Nvidia to drop Windows 7, 8 driver support. Nvidia, the chipmaker, intends to discontinue support for Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 later this year.
In October of this year, Nvidia will make the drivers completely accessible for Windows 10. With only important security updates remaining accessible for Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 until September 2024.
Microsoft has already discontinued support for Windows 7 and 8. And extended support for Windows 8.1 will expire in January 2023, according to The Verge.
“The overwhelming majority of our GeForce customers have upgraded to the Windows 10 operating system,”. Nvidia notes in a support post.
“In order to provide the greatest possible security, support, and functionality for GeForce users. Nvidia has shifted its attention to the Windows 10 operating system,” it noted.
According to the research, there are currently 1.3 billion active Windows 10 devices, while many regions of the globe continue to use Windows 7.
According to Statcounter, Windows 7 still accounts for 15% of all Windows versions.
Windows 10 dominates steam use, accounting for about 93% of all users, while Windows 7 accounts for slightly under 2%.
Additionally, Microsoft is ready to release a new version of Windows in October. Most likely dubbed Windows 11.
Nvidia’s last driver for these legacy Windows versions will be issued on August 31, with an October 4 release being the first to support solely Windows 10.