Steam is set to stop its Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 supports by 2024. With that being said, it simply means that gamers still making use of the Windows Legacy software have less than 12 months to update or get to lose their access to steam.
Steam Is Set To Stop Its Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 Supports By 2024
Gamers who have been running Steam on Windows 7, Windows 8, or even Windows 8.1 have less than 12 months left on their side to make the switch to an updated PC. The software from Valve will not run on computers with those older editions of Windows by Jan. 1, 2024, s per reports spotted on a Steam support page.
“The newest features in Steam rely on an embedded version of Google Chrome, which no longer functions on older versions of Windows,” the support notice reads. “In addition, future versions of Steam will require Windows features and security updates only present in Windows 10 and above.”
Users Will Need To Update To a More Recent Windows Version
And in order to continue running steam and get to play games or products bought via the gaming platform, users will need to update to a more recent windows version, the company revealed.
Microsoft Started Ending Support for Windows 7 In 2020
Steam is now dropping older versions of Windows after Microsoft ended security updates and tech support for Windows 7 and 8.1 in the early parts of this year. Microsoft started to end support for Windows 7 in 2020.
Part of Steam Users Running the Gaming Platform on Older Windows Software
Only a small part of Steam users are running the gaming platform on older Windows software, as per its February hardware and software survey. And while over 96% of Steam users are running Windows, many of them are on Windows 10 or Windows 11.
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