As the topic says, Windows 7 support was dropped during version 2.93 onward.
For what reason? some functions that the newest version of python needed that can be WORKED AROUND with a few lines? (As people have done by the way)
https://github.com/nalexandru/api-ms-win-core-path-HACK (Link related).
In blender 3.0, Another reason was to support 3 functions to query and control pen pressure (That i can understand, You can still maintain an official windows 7 branch for it).
People are not aware for what NONSENSE blender maintainers removed windows 7 support that didn’t need to be removed, alienating 10% of the market that doesn’t wish to have backdoors and forced update and gimmicky windows metro UI.
When i asked about it when it was relevant , i was told that its because “Windows 7 has reached the end of its lifetime”, Well, that being the case, i am still asking if we can maintain a windows 7 branch, Consider that after all of the issues mentioned above, they are “Non-issues” (In my humble opinion) at all and there is no reason not to support it.
Thanks in advance.
Edit : I have accepted LazyDodo’s respond as satisfying for me, Thank you.