Google has announced the end of support for Google Chrome for Windows 7 and Windows 8, it’s time to upgrade to newer versions of the system.
As we know, Microsoft regularly abandons very old versions of Windows. In this kind of case, the firm no longer offers updates and in particular security patches. However, software publishers can choose to continue to offer updates on these systems.
At the beginning of 2020, for example, Microsoft ended support for Windows 7. For two years, Google has chosen to continue to offer updates to its Google Chrome browser on Windows 7. This period is coming to an end. .
Google Chrome abandons old Windows
In a message posted on the official Google Chrome forum, a Google engineer announces that Chrome version 110, currently scheduled for February 7, 2023, will mark the end of support for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1.
In other words, you will need a PC with at least Windows 10 to continue to use Google Chrome in a secure way and take advantage of the new features provided by each version. This corresponds to the end of Microsoft’s scheduled support for Windows 8.1, which is scheduled for January 10, 2023.
Google makes it clear that Google Chrome will continue to work on Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, but will no longer be updated. The publisher encourages users to update their machines.
Remember that it is possible to update a machine running Windows 7 or Windows 8 to Windows 10 for free. For Windows 11, things are more complicated because of the configuration required to run Microsoft’s latest system officially.
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