05-23-2017 06:50 AM
We want to install Windows 7 32 bit on a Lenovo X270 20HN0016GE.
1. Is it possible to install Windows 7 32 bit on such new Lenovo notebooks?
2. Which BIOS configurations we have to configure, that we could install Windows 7?
We would be very thankful, if someone helps us.
05-23-2017 07:50 AM
That model has a 7th Generation Intel processor and Windows 10 is the only version supported by Microsoft, Intel, and Lenovo.
If you must run Windows 7 on an X270, get one with a 6th Generation Intel processor - there are models listed in the PSREF.
If you must try Windows 7 on that exact model, you will see driver, problems, update problems, and you will not benefit from the new features of the 7th Generation processor, at least.
Hope this helps!
05-23-2017 12:25 PM
I would too would not recommend trying either as it would cause you nothing but problems, not to mention that the 32-bit OS would not address over 4GB of RAM.
Most all application written for Windows 7 will run fine, if not better, under Windows 10, and if you just want to keep the familiar Windows 7 Start Menu etc, a free program called Classic Shell can bring back the familiar Windows 7 look and feel to Windows 10.