In February, some users won’t be able to safely use the browser anymore
The support for webbrowser Google Chrome, will end for Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1. Google announced that a new version of Chrome will be released on February 7th. With this, the company ends technical and security support for PC’s still running on the older versions of Windows.
According to Metro UK, Google’s Chrome Support Manager claims that “You’ll need to ensure your device is running Windows 10 or later to continue receiving future Chrome releases.” Apparently, the browser will still work if you use an older version of Windows, but there will be no new updates for people still using Windows 7 or 8/8.1. This means that your browser won’t get any necessary security updates, which makes your computer more susceptible to viruses and other security risks.
Even though the earlier versions of Windows are already several years old, there are currently still devices that run on these outdated versions. According to Daily Star, around fourteen percent of all Windows devices run on Windows 7. This means that the new update could provide a problem for a lot of different people around the globe.
The good news: if you are still using Windows 7, you can easily upgrade your computer to Windows 10. Microsoft provides PCs with a built-in upgrade tool. That way you can upgrade your computer and ensure that Google Chrome will still safely function on your device.
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Source: Metro UK, Daily Star, NDTV | Image: Unsplash, Growtika Developer Marketing Agency