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Disable “Windows XP & Vista will No Longer be Supported” message in Chrome

Microsoft has long ended its support for the Windows XP and Vista OS. However, some users still prefer to use these versions of the OS for several reasons. Now some users have reported the following message while using the Chrome browser on their Windows XP / Vista computers.

This computer will soon stop receiving Google Chrome updates because Windows XP and Windows Vista will no longer be supported.

If you click the Learn more link provided with the message, the users are recommended to upgrade their OS to the latest version of Windows for security and stability reasons.

We will tell you why this message is necessary and a good initiative by the search giant later in the article.

But, first, let’s take a look at how to disable “This computer will soon stop receiving Google Chrome updates because Windows XP and Windows Vista will no longer be supported” Chrome message in Windows XP / Vista.

Disable end of support for Windows XP and Vista notice in Google Chrome

To disable the message we need to modify Google Chrome properties and add some parameters. Here is how to do it.

  1. Right-click on the Chrome shortcut on the Desktop on your Vista / XP PC.
  2. Select Properties from the option.
  3. Click the Shortcut tab when the Google Chrome Properties window appears.
  4. In the Target field, you can see the Chrome .exe path.
    This computer will soon stop receiving Google Chrome updates
  5. At the end of the present string in the Target text box, add the following text:
    –disable-infobars
  6.  Make sure there is some blank space between the existing string and newly added text.
  7. Click on Apply and OK to save the changes.
  8. Relaunch Google Chrome on your XP / Vista computer. You can now use the browser without the end of the support message.

Why this message is displayed?

This message is displayed by Google Chrome and not Microsoft. The “This computer will soon stop receiving Google Chrome updates” message is shown to make the user aware of the security risks of using an OS that is not supported by the OEM anymore.

Since Microsoft has discontinued its support for XP and Vista, Google will also stop supporting the Chrome version on XP and Vista due to security risks.

The best course of action here is to upgrade to the newer version of Windows OS to receive regular security updates and also to be able to use the newer version of Chrome.

That said, for some people changing the OS may not be an option as they still require the Windows XP or Vista to run their projects or other stuff.

By using the Infobar trick you can disable the pop-up message in Chrome warning of the end of support from the OS and the browser.

Do let us know why you use the Windows XP and Vista edition of the OS in the comments below.

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