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How to Fix “This version of Chrome is no longer supported error message” from Chrome

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If you have a computer running Windows XP, you might have encountered this error message by now.

This version of Chrome is no longer supported. Please upgrade to a supported browser.

You can see there is a link to dismiss the message and another linking pointing towards Internet Explorer, Firefox and Safari.

Reasons for getting the error “This version of Chrome is no longer supported”

Google stopped supporting XP and Vista machines from April 2016. It means if you have Google Chrome installed in your PC, it will continue to work as usual. But Google won’t be releasing any new updates for the browser which is essential to keep the browser secure and add new features.

You won’t be able to use Gmail’s new features and other services like hangout. Gmail will load on chrome, but only in HTML view.

Work around for this problem

Use other browsers such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari and Opera. But let me remind you. Microsoft and Firefox also stopped supporting XP. It’s just a matter of time, you find problems with these browsers as well. As of now, Opera seems to work fine with XP.  But again, it may not last for long as Opera may soon stop supporting XP.

What really works for “This version of Chrome is no longer supported” error message

The only real fix to this problem is to upgrade your OS to latest version Windows 10.  If your computer runs on an old hardware, please check if the hardware configuration satisfies the minimum configuration needed for the upgrade. It won’t be a pleasant experience to run Windows 10 on an old hardware. So if needed, do a hardware upgrade as well.


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  • Trev March 2, 2017, 8:19 pm

    That’s not true Anup. I have the fully patched W10 and the latest Chrome and it still comes up on one of my computers.

    • Anup Raman March 3, 2017, 5:50 am

      I didn’t get it. This is in case of Windows XP. W10 (I assume is Windows 10) it should work fine.

  • ben February 18, 2017, 6:22 pm

    installed chromium which works but still keep getting yellow notification in gmail entry. have eliminated all extensions.

    • Anup Raman February 19, 2017, 1:59 pm

      Is it chromium or chrome browser?

      Which OS do you use? If the OS is old, there is nothing much you can do to prevent this error message. An alternate is to use Opera browser which is also one of the best browser for Windows OS.

  • antonc February 15, 2017, 1:06 pm

    Right…….but how DO I check if my hardware meets the needs of upgrading to windows 10?

    • Anup Raman February 15, 2017, 2:42 pm

      The hardware requirements for Windows 10 is not too demanding. Here are the details.
      1) Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster
      2) RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)
      3) Free hard disk space: 16 GB
      4) Graphics card: Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver

      Regarding graphics, graphics card with Direct X 9 support was released in 2004. Unless your hardware is too old, you should be able to install Windows 10.

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