[Tip] Disable “Windows XP and Vista will No Longer be Supported” Yellow Infobar in Google Chrome

Recently a few Google Chrome users have reported that if they install Chrome web browser on Windows XP or Windows Vista, they receive following notification message in a yellow infobar:

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

The message also contains a link "Learn more" which suggests the users to upgrade their operating systems. Microsoft no longer supports Windows XP and Windows Vista and most of the people have already moved to Windows 7, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10.


This message is actually a good initiative from Google to make aware the users about the security risks of using an outdated OS. Google will not release any new update for Chrome web browser for Windows XP and Vista users, so its a wise idea to upgrade to newer Windows versions to be able to use the latest and updated versions of Google Chrome web browser.

But there might be some cases when a user can't upgrade the OS, then this nagging pop-up message might become very annoying every time the user launches Google Chrome web browser.

Today in this article, we are going to share a very simple solution to get rid of this irritating end of support for Windows XP and Vista pop-up notification in Google Chrome. After following this tutorial, you'll be able to disable this "no support for Windows XP and Vista" infobar message in Chrome.

So without wasting time lets start the tutorial:

The trick is very simple! We'll modify Goggle Chrome shortcut's properties and will add a parameter in its target field to completely turn off the infobar feature which will also disable this end of support for XP and Vista pop-up. But keep in mind, this trick will also disable other infobar messages as a side effect.

If you can't upgrade your Windows OS and want to keep using Google Chrome on Windows XP or Windows Vista without seeing this annoying end of support infobar message, then check out following simple steps:

1. Right-click on Google Chrome's shortcut which you use to launch the browser and select Properties option.

2. Now add --disable-infobars text at the end of the string present in Target text box as shown in following screenshot:


There must be a blank space between existing string and --disable-infobars.

3. Click on Apply button and now whenever you'll launch Google Chrome using this shortcut, it'll no longer display the annoying pop-up message about end of support for Windows XP and Vista.

If you have multiple Google Chrome shortcuts such as in Taskbar, on Desktop, in Start Menu, etc, then you'll need to apply this trick on all shortcuts.

Also Check:

[Fix] Google Chrome Showing XP Style Classic Blue Titlebar in Windows Vista, Not Using Aero Glass Theme


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  • Isn't there also a way to convince Chrome that you are using a different OS than XP or Vista? That way you will still get other yellow infobar notifications.

  • hi. i use windows 98 and i can't install chrome or opera. can you help mi plis? :)

  • @Steve Skol, if you trick Chrome into thinking your PC is Windows 7 or up, then your PC will receive updates that are not for your operating system, and Chrome or your PC might crash.

  • Hi, This fix isn't working for me...I'm using Vista...I typed in the information correctly (in all the shortcuts too) just as you said and the yellow infbar is still there. I'd appreciate any help.

  • I used your suggestion to remove the yellow bar and it worked! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

  • I am curios as to why there has been no list of program that will except google up dates,
    while using that different program

  • Thank you. Easy instructions and a quick fix. Much appreciated!

  • awesome!!!
    thanks a lot!!!
    thats been realy annoying for long time!

  • You might also post this article as a "fix" for getting Chrome to LAUNCH with XP: Chrome was not working at all, starting yesterday. Applying your Infobar fix, Chrome is now back in working order. :)

  • Your solution doesn't work. Any other fixes to remove this annoying banner?

  • Google's claim "Vista" is no longer supported by Microsoft is incorrect.

    Vista's "Extended Support" was originally scheduled to end April 11, 2016, however, shortly before that date, Microsoft announced they were extending support one additional year, to April 11, 2017.

    (REF: support.microsoft.com/en-us/lifecycle?c2=11732)

    Google apparently refuses to correct this error.

  • Hello,
    I am using XP SP3 and for several months I encounter random hangs of my PC,
    when nothing works except for hard reboot.

    I try for a long time to localize the cases when this happens, and it looks like
    it happens when I have several tabs (ex. 8-10) open in Chrome, even if no other application
    is currently running on my machine.

    The only thing that I remark about Chrome is that it uses up a high enough memory,
    but it is still not clear to me why does it cause the entire machine to stop,
    and not just Chrome by itself.

    I am using Chrome for several years, but the problem just happens for less than one year.

    The current version of Chrome is shown as "Version 49.0.2623.112 m",
    updated automatically by Google without any warning or notification, while the updates
    were still applied for XP.
    Maybe it is however a too high version for XP SP3 ?

    Thanks a lot in advance for any possible clue.
    Best Regards,

  • This trick is no longer working. A recent chrome request to re-download erased the shortcut and now when it's added, it's no longer functional.

    Explorer 9 and Chrome Version 49.0.2623.112 m running on Vista

    Any other ideas. I get this notice hundreds of times a day while working. It's beyond annoying!

  • This made my night! finally relief.... slowly straightening out vista but progress is being made.

  • I am NOT using XP or Vista. I am using Win 7 64 bit and I still get this message. Why am I getting this message when I am not using XP or Vista?

  • Just tried this on a Vista desktop, still works and to Ananda Mehdi - if you are still using Win98 try this site and download an older version of the browser.

  • Thank YOU !! :)
    I'm sharing this with my Friends on FB ..
    This yellow bar was driving me mad !

    Thanks Again .. :)

  • thanks for the Tip , it works , i was so sick of that damn Banner !

  • this trick didnt work for me. what a pain to see everytime i go online. not even sure what advantage Chrome is. seems to me it takes up a lot of space and has NO benefit

  • Thanks for the information. However.....my shortcut does not have a "string" to add this too. My target location says internet and it is not highlighted so it does not allow me to add anything. Oh well......pencil and paper wins out again! :)

  • This advice helps and works fine in few PC's. However one WinXP PC after restart returns command line to previous and deletes [ --disable-infobars] text at the end of the string. I tried to do that many times, but every time the same : it works until reboot PC. After PC rebooting there is no anymore description --disable-infobars. Can somebody explain me a reason and solution?

  • Hello from Russia! On my WinXP and G-Hrome gorgeous works! Author of the idea - gratitude and respect!

  • It works for me :D, thank you so much !!!!!!!!!

  • Worked great thanks. That darn bar actually slowed down the time on opening a website. Was so annoying. Why do they think everyone must upgrade to a later version of windows? This Toshiba laptop is still running fine after 8 yrs. Vista works great. They used the same excuse for abandoning flash. Maybe if they made MS more affordable more people could buy a new edition. BTW a tech tried to upgrade a win 7 to win 10 on a desktop and it completely killed the computer. Nothing but a blank screen.

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