Microsoft Edge says goodbye to old Windows

At the same time for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1, the ultimate version of the Microsoft Edge browser is now known. It will be one version 109 of Microsoft Edge which is scheduled for release the week of January 12, 2023. It will be the same with a version 109 of the WebView2 Runtime.

No real surprise at this level, knowing that the end of support date for Windows 8.1 falls on January 10, 2023, and that Microsoft will not offer an extension as part of paid support through its Extended Security Update (ESU) program.

At the same time, this ESU program for Windows 7 shuts down. On the professional side, it will have kept this old operating system alive.

Same story for Google Chrome

Although Microsoft Edge and Webview2 Runtime version 109 and earlier will continue to work on these operating systems, these versions will not receive new features, future security updates or bug fixes ” warns Microsoft.

These are the planets that are aligned, as Google had already warned about it Chrome 109 will be the last version of its browser to support Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome share a Chromium base.

An upgrade to Windows 10 or later

You must ensure that your device is running Windows 10 or later to continue receiving future versions of Chrome Google warned.

Microsoft does almost the same thing by saying: “ To get new versions of Microsoft Edge or WebView2 Runtime with updated features and security, upgrade to Windows 10 or later.

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