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Google Stops Supporting Chrome for Older Operating Systems

Posted on 06/06/2016 by Erik Wind

As of April 2016, Google has ended its support for any computer running the following operating systems: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Mac OS 10.6, 10.7, and 10.8. Computers that are running any of these operating systems will no longer receive updates for its Internet browser, Google Chrome.

If your computer is currently running any of the operating systems mentioned above, and you are experiencing issues with Google Chrome, we recommend that you switch to Mozilla Firefox. At this time, Firefox is still supported on computers running these operating systems. See below for help with determining what operating system is installed on your computer.

How to Determine What Version of Windows You Are Running

  1. Press the Windows key and the R key on your keyboard simultaneously. windows_key + r_key
  2. In the box, type winver
  3. Press OK. A window will appear displaying the version currently installed on your PC.

How to Determine What Version of Mac OS X You Are Running

  1. Click the Apple icon in the top left corner.
  2. Click the “About This Mac” option. A window will appear displaying the version currently installed on your Mac.

As of the time of this article, GeoData works fine on Chrome as long as it is version number 16 or greater. However, as we add additional features to GeoData, that may change. If you have any further questions on whether this change affects how you use GeoData, feel free to give us a call at 516-663-0790.

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