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  1.    30 May 2015 #1
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    Windows 7 Ultimate

    Will Windows 10 work with DG31PR motherboard?


    Hi, does anyone know if Win 10 will work with DG31PR? Support page - http://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support...pboards/dg31pr

    Supported OS page confirms that Windows 8 is not supported. I don't know how to link to a specific part of a page but you have to click on Discontinued Boards and it shows it there.
    http://www.intel.com/support/motherb.../CS-008326.htm

    Now, since Win 8 is not supported I assumed the same applies to Win 10. But I recently read an article that said Windows 10 will work on older hardware.

    Thanks for reading!

    Don.
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  2.    02 Jun 2015 #2
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    Finland, Vantaa
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    Win 10 pro, creators

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/preview-faq-system-requirements-pc

    in your case, id check that through

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  3.    02 Jun 2015 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by batlhilz View Post
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/preview-faq-system-requirements-pc

    in your case, id check that through

    Thanks buddy, gonna do that now. Will report back in a bit.
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  4.    02 Jun 2015 #4
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    Nashville, TN
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    Windows 10 Pro

    If Windows 8 is not supported, then chances are Windows 10 won't be either. It's an unfortunate thing that Intel basically abandons their desktop boards not long after they stop selling that model.

    Chances are, if it's unsupported, it means that either BIOS or some driver is incompatible and Intel has not bothered to update it.
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  5.    02 Jun 2015 #5
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    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    If Windows 8 is not supported, then chances are Windows 10 won't be either. It's an unfortunate thing that Intel basically abandons their desktop boards not long after they stop selling that model.

    Chances are, if it's unsupported, it means that either BIOS or some driver is incompatible and Intel has not bothered to update it.
    My previous PC had an Intel motherboard and they dropped support so I could not run Win8 without a chip set upgrade and Intel never supplied that. I trust Asus, Gigabyte over Intel for motherboards.
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  6.    02 Jun 2015 #6
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    A lot of people think, oh Intel makes great processors, they must make great motherboards too. Well, they don't. They're not bad quality per se... but they have ZERO features... you can't overclock them, you can't do anything out of spec from what Intel requires. And don't even think about trying to run a Server OS on a desktop motherboard.. UNSUPPORTED.

    And as soon as the wind changes direction, they drop support and you're stuck with a pile of junk.

    Sorry, yeah, been burned by Intel a few too many times with motherbards... Processors are amazing.. motherboards suck.
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  7.    02 Jun 2015 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    If Windows 8 is not supported, then chances are Windows 10 won't be either. It's an unfortunate thing that Intel basically abandons their desktop boards not long after they stop selling that model.
    I know right?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    Chances are, if it's unsupported, it means that either BIOS or some driver is incompatible and Intel has not bothered to update it.
    That's a shame. Because even though the PC is five years old, I've upgraded the RAM to 4GB, and it works perfectly fine. I would have liked to upgrade to Windows 10 though.

    Quote Originally Posted by BunnyJ View Post
    My previous PC had an Intel motherboard and they dropped support so I could not run Win8 without a chip set upgrade and Intel never supplied that. I trust Asus, Gigabyte over Intel for motherboards.
    Unfortunately, I don't think I can upgrade just the Chip Set as it's glued to the MoBo. I did buy this off the shelve, so I shouldn't expect much. I've heard for Desktops custom built is the way to go, and this is one example why. Of course, I could always change the MoBo...

    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    A lot of people think, oh Intel makes great processors, they must make great motherboards too. Well, they don't. They're not bad quality per se... but they have ZERO features... you can't overclock them, you can't do anything out of spec from what Intel requires. And don't even think about trying to run a Server OS on a desktop motherboard.. UNSUPPORTED.

    And as soon as the wind changes direction, they drop support and you're stuck with a pile of junk.

    Sorry, yeah, been burned by Intel a few too many times with motherbards... Processors are amazing.. motherboards suck.
    That's good advice. I had no idea Intel MoBo had so many restrictions. I'm definitely going to keep that in mind the next time I build a PC.
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  8.    29 Jul 2015 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by dongoffe View Post
    Windows 8 is not supported. I don't know how to link to a specific part of a page but you have to click on Discontinued Boards and it shows it there.
    I'm running Windows 8.1 on a DG31pr. It's just a matter of getting information on how to install Windows 8 without UEFI.

    Now... I think that's as far as you can go, though. I believe for Windows 10 you MUST have UEFI on.
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  9.    07 Aug 2015 #9
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    Win 7

    installed win 10


    Quote Originally Posted by pablokenfold View Post
    I'm running Windows 8.1 on a DG31pr. It's just a matter of getting information on how to install Windows 8 without UEFI.

    Now... I think that's as far as you can go, though. I believe for Windows 10 you MUST have UEFI on.

    I slammed forward and installed windows 10 for free. Interestingly it completed. At first I though I was good, but then I noticed the PC would notdetect my USB Lexmark printer. Then I noticed windows would not detect my DVD d: drive.

    Other than those 2 things everything else was transparent. Probably will roll back to Windows. Its too much of a hastle to be without a printer or dvd drive.

    I will say with everything else working fine, on the surface, seems like there wouldn't be a heck of a lot of work involved for the boys (or girls) at Intel to modify the driver to get a couple of pieces of hardware working. That's too bad the drivers stopped at win 7.
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  10.    07 Aug 2015 #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by mscmor View Post
    I slammed forward and installed windows 10 for free. Interestingly it completed. At first I though I was good, but then I noticed the PC would notdetect my USB Lexmark printer. Then I noticed windows would not detect my DVD d: drive.

    Other than those 2 things everything else was transparent. Probably will roll back to Windows. Its too much of a hastle to be without a printer or dvd drive.

    I will say with everything else working fine, on the surface, seems like there wouldn't be a heck of a lot of work involved for the boys (or girls) at Intel to modify the driver to get a couple of pieces of hardware working. That's too bad the drivers stopped at win 7.
    That may or may not have anything to do with Intel support for the board.

    I've seen a number of posts from people whose optical drives disappeared from Windows. Sometimes the drive will show up in Device Manager in "other devices". I suppose that it'd be too much to expect that removing the device and rebooting would persuade Windows to recognize it correctly, but it may be worth a try.

    As for the USB Lexmark printer, I'd unplug it, and remove it from Devices. Plug it back in, and try the "add printer" thing. If that doesn't work, I'd try re-installing the Lexmark driver package, in the hope it'd see the printer again.

    If you have done all that unsuccessfully, I'm mostly out of ideas.
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