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kilgque

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Re: MSI Win 7 Smart tool [especially for Z1xx Series]
« Reply #50 on: 12-July-18, 08:18:44 »

I was trying to load Windows 7 to a new Samsung 970 pro with no luck it even hosed the old install of windows 7 on a different drive how it was doing that idk,but I recovered it and took it out of the system the next try which didn't work.

It seemed windows was loading alright until it had to reboot to finish the set-up,then i got the blue screen,this happened a few times.
My problem was windows needed the driver especially for the 970 pro which I tried using a usb with the exe on it and it would never take it.I installed the Samsung 970 pro nvme driver on the old hard drive and went to the program files folder where it installed to and there was the set up information,copied contents of the folder to the usb key and still used the smart tool to install windows 7.
 When it got to the screen where you can load drivers for the new drive i pointed it to the samsung nvme driver and it worked..but when it was all done installing windows I had no dvd drive show up no usb would show,it seemed like when i added the nvme driver during the install it must have stopped the usb drivers from slipstreaming with the smart tool install.
  I was able to use the motherboard set up disk and install the usb and achi drivers,then I could install the new drivers from the other usb key i had made.

To sum it up and possibly help someone else that is pulling their hair out over this.Use the specific driver for your particular drive and add the usb drivers as well during the install,the ones that the smart tool loaded or didn't load, did not work. The smart tool still loaded windows just fine but it would be nice if you could use different drivers when creating the smart tool usb key.
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Re: MSI Win 7 Smart tool [especially for Z1xx Series]
« Reply #51 on: 30-July-18, 18:49:38 »

I own a MSI GE73 Raider RGB 8RE and I have Windows 10 RS4 installed. Right now I'm trying to install Windows 7 Professional with no luck. I created a booteable USB with MSI Win 7 Smart Tool from my Windows 7 (single version) Professional SP1 ISO image but I always get the CD/DVD drivers required message no matter what changes I did in Boot menu. I'm really sick of trying. Is there a tutorial? Someone has resolved this issue in a laptop like mine? Thanks
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Re: MSI Win 7 Smart tool [especially for Z1xx Series]
« Reply #52 on: 05-October-18, 17:58:44 »

I recently tried installing Win7 on my system but it gives this BSOD just after loading the installation files (part way into the Win7 animation). I've posted a thread on Tomshardware to see if anyone else can help me.
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Re: MSI Win 7 Smart tool [especially for Z1xx Series]
« Reply #53 on: 05-October-18, 18:16:30 »

Hello,
AMD has stopped support for Windows 7 since its Raven Ridge CPU (for instance, see >>Here<<). For your Pinnacle Ridge model, see >>AMD Ryzen™ 7 2700X Drivers & Support<<.
Sorry
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Re: MSI Win 7 Smart tool [especially for Z1xx Series]
« Reply #54 on: 27-November-18, 07:10:44 »

If you're desperately obsessed with having Win7 as your OS and you wasted a lot of time with failing MSI Smart Tools, DISM GUI, various USB tools etc. I've a method for you.

What did I do? Yeah, I've failed with them all firstly, but I didn't gave up. First, I installed Win10 to my hdd. Then I installed Win7 over Win10 to my ssd. It perfectly works. Now it's time to find the drivers. If you find your wlan or ethernet driver primarily, you can find other drivers from internet on Win7 easily. Or just install Iobit driver boost and it detects, downloads and installs all of your drivers. Since your USB ports won't work on Win7 yet, you've to copy wlan/ethernet driver to your hdd over Win10. Do not format the partition which you've installed Win10 before you install all your Win7 drivers. 

After you are complete, you can format the partition which Win10 installed and rename the partitions (I hope so, haven't gone so far).

Unfortunately, I couldn't use Win7 (thanks to the perfect support of Intel), there is no Win7 driver for my chipset. Now it's my time to give up if I won't junk my cherry new notebook. At least you can try your luck.
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Re: MSI Win 7 Smart tool [especially for Z1xx Series]
« Reply #55 on: 05-August-19, 14:16:26 »

Greetings,

What is the purpose/point of MSI Smart Tool?  I'm on an X399 Gaming Pro Carbon AC, and I believed that it would only run Windows 10.  The MSI Smart Tool appears to create Windows 7 media (?), is that right?

I'm lost.  Could someone clear this up for me?  Also, I was just in the Live Update utility, and I wanted it to download/install the latest MSI Smart Tool - v1.0.0.42.  Even though I was running v1.0.0.41, it told me that my utilities were up-to-date.  What's up with that?

