Considering the importance of Chrome browser for enterprises and their hated times being faced amidst this pandemic, Google has announced to be extending the support for running Chrome on Windows 7 until January 15th 2022. This is an extension of over six months from the earlier date of July 2021. It’s seen that over 21% of enterprises are still on migration to Windows 10.
Chrome Will Run on Windows 7 Until 2022
Microsoft has officially pulled the plug of Windows 7 OS in January this year and urged everyone to upgrade to supported versions like Windows 10. Yet, few people have stuck to Windows 7, either for being a fan or have less interest in upgrading. Whatever, it’s going to cost if they stay connected.
This is warned by several security firms including Microsoft itself, as ending support means stopping the supplying of important security updates for patching any known bugs, which could be exploited by hackers to steal sensitive data. Yet, many have remained considered the consequences. While this could hit soft for individuals, enterprises may affect most of exploited.
Considering the entire network up-gradation to be a slow process, Microsoft has given enterprises an extended time for upgrading them by passing them security updates when needed for money. The Extended Security Update (ESU) from Microsoft is a subscription model sold to enterprises for two years after the end-of-life period, just to give them enough time to update.
And now, Google too is offering them extended support for its Chrome browser on Windows 7, until January 15th 2022. This company has earlier announced it to be until July 15th 2021, which is now extended for over six months. On the other hand, Microsoft has clearly mentioned the support for Edge browser on Windows 7 until July 15th 2021.
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