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.

@seanridgeley
Published Tue, Mar 29 2016 12:04 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:00 PM CST

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

Origin won't support old versions of Windows soon | TweakTown.com

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.

Sean has a background in journalism, and has been using that to write about gaming and tech since 2008 - first for Neoseeker, then Rage3D, and now, TweakTown. As News Editor, Sean's job is to supply regular stories on the latest happenings in the tech world. He also writes tweak guides to help you get the most out of your PC games and hardware.

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