Google Chrome will continue to support Windows 7 for another year.

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While everyone is talking about Windows 11 and how some Windows 10 machines are being left behind, some people are still using Windows 7 and have no plans to upgrade.

To put it another way, some PCs are stuck on Windows 7, and upgrading to a newer OS version is difficult for a variety of reasons. For example, businesses with large fleets of Windows 7 machines may find it more difficult to upgrade to a newer version of Windows, owing to the associated costs.

Upgrading a device from Windows 7 to Windows 10 or Windows 11 typically requires hardware upgrades, and it goes without saying the process is eventually rather expensive.

This is why many are still with Windows 7, despite support for the operating system being slowly but surely dropped by the majority of software solutions out there.

Google, for example, was projected to give up on Windows 7 as far as Google Chrome is concerned in January next year. But in a quick notification, the company reveals Chrome is extended support for Windows 7 until at least January 15, 2023, so the browser will continue to run on this old OS version for at least one more year.

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New support deadline

The search giant previously said it was extending support for Windows 7 specifically to give enterprises more time to migrate to newer versions of Microsoft’s operating system.

“Operating system migrations are tricky (which is one reason many companies have adopted Chromebooks for parts of their workforce). IT teams want to make the move to the latest OS version quickly to take advantage of the latest security improvements and benefits, while limiting potential disruptions to user productivity. But the browser has become just as critical as the operating system for getting work done, especially when there’s major reliance on cloud and SaaS apps,” it said.

Google Chrome is currently the world’s number one desktop operating system, way ahead of Edge and Firefox.


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