Microsoft Ends All Support For Windows Vista Today

12 April, 2017, 02:44 | Author: Lorena Waters
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This move from Microsoft comes almost five years to the day after mainstream support for Vista ended. Starting from today, the infamous operating system will no longer receive security patches, non-security updates, or any other kind of support.

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As we warned before, Microsoft has officially ended support for Windows Vista, and those who are still using the OS are being urged to upgrade to a newer version of Windows, including Windows 7 Service Pack 1, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10.

While systems still using Windows Vista will not completely stop working, there are a number of reasons why users should consider upgrading. Also, to make the OS work from home users, business users, and power users, Microsoft unveiled six editions of Windows Vista: Starter, Home Basic, Home Premium, Business, Enterprise, and Ultimate. Another issue was that Windows XP was just too well entrenched and Vista took too long to arrive, and was rapidly overtaken by its now much-loved successor Windows 7.

The discontinuation of Vista comes as no surprise, given Microsoft has been pushing latest software Windows 10 since its release in July 2015.

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With the release of Windows 7 in July of 2009, Vista had a short life as the premier OS from Microsoft and frankly, the company could not distance itself fast enough from the spoiled OS.

"Microsoft has provided support for Windows Vista for the past 10 years", the company said in a statement.

While Microsoft was able to fix some of the issues with Vista, such as the stability problems and the fact that UAC was highly annoying, it was never able to recover from the Vista Ultimate Extras debacle. For example, if you buy a new version of Windows and five years later another version is released, you will still have two years of support left for the previous version. Open "Winver" and then open "About Windows".

Adios, Vista. You won't be missed.

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