Windows 7 and 8 Users Alert: Steam Support Ends in 2024

Valve officially ends support for these older Windows versions starting January 1, 2024.

Users on Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 won't receive new Steam client updates or technical support after the cutoff date.

Valve urges users to upgrade to Windows 10 or 11 "sooner than later" to avoid security vulnerabilities and malware threats.

Valve cites Google Chrome's lack of support for older operating systems as a primary reason for ending Steam support.

Future Steam client versions will "require" features and security updates exclusive to Windows 10 and 11.

Valve emphasizes the vulnerability of older operating systems to malware, leading to potential performance issues and security breaches.

Valve's support for Windows 7 for almost 15 years is acknowledged as commendable in the context of evolving technology.

Users upgrading to Windows 10 are reminded that Microsoft plans to end security support for Windows 10 in October 2025, signaling another potential upgrade in the near future.