Brave on Win7, can't find which version

I am totally tired of being told “This software ’ no longer supports windows 7” but for those that are using low spec machines for a dedicated purpose there is no need to feed Microsoft’s coffers and upgrade. I use two of my machines on Win7 for CNC work and will not upgrade it because it will break them.
However, if one tries to download a version of brave that runs on Win7 then it is either hidden or no longer available.
Therefore I have broken my own rule and gone with Edge on the 7 computers I run, sadly deleting both Chrome and Brave. What a pity they are so much in Microsoft’s pocket.

Thank you for reaching out about using Brave on Windows 7. It’s important to note that Brave stopped supporting Windows 7 since version 1.47.x (Chromium 109). While you can technically use older versions that support Windows 7, it is not recommended due to the following reasons:

1. Lack of Updates: Older versions will not receive any further updates, including bug fixes, new features, and security patches. This leaves your browser and operating system vulnerable to security vulnerabilities and potential attacks.

2. Security Risks: Windows 7 is an outdated operating system that no longer receives security updates. Over time, this can lead to a deteriorating security situation, especially when coupled with outdated drivers and other software.

Considering these factors, it is strongly advised to upgrade to a newer operating system like Windows 10 or Windows 11. By doing so, you’ll benefit from better compatibility and continued security updates. If you have concerns about the bloat and telemetry associated with Windows 10/11, I recommend exploring Linux as an alternative.

Linux is known for its lightweight and responsive nature. It provides regular updates for the operating system, ensuring that you have the latest security patches and improvements. Additionally, you might be pleasantly surprised by its compatibility with games that were previously exclusive to Windows.

Ultimately, the decision to stick with Windows 7 or upgrade is up to you. However, it’s important to be aware of the risks involved in using an unsupported and outdated operating system.

Please feel free to ask if you have any further questions or need assistance with the upgrade process. Read more about this issue here:

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