Google Chrome will soon stop running on Windows 7

Teodor Nechita
by Teodor Nechita
Software Managing Editor
Affiliate Disclosure

  • 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.
  • To learn more about the latest changes in Microsoft's products, visit our Microsoft section.
  • Want to learn more about Google Chrome? Check out our dedicated Browsers section then.

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.

This article covers:Topics:

Leave a comment below!

add a comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

“Google Chrome will soon stop running on Windows 7”.


I Have a XP machine running chrome just fine. only thing it’s struck on an old version, but still works, altough i can’t load certain sites due do protocol incompatibilities.

The young kids who now think upgrading is cool, will someday get older and hate it. Computers worked just fine in 2000 for most applications. We don’t need “New and better”. Really, how much better can you get with a typewriter or calculator or camera? The sharks said, “No, let’s make everybody spend more money every 5 years or so”. We won’t let them use their old programs, and make them pay yearly for what they want. Or buy a version at a hefty price that will outdate itself. what a racket.

Due to Windows 7 End of Support, Laplink has developed a new “Windows 7 Migration Kit”. It eases the transition to Windows 10 and reduces the effort of manual PC migrations. The kit includes PCmover, the only migration software of its kind recommended by Microsoft®, Intel® and all major PC manufacturers. Learn more and get special pricing at