So recently I was tired of Wintrash 10 on my system, and wanted to use Windows 7. However I didn't know that Windows 7 would even work on this laptop, and sure enough it didn't. Here are some steps I tried:
(Credit to some fine folks at the r/Windows7 reddit for helping me till here)
1. Used a complete up-to-date ISO with NVMe, USB Drivers built in
2. Used UEFISeven to try to get Windows 7 booting (failed, have attached a few videos showing what happened)
I'm not sure what is stopping me from getting Windows 7 running on my laptop, I've seen multiple people getting it running on Comet/Rocket lake or even Alder lake systems!
As for the drivers:
I don't care about most of them. I have a dGPU so it that works I'll be just as fine, I don't expect the built-in UHD 630 GPU to work. As for WiFI, it'd be nice to have it but I doubt that the new AX201 chips would even work in Windows 7, the last OS they work is 2015 LTSB, and I did try Win 8.1 but it didn't work.
If anyone could help me get Windows 7 on my laptop, I'd really appreciate it, thanks!
Intel Core i7-10870H
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti (Notebook/Mobile GPU)
16 GB DDR4-2933 MHz memory
256 GB NVMe + 1 TB HDD
Intel WiFi 6 AX201 (Again, don't expect any modded drivers)
Some images showing my problem after using UEFISeven:
After this happens, and I try to boot, it reboots after it stucks on "Starting Windows" and goes into the UEFI or sometimes goes to "Windows is loading files" even though I don't have the install medium installed.
Thanks in Advance!