Google Chrome 110 Will Drop Support for Windows 7 and 8.1
Google has announced that Chrome 110, which is projected to go live early next year, will drop support for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1, with the focus to therefore be switched to Windows 10 and Windows 11.
Google Chrome is currently one of the few browsers still supporting Windows 7 after the operating system was discontinued by Microsoft in January 2020.
Windows 7 is currently being serviced only as part of the ESU program, which is available for Microsoft customers with a yearly fee.
Google says it has specifically aligned the end of support for Google Chrome on Windows 7 with Microsoft’s scheduled end of support for the ESU program aimed at Windows 7.
“With the release of Chrome 110 (tentatively scheduled for February 7th, 2023), we’ll officially end support for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. You’ll need to ensure your device is running Windows 10 or later to continue receiving future Chrome releases. This matches Microsoft’s end of support for Windows 7 ESU and Win… (read more)