Nvidia plans to stop supporting Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1
According to Nvidia’s latest announcement, it has planned to end support for Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1. Windows 7 has been out for more than 11 years, and graphics card manufacturer Nvidia will stop supporting this aging operating system before its 12th anniversary. A support plan for Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1 shows that starting from October 2021, the Game Ready Driver upgrade, including performance enhancements, new features, and bug fixes, will be exclusively provided to the Windows 10 operating system.
Nvidia said that since Microsoft has officially terminated support for Windows 7 and Windows 8, and the life cycle of Windows 8.1 is nearing the end, most of its GeForce customers have migrated to the Windows 10 operating system.
To ensure that GeForce users experience the best security, support, and features, NVIDIA will now focus on the Windows 10 operating system.
However, until September 2024, Nvidia will still provide critical security updates on Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 systems. It is reported that the final Game Ready Driver that supports Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 will be launched at the end of August this year (R470 GA5), and the first Game Ready Driver (R495 GA1) that does not support Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 is planned for early October this year.