Citra wont load says api-ms-win-core-synch-l1-2-0.dll is missing using Windows 7

Latest versions of citra will not load gives the above error. Last working version on Win7 is nightly 1898.

Can anyone confirm that Windows 7 support has ended so that I can disable automatic updates.

System Information

  • Operating System: Windows 7
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  • Citra Version (found in title bar):
  • Game:
  • Screenshot of Issue (include the full Citra window including titlebar):

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Yes, Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 are unsupported now. Steam will also do the same starting in 2024: (a hint that it’s time to upgrade :P). Microsoft ended support for Windows 7 three years ago so it’s not secure anymore.