Steam will leave millions of Windows users without support soon: Valve wants you to update your operating system
A large part of PC users may still be resisting the arrival of Windows 11, but there is also the opposite spectrum: those who still use Windows 7 and Windows 8. If you are one of those users, I have bad news for you: Steam soon will no longer be supported with your system, and Valve tells us why.
And it is that a small change from below tells us what the future of the platform is in outdated operating systems: disappear from them. According to a store support page, the platform will soon stop working on all Microsoft operating systems prior to Windows 10, and this includes Windows 8.1.
The Steam support page gives us more details about it. Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 will no longer be able to run this client as of January 1, 2024, date from which we will no longer be able to run it on our computers. Of course, they have warned in time.
“New Steam features require an embedded version of Google Chrome, which no longer works on older versions of Windows. Also, in future versions Steam will require Windows features and security updates that they are only present from Windows 10 onwards“Valve explains.
Apart from that, Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 are not officially supported by Microsoft, making them systems vulnerable to no security updates. If you’re still using them, my advice is, regardless of Valve’s decisions, think about upgrading.
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