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PSA: Windows Vista support ends in April

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 13 Mar 2017 14:04 User comments (9)

PSA: Windows Vista support ends in April After a decade of support Microsoft is preparing to abandon Windows Vista, meaning no new updates will be available after April 10, 2017.
Lucky for Microsoft, the installed based of Windows Vista is far smaller than that of Windows XP when it reached the end of its cycle. Approximately 1% of Desktop users are still using Windows Vista, considered to be one of Microsoft's least desirable consumer Desktop operating systems.

"Microsoft has provided support for Windows Vista for the past 10 years, but the time has come for us, along with our hardware and software partners, to invest our resources towards more recent technologies so that we can continue to deliver great new experiences," reads a Microsoft page about the end of Vista support.

Ideally, Microsoft would hope that users will update their computer to Windows 10, though it has reminded users that some hardware changes may be necessary for the upgrade.

Moving to Windows Vista's successor, Windows 7, will buy another few years of the support, with the comparably more successful OS due to reach the end of support in January 2020.

via: Softpedia

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9 user comments

114.3.2017 13:55

Holy crap nugget, VISTA still supported this late?! Color me shocked.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 14 Mar 2017 @ 13:55

215.3.2017 14:47
hearme0
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And all I have to say is...


Too bad,

So sad,

love dad

315.3.2017 21:19

</yawn>

416.3.2017 10:40

It was probably just a matter of convenience since most of the updates were just server updates with a couple lines changed. Still, pretty amazing anyone still has Vista. Pretty amazing any computer that came with Vista is still stable enough to download updates!

516.3.2017 15:14

Originally posted by KillerBug:
It was probably just a matter of convenience since most of the updates were just server updates with a couple lines changed. Still, pretty amazing anyone still has Vista. Pretty amazing any computer that came with Vista is still stable enough to download updates!
I am still working on a good number of Vista systems. Mostly for older people that simply browse the Web and get email, but it does everything that they want to do. I have no convincing argument to get them to change to a newer operating system.

616.3.2017 15:40

Originally posted by KillerBug:
It was probably just a matter of convenience since most of the updates were just server updates with a couple lines changed. Still, pretty amazing anyone still has Vista. Pretty amazing any computer that came with Vista is still stable enough to download updates!
I love my Vista

716.3.2017 16:21

Originally posted by Virgil_B:
Originally posted by KillerBug:
It was probably just a matter of convenience since most of the updates were just server updates with a couple lines changed. Still, pretty amazing anyone still has Vista. Pretty amazing any computer that came with Vista is still stable enough to download updates!
I am still working on a good number of Vista systems. Mostly for older people that simply browse the Web and get email, but it does everything that they want to do. I have no convincing argument to get them to change to a newer operating system.
Yeah, I know the kind...security won't be an argument either. These are the same people who keep using Yahoo email so I doubt they will mind being easily hacked. They will probably just be happy that the computer doesn't bother them about updates and restarts anymore...especially since their computers probably take 30 minutes to restart at this point.

817.3.2017 19:21
hearme0
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Originally posted by ourtrash:
Originally posted by KillerBug:
It was probably just a matter of convenience since most of the updates were just server updates with a couple lines changed. Still, pretty amazing anyone still has Vista. Pretty amazing any computer that came with Vista is still stable enough to download updates!
I love my Vista

...sad!

920.3.2017 10:59

Originally posted by hearme0:
Originally posted by ourtrash:
Originally posted by KillerBug:
It was probably just a matter of convenience since most of the updates were just server updates with a couple lines changed. Still, pretty amazing anyone still has Vista. Pretty amazing any computer that came with Vista is still stable enough to download updates!
I love my Vista

...sad!
I used to know a guy with a 3 legged dog that was blind in one eye and dumb as a post. It liked to chew on everything, including AC power cords. It got zapped a couple times but kept doing it. It would eat random non-food items and then either vomit on the floor or need to go to the vet. It would wake him (and the neighbors) up in the middle of the night to bark at a wall. He loved that dog. I wonder if he still has that dog...and if it has lost any more legs or eyes by doing stupid things. People can be strange about what they love.

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