Windows 7 is no longer getting any security patches and updates, so companies out there are one by one giving up on the operating-system too.
AMD is the latest big named to do this, as the firm has announced that it’s moving this operating system to a legacy support model, without any new drivers planned for that 2009 operating system.
Windows 7 not yet been abandoned by users
The company states that by providing on old platforms with a small share of the market, it can focus much more of its resources on supporting the most recent operating systems and therefore deliver improvements on time.
“Beginning using the release of Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.6.1 today, we’re moving the following graphics products to some legacy model, with no additional driver releases planned. Their final supported driver will be Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.5.2,” AMD said. “Additionally, Radeon Software support for Windows 7 64-bit based operating systems happen to be moved to a legacy support model. Official end of support from Microsoft for Windows 7 was January 14th, 2020.”
“This change enables AMD to dedicate valuable engineering resources to developing additional features and enhancements for graphics products according to our latest graphics architectures.”
Of course, this doesn’t suggest Windows 7 is dead. While Microsoft has dropped support with this OS version in January 2020, some 20 % of the world’s PCs are still running it, and what’s worse, most of the users are yet to organize for that migration to some newer Windows version.
Naturally, Microsoft’s recommended destination is Windows 10, though with Windows 11 coming, there’s an opportunity the organization would soon start encouraging people to result in the change to this OS version.