Steam will stop working on XP/Vista

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Steam will stop working on XP/Vista

Postby Executioner » Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:18 pm

Bad news for owners of dedicated retro rigs: Steam is dropping support for Windows XP and Vista on January 1, 2019, Valve announced this week. And the deadline isn’t just for feature updates. If you’re still running one of those older operating system next year, Steam won’t work on your PC whatsoever. Steam supported the legacy operating systems for far longer than most software, but Valve says the program’s underlying nature requires it to sunset Windows XP and Vista. “The newest features in Steam rely on an embedded version of Google Chrome, which no longer functions on older versions of Windows,” the company wrote. “In addition, future versions of Steam will require Windows feature and security ...


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Re: Steam will stop working on XP/Vista

Postby FlyingPenguin » Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:13 pm

Nvidia and AMD are dropping 32 bit support anyway, and so are newer games. I can't imagine there are many people playing setious games on an XP machine anymore.
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Re: Steam will stop working on XP/Vista

Postby Executioner » Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:04 pm

Now comes the big question - will Steam stop working for Windows 7?

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Re: Steam will stop working on XP/Vista

Postby FlyingPenguin » Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:16 pm

Doubtful. According to the last Steam survey Win7 x64 was still at 33%. Since end of support is not until 2020, and Steam support WinXP LONG after it was end of support, I expect Win7 still has a long run left. 2 years minimum. Probably longer unless the percentage drops too low to bother with.
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