Biostar adds Windows 7 support for new AMD and Intel motherboards

Posted on Wednesday, Apr 10 2019 @ 11:07 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
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Biostar cooked up Windows 7 support for a bunch of its AMD and Intel based motherboards. The firm offers Windows 7 support for various AMD 300 and 400 series motherboards, but limited to Bristol Ridge, Summit Ridge, and Pinnacle Ridge processors, and a couple of Intel H310M based motherboards.

As you may know, Microsoft hasn't been providing this sort of support since 2015, as the company wants to get everyone to Windows 10.

This can give Windows 7 a little extra life, but it's definitely recommended to switch to Window 10 before January 14, 2020. Beyond that date, Windows 7 will receive no further security updates.
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.

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 at https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4472027/2019-sha-2-code-signing-supportrequirement-for-windows-and-wsus


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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