Vivid News 24: As of the next year, Google Chrome will no longer function on certain PCs. According to a recent estimate, support for Google Chrome on machines running Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 will stop in the first quarter of 2023.
Chrome 110 is the final update for users of these two outdated operating systems from Microsoft, according to the company’s support page. This update could be sent by Google in February 2023.
According to the company’s support page, “We will officially end support for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 with the launch of Chrome 110 (likely on February 7, 2023). After that, the computer needs to make sure Windows 10 is running to use the latest Chrome release.”
However, the support page states that Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 computers can continue browsing the Internet using Chrome 110. However, these customers can update the Google Chrome browser later. Google said, “If you’re still using Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, we encourage you to downgrade to an earlier supported Windows version.
Do this before the specified date to get the latest security patches for the Google Chrome browser.” But not only Google but also Microsoft is stopping the support of Windows 7 ESU (Extended Security Update) and Windows 8.1. Support is ending on January 10, 2023, the company said.
According to the FAQ page on the Microsoft website, customers who are running Windows 8.1 will continue to use it, but will not receive any technical support from the company. Windows 8.1 customers can install the upgraded operating system if they want, the company said. Don’t get ESU support though.
According to the company’s website, “You can continue to use a computer with Windows 8.1, but without software and security updates, the computer is at increased risk of viruses and malware. I recommend upgrading your Windows version during the support period.” Microsoft also encouraged customers to upgrade to the latest Windows 11 computers.