Google announces end date for Chrome on Windows 7

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Google is set to officially end Chrome web browser support for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 in February next year.

With the upcoming version 110 of Google's Chrome browser, the company wants to end official support for the Microsoft operating systems Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. This was announced by Google in the Chrome support forum.

Version 110 is currently scheduled for release on February 7th, 2023. The point in time was not chosen at random, but coincides with the official end of the extended Windows 7 support.

In September 2018, Microsoft extended its support for enterprise customers for the last time for Windows 7, which had already been released in 2009.

The Extended Security Updates (ESU) are offered until January 2023, which is only available through special contracts and is intended to give companies more time to migrate.

Extended support for Windows 7 ends in January

Normal support for Windows 7 ended in 2020 . Microsoft gives January 10, 2023 as the specific date for the end of extended support for both Windows 7 and the more recent Windows 8.1 .

Google's announcement to Chrome users states: "You must ensure that your device is running Windows 10 or a later version in order to receive future versions of Chrome". 

In addition, the Chrome browser can still be used in an old version on the outdated operating systems, but then without updates. Affected users should update their systems and browsers accordingly, Google said.

With the end of Windows support, the Microsoft Edge browser team will also end its support for the old systems on January 15, 2023 . Whether and to what extent the Firefox browser can still be used after the end of Windows 7 support is not yet clear.

Manufacturer Mozilla has not yet officially commented on this. However, modern versions of the browser continue to run on Windows 7 .

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