Can't get rid of Win7 warning

Yeah, but it’s ending. I talked about it over at Disable "To get future Brave updates, you'll need Windows-10 or later" message - #8 by Saoiray

The reason you were getting updates is because of the Windows 7 Extended Security Updates which is slated to end January 10, 2023, the same time Windows 8 support is dropping.

Chromium based browsers Vs Firefox…

currently on the pc platform there is only chromium vs Firefox

At least from now on, there should be three Chromium Vs Firefox Vs Blazekit (Brave’s new engine)

Chromium trend feels like the unreal engine of epic, yeah it might have some cool and advanced features but not all of the game studios are being dependent on it… For example, the good Capcom, although they have used unreal engine in the past, they made an tremendous effort to establish their RE Engine which is still great… The Story is to Start Something new, Brave’s independent Blazekit engine cant get to Chromium position instantly just like that, but with time, brave will eventually catch up!

If Brave does what other don’t, they will have an strong advantage

All these features are more impactful than brave wallet which brave is obsessed with…

There is a simple solution, at least for 32bit Win7 Desktop (I have no access to 64bit, so I can’t test this simple fix on that platform or on other versions of Brave):

Using a text editor (notepad.exe will work), create a .reg file called SuppressWIn7UpdateWrngBrave.reg (actually, you can call it anything.reg) with the following contents:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00



Import it.

This will also work on Chrome by creating a Chrome Specific .reg file with the following contents:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00



I know these work on Desktop versions. If you want a single .reg file that works on both Brave and Chrome, use this:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00





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this “simple solution” doesnt work… unfortunately… the nagscreen appears anyway :frowning:

If it doesn’t work for you, then it’s not a solution for you, simple or otherwise. It works on my 32bit Win7. I don’t have 64bit to test it on.

Check your registry:

BraveSoftware (or Google)
Brave (or Chrome)

If it’s not working, either the entry isn’t compatible with 64bit (assuming that’s what you have) or the entry is wrong. If it’s not there, then the .reg file itself is problematic, perhaps an incomplete cut/paste. Are you sure the file was successfully imported into the registry? Did you look at the filename? Does is end with .reg? If it’s a 32bit/64bit question, you could try looking at other entries under HKCU/Software to see how they’re formatted.

Btw, noticed someone else replied with a link to Reddit where they discussed what to change, supposedly.

That was at Disable "To get future Brave updates, you'll need Windows-10 or later" message - #27 by pierredekat

And instead of just linking to a place where they then link elsewhere, the Reddit is

So there may be that, though I’m still hoping to learn more directly from Brave later in the week.

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Here’s the resolution: the phrase


MUST be surrounded by double quote ASCII 34 / Unicode 0022: "

Cutting-and-pasting … and the Brave Community editor … appears to have replaced the mandatory character with

left double quotation mark ASCII 0147 / Unicode 201C: “
right double quotation mark ASCII O148 / Unicode 201D: ”

The two new registry entries with the correct ASCII / Unicode characters are:



To confirm these registry edits succeeded, check the Registry Editor. Highlighting

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\BraveSoftware\Brave and HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Google\Chrome

the new Key (without quotes) should appear in the right-hand pane.

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Thanks very much.

This visual is completely false.

Yes, and the reverse is completely true.

@talgeeze what do you mean ? what is false ? sorry i dont understand what you’re claiming to be false.

All four have AV integration, all four are dropping Windows 7/8.1 support, both Brave and Firefox offer VPN functionality on mobile.

scratches chin interesting thread and as I will only use windows 7 as well… “What are the system requirements to install Brave?”
It clearly states windows 7 is all good to go…yes ?

For now.

New Tab - Brave 12_5_2022 15_11_21

what changed so radically that support has to end?

It’s not a drastic or sudden change. Microsoft announced three years ago that they would be stopping support for Windows 7. They did give people three years extended coverage, but that ends January 10. And all browsers, such as Chrome, Firefox, Vivaldi, Brave, Edge, etc will be no longer able to support it when that happens. Some may extend support longer, like Firefox has been considering extending until maybe August or so, but we shall see.

I know that MS is ending their support of Win7 and 8. What are the changes made to the operating system that requires dropping support? Is this because Chrome is dropping the support aswell?

edit: extra thought: would it be impossible to change the operating system flag in the source code to ignore earlier versions of windows without breaking internet browsing?

  1. There are no actual changes made to W7/W8/W8.1. Microsoft just stops making critical security updates for these OSes. Any computer running any of these OSes will keep running after 01/14/23.
  2. Google removes OS-specific code from Chrome, which renders v110+ unable to run on these OSes. It’s solely Google’s choice to drop support, as Mozilla decided to extend it until next Summer.

If you had sufficient funds and manpower, you could backport code to newer versions of Chrome. But this would become increasingly difficult over time, for little to no gain.

but it already runs on windows 10/11. regardless of what google does, why not keep even the old code for win7/8?

edit: i’m still not told the functional reason that brave cannot run on any OS other than 10/11

Google made the decision to remove code allowing Chrome to run on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 in February. Any Chrome-based browser (Edge, Opera, Vivaldi, Brave) will therefor loose compatibility.
As I have said above, Chrome will no longer have the pieces of code required to run on versions other than W10/W11. Brave (along with the other Chrome forks) decided it was not worth it to maintain compatibility for dying OSes.