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Steam will stop working with Windows 7 and 8 next year

Steam will stop working with Windows 7 and 8 next year

Valve will pull the plug on older Windows versions on January 1, 2024

2023-04-01 – 17:00

Do you have an old gaming PC in the basement where you’re running some old games from Valve’s Steam game service? Then you probably didn’t bother upgrading from Windows 7 or Windows 8. But now you’re going to have to, because Steam will stop working on those platforms in the New Year.

Valve announces it in one Small note. The reason is that the Steam store uses Google Chrome, which no longer works on older versions of Windows. They will also upgrade Steam to rely on security features that are only available in Windows 10 and 11.

Goodbye Windows 7 (Screenshot: Microsoft)

Now, this may not be a big deal, considering Valve reports that only 2 percent of gamers will be affected. On the other hand, this is just under 2.37 percent of Mac users and just over 1.27 percent of Linux users.

It’s also time to upgrade your PC as Microsoft stopped supporting Windows 7 in January 2020 and Windows 8.1 Stop supporting In January 2023. This means that there will be no security updates, which makes the computer vulnerable to threats if it is connected to the Internet.

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