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Reply 60 of 109, by niagarasys

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Horun wrote:

That is the list I promised to get the manuals and Last BIOS files for, earlier in this topic and yes I have done it, 201 diff motherboards. Am still working on the ones listed as recent by Intel (67, 77, 85, etc chipset: https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/suppo … top-boards.html).

I just registered on this forum to say I appreciate all the efforts of folks in this forum as you're saving many of us the time we would have spent doing the same thing. I've already snagged a few of the files you guys have shared! Ironically I just flashed a DH87 board last week. Intel is removing these files prematurely and I'm really disappointed. Even with Asus you can download BIOS files for Pentium 4 and Athlon 64 motherboards!

Reply 61 of 109, by Auzner

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Horun wrote:

Thanks for the MD5 but most of the stuff I downloaded direct from Intel is not in either archive, maybe 10-20% is and why I decided to manually grab what I could.

Yep, and I thank you again 😀 There are a lot of links I can no longer get to, and from your screenshots things look perfectly organized already.

Reply 62 of 109, by oeuvre

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There's also this from a redditor https://www.reddit.com/r/DataHoarder/comments … of_drivers_and/

HP Z420 Workstation Intel Xeon E5-1620, 32GB, RADEON HD7850 2GB, SSD + HD, XP/7
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Reply 63 of 109, by Auzner

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https://gitlab.com/Auzner/intel-legacy

I wrote a scraper in python. meta/meta.tar.bz2 are the page details structured in json. Running wget now on the URLs it found (BIOSes and release notes).
edit: 2019 ftp dump has 99% of these files. 2014 has only 2 of them.
Next will be to recursively extract archives and see what they have...

Reply 65 of 109, by Bruninho

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Hopefully someone will save these downloads somewhere, in any third party service? Intel is going nuts if they will really remove them. I have a mini-ITX board which BIOS I have never upgraded, except the day I created my last hackintosh back in 2014.

"Design isn't just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works."
JOBS, Steve.

Reply 66 of 109, by Horun

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bfcastello wrote:

Hopefully someone will save these downloads somewhere, in any third party service? Intel is going nuts if they will really remove them. I have a mini-ITX board which BIOS I have never upgraded, except the day I created my last hackintosh back in 2014.

IF you would have included the model number of the board I could grab anything I find before tomorrows deadline of them removing everything. So far I have grabbed everything I can but some models are in non-standard sections of support and may have missed a few..

Hate posting a reply and have to edit it because it made no sense 😁 First computer was an IBM 3270 workstation with CGA monitor. 🤣 Second computer a 286 12Mhz with real IDE drive ! After that came 386, 486, Pentium, P.Pro and everything after....

Reply 67 of 109, by Auzner

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Horun wrote:

some models are in non-standard sections of support and may have missed a few..

Do you know which models are missing?
Here's the list I gathered for string search lookup. The numbers in front of the description specify which product/download page it's on.

https://downloadcenter.intel.com/product/#######

https://gitlab.com/Auzner/intel-legacy/blob/m … found_pages.log

https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/######

https://gitlab.com/Auzner/intel-legacy/blob/m … nload_pages.log

They kind of link the same things (which are mainly just bioses)
'product/304' Downloads for Intel® Desktop Board D815BN goes to all options which is just:
'download/3449' BIOS Update [BN81510A.86A]

Reply 68 of 109, by enigmaxg2

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I downloaded manually all the BIOSes I could and organized into Socket/Chipset/Board/Version it's almost 2GB in size.

In case of a transitional BIOS needed but no longer available (thankfully were only 2 or 3 cases across the entire board list) I took it from the rebyte site.

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This is an example of how I organized them:

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Also downloaded some Wifi and Bluetooth drivers (and streamlined the archive because most of these are shared across devices). Another 2GBs.

Reply 69 of 109, by karl80038

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Intel has already started removing these pages. They work really fast, probably are using some kind of a bot or automation software (or whoever is managing their site has nothing better to do). My download's list is incomplete and let's not even talk about saving all these links to Archive.org's Wayback Machine (when I think about it now, I should have saved the page while pasting the links in to the document). It's obviously my fault, I should have done this sooner. Now it's too late.
If anybody could make some use of my incomplete list, here's the link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1MrUMPygX7Wr … nfeWGAj9K3A43gA
I'm happy that all (or most of) the files have been collected together and will be preserved.
In this day and age, it seems you cannot trust any company or corporation. I used to trust companies like HP and Intel. I'm aware companies can do what ever they want with the drivers on their website, that includes removing them. But when many other companies can keep their old stuff on the site (Dell for example, still has drivers for most of the stuff they've produced, some of them dating back to the 90s). Most motherboard manufacturers still in business (Intel has not produced motherboards for a very long time) have motherboard drivers for almost every board they've ever produced. This stuff doesn't take up that much room, considering how much storage these companies have on their servers.
Very unfortunate situation.

