Google introduced today that the Google Chrome internet internet browser will likely go down assistance for Windows 7 and also 8.1 beginning February 2023.

After assistance is stopped for these 2 Windows variations, the business states Chrome individuals have to make sure that their gadgets are going for the very least Windows 10.

” With the launch of Chrome 110 (tentatively set up for February 7th, 2023), we’ll formally finish assistance for Windows 7 and also Windows 8.1,” Google Chrome Assistance Supervisor exposed.

” You’ll require to guarantee your tool is running Windows 10 or later to proceed obtaining future Chrome launches.”

Google’s choice to go down assistance for these systems matches Microsoft’s Windows lifecycle plan, which details the Extended Protection Update (ESU) program for Windows 7 and also the Windows 8.1 end of assistance on January 10, 2023.

Presently, Windows 7 is still working on over 10% of all Windows systems worldwide, while Windows 8.1 is simply 2.7%, according to Statcounter GlobalStats.

The Google Chrome internet internet browser has a market share of over 65%, complied with by Safari with approximately 18% and also Microsoft Side with 4.32% (which utilizes the Chrome making engine with improvements from Microsoft).

Windows versions market share
Windows variations’ market share (Statcounter GlobalStats)

Individuals recommended to update

Although older Google Chrome variations will certainly function also after assistance is gone down on Windows 7/ 8.1, Google suggests individuals to update their systems to maintain obtaining safety updates.

This matches Microsoft’s recommendations for clients with systems running Windows variations out of assistance which no more obtain technological support or software program updates, revealing their computer systems and also information to safety threats.

” Older variations of Chrome will certainly remain to function, yet there will certainly be no additional updates launched for individuals on these running systems,” the Google worker included.

” If you are presently on Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, we urge you to transfer to a sustained Windows variation prior to that day to guarantee you remain to obtain the current safety updates and also Chrome attributes.”