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  • Intel removing old driver & bios downloads from its web site by Nov. 22. 2019

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    • #2007480 Reply

      EP
      AskWoody_MVP

      hi folks.

      It appears Intel plans to remove old drivers and bios update downloads for very old Intel boards and components by the end of this week (around November 22, 2019).

      story on ZDNet:
      https://www.zdnet.com/article/intel-to-remove-old-drivers-and-bios-updates-from-its-site-by-the-end-of-the-week/

      • This topic was modified 3 weeks, 5 days ago by  EP.
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      Kirsty
      Da Boss

      Good thing it’s not the most recent hardware, but anyone still cobbling together old machines might pay to ensure they have good copies stored for later use 🙂

      Intel is removing drivers and BIOS updates for desktop components and motherboards released in the 90s and early 2000s.

      Most of the drivers are for Windows versions like 98, ME, XP, and older Windows Server editions

      I would recommend anyone still using hardware from this era look into this as soon as possible. Catalin‘s article has a few tips for you.

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      OscarCP
      AskWoody Plus

      Kirsty: Thanks for giving a link to that article that has, in turn, links to those “mirror sites” that keep copies of the old Intel drivers and will continue doing so for the foreseeable future. My geriatric Toshiba (Win 98 ca. ’98) and IBM (Win XP, ca. ’05) laptops both tell me to say “Great! We love you, K!” And thanks also for letting me know that there is a Web site called “Vogons”! (“Now calling all Vogons to build bypasses around Intel’s Crazy Town!”, no?)

      Windows 7 Professional, SP1, x64 Group B & macOS + Linux (Mint) => Win7 Group W + Mac&Lx

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