Instructions: Google Chrome End of Support Vista/XP


By: sdfox 7
January 30, 2016

Today I received a message that
 
This computer will soon stop receiving Google Chrome updates because Windows XP and Windows Vista will no longer be supported.
 
 
This post is not to start a flame war or to debate running an unsupported operating system; rather it explains how to continue running Google Chrome on these platforms in spite of the notification. Some of us have legitimate reasons for running these older systems, particularly in controlled environments, due to legacy hardware or legacy software dependencies. After all the US Army and US Navy still uses it.
 
Step 1: Right-click on the Google Chrome icon on your desktop, and select "Properties" at the bottom of the list.
 
 
Step 2: In the resulting window, select the middle tab "Shortcuts".
 
--disable%20infobars.jpg
 
Step 3: On the line "Target", go to the end of the line, after the quotes press the spacebar once and then type --disable-infobars
 
 
Step 4: After entering this code, press the button at the bottom of the windows "Save".
 
Relaunch Chrome, the message will no longer appear.
 

I would still highly recommend switching to Mozilla Firefox, Opera, or any of the many other supported browsers.
 
While my fix turns off the message, you will NOT receive further Google Chrome updates. 
 
Since Microsoft will be supporting Vista for at least another year, I don't comprehend Google's reasoning for dropping support this early.


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