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A7N8x Deluxe and Windows 7 or Windows 8

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July 16, 2013 6:58:38 PM

Does anyone know if it's even possible to install Windows 7 or Windows 8 on an old Asus A7N8X Deluxe motherboard? I know it will likely run dog slow but I had an extra computer wanted to setup with Windows 8 if possible so could take advantage of the USB memory stick for an inexpensive additional RAM solution.

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a b $ Windows 7
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July 16, 2013 8:00:15 PM

it's too old for modern Soft OS , keep it at XP ..
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May 11, 2014 9:03:26 AM

I suggest ignoring the above answer. I've just done a W7 install on this mobo and everything seems fine. Not exactly a screamer but not particularly slow either. I can't use aero because of my graphics limitations but am not bothered.

But there is a glitch to overcome - certainly if, like me, you are working through the SATARAID interface. I don't actually use the raid facility but my BIOS invokes the option anyway. In that case the W7 install will not see any hard drives and will ask for drivers.

The zip file download URL is below:

http://www.siliconimage.com/docs/3112R_x86_10651_Logo_w...

or you can find it by going to http://www.siliconimage.com/support/

selecting from the dropdown menu::

Sil3112-PCI to 2 Port SATA150

and choosing the 32-bit SATARAID driver dated 2/1/2010

Unzip the contents, stick them on a USB stick and browse to find it from the stick when the install asks you to. I was up and running in 20 mins.

No problems so far. It happily goes away and sucks up various drivers my equipment needs. V happy!

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June 30, 2014 5:27:31 PM

what about the nForce2 drivers?

Reged said:
I suggest ignoring the above answer. I've just done a W7 install on this mobo and everything seems fine. Not exactly a screamer but not particularly slow either. I can't use aero because of my graphics limitations but am not bothered.

But there is a glitch to overcome - certainly if, like me, you are working through the SATARAID interface. I don't actually use the raid facility but my BIOS invokes the option anyway. In that case the W7 install will not see any hard drives and will ask for drivers.

The zip file download URL is below:

http://www.siliconimage.com/docs/3112R_x86_10651_Logo_w...

or you can find it by going to http://www.siliconimage.com/support/

selecting from the dropdown menu::

Sil3112-PCI to 2 Port SATA150

and choosing the 32-bit SATARAID driver dated 2/1/2010

Unzip the contents, stick them on a USB stick and browse to find it from the stick when the install asks you to. I was up and running in 20 mins.

No problems so far. It happily goes away and sucks up various drivers my equipment needs. V happy!



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