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Intel will wave goodbye to legacy BIOS support in 2020

Intel will go all-in with UEFI firmware on motherboards, will remove legacy BIOS support in 2020
By: Anthony Garreffa | Motherboards News | Posted: Nov 20, 2017 7:52 am

Intel is working with motherboard makers to remove legacy BIOS support from their UEFI firmware by 2020, with a new client/enterprise platform future in 2020 that will lose CSM (compatibility support module).




The CSM is a component that allows UEFI-unaware operating systems and bootable devices run on newer devices with UEFI.






The loss of CSM will see the end of 32-bit operating systems on newer hardware, as 32-bit Windows, and desktop Linux distributions require CSM. WoW64 translation layers will still allow 32-bit software to run on 64-bit Windows, but the lack of CSM will hurt many people that don't have all-new products.


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