Microsoft Edge 109 last version to support Windows 7 and 8.1

Martin Brinkmann
Dec 8, 2022
Updated • Dec 8, 2022
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Microsoft released a new development build of its Microsoft Edge web browser this week that makes a number of changes to the browser. Included in the changelog is the information that Microsoft Edge 110 (Stable) won't run anymore on devices running Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1

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"Starting with Chromium 110, Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 will no longer be supported", Microsoft says in the release notes. Microsoft follows Google's end of support timeline for the operating systems. Windows 7 and 8.1 will reach end of support on January 10, 2023. The first Patch Tuesday of the year 2023 is also the last for Windows 7, 8 and 8.1. Chromium support ends in January 2023, and so will support for Google Chrome for these operating systems.

Google started to display notifications in Chrome on Windows 7 and 8.1 devices that suggest an upgrade to Windows 10 or newer.

Windows 7 and 8.1 users who run Microsoft Edge won't be able to upgrade to the new version 110 of the browser when it is released to the Stable channel. Older versions of Microsoft Edge continue to work on Windows 7 and 8.1 devices, but these will become less secure and likely also less stable with every new release of the browser.

Not all browser makers have revealed regarding end of support of their browsers for Windows 7 and 8.1. Most browsers based on Chromium will likely follow the end of support timeline of the project; this would mean that newer versions of these web browsers won't run anymore on Windows 7 or 8.1 devices after January 2023.

Mozilla, maker of Firefox, has not announced its plans regarding end of support yet. Mozilla discussed the option to extend support until August 2023 when the next major Firefox ESR version is released.

Users who plan to stay on Windows 7 or 8.1 face tough decisions. While it is possible to get some security issues fixed, courtesy of security company 0Patch, it is clear already that some issues won't be fixed. Most browsers will stop working in 2023 as well and there is the chance that some sites will refuse access as well.

Now You: what do you plan to do, if you are still running devices with Windows 7 or 8.1?

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Microsoft plans to end support of its web browser Microsoft Edge on devices running Windows 7 and 8.1 in January 2022.
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  1. Htet Gyi said on December 8, 2022 at 11:36 am
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    ????????????? ????????????

    1. Ujit Joa said on December 8, 2022 at 12:38 pm
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      !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. userpasspass said on December 8, 2022 at 1:06 pm
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    Who gives a damn about this garbage browser ?

    1. User said on December 10, 2022 at 12:00 am
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      to be honest, I think that this is the best browser for windows. (if you dont care about privacy ofc).
      I am a firefox user, but I admit that edge is the best currently. It is super fast, has quite good features, and I really like the default UI. So if I have to pick a chromium browser I definetly go with edge.

      The sad thing is that all of the urls go through microsoft if smartscreen is active, it sends almost everything to micro even if the telemetry is disabled, and the built in adblocker on the android app is almost non-working.

  3. Inception said on December 8, 2022 at 1:39 pm
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    My strategy has already been thought out. While still running Windows 7 with GPU passthrough, EndeavourOS runs inside VMware and may be used with any browser in Unity Mode.

    1. Sanjin Ennio Cattunar said on April 29, 2023 at 11:31 am
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      I have WIN 7 Home Premium and WIN 7Ultimate, every version, on a same, but 2 separate laptop’s (very old NEC Versa F370/FM370 or 350 [Intel Cetrino Duo] 1464x or 1646x, 32-bit, and i think Ultimate has X64 arhitekture, my youngest netffiu, did something, not sure what, but it ran very good, faster , yes i now that Ultimate is the best, but donut know what he’s done to and how to fix to, but that’s another problem for future. l just, need to know about this Win 7 running GPU passthrough, with EndeavourOS and browsers used in Unity Mode! So can you 1. tell me how that work’s or how do i accomplish that in my case, or what to do and does Opera work’s good in your case, because i love Opera, because of more simplicity towards blocking all sort’s of pop-up’s and total commercial=s on web page’s, that intrusive and blocking my view, commercials, YouTube commercials, and i now that with Malwarebytes browser guard and MS Editor and MS Edge’s in built bell’s and Visel’s do the same, but Opera doesn’t or more even cut’s the MByte’s in tarif’s over WiFi to so smallest possible that im in to Opera in first place, yoy know when you go on YouTube and watch podcast’s, documentary’s, gaming, music and the traffic goes fast and fast, but Opera keep’s it “to not go bankropt” quick, even after that Edge too is, not effective as Opera, but everything counts when is to ineffective just bloated programs who don’t do this, like Chrome, so IF YOU CAN POINT ME TO RIGHT DIRECTION WITH THAT OS, passthrough explaining, what, which, how and THANK YOU IN ADVANCE, bye, bye,

  4. Ehankro said on December 8, 2022 at 2:48 pm
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    If you want surf internet with windows 7 after January 2023 then you need remove microsoft edge (based on chrome) because those browsers show huge bugs and exploits, and the updates happen frequently.

    1. Oliver Spice said on December 8, 2022 at 11:22 pm
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      All browsers will remove support for Windows 7 after January 2023, all Chromium based browsers, Firefox and its forks (Waterfox, Palemoon)

      1. Aluminum said on December 9, 2022 at 11:09 am
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        Pale Moon too? Considered there are forks like mypal that still support XP, I find your claims to be dubious at best. Links or it never happened.

      2. Iron Heart said on December 9, 2022 at 11:48 am
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        @Oliver Spice

        You think Firefox will support outdated operating systems forever? Support will be gone after the next ESR release.

  5. M. Paquet said on December 8, 2022 at 6:16 pm
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    « Windows 7 and 8.1 will reach end of support on January 10, 20232 »

    Woops! Slight error in the year I guess…

    Although I suspect some would like Win7 and 8.1 to be supported as far as that. ;-)

  6. John G. said on December 8, 2022 at 8:43 pm
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    I wonder when Microsoft will enable the ECH (esni) feature by default. Currently it’s a mess.

  7. Corky said on December 8, 2022 at 11:18 pm
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    Ghacks taken to not allowing comments on certain authors articles that inform the audience of the authors motives now have they?

    Is article moderation policed by the author who wrote it or is it ghack’s policy to not allow comments that politely call out the author.

    Or is it just a coincident that my comments on two separate articles by a certain author have not shown up days later.

  8. Anonymous said on December 9, 2022 at 2:13 am
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    Even worse than Windows 10, Windows 11 is a poor operating system. I will never upgrade. Staying on Windows 7.

    1. Sanjin Ennio Cattunar said on April 29, 2023 at 1:18 pm
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      sorry guy’s, my translator was doing what he, wants, not what i wanted, just put from Croatian or Autodetect (not sure if auto detect will detect, in ms edge maybe). Thank’s in advance.

  9. userpasspass said on December 9, 2022 at 8:48 am
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    Not gonna upgrade to 10, especially big no for trash like 11.
    I’m gonna stay 7 and use 3rd party mod of Firefox like Tete009.

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