Google Chrome Will Stop Working On Some Computers in 2023
Google has announced that it will end its support for older versions of Chrome that are on Windows 7 and 8.1. Furthermore, users are advised to update their operating systems (OS) to avoid any kind of malware, security threats, and other vulnerabilities. Millions of Microsoft users are using older Windows versions that will no longer support Google Chrome.
Google said that Chrome 109 is the last version that will support these two old Microsoft Windows versions. The clients require a new system with Windows 10 or 11 to continue using the web browser services. Google announces that the services will be discontinued until the release of Google Chrome Version 110, which is scheduled for release on February 7, 2023.
Chrome 109 is the last version that will support Windows 7 and Windows 8 or 8.1. Chrome 110, which has yet to be released, will be the first Chrome version to require Windows 10. Furthermore, Google said that the older versions of Chrome will work on PCs with Windows 7 or 8.1, so quickly move to the latest supported Windows version before the last date so you can receive the latest security and updated Chrome features.
Version 109 will be the last Chrome version to support older versions of Windows before Google releases version 110 on February 7, 2023. The linkage between Chrome and the older Windows versions will be shut down on January 10, which will affect millions of people out there who are using it.
To continue receiving the updates, users need to upgrade to Windows 10. Google, moreover, added that its support was sunsetting and encouraged users to further move to the updated version that has better updates and quality features.
Ensure that your device has Windows 10 or later, so you can receive the Chrome updates. However, this news is important for Google Chrome users. Moreover, Microsoft will end its support for Windows 7 ESU and Windows 8.1 on January 10, 2023. The planned suspension of support for Windows 7 was previously planned for July 2021, but it was extended to January 2022 and then further to January 2023.
During COVID-19, most people were using old computers during the lockdowns. Google also stated that users of older versions will not be able to access Google updates. The ones who are using Windows 7 and Windows 8 or 8.1 are encouraged to use the latest version to get recent updates.
Despite the fact that Windows 7 was released 12 years ago, it is estimated that 100 million people still rely on that old system. Since then, there have been three new versions. Google encourages its clients to use these updated versions.
Google Chrome still works on version 110; however, it will not get any new updates on Windows 7 or 8.1, according to the Google support page. So, if you are using these older systems, then we strongly urge you to upgrade the system as soon as possible. This way, you will get security updates and security improvements as well as access to Google Chrome’s most recent features.