Chrome's Going To Drop Windows 7 Next Year

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Windows 7 was a great build of the operating system, but it’s time to move on. We just got word from Android Police that Google Chrome will drop support for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 early next year.

This is something that we should have expected. Windows 7 debuted 13 years ago almost down to the day. Now that Windows 11 is up and about, and Microsoft is speaking about Windows 10’s end of life, it’s about time to let Windows 7 go.

Will you still be able to use Chrome on Windows 7?

Yes. On February 7th, Chrome version 110 will become stable. That version will not be supported on Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 computers. This means that, if you’re running those versions of Windows, you won’t be able to install that version of Chrome nor will you be able to get any future versions.


You can still use your current version and older versions of Chrome on your computer, however. The issue is that, if you’re using Windows 7 or 8.1, you will miss out on critical security updates coming to Chrome.

That’s bad in any scenario, but it’s terrible if this is your work computer. You’ll want to have those security patches and updates to help keep your browser from being hacked.

This is why it’s recommended that you upgrade to a newer version of Windows. At this point, you can get a Windows 10 computer anywhere.


Or, you can consider Windows 11

Windows 11 recently reached its one-year anniversary, and it’s been getting steady updates ever since its debut back in 2021.

Microsoft has stopped issuing main feature updates to Windows 10, so Windows 11 is going to be getting all of the new and exciting features. Along with the new and more rounded design of the software, there are other features that Windows 11 brings.

One of the main features is the ability to use Android apps on it. You’ll have access to Android apps through the Amazon app store. There’s a lot to love about Windows 11, so if you think you’re able, you might want to give it a shot.