Steam to end support for Windows 7 and 8– The well-known video game retailer Steam announced that it would stop providing support for Windows 7 and 8 starting in 2019.
According to Steam, support for older Windows operating systems (OSs) will end on January 1, 2024. Steam will not work on devices running versions of Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 8.1.
Users “will need to update to a more recent version of Windows in order to continue running Steam and any games or other products purchased through Steam,” the company stated.
According to Steam, the modification is necessary because the company’s service depends on an embedded version of Google Chrome, which is no longer compatible with earlier iterations of the Windows operating system.
The business also raised security issues, claiming that since Microsoft no longer releases security updates for Windows 7, 8, and 8.1, computers running those operating systems are “vulnerable to new malware and other exploits that will not be patched.”
Your PC, Steam, and games may perform poorly or crash as a result of that malware. The credentials for your Steam account or other services may also be stolen using that malware, according to Steam.
With a 75% estimated market share, Steam is the largest digital retailer of PC games. The company behind the Left 4 Dead, Half-Life, Portal, and Counter-Strike video games, Valve, is the platform’s owner.