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NVIDIA Officially Drops Driver Support for 32-bit Operating Systems

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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.
 
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Good. x86 needs to die already.
 
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GOOOD!!!! ABout damn time!

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

BOUT TIME!
 
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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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Where are the 128-bit OSes though? :confused::rolleyes::D
 

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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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Ummm the people that rock retro gaming rigs, but still need updated drivers are gonna rightfully reeeee.
 
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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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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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Retro System: Celeron 450 @ 3 Ghz - 8600GT w/307.74 drivers running WinXP.

WinXpNvidia.JPG


WinXP doesn't have a snipping tool. :p
 
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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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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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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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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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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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On Windows 10 then it will be basic driver if you haw device who originally come whit XP
 
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