Steam no longer supports Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 systems
January 3, 2024

Steam no longer supports Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 systems

We believe that many of you already knew that from yesterday Steam it no longer supports Windows versions 7, 8 and 8.1, but we’re sure there are those who are surprised by this move by the company Valve.

As of January 1, 2024, Microsoft iterations older than Windows 10 are no longer supported. Those who wish to continue receiving Steam updates (including security patches) and maintain access to their games should upgrade to Windows 11 or Windows 10, recommended by Steam Support.

Although Steam no longer supports Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 systems, users can still access their games. However, Valve warns that the service could stop working at any moment, given its dependence on the built-in version of Google Chrome.

It should be remembered that Google stopped supporting Windows 7 in January 2023, with Chrome 109 being the last version available on older Windows versions.

In addition to relying on Chrome, Steam for Windows will soon require certain OS features and security components unavailable on Windows 7, 8, and 8.1.

Given that Steam more does not support Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 systems. Valve is unable to guarantee the continued functionality of its gaming platform on Windows 7, 8 and 8.1, users who stick to these operating systems can expect the service to stop working at any time. Also, they will no longer have technical support.

We hope that not many of you are affected by this measure, but it is time to finally modernize a little. It’s worth it, if nothing else, for good online gaming.