Micro-Star International® (MSI) K8MM-V motherboard and Windows® 7.

I know there are no Windows® 7 drivers released by Micro-Star International® (MSI) for the K8MM-V motherboard but there are Vista drivers. I used Vista drivers when I could, otherwise I used Windows® XP drivers. Most of the files are from Micro-Star Internationals® website and some were found searching the Internet. I have installed every driver listed so I know they work under Windows® 7.

Windows® 7 install procedure for Micro-Star International® (MSI) K8MM-V motherboard.

All the drivers used in this article can be downloaded here. (21.4MB)

Some files may require that you set compatibility before the install. You only need to set compatibility on the acutal executable file (the install program to run).

  1. Install Windows® 7
  2. Install Windows® 7 Service Pack 1 - if needed
    My Windows® 7 Ultimate included Service Pack 1
    I would recommend installing Service Pack 1 before installing the drivers
  3. Install VIA® Bus Master IDE Controller - 0571 chipset drivers:
    Set compatibility to Vista SP2 first, then
    Run SETUP found in "K8MM-V\Chipset"
  4. Install VIA/S3G® Unichrome Pro IGP display drivers:
    Set compatibility to WinXP SP3 first, then
    Run setup found in "K8MM-V\Video"
  5. Install VIA® Vinyl AC97 Codec Combo (WDM) audio drivers:
    Set compatibility to WinXP SP3 first, then
    Run Setup found in ""K8MM-V\Audio"
  6. Install VIA® Rhine II Fast Ethernet network drivers:
    Run setupvis found in "K8MM-V\Network"
  7. Update Driver... for VIA® VT8237 RAID Controller device:
    This can be found under 'Storage controllers' in Device Manager
    Browse to "K8MM-V\RAID"
Micro-Star International® (MSI) CD\DVD burning software.

I did not actually install any CD\DVD software but I see no reason why any current software version would not work.

Micro-Star International® (MSI) K8MM-V motherboard and Windows® 7 observations.
The Windows Experience Index is only 1.0 because of the gaming graphics component. For this reason I recommend that you disable the motherboard video and install an add-on AGP graphics card. The 8x AGP graphics card should support DirectX 9 and provide better graphics than the on-board video.