Which Intel NUC powerful enough for Mediaportal ? NUC Users, please share your thoughts | Page 2

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    I'm running windows 10.

    Your right about the USB thing with W7

    I have 5 computers in the house all running W10 with no problems.

    With the clock running out on support for W7
    you're better off with W10

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  3. Soxbrother

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    So MP is 100% compatible with Windows 10 then ?
     
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    definitely. as well as the nuc, I have a PC in the lounge running W10 with MP and my sister runs W10 with MP no problem.(y)

    The one thing I like about the nuc is the built in ir. no need to use up one of the four usb's on a receiver.
    now I haven't seen the new brix or the cubi but the previous brix models didn't have ir built in
     
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    Recently I installed Windows 7 on a new Lenovo laptop (it had Windows 10 pre-installed), and I can confirm that installing Windows 7 is not a trivial task, but it is do-able if you are sufficiently determined.

    Out of the box, none of the following work (no drivers): USB2 sockets, USB3 sockets, ethernet adapter, wi-fi adapter, bluetooth adapter, SD card reader. If your PC has an internal CD/DVD drive, you can install Windows 7 from the DVD without problem, and then install the missing drivers (this is what I did). However, if your PC does not have an internal CD/DVD drive, there is no way to boot the Windows 7 installation medium: an external USB CD/DVD drive won't work, and neither will a USB memory stick containing the installation image.

    Intel are aware of this, and have provided a tool for producing a "slipstreamed" installation image. I have not used it myself, but others have used it successfully:

    Download Windows 7* USB 3.0 Creator Utility

    I will be building a new HTPC soon, but have decided to use Windows 7 rather than Windows 10.

    -- from CyberSimian in the UK
     
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    I've already read about how to use the Creator Utility and also another way to put the usb 3.0 drivers inside the image.
    I also was asking myself if you couldn't install it from an external cd/dvd drive, but as you said it won't work.

    I first got to purchase the NUC.
    We'll cross the Windows bridge when we get to it. :)
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    Didn't now that, thanks for the info.
    I have a usb receiver and mediacenter remote.
     
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