Steam will end support for Windows 7/8/8.1 on January 1, 2024

Valve, the developer of the PC gaming platform

Steam , has officially ended support for Windows 7/8/8.1 on Steam. As a result, users using these versions of Windows will no longer receive updates, including security updates for the Steam client.

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On January 1, 2024 local time, Valve ended support for Windows 7/8/8.1 on Steam. As a result, users using the Steam client on Windows 7/8/8.1 will no longer receive updates of any kind, including security updates. Users will also no longer be able to receive technical support for issues with unsupported operating systems from Steam's official support. In addition, Steam also explains that it can no longer guarantee the continued functionality of Steam on unsupported OS versions.

Steam Support :: Windows 7 and Windows 8 Support

Valve explained the reason for ending support for Windows 7/8/8.1 on Steam: ``Steam's core functionality relies on an embedded version of Google Chrome, and older versions of Windows (Windows 7/8/8.1) already have Chrome This change was necessary because ``is no longer working.''

Microsoft, the developer of Windows, ended security updates and technical support for Windows 7 in January 2020 and security updates and technical support for Windows 8.1 in January 2023. As a result, Valve says, ``Computers using these operating systems are more susceptible to new unpatched malware and other exploits when connected to the Internet, and malware can slow down PC, Steam, and gaming performance.'' ``Malware can also be used to steal credentials for Steam accounts and other services,'' warning users of no longer supported OS versions. I am.

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Technology media Windows Central reports, ``It makes sense for online services to end support for Windows 7/8/8.1, considering the security risks that exist with these operating systems.''

According to official Steam statistics as of December 2023, the percentage of Steam users using Windows 7/8/8.1 is less than 1%.

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