Valve has announced the end of support for the Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 operating systems for the Steam service. Starting from January 1, 2024, the program will no longer work on these versions of Windows. In order to continue using the service, players will need to upgrade to Windows 10 or Windows 11.
As Valve explained, the latest Steam features are based on a built-in version of Google Chrome that no longer works on older editions of the operating system. In addition, future versions of Steam will require feature and security updates that are only available on Windows 10 and above.
According to Steam statistics, the share of outdated operating systems is less than 2%, while Windows 10 is used by 62.33% of users, and 32.06% of people have upgraded to Windows 11.