Windows Vista on Kaby Lake

SamBox436

New Member
How do I get Windows Vista on Kaby Lake + Drivers too?
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Windows 7 64-Bit
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell
    CPU
    Intel Core i5-7200U
    Motherboard
    Dell
    Memory
    8 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD Graphics 620
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Built-in
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    SanDisk X400 M.2 2280 256GB ATA Device

lmacri

Vista Pro
Hi SamBox436:

According to WinClient5720's Compatible Hardware with Windows Vista in the MSFN forum Vista will not run correctly on any Haswell or later Intel processor, which includes Kaby Lake. Arutz Tele's April 2019 thread Will Vista Work on Kaby Lake? has feedback from users who tried and encountered various problems (e.g., black screens or services that failed to load at boot-up, etc.).

Those threads are few years old so I'd suggest you post in the MSFN Vista board and ask if anyone has made progress since then. I found an April 2022 post by D. Draker's at New Kaby-lake CPU , no OC - BSOD F4 , A1 , A4 at 1.35v, but all runs fine at 1.43v who found that the BSODs on their 64-bit Vista Business / Kaby Lake machine stopped when they reduced the voltage on their motherboard, so perhaps one of the hardware specialists that post in that forum has found a way to make Vista more stable on machines with these newer processors.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • Operating System
    32-bit Vista SP2 Home Premium
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion dv6835ca
    CPU
    Intel Core2Duo T5550 @ 1.83 GHz
    Motherboard
    Quanta 30D2 (U2E1)
    Memory
    3 GB RAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Hard Drives
    250 GB SATA Western Digital Scorpio WD2500BEVS 5400 rpm
    Other Info
    Malwarebytes Premium v3.5.1-1.0.365 * Firefox ESR v52.9.0
  • Operating System
    64-bit Win 10 Pro v21H2
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 15 5584
    CPU
    Intel i5-8265U @1.60/1.80 GHz
    Motherboard
    Dell Inc. 07R8NW A00
    Memory
    8 GB RAM
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel UHD Graphics 620
    Hard Drives
    Toshiba 256 GB KBG40ZNS256G NVMe SSD
    Other Info
    Microsoft Defender * Malwarebytes Premium * Firefox

Vistaar

Vista Guru
How do I get Windows Vista on Kaby Lake + Drivers too?
That looks like a good Windows 7 laptop. Why do you want to put Vista on it? You would give up a lot of software support, most notably from major browsers. If you prefer Vista’s appearance, it is possible to make Windows 7 look very much like it (see Windows 7 transformed into Vista - Really nice!).

If you want to run Vista x64 on Intel hardware, then Ivy Bridge or earlier is recommended. Some have reported that the issues on Haswell and newer do not affect Vista x86, but your laptop has an x64 processor and 8 GB RAM, so why put an old x86 OS on it in 2022?
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Vista Home Premium x86 SP2
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion Elite m9150f
    CPU
    Intel Q6600
    Memory
    3 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT

SamBox436

New Member
Because it's been a while since I used it (+ My Windows Vista Dell Vostro 620 Broke down so I need to reuse it on anything on 10th gen or 7th Gen + I need the drivers (modified).)
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Windows 7 64-Bit
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell
    CPU
    Intel Core i5-7200U
    Motherboard
    Dell
    Memory
    8 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD Graphics 620
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Built-in
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    SanDisk X400 M.2 2280 256GB ATA Device

SamBox436

New Member
And also it is a Windows 10 laptop with Windows 7 installed.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Windows 7 64-Bit
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell
    CPU
    Intel Core i5-7200U
    Motherboard
    Dell
    Memory
    8 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD Graphics 620
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Built-in
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    SanDisk X400 M.2 2280 256GB ATA Device
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