Old software may stop working on new PCs in 2020

Intel has announced that it will cease legacy BIOS support for PCs as the firm looks to fully transition to the more secure UEFI by 2020 – which is effectively the death knell for 32-bit software.

This is a case of out with the old, in with the new: BIOS (Basic Input/Output System) being the old guard, usurped more recently by UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) as the system that oversees the boot process of the computer (and more besides).

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