December 4, 2022

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Chrome will drop Windows 7/8.1 from 2023

Chrome will drop Windows 7/8.1 from 2023

If you want to continue using Chrome browser in 2023, you will need to have at least Windows 10 or Windows 11. The browser no longer supports Windows 7 and 8.1.

As of version 110, due around February 7, 2023, Google Chrome will stop supporting Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. Google will teach you Through a blog post. The browser will continue to work on older operating systems as of that date, but will no longer receive feature and security updates.

For nearly 95 percent of all Chrome users, this will have no effect. After all, Microsoft actually discontinued support for Windows 7 and 8.1 in 2020. Today, both old versions of Windows are still together. Market share of less than five percent.

Through the Extended Security Update Program, business users can continue to receive security updates until January 2023. Now this term is about to expireGoogle also no longer thinks it makes sense to let Chrome continue to support older versions of Windows.

Upgrade to Windows 10 or Windows 11

It is definitely not recommended to continue using an unsupported browser and/or operating system for security reasons. Vulnerabilities in the system will no longer be handled by the resource, which gives hackers a free hand. If you want to continue using Google Chrome in 2023, it is best to switch to Windows 10 or Windows 11 as soon as possible.

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