A Google made it known today that your browser, Google Chromewill no longer support the operating system Windows 7 e Windows 8.1 from Microsoft already from February 2023. To continue using the most popular browser in the world, you will have to update it.
As soon as official support comes to an end, for these two old versions of Microsoft’s operating system the solution, unique according to Google itself, will update the OS. That is, they will have to update at least for Windows 10 version.
End of Google Chrome on Windows 7 set for February 2023
As the Google spokesperson says, with the availability of Chrome 110, scheduled for February 7, 2023, official support for the aforementioned versions of the Microsoft operating system for computers will end. The decision, transposed above, was announced on Google’s own communication channels.
Therefore, users who want to continue using Chrome as an Internet browser on their machines will need to have a more recent version of the OS. That is, either choose another Internet browser, or update the operating system.
It should be noted that Google’s decision to end support for these versions of Windows coincides with Microsoft’s decision, reflected in its extended security program for Windows 7. In fact, it also meets the end of Microsoft’s official support for Windows 8.1 scheduled for January 10, 2023.
10% of all computers continue to use Microsoft’s Windows 7
Popularity of Microsoft’s Windows 7 version. Data from Statcounter GlobalStats.
We can observe a diminished popularity of the Windows 8.1 system with around 2.7% market share. However, the previous system, Windows 7 remains quite popular with 10% market share as of September 2022.
At the same time, the Google Chrome browser continues to be used by more than 65% of users worldwide. In second place is Safari with 18%, followed by far by Microsoft’s Edge with 4.32%.
In short, if you want to continue using Google Chrome, you will have to update your operating system. Otherwise, to stay on Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 you will have to choose a different browser.
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