End of NVIDIA Driver Support for 32-bit Operating Systems

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    End of NVIDIA Driver Support for 32-bit Operating Systems

    End of NVIDIA Driver Support for 32-bit Operating Systems


    Last Updated: 31 Mar 2019 at 21:51

    NVIDIA is making the following updates to our operating system support effective April 2018:

    • Drivers: Game Ready Driver upgrades, including performance enhancements, new features, and bug fixes, will be available only on 64-bit operating systems. Critical security updates will be provided for 32-bit operating systems through January 2019.

      This includes the following operating systems:
      Microsoft Windows 7
      Microsoft Windows 8/8.1
      Microsoft Windows 10
      Linux
      FreeBSD
    • GeForce Experience: Software upgrades with new features, security updates, and bug fixes will be available only on Windows 64-bit operating systems. Existing features and services such as optimal game settings will continue to work on Windows 32-bit operating systems.


    Source: End of NVIDIA Driver Support for 32-bit Operating Systems | NVIDIA

    Brink's Avatar Posted By: Brink
    22 Dec 2017


  1. Posts : 1,809
    W7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), LM 19.2 MATE (64 bit), W10 Home 1703 (64 bit), W10 Pro 1703 (64 bit) VM
       #1

    I feel sorry for those people who are unfortunate enough to have 32 bit versions of W10.
      My Computer


  2. Posts : 1,561
    Windows 10 Home 20H2 64-bit
       #2

    Good. Hopefully this will clear some codes and improve the quality of the drivers in the future. And while you're at it nVidia, for the love of snowmen, update the controlpanel to anno 2017/18. Its 02 style is slow AF on modern hardware due to its single-threaded workflow.
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  3. Posts : 2,763
    Windows 10 Home x64
       #3

    It's not a great loss, because it's time for 32bits to die. Only very old pcs are 32bits now, and these will still have support from WU I think.
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  4. Posts : 615
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #4

    Faith said:
    Good. Hopefully this will clear some codes and improve the quality of the drivers in the future. And while you're at it nVidia, for the love of snowmen, update the controlpanel to anno 2017/18. Its 02 style is slow AF on modern hardware due to its single-threaded workflow.
    I agree Nvidia control panel looks like a program from the year 2000. Also it is so slow. I don't even bother to go in there at all.
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  5. Posts : 983
    Windows 7/64 Professional
       #5

    I do believe that many companies are going to do this.

    Just keeping up on 64 bit drivers only should bring down the cost for companies.
    Realistically, at this time in the life of computers, 32 bit is going like the Dodo bird.

    Jack
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  6. Posts : 520
    Windows 10
       #6

    Dropping 32-bit support isn't going to make the product any better. Also there are still lots of reasons why someone or a company is still running a 32-bit OS, one of them is being an old legacy 16 bit application. I know they can virtualize and all that, but still there is a cost that comes with that.
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  7. Posts : 14,596
    Windows 10 IoT
       #7

    OilerNut said:
    Dropping 32-bit support isn't going to make the product any better. Also there are still lots of reasons why someone or a company is still running a 32-bit OS, one of them is being an old legacy 16 bit application. I know they can virtualize and all that, but still there is a cost that comes with that.
    I think you'll find that most of that legacy software is running on legacy hardware that already has working 32 bit drivers. Hardware that their not running Windows 10 on anyway. And hardware they aren't in any hurry to upgrade, unless it fails, etc. Just my 2 cents.
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  8. Posts : 516
    Windows 10 Professional 64bit
       #8

    lehnerus2000 said:
    I feel sorry for those people who are unfortunate enough to have 32 bit versions of W10.
    I run it on my Dell Windows 10 tablet. No need for a 64bit OS on there.
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  9. Posts : 66
    Windows 10 Pro 1809 x64
       #9

    alphanumeric said:
    I think you'll find that most of that legacy software is running on legacy hardware that already has working 32 bit drivers. Hardware that their not running Windows 10 on anyway. And hardware they aren't in any hurry to upgrade, unless it fails, etc. Just my 2 cents.
    Upgrading to 64-bit requires reinstalling and reconfiguring all the software. Upgrading to Windows 10 32-bit, meanwhile, ensures security updates continue.
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