Tuesday, July 16, 2024
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Valve is ending support for Steam on these Windows versions

What you need to know

  • Steam is the world’s most popular PC gaming platform, available on Windows, Mac, and Linux. 
  • Valve, who owns Steam, just offered an update about which versions would remain supported. 
  • Users on Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 have been urged to upgrade to Windows 10 or 11 to continue using the service after January 1st, 2024. 

It’s the end of an era, with Steam support on some older versions of Windows officially winding down. 

Per Valve’s Steam survey, only 2% of users are potentially affected by this change, but for those long-time holdouts, it may be the catalyst to nudge them onto a more modern OS like Windows 11. In a post shared on Valve’s Steam help pages, the world’s most popular PC gaming storefront revealed its plan to wind down support for Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 operating systems. Users on these older versions of Windows will no longer have access to Steam or their purchases made through the platform unless they opt into Windows 10 or Windows 11.


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