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Google Chrome will stop working on some computers starting 2023, here is why

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Key Specifications:

  • Microsoft will end support for Windows 7 ESU and Windows 8.1 on January 10, 2023.
  • The older versions will not be eligible for any future update versions
  • Windows 7 support ended in January 2020.

Google Chrome Browser will stop working on certain PCs soon. Google shared a support document this week revealing Chrome will drop support for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 next year. Chrome 110 is slated to launch on February 7, 2023, at which point Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users will no longer receive updates for the browser, putting them at greater risk.

Google mentions on its Support page:

“With the release of Chrome 110 (tentatively scheduled for February 7th, 2023), we’ll officially end support for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. You’ll need to ensure your device is running Windows 10 or later to continue receiving future Chrome releases,” says Google on its support page.

Microsoft will end support for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 soon

As per the support page, Chrome will continue to work after version 110 work on Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 versions. However, they will not be eligible for any future update versions.

Meanwhile, Microsoft will end support for Windows 7 ESU (Extended Security Update) and Windows 8.1 on January 10, 2023. While Windows 7 support ended in January 2020, it received some security updates. The company says that Windows 8.1 users might still be able to upgrade to a newer OS, but they would not receive any ESUs.

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The Company is advising users to get the upgraded version of Windows

If someone is still using Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, it is advised to upgrade to a supported version of Windows if they want to keep getting Chrome’s security updates and new features, the company said.

Meanwhile, the Company recommend updating to a supported version of Windows. A new gadget that can run Windows 11 allows for a smooth transition and an enjoyable experience “

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