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IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Google Chrome updates for older versions of Windows operating systems

Posted on 10/01/2023 19:59:19

From January 10th, 2023, Google is set to stop technical and security support for the browser running on older Windows operating systems.


They initially planned to cease support on July 15th, 2021, but due to COVID-19, it pushed the deadline back first to January 15th, 2022 and then to January 10th, 2023. Chrome 109 is the last version of Chrome that will support Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1 operating systems. Chrome 110 (tentatively scheduled for release on February 7th, 2023) is the first version of Chrome that requires the Windows 10 operating system or later.


Whilst older versions of Chrome will continue to work, there will be no further updates released for users on these operating systems. If you are currently on Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1, we encourage you to move to a supported Windows version to ensure you continue to receive the latest security updates. As a reminder, failure to run an up to date operating system puts both your devices and data at greater risk of cyber attacks.


For more information, please contact the Service Desk on 01603 475603 or ict@norfolk.gov.uk