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INTEL Desktop Boards : Last Call for BIOS & Drivers

Discussion in 'Computers, Hardware, and Operating Systems' started by W9GB, Aug 9, 2019.

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  1. W9GB

    W9GB Ham Member QRZ Page

    Intel Corporation Desktop Boards : End of Life
    Intel® recently posted notices on their Drivers & Downloads Pages.
    https://downloadcenter.intel.com/
    Desktop Boards
    https://downloadcenter.intel.com/product/1125/Desktop-Boards
    SOME Dates posted are as early as September 2019.
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    End Of Life - This download, BIOS Update [xxxx] will no longer be available after November 22, 2019 and will not be supported with any additional functional, security, or other updates. All versions are provided as is. Intel recommends that users of BIOS Update [xxxx] uninstall and/or discontinue use as soon as possible.

    Purpose
    Intel stopped manufacturing their own brand of Desktop Boards in 2014.
    This appears to be the end of the Five-Year Support window.
     
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2019
  2. KA9JLM

    KA9JLM Ham Member QRZ Page

    So everyone needs to brick their motherboard while they can. :rolleyes:
     
  3. W9GB

    W9GB Ham Member QRZ Page

    I checked Intel’s Desktop Boards Support Pages yesterday.
    Numerous Driver files have disappeared (on schedule) from the Intel web site.

    gb
     

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