Next year, Google will release the final version of Chrome for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. According to a Google support page, Chrome 110, which is tentatively scheduled to be released on February 7th, 2023, will be the last version that supports the two older Microsoft operating systems.
This could be more serious than you think. Despite the fact that Windows 7 was released in 2009 and Microsoft officially ended support for it in 2020, data suggests that the operating system is still in use on a large number of devices. That number was estimated to be at least 100 million PCs as recently as last year.
That means that a large number of people may soon be using an unsupported operating system and an unsupported web browser, posing a significant security risk.
According to the support page, Chrome will continue to work after version 110, but it will not receive any future updates on Windows 7 or Windows 8.1. So, if you’re still using one of those older operating systems, we strongly advise you to upgrade as soon as possible. You’ll be able to receive security updates for your operating system while also taking advantage of the most recent Chrome features and security enhancements.
Many people around the world are still using unsupported operating systems such as Windows 7 and Windows 8. 1. Users should finally upgrade to Windows 10 and 11. Chrome is one of the most popular web browsers in Windows and more apps are discontinuing support for these operating systems.
If your devices are still running Windows 7 or 8.1, you should be aware that Google will officially end Chrome support for the two operating systems on February 7, 2023, in line with the tentative release of Chrome 110.