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Pinned banner notice, Google Chrome browser no longer supports Win7 / Win8.1 platform

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IT House News on December 6th, users who are still running Google Chrome browser on Windows 7 Service Pack 1, Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2 devices will receive a notification at the top of the Chrome browser after opening today, telling users Related support is coming to an end.

The Windows 7 device opened the Chrome browser today, and the above notification reads: “To get subsequent Google Chrome updates, you’ll need to upgrade to Windows 10 or later.The current device is running Win7 system“.

IT Home learned that Microsoft announced that it will stop supporting Win7 Extended Support Cycle (ESU) in January 2023 and stop extending support for Win8.1. Google also announced that it will stop supporting the Win7/Win8.1 platform in February 2023.

At present, although this notification can be closed by clicking the “X”, it will be opened again after opening Chrome next time. There is an option to disable the notification, but it only works with the installed version of the Chrome browser. Günter Born found a post on the official Chrome support forum that explains how to disable this notification:

  • 1. Open “Start”, enter regedit.exe, and select Registry Editor.

  • 2. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Policies/Google/Chrome.

  • If one of the keys does not exist, right-click on the preceding key and select New > Key. Give it an appropriate name.

  • 3. Right-click Chrome, select New > Dword (32-bit) Value.

  • 4. Name it SuppressUnsupportedOSWarning.

  • 5. Double-click the name and set its value to 1.

  • 6. Restart the computer.

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