Anyway, this is confusing... which is becoming the norm.

Thanks,

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Re: MSI Win 7 Smart tool [especially for Z1xx Series]
« Reply #56 on: 05-August-19, 16:50:26 »

What is the purpose/point of MSI Smart Tool?  I'm on an X399 Gaming Pro Carbon AC, and I believed that it would only run Windows 10.  The MSI Smart Tool appears to create Windows 7 media (?), is that right?
I'm lost.  Could someone clear this up for me?
It adds the USB3.0 and NVMe drivers to an USB pen with Windows 7 installer. Then, this pen can be used to install Windows 7 even using an USB30 port and even if the OS drive is NVMe.
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Also, I was just in the Live Update utility, and I wanted it to download/install the latest MSI Smart Tool - v1.0.0.42.  Even though I was running v1.0.0.41, it told me that my utilities were up-to-date.  What's up with that?
About Liveupdate, ask here: >>Live Update issues? See here<<.
Have a good day,
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Re: MSI Win 7 Smart tool [especially for Z1xx Series]
« Reply #57 on: 07-January-20, 00:38:14 »

Hello, AMD has stopped support for Windows 7 since its Raven Ridge CPU (for instance, see >>Here<<). For your Pinnacle Ridge model, see >>AMD Ryzen™ 7 2700X Drivers & Support<<. Sorry :hat tip:
I recently tried installing Win7 on my system but it gives this BSOD just after loading the installation files (part way into the Win7 animation). I've posted a thread on Tomshardware to see if anyone else can help me.

It's still doable. Just did it myself today. Not exactly sure what the requirements are but I think the most important is that you have a dedicated GPU, because AMD hasn't made Windows 7 drivers for the graphics. I remember the Ryzen CPUs were originally tested on Windows 7 so it's just the APUs that really had the issue with ACPI compliance, which is a an AGESA issue that can be bypassed via BIOS updates.
As such, the first thing you should probably do is update your BIOS to the latest for your motherboard. As far as I know, MSI was the first to implement this fix in their BIOS updates.

I can't say how it can be solved for everyone, but I had tried transferring drives that already had Windows installed on them. Obviously they were lacking all the drivers in the world, but they could still boot into the recovery environment since that's still run by the motherboard chipset, I believe. As a result you're working in standard definition, with enlarged pixels everywhere and no scaling. But if you get that far, I think you can do it. Just make sure to disable all the integrated graphics options in your BIOS, make sure only dedicated graphics are used.
Do not let the recovery environments try to repair boot sectors or do system restore. There's nothing wrong with your partitions, it's all just driver issues. I'm not entirely sure what I did to fix things, but after letting the recovery environments attempt to fix what they could, I was able to boot into Windows 7 BUT YOU NEED A PS/2 MOUSE+KEYBOARD unless you've pre-installed USB drivers into your Windows 7 installation. It's possible you can install them from the recovery environment, or from a liveboot DVD if you have a DVD reader.
Since my installations were from another build entirely, the only things that Windows could see were my SATA drives, so I used a LiveDebian DVD to transfer files from a USB to the SATA drives, which I then ran installers from.
In any case, all seems to be working just fine despite the many reboots I went through pushing my luck.
It may be worth noting that my dedicated graphics card and the drives were from my old build, so the Windows installations already had drivers for both of those things, otherwise I fear I never would have been able to install any drivers. So again, it's doable, you just have to load up your installations with all the tools required to run everything in the build you're gonna put them into, just like a regular installation.
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Re: MSI Win 7 Smart tool [especially for Z1xx Series]
« Reply #58 on: 13-January-20, 07:07:00 »

what issue?
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Re: MSI Win 7 Smart tool [especially for Z1xx Series]
« Reply #59 on: Yesterday at 20:20:12 »

I used the MSI Win7 Smart Tool to install Windows 7 x64 Pro on an MSI X470 Gaming Pro motherboard with an AMD Ryzen 2700X CPU. After installing Win7, I downloaded the chipset, Ethernet, USB, and NVMe drivers and installed the appropriate drivers.

Everything appears to work properly except for two minor issues:
USB Controller on PCI bus 29, device 0, function 2: missing driver
PCI Device on PCI bus 29, device 0, function 3: missing driver

Anyone have any clue which device and/or driver is missing?
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