Due to a lack of security patches and support on these obsolete operating systems, Steam officially announced it no longer supports Windows 7, 8, and 8.1.
Microsoft has issued a statement marking the end of free updates from Windows 7 and 8.X to Windows 10 and 11, but free upgrades from Windows 10 to 11 are still encouraged.
Winception escapade by NTDEV shows Windows 11, 10, 8.1, 8, and 7 running together via nested virtualization.
Valve will end support for Steam on Windows 7 and 8 PCs in January 2024. There are still 1.9% of Steam users on the older operating systems.
One brave individual has managed to get the 2009-era OS to run on a Pentium-S CPU going at just 5 MHz.
A leaked build of Windows 11 suggests that Windows 7 users might be able to upgrade to the new operating system for free.
Nvidia details its future plans for its Kepler-based products and legacy Windows operating systems.
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