Windows 10: End of NVIDIA Driver Support for 32-bit Operating Systems


  1. Posts : 27,169
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17604
       22 Dec 2017 #1

    End of NVIDIA Driver Support for 32-bit Operating Systems


    After Release 390, NVIDIA will no longer release drivers for 32-bit operating systems1 for any GPU architecture. Later driver release versions will not operate, nor install, on 32-bit operating systems. Driver enhancements, driver optimizations, and operating system features in driver versions after Release 390 will not be incorporated back into Release 390 or earlier versions. This impacts the following operating systems:

    • Microsoft Windows 7
    • Microsoft Windows 8/8.1
    • Microsoft Windows 10
    • Linux
    • FreeBSD

    NVIDIA intends to support critical driver security fixes until January 2019. For more details on product security, see http://www.nvidia.com/security.


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

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  2. Posts : 1,641
    W7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), LM 18.3 MATE (64 bit), W10 Home (64 bit)
       22 Dec 2017 #2

    I feel sorry for those people who are unfortunate enough to have 32 bit versions of W10.
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  3. Posts : 136
    Windows 10 Fall Creators Update 64-bit
       22 Dec 2017 #3

    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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  4.    23 Dec 2017 #4

    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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  5.    24 Dec 2017 #5

    Faith said: View Post
    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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  6. Posts : 976
    Windows 7/64 Professional
       24 Dec 2017 #6

    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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  7.    24 Dec 2017 #7

    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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  8.    24 Dec 2017 #8

    OilerNut said: View Post
    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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  9. Posts : 207
    Windows 10 Professional 64bit
       24 Dec 2017 #9

    lehnerus2000 said: View Post
    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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