Google Chrome will soon stop working on Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. An additional sign of the end of life of these two versions of Microsoft’s OS.
Our software, whatever it is, has more or less long life cycles. Their end of life is shown differently depending on the parties concerned, but quite often, death is synonymous with the end of support by this or that platform. This will soon be the case for the popular browser Google Chrome on some versions of Windows.
Google Chrome will soon no longer work on Windows 7 and Windows 8.1
The Mountain View company has indeed announced that it will end its support for Chrome on Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 from the beginning of next year. Chrome 110, which is expected to roll out on February 7, will not work on these two versions of Microsoft’s operating system. You’ll still be able to use older versions of Chrome on Windows 7 and 8.1, but you won’t be able to install the new ones, and that goes for both new features and security updates.
An additional sign of the end of life of these two versions of Microsoft’s OS
On a help page that announced the news, the American giant suggests updating to Windows 10 or Windows 11 to continue receiving Chrome updates. This can be difficult for those whose systems can’t support newer versions of Microsoft’s OS, businesses that are stuck with Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, and users who can’t afford to upgrade. offer a new machine. Either way, Google must be reducing its browser compatibility well at some point. The company specifies that this timeline coincides with the end of extended support by Microsoft for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 on January 10.
And it turns out that Google will have supported Chrome on Windows 7 longer than expected. The Mountain View company had previously announced that it would stop all Chrome updates on this version in 2021, then in 2022, before finally deciding for the start of 2023.