Reply 70 of 109, by enigmaxg2

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karl80038 wrote:
Intel has already started removing these pages. They work really fast, probably are using some kind of a bot or automation softw […]
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Intel has already started removing these pages. They work really fast, probably are using some kind of a bot or automation software (or whoever is managing their site has nothing better to do). My download's list is incomplete and let's not even talk about saving all these links to Archive.org's Wayback Machine (when I think about it now, I should have saved the page while pasting the links in to the document). It's obviously my fault, I should have done this sooner. Now it's too late.
If anybody could make some use of my incomplete list, here's the link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1MrUMPygX7Wr … nfeWGAj9K3A43gA
I'm happy that all (or most of) the files have been collected together and will be preserved.
In this day and age, it seems you cannot trust any company or corporation. I used to trust companies like HP and Intel. I'm aware companies can do what ever they want with the drivers on their website, that includes removing them. But when many other companies can keep their old stuff on the site (Dell for example, still has drivers for most of the stuff they've produced, some of them dating back to the 90s). Most motherboard manufacturers still in business (Intel has not produced motherboards for a very long time) have motherboard drivers for almost every board they've ever produced. This stuff doesn't take up that much room, considering how much storage these companies have on their servers.
Very unfortunate situation.

Either you pasted the link wrong, or they have already DMCA'ed it...

BTW, I need to upload mine, what's the best site where they can survive long enough? Uploading 4GB with third world connection will be a PITA.

Reply 71 of 109, by Horun

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karl80038 wrote:

Intel has already started removing these pages. They work really fast, probably are using some kind of a bot or automation software (or whoever is managing their site has nothing better to do). My download's list is incomplete and let's not even talk about saving all these links to Archive.org's Wayback Machine (when I think about it now, I should have saved the page while pasting the links in to the document). It's obviously my fault, I should have done this sooner. Now it's too late.
If anybody could make some use of my incomplete list, here's the link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1MrUMPygX7Wr … nfeWGAj9K3A43gA

Yes they did a mass wipe about 6pm my time. If you grabbed anything that is great ! Yes your link Google Drive does not work. If you grabbed anything that is so much better than most who idly sit by and wait for other to archive it. Great job ! If I get my ftp server back up you can upload to it (may take a few weeks).

enigmaxg2 wrote:

I downloaded manually all the BIOSes I could and organized into Socket/Chipset/Board/Version it's almost 2GB in size.

Look Good ! Bet that took some time. I think I got all the stuff but have an issue with a couple Q77 saves, seems they are a bit borked but think I can fix it.

Hate posting a reply and have to edit it because it made no sense 😁 First computer was an IBM 3270 workstation with CGA monitor. 🤣 Second computer a 286 12Mhz with real IDE drive ! After that came 386, 486, Pentium, P.Pro and everything after....

Reply 72 of 109, by Horun

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One of the things I tried to save with the manuals and BIOS is a (crude) .TXT of the BIOS download page which contains as important info as the BIOS Release..pdf (as to what the files are). Now that those pages at Intel are down here is an example of one Archived page:
https://web.archive.org/web/20191119130950/ht … -?product=59044
and my saved TXT file in attachment. Just one example of what scraping download.mirror cannot get you. Good thing Archive.org has saved those webpages but to figure out what which page is what is a differant story ;p

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  • Filename
    DQ77MK.txt
    File size
    2.3 KiB
    Downloads
    40 downloads
    File license
    Fair use/fair dealing exception

Hate posting a reply and have to edit it because it made no sense 😁 First computer was an IBM 3270 workstation with CGA monitor. 🤣 Second computer a 286 12Mhz with real IDE drive ! After that came 386, 486, Pentium, P.Pro and everything after....

Reply 73 of 109, by Auzner

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There's a bunch of metadata too in the repo's tar.bz2 file from what was available the last day. Not much for device drivers. But for instance I can grep for dq77mk or 59044:

meta.PNG
Filename
meta.PNG
File size
84.39 KiB
Views
789 views
File license
Fair use/fair dealing exception

So it's a matter of having some interface/lookup script around the loose files. But find/grep works for now.

Last edited by Auzner on 2019-11-23, 19:38. Edited 1 time in total.

Reply 74 of 109, by karl80038

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Try this link:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1MrUMPygX7WrA … ew?usp=drivesdk
I didn't download anything. I'm still surprised how fast Intel pulled the downloads. I was hoping to in the end to save the links to Wayback Machine. I should've started doing the whole process a day earlier. Somebody at Intel obviously had nothing better to do. I wonder if they would fire the guy responsible if he/she didn't pull the files in time.

Reply 75 of 109, by Horun

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Link works, thanks for that, will come in handy at archive.org for searching for old webpages on those boards you saved links too.
Got my archiving, sorting, naming, etc. done. Total of 259 different boards manuals and bios, totals about 5Gb (5.02 to be exact) with everything.

