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Windows 10 on G41M-VS3 and BIOS update

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Topic: Windows 10 on G41M-VS3 and BIOS update
Posted By: jocajocajoca
Subject: Windows 10 on G41M-VS3 and BIOS update
Date Posted: 26 May 2020 at 2:54am
Hi!
I'm recovering a very old but well preserved PC with this configuration:

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Operating System
Windows 7 Ultimate Service Pack 1 (build 7601)
Boot Mode: BIOS (Secure Boot not supported)

System Model
Enclosure Type: Desktop
Processor 2,67 gigahertz Intel Core 2 Duo E7300
64 kilobyte primary memory cache
3072 kilobyte secondary memory cache
64-bit ready
Multi-core (2 total)
Not hyper-threaded

Main Circuit Board b
Board: ASRock G41M-VS3.
Bus Clock: 267 megahertz
BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. P1.80 05/18/2012

Drives
SAMSUNG HD322HJ [Hard drive] (320,07 GB) -- drive 0, s/n S1RLJ50Z116812, rev 1AC01118, SMART Status: Healthy

Display
NVIDIA GeForce 9400 GT (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM v1.1) [Display adapter]

Bus Adapters
Intel(R) 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB Universal Host Controller - 27C8
Intel(R) 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB Universal Host Controller - 27C9
Intel(R) 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB Universal Host Controller - 27CA
Intel(R) 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB Universal Host Controller - 27CB
Intel(R) 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB2 Enhanced Host Controller - 27CC

Memory Modules c,d
2048 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory
kingston kvr1333d3s8n9 2gb

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One of the things i'll do is add a new 4gb ddr3 RAM. Also i'm installing Windows 10, being that win 7 reached its end of life.
I want to know two things:

1 - I cannot find win10 versions for the mobo drivers. Will win 7 versions work fine?

2 - as for the motherboard being so old, should I update its BIOS?
(I know its not recommended to update the BIOS when the system is working fine, but I'm intending to upgrade my system with new hardware, and so I'm wondering if any new firmware versions will add some more hardware compatibility to the motherboard.)

Thank you all!



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