!! Windows 7 no longer supported !!

As Microsoft will stop supporting Windows 7 on Jan 20th we will be unable to test any of our
products on that platform. It may work, or it may not, but no guarantees from our side. 

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Mathijs Kok

Windows XP and Vista support for STEAM

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Windows XP and Windows Vista Support

 

Starting on January 1, 2019, Steam will officially stop supporting the Windows XP and Windows Vista operating systems. This means that after that date the Steam Client will no longer run on those versions of Windows. In order to continue running Steam and any games or other products purchased through Steam, users will need to update to a more recent version of Windows.

 

The newest features in Steam rely on an embedded version of Google Chrome, which no longer functions on older versions of Windows. In addition, future versions of Steam will require Windows feature and security updates only present in Windows 7 and above.

 

For the remainder of 2018 Steam will continue to run and to launch games on Windows XP and Windows Vista, but other functionality in Steam will be somewhat limited. For example, new features such as the new Steam Chat will not be available. We encourage all users on these operating systems to upgrade to newer versions of Windows in order to have ongoing access to the latest features of Steam and to ensure future access to all games and other Steam content.

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Surely people are still not using these old OS's at this stage. Even Windows 7 is becoming out of support soon.

 

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Actually, they are. If you read enough forum comments, you'll see people lamenting that their old OS (i.e., WinXP) works just fine and they don't want to update it because "If it ain't broke, don't fix it."

 

Since the original post is informational and not in need of comment, I'll close it. For anyone with issues, it's a Steam decision, so you'll need to work any issues through their support channel.

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