Steam no longer supports Windows XP and Windows Vista
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The time has come to say goodbye to Windows XP and Windows Vista in case you are still using them and want to continue playing Steam games. Both operating systems are no longer supported by Valve's digital service but this shouldn't surprise anyone - Valve announced the inevitable step scheduled to happen on January 1 back in June.
Now is the second day without XP and Vista users, and it'd be pretty interesting to learn how has the Steam stats changed since. Given there're not so many users with the aforementioned systems left, there shouldn't have been any substantial hits to online. Valve has detailed the changes in a small article in advance, stating that the main reason for abandoning XP and Vista is that Steam client uses Google technologies, which no longer run on these systems. You can view the June announcement through here, but those interested should've done it months before.
It is worth noting that Steam client for XP and Vista wasn't packed with the most recent features, and the overall experience was pretty limited. Most of modern games do not support old versions of Windows either, and there're literally no reasons left to be still using XP aside from silly nostalgia. Perhaps, one day we are going to lose Windows 7 as well - and this particular operating system still holds the title of the most popular one among Steam users.
We sincerely hope Steam doesn't shift to the strict policy of supporting Windows 10 only in the nearest future.