Preparing for the End of Google Chrome Support on Windows 7 & Windows 8.1


According to Google, from February 2023, Google will no longer provide support for its Chrome web browser on Windows 7 & Windows 8.1.

This means that users of this operating system will not have access to the latest features and security updates.

Update Your Operating System Software

According to Google, Chrome 110 will require Windows 10 as a minimum requirement. So now may be the best time to upgrade your PC to Windows 10 or 11.

What You Should Know Before Upgrading to Windows 10 or Windows 11?

Hardware Compatibility 

Before upgrading, it’s important to make sure that all of your hardware is compatible with Windows 10 or Windows 11.

If not, then you may experience issues with certain hardware or components not working properly after the upgrade.

An experienced technician will be able to evaluate all of your hardware and determine if these issues will arise.

They can also provide recommendations on any needed upgrades or replacements that need to be made before installation. 

Software Compatibility 

In addition to checking your hardware compatibility, it’s also important to check the compatibility of any installed software programs as well as drivers and other necessary applications.

Depending on how old they are, they could cause problems during the upgrade process or afterward when running Windows 10 on your computer.

A technician can help you identify software that may be incompatible and provide assistance in removing them if needed before installation. 

Backup & Data Migration 

One of the most important steps in upgrading any operating system is backing up all data and settings beforehand so they can be restored after installation is complete.

This helps ensure that everything runs smoothly without any data loss during the process.

A technician can help ensure that all data is safely backed up before beginning an upgrade and properly migrated over afterward for a seamless transition process overall.

Why You Should Seek Help From An Experienced Technician?

Upgrading an operating system is no small task; there are many complex processes involved which makes it difficult for even experienced users who don’t specialize in computers or IT support services.

By seeking out professional help from an experienced technician, you can rest assured knowing that all aspects of the upgrade process have been taken care of correctly, from evaluating compatibility issues beforehand through post-installation setup and configuration afterwards.

Making sure all aspects of this critical step are handled correctly will save time, money, and frustration in the long run—so don’t hesitate to give us a call today!

On a Final Note…

The end of Google Chrome support on Windows 7 & Windows 8.1 may seem like a scary prospect but it doesn’t have to be if you’re prepared!

Taking steps like ensuring all system software is up-to-date with all the features you need along with strong security updates can help ensure that your transition away from Chrome goes smoothly when the time comes in February 2023! With these tips in mind, you’ll be ready for whatever change comes next!

I am a computer engineer holding a bachelor's degree in Computer Science, complemented by a Master's in Business Administration from University of Strathclyde, Scotland. I currently work as a Senior IT Consultant in Melbourne, Australia. With over 15 years of...