extend/ Business owners and employees who are still using Google Chrome on an older version of Windows will need to move to the latest version.
This is due to Google’s intention to stop technical and security support for the browser running on Windows 7 next week.
Google initially had plans to stop support on July 15, 2021, but due to COVID-19, it pushed back the deadline, first to January 15, 2022, and then to January 10, 2023.
Those who are still using Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 will not receive security updates and technical support starting next week.
The company said that computers running the old Windows operating system will not get updates after January 10.
Google’s Chrome Support Manager explains: “Chrome 109 is the latest version of Chrome that will support Windows 7, Windows 8 and 8.1 (Windows 8 / 8.1). Chrome 110 (tentatively scheduled for release on February 7, 2023) is the version The first is from Chrome, which is required for Windows 10 or later.
“You’ll need to make sure your device is running Windows 10 or later to continue receiving future Chrome releases.”
Windows 7 may be old, but it is still used by millions of computers around the world.
And “Google” added: “Old versions of Chrome will continue to work, but no further updates will be issued to users on these operating systems. And if you are currently using Windows 7 (Windows 7) and Windows 8.1 (Windows 8.1), we encourage you to move to the version of Windows Supported to ensure you continue to receive the latest security updates and Chrome features.