With the recent release of Chrome 110, the browser development team stopped supporting and further updating the program on devices running Windows 7/8/8.1 operating systems. Earlier, Microsoft itself stopped supporting the mentioned OS versions, and now Google made such a decision afterwards.
This is the first version of the Chrome browser that requires Windows 10 or Windows 11 to be installed. Older versions of the browser will continue to work on older Windows devices, but will not receive updates that can compromise your computer’s security.
Microsoft does not disclose how many people still use Windows 7. Third-party analysts estimate that the number of such users will reach the level of 100 million in 2021. There is every reason to believe that this number is currently significantly lower.
Legacy software users will be forced to either upgrade the hardware of older computers to install Windows 11 or buy a new PC to get security updates and full protection from digital threats. It is known that Microsoft plans to completely end support for Windows 10 in October 2025 and has already completely stopped releasing updates for some editions of this platform.