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Steam has stopped working in Windows XP and Vista

Steam перестал работать на Windows XP и VistaTo continue to use Steam and play acquired on the platform of the game, users will have to upgrade their computers.

In June 2018, the developers of Steam reported that 1 January 2019 will completely cease Steam support for Windows XP and Windows Vista. When support client popular platform for PC gaming will cease to work on these iconic operating systems.

The news was not a big disaster since the percentage of Steam users playing on Windows XP / Windows Vista equals less than 1%. Those who in spite of the complete cessation of support for these operating systems as Microsoft, and third-party developers, continues to use Windows XP / Vista, it is time to think about buying a more modern computer or at least upgrade to Windows 7. The latter, incidentally, will cease to support in a year.

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1 January 2019 Steam will officially stop supporting the operating systems Windows XP and Windows Vista. This means that the Steam client will no longer work on these versions of Windows. To continue to use Steam and play acquired on the platform of the game, users will have to upgrade their computers to more recent versions of Windows.

The developers explained that the cessation of support for the already radically outdated OS is due to feature used in Steam technology. Steam uses an embedded version of Chrome, which is not supported on older versions of Windows. Because of this, developers are unable to adequately support the client on XP / Vista. Now for Steam, the user will need a computer running at least Windows 7 and newer.

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Introduced in 2001, Windows XP was supported for 13 years until April 2014. Windows Vista was announced in 2007 and supported until 2017. Despite the fact that Microsoft stopped supporting XP four years ago, many developers then update their app due to the fact that users did not want to be updated. Yet for four years the share of Windows XP has fallen to negligibly small values, and the developers mainstring software refused to support their applications. For example, now on Windows XP there are none more modern or popular browser that is still receiving updates.

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