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Nvidia To Drop 32-Bit GPU Driver Support

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At the end of April 2018, Nvidia no longer offers graphic card driver updates for 32-bit operating systems.

While this is not surprising considering that all current operating systems have been distributed as 64-bit for quite some time, there are still users who are using older 32-bit versions of Windows and Linux that this will affect. Announced on an updated support page, Nvidia has stated that no future GPU driver upgrades will be released for 32-bit operating systems.

They will, though, provide critical security updates for 32-bit drivers through January 2019. This announcement also went on to state that while existing 32-bit GeForce Experience game settings users will continue to work, all future software updates, new features, or security updates will only be available to 64-bit operating systems.

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.

You can read more about these changes here.

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