Steam made an announcement months ago that they will halt support for Windows XP and Vista on January 1st, 2019. So, today is the date, and Steam no longer supports Windows XP and Vista because they can’t support a lot of Steam’s new features.

Steam stated the following.

Starting on January 1, 2019, Steam will officially stop supporting the Windows XP and Windows Vista operating systems. This means that 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 7 and above.

They encourage users in their post to upgrade to a new version of an operating system as it can’t support the new Steam UI and many more features. If you are using Windows XP or Vista and you use Steam, then you should upgrade to Windows 7 and upwards.

Source: Tech4Gamers

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