Tuesday, April 9th 2019

BIOSTAR Announces Windows 7 support for Latest AMD and Intel Motherboards

BIOSTAR, a leading manufacturer of motherboards, graphics cards, and storage devices announced the release of Windows 7 support for its latest Intel and AMD motherboards including the A10N-8800E and H310MHG. Windows 7 remains to be the second most-used Windows operating system for many home, office, schools and government organizations, PC's still running this operating system can continue to do so with BIOSTAR's latest Intel and AMD platform motherboards. See the full list of compatible motherboards and BIOS updates below.

Whilst Microsoft may be ending support for the older Window 7 operating system, users can still secure their machine with the upcoming SHA-2 Security Update. It is vital for legacy OS users to install the security update, machines without the security patch will be vulnerable. For advanced data security, the BIOSTAR H310MHG motherboard also comes with a TPM header for TPM modules making it perfect for government organizations that require the highest level of data security. TPM modules are used in conjunction with other security technologies such as biometric verification, antivirus software, firewalls, smart cards, and others.
BIOSTAR AMD and Intel motherboards are fully compatible with Windows 7 operating system, suitable for home, business, and government use. Working hand in hand with Microsoft to deliver superb reliability with the latest security updates and technologies. BIOSTAR offers durable, stable, and affordable motherboards with ensured reliability and security for building Windows 7 desktop PCs.

SHA-2 Security Updates
The SHA-2 security updates will run for the entire year which started on March 12, 2019 with Stand-Alone security updates KB4474419 and KB4490628. Learn more about the SHA-2 Code Signing Support requirement for Windows 7 and the scheduled release of security updates here.

Creating Windows 7 Installation Image To USB
For H310MHD3, H310MHG, H310MHC2, and H310MHD PRO2 motherboards, BIOSTAR offers a tool for creating Windows 7 installation image to USB flash drives. The Windows 7 installation image will also work with other BIOSTAR motherboards that support Windows 7 operating system. See BIOSTAR's guide here.
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38 Comments on BIOSTAR Announces Windows 7 support for Latest AMD and Intel Motherboards

#1
juiseman
Good. Looks like they are taking note that a lot of people don't like Windows 10.
I did at first; but then my computer made me its slave....instead of the other way around..
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#2
trparky
But that doesn't take away from the very real fact that in a year if you're still running Windows 7 you're going to be SOL when it comes to security updates. Just because you wish Microsoft to continue support for it doesn't mean that it's going to happen. If you want security updates past the year 2020 you have no choice but to go to Windows 10, there's no getting around this.
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#3
fortiori
trparky, post: 4027753, member: 170376"
But that doesn't take away from the very real fact that in a year if you're still running Windows 7 you're going to be SOL when it comes to security updates. Just because you wish Microsoft to continue support for it doesn't mean that it's going to happen. If you want security updates past the year 2020 you have no choice but to go to Windows 10, there's no getting around this.
"...Enterprise customers have the option to pay for extended security updates until 2023."

Pretty sure those extended updates will be available to everyone once some white hat in an enterprise somewhere sends them to anyone that wants them. :peace:
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#4
Shihabyooo
Wait, what? :confused:
Aren't they bound by what their major components' providers (basically Intel/AMD) offer? Do the chipset duo even provide Win7 drivers?
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#5
juiseman
trparky, post: 4027753, member: 170376"
But that doesn't take away from the very real fact that in a year if you're still running Windows 7 you're going to be SOL when it comes to security updates. Just because you wish Microsoft to continue support for it doesn't mean that it's going to happen. If you want security updates past the year 2020 you have no choice but to go to Windows 10, there's no getting around this.
Maybe Windows 10 will be stable by then.
Or i just wont worry about it; disconnect that computer
from the world "spy" web. And use one of my other computers for
internet stuff...
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#6
TheDeeGee
juiseman, post: 4027738, member: 182553"
Good. Looks like they are taking note that a lot of people don't like Windows 10.
I did at first; but then my computer made me its slave....instead of the other way around..
Windows 7 is surrounded by the Battle Royale Circle of Death.

