If you are one of the millions of Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 users still waiting around to upgrade your operating system, now is the time. On January 10, 2023, Microsoft will end support for both Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. Microsoft will stop providing critical updates and technical support for these versions of Windows next Tuesday, once and for all.
In addition to Microsoft, popular apps and services will end support for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. Last October, Google announced that Chrome 109 would be the last version of the browser to support Windows 7 or 8.1. The browser will continue to function, but you need to be running Windows 10 or Windows 11 to download Chrome 110 or higher.