Hate posting a reply and have to edit it because it made no sense 😁 First computer was an IBM 3270 workstation with CGA monitor. 🤣 Second computer a 286 12Mhz with real IDE drive ! After that came 386, 486, Pentium, P.Pro and everything after....

Reply 76 of 109, by Auzner

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Example

Without a json parser built yet this is another method to find the scraped metadata.

First model listed in the google doc d410pt:

Where is the D410PT model's BIOS?

Clone the repo, extract the metadata, grep through the files for the string 'd410pt'.

git clone https://gitlab.com/Auzner/intel-legacy.git
cd intel-legacy
tar -xf meta*
grep -il 'd410pt' meta/*

meta/intel_p_42646.json: "category": "Downloads for Intel\u00ae Desktop Board D410PT",

Examine the json file

The downside of not having a json parser yet is not being able to quickly get array elements out of "notes" and "files" keys.

cat meta/intel_p_42646.json

[
{
"category": "Downloads for Intel\u00ae Desktop Board D410PT",
"date": "7/29/2011",
"drivers": {
"driver_title": "BIOS Update [MOPNV10N.86A]",
"files": [
"https://downloadmirror.intel.com/20288/eng/MO0542P.BIO",
"https://downloadmirror.intel.com/20288/eng/MOPNV10N.86A.0542.BI.ZIP",
"https://downloadmirror.intel.com/20288/eng/MOPNV10N.86A.0542.EB.EXE"
],
"notes": [
{
"file": "https://downloadmirror.intel.com/20288/eng/BIOS Update Readme.pdf",
"number": "20288"
},
{
"file": "https://downloadmirror.intel.com/20288/eng/MO_0542_ReleaseNotes.pdf",
"number": "20288"
}
]
},
"os": [
"OS Independent",
"Windows 7, 32-bit",
"Windows Vista 32",
"3 more"
],
"title": "BIOS Update [MOPNV10N.86A]",
"type": "BIOS",
"url": "https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/20288/BIOS-Update-MOPNV10N-86A-?product=42646",
"version": "0542 Latest"
}
]

We get 'downloadmirror.intel.com/20288/eng' being the directory. And at the bottom the source url '?product=42646' for this info refers back to this json file number.

Go fetch them from file dump

cd ~/Downloads/2019-09_ftp/downloadmirror.intel.com/20288/eng
ls -l

total 9448
-rw-rw-r-- 1 auzner auzner 153024 Aug 3 2011 'BIOS Update Readme.pdf'
-rw-rw-r-- 1 auzner auzner 2256148 Aug 3 2011 MO0542P.BIO
-rw-rw-r-- 1 auzner auzner 205123 Aug 3 2011 MO_0542_ReleaseNotes.pdf
-rw-rw-r-- 1 auzner auzner 1821693 Aug 3 2011 MOPNV10N.86A.0542.BI.ZIP
-rw-rw-r-- 1 auzner auzner 5229724 Aug 3 2011 MOPNV10N.86A.0542.EB.EXE

Which other products link to download 20288?

cd -
grep -il 20288 meta/*

meta/intel_p_42645.json
meta/intel_p_42646.json
meta/intel_p_70408.json

What models are those?

for file in $(grep -il 20288 meta/*); do grep 'category\|title\|file"' $file; done

"category": "Downloads for Intel\u00ae Desktop Board D510MO",
"driver_title": "BIOS Update [MOPNV10N.86A]",
"file": "https://downloadmirror.intel.com/20288/eng/BIOS Update Readme.pdf",
"file": "https://downloadmirror.intel.com/20288/eng/MO_0542_ReleaseNotes.pdf",
"title": "BIOS Update [MOPNV10N.86A]",
"category": "Downloads for Intel\u00ae Desktop Board D510MO",
"driver_title": "BIOS Update [MOPNV10J.86A]",
"file": "https://downloadmirror.intel.com/19278/eng/BIOS Update Readme.pdf",
"file": "https://downloadmirror.intel.com/19278/eng/MO_0311_ReleaseNotes.pdf",

Using md5 checksums I discovered these are all in the 2019 FTP dump already. So I have 2-3 copies to sift. I wish I had the DRIVERS though. I just used a BIOS update tonight for a DH77EB. 😀

Reply 77 of 109, by RoyBatty

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It's been months, what became of this? I just bought an old board without even thinking about it... and now I can't find the manual or bios or drivers.

Horun was archiving everything they could, did it make it somewhere?

Reply 78 of 109, by toastdieb

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Looks like a few people did scrapes of the entire Intel download center before it went away, but I haven't seen individual files posted anywhere, just somewhat sketchy 350GB torrents that claim to be the entire archive

Reply 79 of 109, by PC Hoarder Patrol

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RoyBatty wrote on 2020-01-28, 06:10:

It's been months, what became of this? I just bought an old board without even thinking about it... and now I can't find the manual or bios or drivers.

Horun was archiving everything they could, did it make it somewhere?

Which board?