Posted JANUARY 29, 2016 updated November 21, 2017 


I am a full-time student, but I do try to update this page as soon as the newest version of Adobe Flash Player is released.

 


" This computer will soon stop receiving Google Chrome updates because Windows XP and Windows Vista will no longer be supported. "

 

and newer versions show

 

" This computer will no longer receive Google Chrome updates because Windows XP and Windows Vista are no

longer supported."

 

Unfortunately, Google feels it is necessary to bombard the user with this message every single time you launch the browser.

 

Here is how to bypass / disable / get rid of / turn off / remove the Google Chrome nag screen once and for all in

Windows XP and Windows Vista.

 

*NEW*: I created a similar page in June 2017; you may also find that helpful: Here is what I believe to be the simplest procedure for updating Adobe Flash Player for Google Chrome on Windows XP

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BEFORE YOU BEGIN:

 

The final version of Google Chrome officially supported for Windows XP and Vista is Google Chrome 49, version

 49.0.2623.112 m.

Download the last version of Google Chrome for Windows XP (the full 44.4MB standalone offline installer) here:

http://sdfox7.com/xp/sp3/EOL/chrome/ChromeStandaloneSetup.exe

You will NOT receive further Google Chrome security updates.

I would still highly recommend switching to a currently supported and patched browser such as:

Advanced Chrome 54 (alternate) (contains updates from different Google Chrome branches, such as Chrome 48, Chrome 51, Chrome 54, released March 13, 2017)

Mozilla Firefox Extended Support Release (ESR) 52.5.0 (alternate)
        (most current for XP, released November 14, 2017),

Opera 36.0.2130.65 (alternate) (released April 12, 2016)

Pale Moon 26.5.0 (alternate
), (released September 28, 2016)
        New Moon 27.7.0a2 revision 20171121 (alternate) (released November 21, 2017)
        (Pale Moon 27.x.x spinoff with Windows XP support, you must decompress using 7-Zip, it's free)


SeaMonkey 2.48 (alternate) (released July 31, 2017)

Slimjet 10.0.13.0 (alternate
) (released February 7, 2017)

 

Also make sure to read important update information at the bottom of the page regarding PepperFlash!

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


While the below "fix" turns off the message, you will NOT receive further Google Chrome security updates! Use at your own risk!

When opening Google Chrome on Windows XP and Windows Vista, the following message is displayed:

 

"This computer will soon stop receiving Google Chrome updates because Windows XP and Windows Vista will no

longer be supported."

 

 

 

 

This post is not to start a flame war or to debate running an unsupported operating system; rather it explains how to continue running Google Chrome on these platforms in spite of the notification. Some of us have legitimate reasons for running these older systems, particularly in controlled environments, due to legacy hardware or legacy software dependencies. After all the US Army and US Navy still uses it.

 

Step 1: Right-click on the Google Chrome icon on your desktop, and select "Properties" at the bottom of the list.

 

 

Step 2: In the resulting window, select the middle tab "Shortcuts".

 

 

Step 3: On the line "Target", go to the end of the line, after the quotes press the spacebar once and then type 

 

        --disable-infobars

 

 

Step 4: After entering this code, press the button at the bottom of the windows "Save".

 

Relaunch Chrome, the message will no longer appear.

 

 

 


UPDATE 4/14/2016:

The final version of Google Chrome officially supported for Windows XP and Vista is Google Chrome 49, version

49.0.2623.112 m.

Download the last version of Google Chrome for Windows XP (the full 44.4MB standalone offline installer) here:

http://sdfox7.com/xp/sp3/EOL/chrome/ChromeStandaloneSetup.exe

Alas, I highly recommend that you upgrade to a supported browser such as Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Pale Moon, Sea Monkey, SlimJet, etc.

 

IMPORTANT UPDATE NOVEMBER 8, 2016 

PepperFlash is the Adobe Flash Player plugin for Google Chrome.The PepperFlash destination directory has moved, and the procedure for older versions of Flash will not work for the newer versions of PepperFlash beginning with version 22. 

 

* CREDIT goes to Heinoganda at the MSFN Forum for clarifying the proper procedure for updating PepperFlash. *

 

I have simplified the process here. For the fully detailed and in-depth explanation, click here.

1) You must download pepflashplayer.dll and manifest.json, and paste these files into two directories:

C:\Documents and Settings\UserName\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\PepperFlash\27.0.0.187 .

This is a new path that did not exist with previous versions of Flash Player, which ONLY went to

C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\49.0.2623.112\PepperFlash

Failure to paste the files in BOTH folders may result in Chrome failing to display Flash content.

2) Then restart Google Chrome, and your Adobe Flash Player will show version 27.0.0.187 on the Adobe Flash test page: http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/  

 

Since Google Chrome is no longer being updated, it is important to keep Flash Player up to date. I regularly update this file once a new version is released. As you can see below, the current version is 27.0.0.187 and was released on November 14, 2017: