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#1 cookies67

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Posted 04 March 2016 - 02:00 AM

I have an older computer that is windows Vista. When I click on Google Chrome and I first get onto the computer I keep getting a message at the top.It is a yellow banner and reads:

 

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

 

Also getting a message on Google Chrome that reads:

 

Your preference can not be read. Some features may be unavailable and changes to preferences won't be saved.

 

Any idea how to get rid of these messages? 


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#2 Agouti

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Posted 04 March 2016 - 12:29 PM

I don't use Chrome, but if you cannot find an "X" to close the messages I guess you'll have to live with them.  In the meantime, I hope you have started looking for another browser.



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Posted 04 March 2016 - 01:50 PM

Anybody on here who does use chrome who may know of a solution or why this is happening?



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Posted 04 March 2016 - 02:06 PM

Google has decided to stop supporting Chrome on Windows XP starting from April 2016.  You can read more about it here.  The solution is simple - move to another browser.



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Posted 04 March 2016 - 02:08 PM

What are some good browsers?



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Posted 04 March 2016 - 07:01 PM

Two that come to mind are Firefox and Opera. I use Firefox myself and have never had a problem with it, You can get them from here -

 

Opera - http://www.opera.com/computer/windows

 

Firefox - https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/

 

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Posted 04 March 2016 - 07:45 PM

I have not heard good things about Opera. I have used Firefox and I don't like it.



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Posted 04 March 2016 - 09:14 PM

What are some good browsers?

 

I have not heard good things about Opera. I have used Firefox and I don't like it.

 

 

Two that come to mind are Firefox and Opera. I use Firefox myself and have never had a problem with it, You can get them from here -

 

Opera - http://www.opera.com/computer/windows

 

Firefox - https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/

 

Chris Cosgrove

 

 

What are some good browsers?

Slimjet Browser from Flashpeak.  It is a chrome type browser, and it may have the same future restrictions as does Google Chrome, but I have not seen any auto-messages telling of stoppage of support on Vista.



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Posted 04 March 2016 - 11:36 PM

Opera is selling out to a Chinese tech company. No telling what the future holds for that browser. 

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-02-10/opera-software-gets-agreed-takeover-offer-valued-at-1-2-billion



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Posted 05 March 2016 - 12:06 AM

Opera is selling out to a Chinese tech company. No telling what the future holds for that browser. 

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-02-10/opera-software-gets-agreed-takeover-offer-valued-at-1-2-billion

Interesting....



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Posted 22 May 2016 - 09:28 AM

I have used most browsers that are available. I downloaded the Maxthon browser a couple of weeks ago and it's the best browser I have used. Give it a shot, I don't think you will be disappointed.

 

http://www.maxthon.com/



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Posted 23 May 2016 - 12:05 AM

Try Vivaldi though it is time for you to consider buying windows 10 as support for Vista ends next year. Depending on how old your computer is that is

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