See you again in 2020.
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#7
Fx
juiseman, post: 4027766, member: 182553"
Maybe Windows 10 will be stable by then.
Or i just wont worry about it; disconnect that computer
from the world "spy" web. And use one of my other computers for
internet stuff...
Careful or people here will start to think you wear tin foil hats. Not that I care anyways, perhaps you dont either. What people don't know, they dont know. Some people choose not to know or even consider the possibility which would lead them to knowing. Each to their own.
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#8
juiseman
lol...I have a tin foil hat; it just stays in the closet most days.
And when I use it; its only half on.
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#9
Chloe Price
That ancient OS needs to die already. We had this already with XP..
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#10
jmcslob
I'm not laughing at anyone for avoiding Win10 because of instability ever again...
I just spent 2 months thinking one bad update after another was causing my issues and people were telling me GFX was about to go...
I ended up reinstalling 1809 after MS officially said it was ready and I am in fact issue free.
I had browsers hanging, I would lose audio because I dunno why..but it would lose my "Audio Device" anytime I was online and a video would start...I was able to just select it again and I'd have to do that prior to going into a game...My GFX would spout errors in game...etc...etc...
But it's all good now..
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#12
Flaky
Shihabyooo, post: 4027762, member: 91709"
Aren't they bound by what their major components' providers (basically Intel/AMD) offer?
They are, but it seems they prefer to lie in the face (or pretend to be really stupid).

I'm curious what biostar rep will tell people who:
-install win7, and get a message from OS that "your hardware is unsupported, please install win10"
-want to install drivers for igpu, and find there are none that actually work

Probably they will tell that by "support" they understand "system can be installed, and will run some programs".
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#13
syrup
trparky, post: 4027753, member: 170376"
But that doesn't take away from the very real fact that in a year if you're still running Windows 7 you're going to be SOL when it comes to security updates. Just because you wish Microsoft to continue support for it doesn't mean that it's going to happen. If you want security updates past the year 2020 you have no choice but to go to Windows 10, there's no getting around this.
That's overlooking 8.1, which gets security updates to 2023 and is practically a more up-to-date Windows 7 once Classic Shell is added. Happens to be the best fallback for those who are on 7 because they want the long-term stability Windows 10 doesn't offer (there's LTSC but it's a real dark horse with virtually no non-enterprise userbase). I opted for 8.1 over 7 and 10 when I set up my current main rig just over a year ago, and seem to have had ten times fewer problems with it than my Windows 10 laptops, even though the laptops are used ten times less rigorously.
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#14
eidairaman1
The Exiled Airman
Shihabyooo, post: 4027762, member: 91709"
Wait, what? :confused:
Aren't they bound by what their major components' providers (basically Intel/AMD) offer? Do the chipset duo even provide Win7 drivers?
Yes AMD does
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#15
Vayra86
syrup, post: 4027919, member: 160490"
That's overlooking 8.1, which gets security updates to 2023 and is practically a more up-to-date Windows 7 once Classic Shell is added. Happens to be the best fallback for those who are on 7 because they want the long-term stability Windows 10 doesn't offer (there's LTSC but it's a real dark horse with virtually no non-enterprise userbase). I opted for 8.1 over 7 and 10 when I set up my current main rig just over a year ago, and seem to have had ten times fewer problems with it than my Windows 10 laptops, even though the laptops are used ten times less rigorously.
Nice alternative!
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#16
trparky
syrup, post: 4027919, member: 160490"
That's overlooking 8.1
Windows 8.1? Really? That's your alternative? Windows 8.x is like Windows 10's retarded cousin. Windows 10 is at least usable, Windows 8.x is just godawful. Once I got Windows 10 I ground up my Windows 8.x installation DVD. Actually it deserved to be burned but I didn't want to poison myself with plastic fumes.
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#17
syrup
trparky, post: 4027967, member: 170376"
Windows 8.1? Really?
Had the same attitude. But there were two major reasons I and most other people avoided 8/8.1 - the jarring interface and the lack of compelling new features. Even when the interface could be fixed, there just wasn't enough of a reason to upgrade from 7. But circumstances have changed and it now is a compelling option for a Windows 7 user who a) wants continued stability and extended support, b) doesn't want Windows 10 until Microsoft gets its act together, and c) finds Linux a bridge too far at least for the moment.

