UPDATE: Win7 ISO 32&64 (***Hyperlink was removed)
All NUC's I've tested previously are now supported in the ISO's. Windows 7 SP1, x86/x64
x64 editions: Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate
x86 editions: Home Premium, Ultimate
Keep in mind that mileage may vary as I don't see some Intel drivers (x86) for a few NUC's.
NUC6i7KYK is supported in both x86/x64.
It's basically a full version now. Look at the readme on my google drive. It's about as stock as you get while saving significant space.
The only difference is the editions removed are Starter/Home Basic, Natural Languages (windows fancy search, still searchss drive perfectly), Language Packs (only kept en-US), and disabled hibernate/pagefile as people with a NUC splashing out a couple hundred won't likely be using a HDD anyways, and 8GB RAM is becoming standard.
Hi ilikerhinos and community members,
Due legal considerations I was forced to remove the link that was pointing the Win7 ISO 32&64 file, I apologize for that and I hope that you understand our reasons for that.
I have a link here too. Easy Windows 7 install on ANY NUC? Please see second post.
To anyone else, I'm working on a website that had the tutorial and links in case Intel isn't allowed to have download links hosted on their forums.
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Thanks for the patience on this, Ilikerhinos, I am going to test this installation steps, hopefully, this could help more customers.
Thought I should include the following:
Can replace Windows 10 drivers with two drivers from Intel, seems to actually work better than the Windows 10 drivers.
Extract Win7 folder to desktop. Rename Win7 folder to your NUC model to keep track of it easier.
Repeat above for however many different NUC's you have that require different USB drivers.
Create two folders on desktop called "Drivers1" and "Drivers2."
RT 7 Lite, after loading ISO, it'll let you add drivers.
Add drivers to "boot image" in RT 7 Lite from Drivers1 folder.
Add drivers to "install image" from Drivers2 folder.
Finished after creating ISO with RT 7 Lite.
I have also got my NUC6i7KYK and really frustrated when installing Windows 7 on it. I have tried the NUC dedicated ISO placed onto Google Drive (I don't know why installation terminated with unexpected error) and the Intel USB 3.0 Driver Tools for Windows 7 but none of them works.
After several hours of struggling, referencing your steps and browsing thought forums. I have finally got Windows 7 installed on my NUC smoothly, here are the steps I have done:
1. Prepare a clean version of Windows 7 ISO, in my case I only have Windows 7 Professional ISO x64 which is even not SP1, but I believe that SP1 should work.
2. Prepare a Windows Installation USB by using Windows USB/DVD Download Tool.
3. Download the Download USB 3.0: Intel® USB 3.0 Device Driver for Windows 7*, unzip it but don't need to run the tools, we just need those drivers.
4. Install NTLite, mount the Windows Installation USB, Add the drivers which in step 3, add the drivers to Install.wim and boot.wim as well. (You may need to select driver files manually), you may refer to this great tutorial of adding drivers to Windows 7 Image. [Guide] Integration of drivers into a Win7/8/10 image. Remember you will need to add driver to both Install.wim and boot.wim otherwise the USB port will not work sometime during installation process.
5. Insert the Windows Installation USB to you NUC and you will find all USB ports function perfectly during installation and of course including your Keyboard, Mouse and USB Thumb drive.
6. Seat Back and enjoy your brand new NUC with Windows 7.
Hope my experience will help.