Are your computer still running on Windows 7 or 8.1? Well, if you’re a Google Chrome user, you have two options: upgrade your system or switch web browsers.

Google announced that the Google Chrome support for the old Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 versions will likely end on February 2023.

Once the support has been discontinued for the said Windows versions, Google said that Chrome users must have their PC running on at least the Windows 10 version to continue using the web browser.

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Here’s the official word from Google: “With the release of Chrome 110 (tentatively scheduled for February 7th, 2023), we’ll officially end support for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1.”

“You’ll need to ensure your device is running Windows 10 or later to continue receiving future Chrome releases,” the notice added.

This move is in line with the Microsoft Windows lifecycle policy, which states that the Extended Security Update (ESU) program for both Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 will have an end of support on January 10, 2023.

It looks like a lot of people will be affected by this move. A report from Statcounter GlobalStats, about 10% of all Windows machine across the world still runs on Windows 7 and 2.7% on Windows 8.1.



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