Windows Vista officially dead

If you are still on Windows Vista, it's time to upgrade as Microsoft has now announced that it will drop the support for the OS which was initially launched back in 2006.

This means that the system could be more vulnerable to hacks, malware and other attacks, since Microsoft won't be working to make sure it's secure. The company is slated to end support for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 in the coming years, however following pushback Microsoft delayed the end of support. The company decided that, with Microsoft officially pulling the plug on Vista, it was no longer feasible continue to update the Uplay PC client for the (now) legacy operating system. Support in relation to Windows Vista marks its end today. Further, you will now notice a lot of software developers dropping the support for Windows Vista as well. Although in all likelihood you abandoned Microsoft's Windows Vista at the first possible opportunity, it has still been receiving extended support from Microsoft.

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Of the IT pros Spiceworks polled, 68 percent also say they are concerned that no more security patches or bug fixes will be released for operating systems like Vista and XP, which can lead to increased security vulnerabilities for businesses.

And Your Pal Ched said: 'RIP Windows Vista.awful OS that will not be missed but my first computer ran on Vista and I loved that old thing'. Click the Start button, type "winver" in the search box and double-click it in your results.

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Windows Vista succeeded the venerable XP with a fresh interface that was prematurely raced to the market, and it was evident. And while that's an example of Microsoft giving something, the much less popular Windows Vista is an example of Microsoft taking something away. Microsoft wants its users to purchase the latest OS, Windows 10.

The new user interface that came with the system was Aero, which gave Vista a new look that was nearly surreal.

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Overall, Windows 10 offers the best solution to carry on with your computing in the best possible manner, something that will never be possible with Vista from here onwards. Those with Microsoft Security Essentials installed will be able to receive antimalware signature updates for a limited time only, but the effectiveness is limited since the newest security updates will be missing.


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