Google extends Chrome support for Windows 7 by 6 months

Microsoft ended support for Windows 7 in January this year and has been pushing users to upgrade to Windows 10, the latest version of its operating system.

Google planned to stop supporting the Chrome browser on Windows 7 on 15th July 2021 but has now pushed that end-of-support date back by 15th January 2022, six months later that originally announced.

The company recognises that the coronavirus pandemic has delayed IT projects for some home users and companies and, as a result of that, it means they may not be able to upgrade Windows 7 systems.

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Microsoft also intends on dropping support for Windows 7 with the new version of Edge. They haven’t confirmed if they’ll follow Google’s lead in pushing this move back.

End of support means that users will be left without feature or security updates to the browser. Microsoft hasn’t released any security patches for Windows 7 after its demise in January but will likely do so if critical security flaws are found.

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