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Disable "To get future Google Chrome updates, you'll need Windows 10 or later"

How do we disable CONSTANT notifications that "To get future Google Chrome updates, you'll need Windows 10 or later. This computer is using Windows 8.1."

There are a million reasons why certain machines will *never* get updated from Windows 8.1.
The last version of Google Chrome without this nag is 107.0.5304.122.

Sadly, the solution does not appear to work on Portable Chrome, only full install Google Chrome.

Can this be incorporated into the Portable version of Google Chrome:

SOLUTION: Make this text file with a .reg extension then double click on it, to enter it into registry, restart Google Chrome:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Google\Chrome]
"SuppressUnsupportedOSWarning"=dword:00000001

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Likely In Final Release

I'll likely incorporate this into the legacy Windows 7/8/8.1 release of Chrome Portable. Not sure I'll do it before then as it'll be moot in 54 days when support for these outdated versions of Windows is dropped by Google Chrome and other Chrome-based browsers. Users should be seeing this as they're on a countdown to remain secure by either migrating to Firefox or updating Windows.

There doesn't appear to be a simple manual fix for advanced users like passing a command line parameter like you can to disable the 'can't update' warning: https://portableapps.com/comment/252088#comment-252088

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I was told that "it works if

I was told that "it works if you add the paths google and chrome"

What do those words mean, how can "paths" be added to incorporate the above posted fix into the portable version?
We understand that the last Windows 7/8 version will be Chrome 109, but why not add those paths, if that's a thing, to versions 107 and 108, right now?

Back in a day artificial OS limitations could be removed, so a very important question:
if Chrome 110 will not work under Win 7/8, is there a way to force-run it on Win 7/8 anyway, knowing the stability risks may be there?

Compatibility mode?

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Not Artificial

It's not an artificial limit or Google deciding they're just not testing under Win 7/8/8.1 anymore. Chrome 110 outright crashes on Windows 7/8/8.1 because the Windows kernel doesn't support the features that the new compiler is using: https://imgur.com/N0bIolu

I don't know what you're referring to with "it works if you add the paths google and chrome". I didn't say that nor did anyone else in this thread.

A single warning on startup seems reasonable to me though it may not to you. I have to find time to update the Google Chrome Portable launcher to handle moving that key into and out of the registry. I have other things that are more pressing time wise.

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P.S. (Very) respectfully:

P.S. (Very) respectfully:
Users absolutely should *not* "be seeing this" NAG repeatedly.

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AdditionalParameters=-test-type

To remove nag bar possible use parameter to disable all bars:

AdditionalParameters=--test-type
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Thank you for posting.

Thank you for posting.
For people who have never modified Portable Apps, where and how is that line entered into Chrome Portable?

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