Steam has announced that its platforms won’t be compatible with older Windows OS platforms from next year.
If you play Steam on Windows 8 or older, you won’t be able to access the service in 2024. They are ending support for older platforms.
You can read the full announcement below from Steam itself.
As of January 1 2024, Steam will officially stop supporting the Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 operating systems. After that date, the Steam Client will no longer run on those versions of Windows. In order to continue running Steam and any games or other products purchased through Steam, users will need to update to a more recent version of Windows.
The newest features in Steam rely on an embedded version of Google Chrome, which no longer functions on older versions of Windows. In addition, future versions of Steam will require Windows feature and security updates only present in Windows 10 and above.
If you don’t have Windows 10 or 11, you may want to upgrade before the year is over.