What some users have predicted not so long ago, regarding Nvidia and Windows compatibility, is finally about to happen.
More exactly, Nvidia is preparing to put a stop to the support for Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 later this year.
No more driver support for Windows 7 & 8
The Nvidia drivers will only be available for Windows 10, starting this October, with only critical security updates for Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1, until September 2024.
As most of you may know, Microsoft has already dropped support for Windows 7, as well as Windows 8, the extended support for Windows 8.1 ending in January 2023.
Because the vast majority of our GeForce customers have moved on to Windows 10, in order to ensure GeForce owners experience the best possible security, support, and functionality, Nvidia will now focus on Windows 10 operating system.”
Statistics show that, at the moment, there are 1.3 billion active Windows 10 devices, and only 15% of Windows versions that are still used worldwide are Windows 7.
This is all about to change, most likely, when the new operating system will become available. This was, surely, another key factor in the decision that Nvidia made, as they will have their work cut out for them.
Windows 11 coming this year
Needless to say, almost everyone knows about the new version of the Windows OS by now. Microsoft has been promoting it relentlessly, so it must mean that launch time is pretty close.
The most recent preview that the company released for public opinion is the 11 minute long video touting the new OS startup sounds.
We’ll just have to wait and see what surprises Microsoft has in store for us, the silver lining being that we won’t actually have to wait that long, as the future is right around the corner.
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