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Origin won't support old versions of Windows soon

EA focusing on Windows 7 and up when it comes to its Origin client starting now
By: Sean Ridgeley | Gaming News | Posted: Mar 29, 2016 5:04 pm

EA's digital download platform Origin will be dropping support for versions of Windows older than Windows 7 soon.




When August rolls around, you'll no longer be able to download games, browse the shop or buy new games, or a variety of other things. However, you will be able to play already installed games, redeem codes, and make in-game purchases; other tasks like changing your account settings can be performed on the website.


This is perhaps bad news if you're stuck in the 2000s and refuse to budge; for everyone else, it means EA can dedicate more resources to improving the client on Windows 7, 8, and 10.

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