[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This message is actually a good initiative from Google to make aware the users about the security risks of using an outdated OS.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.
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