Google Chrome will soon stop running on Windows 7

Teodor Nechita
by Teodor Nechita
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  • Windows 7 met the end of service back in January, and many developers are no longer supporting it.
  • One such example is Google who announced that they will be ceasing support of their browser.
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It’s been almost a year since the Windows 7 OS has reached the EOL, and many changes have come in terms of what services will and will no longer support it.

One great example is that of major developer Google, who stated that they will guarantee that Google Chrome  will still run on Windows 7 until July 2021.


Windows 7 users need to upgrade by 2022

Google currently has almost 3 billion users, and a few millions still use Windows 7, either in the unsupported version, or in the EOS version.

Whichever the case, know that you will have to upgrade to Windows 10 by January 2022 if you still want to use the latest versions of Google Chrome.

According to a blog post:

After assessing the current situation, and based on feedback from our valued enterprise customers, Chrome is extending our support for Windows 7 until at least January 15, 2022. 

That’s a 6-month extension from our previously communicated date of July 15, 2021. We’ll continue to evaluate the conditions our enterprise customers are facing, and communicate any additional changes in the future.

This extension compared to the original announcement seems to have been due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so Windows 7 users will still get a 6-month window during which they can switch to the newer OS.

To learn how you can upgrade to Windows 10 easily, simply check out this dedicated guide where we will be showcasing every single step with detailed instructions and screenshots.

Do you use Google Chrome, and if so, will this announcement make you consider upgrading to Windows 10 faster?

Let us know what’s your take on the news by leaving us your feedback in the comments section below.


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