Chrome Ending Windows 7 & 8.1 Support Next Year

Well, we knew this was bound to happen: Google Inc. 100,83 -0,45 -0,44% has announced starting with Chrome version 110 (expected release early February 2023) the browser will no longer be supported on machines running Windows 7 or 8.1. Users will need to be running Windows 10 or newer in order to use the newer versions of Chrome.

Google’s decision to drop support for these platforms matches Microsoft’s Windows lifecycle policy, which lists the Extended Security Update (ESU) program for Windows 7 and the Windows 8.1 end of support on January 10, 2023.

Currently, Windows 7 is still running on over 10% of all Windows systems worldwide, while Windows 8.1 is just 2.7%, according to Statcounter GlobalStats.

via BleepingComputer