AMD ends graphics driver support for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1


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Mar 16, 2019
AMD released a new version of its Radeon Software Adrenalin driver this week. Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.6.1 is the first driver of the series that supports Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system only, but not the earlier versions of Windows, Windows 7 and Windows 8.1.

The driver adds support for AMD Radeon RX 6800M Graphics and the new game Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance. It also fixes several issues, including crashes and freezes.

The release notes provide the following information in regards to support for older versions of the Windows operating system:

Support for Windows® 7 based operating systems and some older generations of AMD Radeon™ Graphics products have been moved to a legacy support model.
The linked support article on AMD's Community website lists affected graphics products by the company. The final driver that supports Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 is Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.5.2. No driver updates will be released for the operating systems and development focus will be on developing drivers for Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system only going forward.

What end of support means for affected systems..............​

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