Friday, April 13th 2018

NVIDIA Officially Drops Driver Support for 32-bit Operating Systems

NVIDIA is ending GPU driver support for 32-bit operating systems. The list of affected operating systems includes Microsoft Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1, Windows 10, Linux, and FreeBSD. Owners on 32-bit operating systems will still have access to critical security updates until January 2019, but they will no longer receive Game Ready Driver upgrades that include performance enhancements, new features, and bug fixes. The same goes for the GeForce Experience software. Nevertheless, current features and services in the software, like the optimal game settings, are not affected whatsoever. They will continue to work on 32-bit operating systems. By today's standards, most computer users are already using a 64-bit operating system. So, NVIDIA's latest change should only affect the minority of the population.
Source: NVIDIA
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27 Comments on NVIDIA Officially Drops Driver Support for 32-bit Operating Systems

#2
microsista
CrAsHnBuRnXp said:
Good. x86 needs to die already.
youre most likely typing on a x86 machine right now, not x86 has to die, but it's 32-bit variant
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#3
Hitman_Actual
GOOOD!!!! ABout damn time!

waiting for those win XP people to start crying......lol

BOUT TIME!
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#5
IceShroom
CrAsHnBuRnXp said:
Good. x86 needs to die already.
It one that need to die is x86-32. 64-bit version is also has x86 on it and known as x86-64/x64/AMD64.
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#6
windwhirl
Somewhere, there is an AMD fanboy using this to promote Radeon cards... Maybe...

On topic, I feel this was coming a little late. I'd expected Nvidia dropping support for 32 bit would have happened a few years ago.
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#7
HD64G
Where are the 128-bit OSes though? :confused::rolleyes::D
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#8
rtwjunkie
PC Gaming Enthusiast
windwhirl said:
Somewhere, there is an AMD fanboy using this to promote Radeon cards... Maybe...

On topic, I feel this was coming a little late. I'd expected Nvidia dropping support for 32 bit would have happened a few years ago.
Nah, AMD already had its own “screw you” moment last year when they completely dropped any further driver updates for W8.1.
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#9
remixedcat
Ummm the people that rock retro gaming rigs, but still need updated drivers are gonna rightfully reeeee.
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#10
CrAsHnBuRnXp
remixedcat said:
Ummm the people that rock retro gaming rigs, but still need updated drivers are gonna rightfully reeeee.
Retro means just that. Things that are no longer supported and doing it for the funz
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#11
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
rtwjunkie said:
Nah, AMD already had its own “screw you” moment last year when they completely dropped any further driver updates for W8.1.
Plus they dropped 32-bit support for all operating systems some time last year too.
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#12
Vya Domus
CrAsHnBuRnXp said:
x86 needs to die already.
It ain't going anywhere.
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#13
Paganstomp
Retro System: Celeron 450 @ 3 Ghz - 8600GT w/307.74 drivers running WinXP.



WinXP doesn't have a snipping tool. :P
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#14
Fluffmeister
CrAsHnBuRnXp said:
Good. x86 needs to die already.
A slip of the tongue, but it certainly needs a kick up the arse. No wonder Intel are starting to feel the heat, AMD have caught up with the stagnate Intel.... how exciting! Now they are even having sex trying to defeat the evil Nvidians.
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#15
SaltyFish
Hitman_Actual said:
waiting for those win XP people to start crying......lol
You've missed the whine-fest then. Nvidia dropped XP support (both 32-bit and 64-bit) a while back (July 2016 if I recall). Vista was dropped two months before that. This is just for the other OSes.
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#16
Prima.Vera
HD64G said:
Where are the 128-bit OSes though? :confused::rolleyes::D
Why do you need that? Are you going to run apps requiring TB of RAM??
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#17
W1zzard
Prima.Vera said:
Why do you need that? Are you going to run apps requiring TB of RAM??
The 64-bit address space supports up to 16 million TB :)
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#18
eidairaman1
The Exiled Airman
All things come to an end. Not that I fully agree but all companies have to cut costs some where, developmental costs is one way. Just use the last known working driver for the series of cards. Im sure someone will release modified 32Bit drivers like Driverheaven/hardwareheaven, techpowerup, omega had.
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#19
HD64G
Prima.Vera said:
Why do you need that? Are you going to run apps requiring TB of RAM??
It was clear sarcasm for the os developers and their fake or illusional intentions for the last 5-10 years. And it isn't made either for server use where they indeed use TB of RAM. ;)
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#20
ypsylon
Amazed that it was running for so long anyway. In what 2006 when 8800 With 640MB of VRAM was the thing, XP was ignoring 30% of RAM then. Vista 64b was only logical choice - contrary to all hate, never had single issue with it. Then cards like GTX580 with 1.5 GB how could possibly anyone run a 32b system???

Sure OEM, office work with IGPU which just spams word documents with 50 lines of content yeah, but anything even remotely connected with the word performance - 32b should have died in the region of 2010 for good.
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#21
Readlight
On Windows 10 then it will be basic driver if you haw device who originally come whit XP
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#22
BiggieShady
Vya Domus said:
It ain't going anywhere.
This, for those who don't know x64 is actually x86_64
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#23
hardcore_gamer
Paganstomp said:
WinXP doesn't have a snipping tool. :p
You can use the PrtSc Sys Rq and paste the screenshot on paint.
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#25
coonbro
in the end like with AMD cards it may not matter seeing older games may not work after driver 12.6 anyway . why I had to go back to NVidia [all games work well even with there latest . amd cant do that .

retro gamers ?? like me I srtill run XP , vista 7 [ no way in heck that malware ''service ''called win-10 ] even with this 900 card I can still use xp with it but a older driver , really a later driver is not needed . thing is in the end is how your new latest stuff is more proprietary as ever and you now build as they see fit not as you need to fit your needs anymore

think . we make it all and force you to that malware service called 10 only or it don't work , were able to cut our workforce seeing we don't need them for any support outside of 10 and still charge 500 bucks for a hardware .

its all win , win for them and now you spend your money to support them instead of them supporting you and your needs .

I look for win- 7 and 8's to be gone this time next year it will be win-10 or nothing / or you got nothing . well Linux for all non gaming uses . matter of fact that all Microsoft got going for them today anyway is there strangle hold on PC gaming . if it was not for that why use it anyway when Linux covers the rest easy for free .?
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