Nvidia stopped supporting Windows 7 drivers in October
Nvidia stopped supporting Windows 7 drivers in October

Nvidia plans to end support for Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 later this year.

NVIDIA drivers for Windows 10 will be available in October, and critical security updates will only be available for Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 through September 2024.

Microsoft has discontinued support for Windows 7 and Windows 8 and even extended support for Windows 8.1 will end in January 2023.

NVIDIA said, "The vast majority of GeForce customers have moved to Windows 10." To ensure that GeForce users have the highest level of security, support, and functionality, NVIDIA is now focusing on Windows 10.

There are now 1.3 billion active devices running Windows 10. But Windows 7 is still used in many parts of the world.

Statcounter estimates that Windows 7 still accounts for 15% of all versions of Windows.

Windows 10 dominates Steam usage and accounts for about 93%. And Windows 7 is just under 2%.

Nvidia stops supporting Windows 7 drivers:

Microsoft is also expected to release a new version of Windows in October, which can be called Windows 11.

The last NVIDIA driver to support these older versions of Windows GeForce R470 will be officially released on August 31, so the GeForce R495 released on October 4 will be the first to support only Windows 10.

NVIDIA has clarified that support for Kepler-based graphics cards will be discontinued in older Windows operating systems that use the following GeForce R470 drivers.

And you won't find Kepler on our list of the best graphics cards. But many players still have one.

Because of the change, you can no longer access the new definition. The Kepler graphics card debuted in 2012.

Kepler graphics card owners will continue to receive important security updates until September 2024.

However, the Game Ready driver upgrade including improved performance, new features, and bug fixes has been lost.

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