Steam Dropping Windows 7/8 Next Year

Valve announces that at the start of next year, Steam will discontinue support for Windows 7 and Windows 8:
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.
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Mar 28, 2023, 13:07
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Mar 28, 2023, 13:07
 
Considering how long Steam supported Win7, I wouldn't worry.

FYI, whe thr time comes, the Win11 hardware restrictions are easily bypassed. I have pre Intel 7th Gen PCs, with or TPM, running Win11 just fine.
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Mar 28, 2023, 13:06
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Hardline Mike wrote on Mar 28, 2023, 13:00:
As a Windows 10 user whose PC isn't allowed to run Windows 11 because of TPM versions or whatever

Microsoft has rolled back the TPM requirement for most hardware that meets the rest of the required specs.
Mine has no TPM and Windows 11 installed just fine on it, it's never complained about it (B550 mobo / 3700x processor). How old is your motherboard/processor?
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Mar 28, 2023, 13:00
 
As a Windows 10 user whose PC isn't allowed to run Windows 11 because of TPM versions or whatever, I was a bit concerned reading this. Like how long until they cut support for Win10 and I lose access to like 500 games? Out of curiosity I checked out the most recent Steam hardware/software survey to see how many Steam users were still on Win 7 or Win 8.

I was surprised to see that Windows 7 + 8 users make up under 2% of the userbase, and almost 2/3rds of users are on Windows 10. I forgot that it's been like 8 years since Windows 10 came out.
Do you have a single fact to back that up?
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Mar 28, 2023, 12:56
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Maybe, but there are pros/cons to the digital world we live in now. I can install and play any game even bought 18 years ago when I made my Steam account on any of my computers with a click. Pretty awesome. I would have long lost the CD cases. No reason to support deprecated operating systems it just costs money/time better spent elsewhere.
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Mar 28, 2023, 12:11
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Mar 28, 2023, 12:11
 
You don’t own your games.

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