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Steam will end official Windows XP and Windows Vista support on January 1st, 2019

Valve has announced that Steam will officially stop supporting the Windows XP and Windows Vista operating systems on January 1st, 2019. What this basically means is that the Steam Client will no longer run on those versions of Windows after that date and as such you won’t have access to your older games that could – theoretically – still run on these operating systems.

As Valve stated:

“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.”

For the remainder of 2018 Steam will continue to run and to launch games on Windows XP and Windows Vista, but other functionality in Steam will be somewhat limited.

Valve concluded by encouraging all users on these operating systems to upgrade to newer versions of Windows in order to have ongoing access to the latest features of Steam, and to ensure future access to all games and other Steam content.

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John is the founder and Editor in Chief at DSOGaming. He is a PC gaming fan and highly supports the modding and indie communities.Before creating DSOGaming, John worked on numerous gaming websites. While he is a die-hard PC gamer, his gaming roots can be found on consoles. John loved - and still does - the 16-bit consoles, and considers SNES to be one of the best consoles. Still, the PC platform won him over consoles. That was mainly due to 3DFX and its iconic dedicated 3D accelerator graphics card, Voodoo 2. John has also written a higher degree thesis on the "The Evolution of PC graphics cards." Contact: Email