Intel DX58SO MB & Win 10

  1. tjg79's Avatar
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    Intel DX58SO MB & Win 10


    Has anyone upgraded their Intel DX58SO system to Win 10? If so, are there any issues?

    Intel hasn't, and likely won't, update the 5 Series drivers for the new OS. The latest available on the Intel Download Center are Win 7 drivers.

    I'm concerned about compatibility and not losing any functionality with the Win 10 generic drivers.

    With a clean install, you'd likely need the chipset driver at a minimum. The other drivers would be nice as well.
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  2. spapakons's Avatar
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    No sweat! If you cannot find drivers at the motherboard support page, download latest chipset drivers manually instead. Windows 10 is backwards compatible with Windows 8, 7 and Vista, so you can use drivers for earlier Windows (of course the later the better). With a quick look at Intel's support site, I discovered that the chipset driver provided for your motherboard is from 2012 (version 9.3.0.1019 for Windows 7) while manually downloading latest 5 series chipset driver gives a 2014 file (version 9.2.0.1030 for Windows 7). The only difference being that the 2012 driver is "optimized" for Intel 5 series motherboards while the newer 2014 driver is generic for all Intel 5 series chipsets. I would go for the latest generic driver, you shouldn't have any problem. For the rest drivers you can download those provided on the motherboard support page or find the latest generic ones which will be likely newer.

    I would create a full system backup (or clone) in another disk, just to be on the safe side and then update all drivers before I upgrade to Windows 10. Then uncheck the "Connect to Internet to download updates" in Windows Setup to make sure Windows Update won't try to mess with the drivers before the upgrade is complete. Go ahead, do it! If you have any issues we are here to help. In worst case you can just wipe the disk and restore your backup.

    Also have a look at this post.
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  3. Ztruker's Avatar
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    Please do an image backup of your current system before you upgrade. Then if anything goes wrong you can restore that image and be back where you are now.

    Macrium Reflect Free and a external USB hard drive ($50) are all that is needed.
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  4. tjg79's Avatar
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    Ztruker said:
    Please do an image backup of your current system before you upgrade. Then if anything goes wrong you can restore that image and be back where you are now.

    Macrium Reflect Free and a external USB hard drive ($50) are all that is needed.
    I would if this was an install worth imaging. It's only the Win 7 Pro 64-bit, drivers and a few utilities. I decided to let the Intel Desktop Control Center tweak the cpu and memory within manufacturer's limits to get a bit more performance. During the one-hour run, it blue screened the system twice. I've got my RAID 1 set to write-back cache for performance. The result was that I've now got something corrupted that can't be resolved with System Restore. This install was only a few days old, so I didn't have an image yet. Now, when I'm in System Restore and I'm closing out the pop-up boxes by clicking "OK," I get pop-up error boxes. So, the combination of blue screen, RAID 1 write-back cache and no image, has rendered this install disposable.
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    Then why keep it? I would install Windows 7 again to be able to create the activation token as described here. Then I would format and clean-install Windows 10 and use the token to activate.
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  6. tjg79's Avatar
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    spapakons said:
    Then why keep it? I would install Windows 7 again to be able to create the activation token as described here. Then I would format and clean-install Windows 10 and use the token to activate.
    It was good enough to do the Win 10 upgrade install. Now that I've got Win 10 installed, I can see that all the negative reviews were accurate. I'm going to try to get familiar with this OS and make adjustments and tweaks until it's where I like it best. Then I'll do a clean install. So far, it's a PITA to do the usual tasks.

    The issue I was having with the Win 7 install has been completely resolved by this upgrade install.
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  7. spapakons's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 202H (Nov 2020 build 19042.867)
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    Good. Post for help, if you have any problems. Also have a look at Customization section, if you want to change Windows 10 look and make it more than Windows 8 or 7.
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