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Here’s Why Chrome Will Stop Working On Some PCs In 2023

- Updated: 26th Oct 2022, 12:09 IST
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    Google Chrome Will Stop Working On Some Computers: Here’s Why

Google Chrome will cease to function on PCs running Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 in 2023, the company revealed in a support forum. Customers would need to purchase a new system with Windows 10 or 11 to continue using the company’s in-house web browser, according to the company. This corresponds to Microsoft’s January 10, 2023 end of support for Windows 7 ESU and Windows 8.1 extended support.

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Google claims on its support page that previous Chrome versions will continue to work on PCs running Windows 7 and 8.1, but the browser will no longer receive updates.

Google Chrome Will Stop Working On Some Computers: Here’s Why

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“If you are currently on Windows 7 or 8.1, we recommend you migrate to a compatible Windows version before that date to guarantee you continue receiving the latest security updates and Chrome features,” the page says.

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Meanwhile, on January 10, 2023, Microsoft will discontinue support for Windows 7 ESU (Extended Security Update) and Windows 8.1. Windows 8.1 users may still be able to update to a newer operating system, but they will not receive any ESUs. Microsoft advises users to purchase a new PC with Windows 11 because updating to a newer operating system slows the machine.

According to Microsoft’s FAQ website, machines running Windows 8.1 will continue to function. The company will no longer provide technical assistance for any issues, software upgrades, or security patches or fixes. It continues, “While you might continue to use a PC running Windows 8.1, your PC will be more vulnerable to viruses and malware if you do not keep up with software and security upgrades.

We 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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