As of February 7, 2023, Google Chrome browser will no longer support Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. Google announced the change on Monday (24), and set the date vaguely based on the estimated release of Chrome 110.
This date also coincides with the end of support for Microsoft’s Windows 7. Support for Windows 8.1 will end on January 10, 2023. “To continue receiving future Chrome updates, you will need to make sure your device is running Windows 10 or later,” Google said. .
It will continue to work, but no updates
According to the company, Anyone with an older version of Chrome installed on these two operating system (OS) versions will continue to use the browser regularly.. However, “no more updates will be released for users” on both operating systems.
The company also Recommends Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 users to update their computers “For a supported version of Windows before this date to ensure you continue to receive security updates and the latest Chrome features,” the company said in a note signed by a Chrome support manager.
Currently, Windows 7 is part of Microsoft’s Extended Security Update (ESU) program. According to data from consulting Statcounter, this version of the operating system is used by 10% of the entire platform base worldwide. Chrome, on the other hand, has a 68% install base on PCs.
Source: Tec Mundo