Intel Plans Stop BIOS Support will be done in 2020. BIOS (Basic Input / Output System) is software stored on the motherboard’s memory chip contained on Personal Computer and laptop. The BIOS is responsible for POST (Power On Self Test) and is the first software to run when the computer starts up.
The term BIOS (Basic Input / Output System) was created by Gary Kildall. It was first adopted by IBM and appeared on the CP / M operating system in 1975. The MS-DOS, PC DOS or DR-DOS versions contain files called “IO.SYS”, “IBMBIO.COM”, “IBMBIO.SYS”, or “DRBIOS.SYS”. Known as DOS BIOS or DOS I / O System and contains a special low-level hardware part of the operating system.
The longer BIOS technology can not handle the latest hardware and technologies due to the limitations it has. Therefore Intel introduced the UEFI (Unitied Extensible Firmware Interface) derived from the IA-64 architecture (Itanium) in 2006. It has advantages: more advanced functionality, supporting the latest computer technology, more interesting interface views, and can use the mouse to change BIOS. Microsoft incorporated UEFI technology starting from Windows Server 2008 and Windows 8. Since then its usage has continued to grow and be adopted by the latest generation motherboards.
However UEFI technology currently retains compatability with BIOS through Compatibility Support Module (CSM). Indeed CSM makes various old model devices still usable. But it makes UEFI’s performance not maximal. Therefore, Intel will eliminate the CSM module in 2020. Without CSM module, PC / laptop computer will not be able to run 32 bit operating system or software, where old hardware still use it.
The plans and goals of Intel in making the latest UEFI are:
- Makes booting faster.
- Install the operating system from the internet.
- Supports data storage of 9.4 billion terabytes.
- Prevent hackers from tweaking the operating system.
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