Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge are preparing their farewell to Windows 7

On January 10, 2023, Windows 7 will stop receiving security updates, and with that, most popular browsers will stop supporting it. For this situation, Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome have begun to prepare, which will begin to notify their users that the time has come to update.

In fact, support for Windows 7 ended in 2020, but Microsoft decided to make room for companies that were able to extend the three-year period through extended support. For its part, Mozilla has not yet decided whether it will continue to support Firefox on versions prior to Windows 10.

There will be no updates for Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge in Windows 7 and Windows 8.1

Google Chrome has started showing a message to its users that “To get future Chrome updates, you need Windows 10 or later. This computer is running Windows 7.” This affects not only Google Chrome users, but all Chromium-based browsers will drop support for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1.

Microsoft Edge, for its part, will stop supporting these versions of the operating system from version 110. Among the list of changes in its latest update on the Dev channel, we can read the following:

Starting with Chromium 110, Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 will no longer be supported.

This indicates that users who continue to use Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 will be completely unprotected. Not only will the operating system stop receiving security updates, but it will also not be possible to install new versions of Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge.

Basically, this indicates that if a vulnerability was discovered in previous versions of the browser, there would be no update to fix it. Therefore, the system will be completely unprotected against any attacker who uses the security issue present in the operating system or internet browsers.

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