Outdated Windows 7 will no longer receive drivers through Microsoft. This is reported on the company’s support site.
A message to users specifies that Microsoft stops publishing drivers in the Windows Update Center for Windows 7. The restrictions apply to versions of Service Pack 1, Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2. Actual drivers stopped being uploaded to the platform on June 17. It is explained by the fact that SHA-1 trusted certificate for the described operating systems has expired and will not be prolonged.
Because of this, the company will stop rolling out drivers signed with SHA-2 certificate for the specified operating systems. According to Microsoft, the company is making this change in order to reduce compatibility issues for users who are still using versions of Windows 7.
The only way to extend the period of getting the drivers is to purchase a Windows 7 corporate license. It is specified that computers included in the Extended Security Update (ESU) program will continue to receive updates until January 2023.
It was previously reported that Nvidia will stop releasing drivers for Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 in October 2021. Support for the popular Windows 7 was stopped on January 14, 2020. OS users were offered to upgrade to Windows 10.