Starting January 10, Microsoft will stop distributing security updates and providing technical support for the Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 operating systems. A week earlier, support for these operating systems by the Microsoft Edge browser was discontinued. Microsoft Edge 109 is the latest version to support legacy operating systems.
Other software solutions are also ending support for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. In October last year, Google announced that the Chrome browser would end support for these operating systems on February 7th. While both browsers will continue to work on devices running the specified operating systems, they will not receive future critical security updates or new features. Support for WebView2, a tool that allows developers to embed web content in their applications, will also end on January 10th.
Given the end of support for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 and the absence of future security updates for them, it is recommended that you install more recent Windows 10 or 11 operating systems on your systems. But if this is not possible, Microsoft recommends that you replace the device with a newer one before January 10 to avoid possible problems with security.
Source: The Verge