I found a specific Windows 10 page where it says it has a version for windows 10 but also says it works with Windows 7 - it may be worth trying as it’ll be the latest version?
UPDATE: - don’t try to install from that link! - during the install phase it tries to install other programs so I aborted - always better to go directly to the authors - so this link should be safer.
AHA - with the latest version of Google earth, it is mandatory that you use Google Chrome to run it, so you need to install Google Chrome (latest version first) and then Google Earth.
And it’s now web based, not a local app!
It runs from here (in the Chrome Browser) https://earth.google.com/web/
Whether this is “better” than the local version will remain to be seen. It "should work better on lower powered PCS as long as you have a good Internet connection.
I wonder if the summits page links will work with this web-based version of Google Earth? NO it doesn’t! assigning Chrome to open the kml file you get when you click on Google Earth from a Summit page simply opens it as a text file, it doesn’t know to open the (now online) Google earth to open the file.
Update - even accessing the summit page via Chrome, clicking on Google earth and setting Chrome as the program to open KML files, still open the kml file as text. I think the Google Chrome links are not going to work any more from the SOTA Summit pages as they currently are set.