OH NO! Steam Will Stop Working On Windows XP And Vista
OH NO! Steam Will Stop Working On Windows XP And Vista

We all know very well that the Valve continues providing the client Steam for Windows XP, even if the tech giant Microsoft has discontinued official support for four years. However now, according to the latest reports, Steam will simply stop working on Windows XP and Windows Vista.

OH NO! Steam Will Stop Working On Windows XP And Vista

The Valve continues providing the client Steam for Windows XP, even if the tech giant Microsoft has discontinued official support for four years. However, now this has a date to end.

Starting January 1, 2019, Steam will no longer support Windows XP and Windows Vista. After that date, it will stop running on those operating systems of the tech giant Microsoft.

Most people have already stopped using Vista: it is present in only 0.40% of computers worldwide, according to NetMarketshare. However, XP still remains firm at 5.94%.

Valve says that new features of Steam depend on an embedded version of Google Chrome and the browser does not work on older versions of Windows. In addition, it says it will need security features present from Windows 7 without mentioning which ones.

By the end of 2018, Steam will continue to run on legacy systems, but some features will be limited – like the new chat experience. EA’s Origin no longer supports Windows XP and Vista in 2016, but still offers a legacy installer for them.

The tech giant Microsoft shut down support for Windows XP in 2014, despite offering some critical security updates ever since. Meanwhile, Vista lost support in 2017.

Valve recommends upgrading to a newer version of the system. The Steam is also available for MacOS and Linux, but not all games run on these platforms.

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