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Google extends Chrome support for Windows 7 to help with Windows 10 migration

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What you need to know

  • Google announced that Chrome support will be extended on Windows 7 until at least January 15, 2022.
  • The extension is in place to help organizations migrating to Windows 10.
  • Support was previously set to end on July 15, 2021.

Google's support of Chrome on Windows 7 will now last until at least January 15, 2022. Support was previously set to end on July 15, 2021, but Google extended support to help organizations migrating to Windows 10. With extended support, the browser will receive security updates and other benefits, such as enterprise capabilities, for over a year.

Google shared in a blog post (via ZDNet) that 21 percent of organizations are still migrating to Windows 10. Some organizations have had to delay migration due to the current global pandemic.

"Our hope is that this extension gives our enterprise customers the flexibility they need to continue supporting their workforce, while moving off of Windows 7 as their situation allows," said Google engineering director, Chrome, Max Christoff.

Microsoft made a similar move earlier this year when it announced extended support for Windows 10 version 1809. With IT managers and admins having to prioritize other items during the current global pandemic, having the option to delay major updates without losing security features is valuable.

Sean Endicott is the news writer for Windows Central. If it runs Windows, is made by Microsoft, or has anything to do with either, he's on it. Sean's been with Windows Central since 2017 and is also our resident app expert. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at sean.endicott@futurenet.com.