loan account with and without compounded interest and was configured to print on an Epson dot metrix.
The people who uses it are not computer literate and they wouldn't understand the NAS or VM. But for sure I don't want to mess with it for fear that something might got wrong.
 

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The program was already there when I got in. It's call 'Victory' - customized for the company. It's a program that compute big loan account with and without compounded interest and was configured to print on an Epson dot metrix.
The people who uses it are not computer literate and they wouldn't understand the NAS or VM. But for sure I don't want to mess with it for fear that something might got wrong.
This makes it even more important to run this on a fail-safe environment.
Either way, you will have to do a new install on the new hardware. So I would install it on a VM, and automate backups of the whole system (including database) every night on an external device. You won't find much Win7 compatible Hardware nowadays. But a virtual machine will much longer support Win7, and it works user transparent. Nobody will notice that the software runs in virtual mode.
Or the company should just buy the successor. :p
 

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I couldn't find any used one on ebay. There's one but refurbished. BTW, when I opened the case I noticed the mo board is mATX and made by intel.
What do you guys think of 'ASUS PRIME B360M-A LGA1151 (300 Series) DDR4 HDMI DVI VGA M.2 mATX Motherboard'. This board have DVI and HDMI to replace the bulky vga
RGB screen. One think I like is the NVME M.2

When I started using M.2 on my MSI MPG Z390, I didn't want to use SSD anymore. Boot time is really amazing.
 

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Tigerdirect.com has a bunch of refurbs that might do what you want. I used to buy a bunch of stuff from them in the past but haven't lately.
 

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Tigerdirect.com has a bunch of refurbs that might do what you want. I used to buy a bunch of stuff from them in the past but haven't lately.
I try to avoid refurbs mo boards. I didn't have much luck on them on two occasion. Plus I'm not a fan of buying extended warranty.
The 'ASUS PRIME B360M-A LGA1151 is much newer (I believe)? Plus it can run win 7 pro 64 bit. Just looking for feedback if this board is reliable.
 

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First of all, we do not discuss other brands on MSI forum.
Secondly, official support for Win7 ended on Z170 series which was already painful to install that OS on.
 

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When I started using M.2 on my MSI MPG Z390, I didn't want to use SSD anymore. Boot time is really amazing.
Just for the record, there's no difference between using SSD and M.2 when booting Windows or for gaming. The only advantage M.2 has over SSD is when working with massive 4k and 8k video files. That's it.
 

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First of all, we do not discuss other brands on MSI forum.
Secondly, official support for Win7 ended on Z170 series which was already painful to install that OS on.
Sorry about that. I didn't know of such rule in this forum.
 
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