It was in early 2020 that Microsoft killed Windows 7 and its support. Since that time, Microsoft has abandoned all security improvements and updates, with the exception of a few additions. Even with this situation, this system does not seem to have slowed down.
The continuation of this system has depended a lot on the support that the software used has and on what it still manages to offer. Google has now changed its position and will extend Chrome support for some time on Windows 7.
After all, Windows 7 hasn't died yet
After many years of use in the most different environments, Windows 7 ended up reaching its end of life. Microsoft decided that January 14, 2020 would be the end of its support and that thereafter it would no longer receive updates.
Several companies were quick to decide and announce the end of support for this system, something that would not be immediate. Microsoft relies on this support to end Windows 10 support altogether and bring its refresh rate to near zero.
Google renewed support for Chrome
Google was one of those that marked a position early, especially in view of its browser and its validity in the Microsoft system that was reaching the end of its life. The date set by the research giant was July 15, 2021, thus guaranteeing 18 months of life.
Now the company has announced that it will retreat on that date and guarantee support for another 6 months, going until January 15, 2022. The reason for this change was also presented and focuses on the business market and the problems we have faced in 2020 .
Companies failed to change Microsoft's system
With all the situation resulting from the pandemic, companies have slowed down the process of renewing their IT facilities. In this way, they need Windows 7 to remain active for some time.
Google will continue to assess the situation and promises that it may, however, again change the end of support for Windows. It is enough that the current scenario is maintained for this change to happen. Too bad Microsoft does not do the same for Windows 7 itself, thus increasing its useful life for a few more months.