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Google Chrome extends support on Windows 7 for 6 months

Google Chrome extends support on Windows 7 for 6 months
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Google Chrome extends support on Windows 7 for 6 months

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Google has extended support for Chrome on Windows 7 because of slow business migration to Windows 10.

Google has decided to extend support for Chrome on Windows 7 for up to six months. Earlier, Google had given a deadline of July 15, 2021, but based on customer feedback it is extending its support.

Google in a blog post shared how the migration from Windows 7 to Windows 10 will take longer than expected. As per Google, 21% of organizations are still using Windows 7, and so far 78% of companies have completed the migration.

Google has also highlighted that 1% of organizations are planning to start migrating soon. The extension of the deadline is six months for now, and Google will continue to assess the situation and make the corresponding changes.

Google shared in a blog post, "With this extension of support, enterprises with their upgrades still in progress can rest assured that their users remaining on Windows 7 will continue to benefit from Chrome's security and productivity benefits."

Google further added, "IT teams can also take advantage of Chrome's existing enterprise capabilities and future roadmap, including our continued investment in cloud management, enterprise security capabilities, and our plans to integrate more closely with the broader ecosystem across the operating system versions."

Businesses now have until January 15, 2022 to continue using Chrome on Windows 7 and eventually migrate to Windows 10. The extension is notable because even though personal users have moved to Windows 10, many organizations still rely on Windows 10. Support Microsoft for Windows 7 ended earlier this year in January. It still continues to provide security updates to commercial customers.

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