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Remove Unsupported Hardware message

I've just spent the weekend building a new computer with an i3-7100 and Windows 7. I am getting the Unsupported hardware message. I didn't know this hardware was unsupported until after I was done and booted. I know there is the EE post https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/29066579/unsupported-hardware-for-windows-update.html saying essentially, "too bad for you - upgrade to Windows 10", but that is not an option in this case. This is a hardware upgrade for an office computer and Windows 10 is currently not authorized.

Most sites I've got to say this message can be removed by uninstalling KB4012218, KB4012219 and/or KB4015549. None of these are installed on this computer.

Is there any way to disable this message?
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I am getting the Unsupported hardware message.

When you get this message ? during Windows update ?

Using supported hardware is the best option.  if you don't use supported hardware sooner or later you will face more problems.

Useful link:
https://www.infopackets.com/news/10108/how-fix-disable-unsupported-hardware-error-when-attempting-download-windows-updates
what motherboard did you use, ?  any other specific hardware used?
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Ramin: "When you get this message ? during Windows update ?"

This message comes up within a few minutes of booting. Yes, I've seen that link you referenced. Didn't help as I don't have those particular updates installed and I really don't want to use a 3rd party patch -- as the web author cautions.

nobus: "what motherboard did you use, ?  any other specific hardware used?"

The motherboard is a Gigabyte GA-B250-HD3. I downloaded and installed the drivers for this MB. The computer itself works just fine. No problem with any drivers or peripherals; just that message!
 
Seth Simmons: "build another machine with an older processor (up to 6th gen) ..."

Yes, that is the option I'll do next. Just a pain since I spent a lot of time building this one, downloading and installing drivers, etc. I can get an i3-6100 for the same price, which is what I guess I'll have to do. Hmmm, Microsoft said WIN7 was supported through the end of 2019, but I guess that wasn't an entirely true statement. There's no reason no to continue applying normal OS updates other than pressure to change to WIN10.
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In the end, I returned the i3-7100 and bought an i3-6100, 6th generation. andyalder idea on installing WIN7 as a VM guest would work (since Linux doesn't have such an idiotic restriction), but this is an office computer and that route is a bit complicated. There are plenty of rants on the Internet against Microsoft for this policy, so I won't add to it here. When you are a monopoly you can do what you want, right IBM-circa-1980?
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