Well, the Gigabyte board is no better at Win 7 than the Asus board was.
It just will not work. I can get it to load the setup, and even complete the setup, but then at first boot, it blue screens, then make me reinstall.
After about 6 attempts, my M2 SSD is no longer recognized. Not sure if it is a board issue or a SSD issue.
Tried 2 installs on a SSD with same results.
I decided to give Linux a try instead.
I have been playing with Mint on my laptop, so figured I would try that.
Mint apparently does not like the B450/Ryzen either. After about 15 attempts on several versions (19.1 Cinnamon, 19 Cinnamon, MATA, Xfce, and even 18), I finally had to give up.
I tried a few versions of purpose built builds (LinHES, and a few others). Just could not get them to set up.
I finally got Ubuntu to load up on the system, and am trying to get MythTV set up on it. I spent about 10 hours yesterday messing with that. About ready to just return it all and say screw it.
I will mess with it some more tomorrow, I needed to take today off from it. If I can't get it working by then. I am done with it.
I will take my server
and turn that into a HTPC since it will accept Windows 7 and take this build and use it for my server (Ubuntu has a server edition).
I just need something for central storage and sharing in the house, nothing taxing, and the 200GE/B450 is more powerful than the 210e/785G I am using now.
, I looked into the unofficial WMC for 10, and it looks a little sketchy, but seems to work.
Biggest issue is I have no Win 10 licenses. I have 10+ Win 7 licenses back from my Technet days, but they do me no good if I can't install them on the system to upgrade.
Does 10 have an eval version I could use and test with?