I do find it pretty funny though that it took Windows 10 to make me look favourably upon 8.1.
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#18
Shihabyooo
Flaky, post: 4027898, member: 173700"
I'm curious what biostar rep will tell people who:
-install win7, and get a message from OS that "your hardware is unsupported, please install win10"
Well, to be fair, it won't matter much in 8 months...

eidairaman1, post: 4027948, member: 40556"
Yes AMD does
Yep. Checked their website and it seems they indeed do. Pitty they can't take over patching the OS itself...
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#19
Caring1
Biostar, making up excuses to sell old stock.
Where's their 4 series boards?
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#20
johnspack
Here For Good!
There boards work fine with linux. Why waste them on windows? Seriously.......
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#21
Chloe Price
jmcslob, post: 4027867, member: 67555"
I'm not laughing at anyone for avoiding Win10 because of instability ever again...
I just spent 2 months thinking one bad update after another was causing my issues and people were telling me GFX was about to go...
I ended up reinstalling 1809 after MS officially said it was ready and I am in fact issue free.
I had browsers hanging, I would lose audio because I dunno why..but it would lose my "Audio Device" anytime I was online and a video would start...I was able to just select it again and I'd have to do that prior to going into a game...My GFX would spout errors in game...etc...etc...
But it's all good now..
Weird, I've never had any problems with W10 Pro, and I've been using this since the release date, upgraded from 8.1 Pro back then. What's even better, my first W10 PC was ancient (A64 X2 5000+, 5.5GB (2x2GB + 1GB + 512MB) RAM, 8800 GTS) and it worked perfectly with even that piece of junk.

Have also used it with H81, Z87, Z170, Z270, X99 and now with this X470 platform. Not a SINGLE problem, even with the big updates.

trparky, post: 4027967, member: 170376"
Windows 8.1? Really? That's your alternative? Windows 8.x is like Windows 10's retarded cousin. Windows 10 is at least usable, Windows 8.x is just godawful. Once I got Windows 10 I ground up my Windows 8.x installation DVD. Actually it deserved to be burned but I didn't want to poison myself with plastic fumes.
IMO Windows 10 fixed all the negative things from 8.1, just like 7 did with Vista back in the day.
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#22
juiseman
Chloe Price, post: 4028145, member: 123719"
Weird, I've never had any problems with W10 Pro, and I've been using this since the release date, upgraded from 8.1 Pro back then. What's even better, my first W10 PC was ancient (A64 X2 5000+, 5.5GB (2x2GB + 1GB + 512MB) RAM, 8800 GTS) and it worked perfectly with even that piece of junk.

Have also used it with H81, Z87, Z170, Z270, X99 and now with this X470 platform. Not a SINGLE problem, even with the big updates.


IMO Windows 10 fixed all the negative things from 8.1, just like 7 did with Vista back in the day.
Yea, I was a day one adopter too. I did like 10 a lot; but 2 or my 6 computers were having problems after the updates...
It seems the updates recently started breaking more things for more people.
I put my 1 computer that I NEED to work back on Win 7. my other 2 rigs that a little less critical are on OSX 10.13.6 and Windows 10.
and all the Kids and wife's computers are all win 10.
There are a lot of nice things to using it on less critical computers; Its nice how I don't have to find drivers anymore; its all there
most of the time after install...But I still prefer Win 7 UI and user control for my main workhorse.
Plus in general; Windows 7 feels more snappy to me; and I used it so long I'm just faster in it.
I have noticed since windows 10 release its getting more sluggish with every major update.
The original release Ver from July 2015 seemed to be an actual improvement over Win 7 and 8.1.
Now, it is not so. Argue if you may; but its not as light and quick as it used to be in my opinion.

But yea, overall I don't totally hate 10, I just don't trust it for serious work they way I trusted Windows 7.
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#23
Chloe Price
I guess that I've just had luck with this since day one. :D
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#24
Fx
Chloe Price, post: 4028244, member: 123719"
I guess that I've just had luck with this since day one. :D
This is a possibility. I was an early adopter of Vista and had zero issues as a home user/gamer. Granted I did two things that many others did not; I gave it lots of memory (8GB at the time, when everyone else was using 2 or 4GB) and I didn't run any legacy software on it.
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#25
Chloe Price
Fx, post: 4028256, member: 61283"
This is a possibility. I was an early adopter of Vista and had zero issues as a home user/gamer. Granted I did two things that many others did not; I gave it lots of memory (8GB at the time, when everyone else was using 2 or 4GB) and I didn't run any legacy software on it.
Vista was ok, it's problem was that everyone tried it with a single-core CPU with 1-2GB RAM. I remember running it with my E6400 @ 3.2GHz / 4GB DDR2 / HD 3850 rig for about a month before I upgraded to 7 x64 when it was released, didn't have any problems with Vista.

Fun fact, Pentium 4 HT was the only single-core CPU which could run Crysis on Vista without the sounds getting fkd up.
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