Just came across modding the 25.2 driver to support Windows 7 on modern motherboards that feature the i225-V networking chip. You can follow the steps on my video if you still want to use this old operating system. This applies to many generations like Z590, Z490, X570, C622 and so on.
Hi; when I tried installing windows 7 onto z590 it gets stuck at the windows logo. I tried a few methods; Legacy, UEFI, and Putting windows 7 in a windows 10 boot.wim. None of them worked. How did you even install windows 7 on z590???? I have an NVMe as storage if that makes a difference.
Luumi was supposed to make a video on Z590 DARK with Windows 7, I'm also waiting for that. Unfortunately at Win-raid the Z590 driver support package was removed by Canonkong, this guy made X570 support package but for some reason Intel ones are removed. Also many boards get A5 BSOD, for that we need to use a modified acpi.sys. I think installation for that acpi is a bit different too. This is why I'm eagerly waiting for his full video guide (I do not have a board yet)
You mentioned Windows 7 on Win10 boot.wim, what is the method you used ? I know a method which is basically using Simplix AIO tool
from MDL where they have the same method of packing the Windows 7 ISO with all latest updates without telemetry bloat (thanks to UpdatePack7R2).
That update pack includes the most important ones - SHA256 update
, KMDF update
, NVME hotfix
and the MDL made USB3.0 xHCI stack
(This 3.0 xHCI must not be used on ASUS X570 because it causes some issues apparently, I know not related to topic but wanted to post anyways, excuse). Also all these are 100% mandatory else your Windows 7 Installation will be severely outdated so did you install all these ? Of all the NVMe hotfix is very important since you mentioned it's installed on that NVMe drive and USB3.0 stack as well to enable the ports.
Also UEFI BIOS mode should be avoided for Windows 7. Either Legacy only or UEFI+CSM mode.