Nvidia will soon abandon some users of Windows 7 and Windows 8

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A surprising decision.

Microsoft's official free support for Windows 7 ends on January 14 this year. Not every user of this OSu realizes that the lack of security updates for the system and the end of effective protection from antivirus software Microsoft Security Essentials these are just two problems he will have to face. Selected software producers have also announced abandoning support for Windows 7. One such company is Nvidia, which goes even one step further and gives up support for newer systems.

On January 14, 2020, Nvidia will stop updating graphics drivers for professional graphics cards quadro in versions for "outdated" operating systems. This means that the manufacturer will no longer provide bug patches and security patches. We are talking about systems:

  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2008 R2

For many, the presence of Windows 8 and 8.1 on the list may be a surprise, but Nvidia is convinced of the legitimacy of its actions. All subsequent driver updates for Quadro graphics chips will be created only for Windows 10.

Players using Nvidia GeForce GTX and RTX cards should also be concerned about their fate. Admittedly "greens" they have not announced the end of support for graphics drivers in the consumer version, but this will be another natural step towards improving solutions created with newer software in mind.

Are you considering switching Windows 7 to a different operating system? Be sure to read this text: If not Windows 7, then what? Alternatives to Windows.