Windows Vista users now have less than 30 days to consider upgrading their PCs. Microsoft will end its OS support on April 11th.
Windows Vista will soon end
Often seen as one of Microsoft’s biggest floppies in the operating system market, Windows Vista will soon be making its way out. The group will stop its management. Clearly its users will no longer benefit from vulnerability correction to the image of Windows XP.
The comparison stops however because the Vista community is much less important than that of XP. This decision therefore has a minimal impact. In the Windows environment, Vista is only a small%. Windows Vista has reached the end of its main support on April 10, 2012. Its latest security fixes will be released in April. They will put an end to its existence for development teams.
The Microsoft FAQ underlines
“After April 11, 2017, Windows Vista customers will no longer receive new security updates, security patches, or free or paid support options”
The software giant says the time has come to move on
“Microsoft has provided support for Windows Vista for the past 10 years, but now is the time for us, as well as our hardware and software partners, to invest our resources into newer technologies so we can continue to deliver new experiences. “
Vista Users are invited to “migrate” to Windows 10 … not so easy
The group takes advantage of the situation to recall that the best choice is to adopt Windows 10. The remark is interesting because in reality there is no other official possibility at Microsoft. The marketing of Windows 7 is now stopped.
However, this “migration” is not obvious. If switching from Windows 7 to Windows 10 does not require hardware change, Vista to Windows 10 is much more restrictive. This is probably why Redmond notes that “some hardware upgrades ” may be necessary.
The next deadline is for a heavyweight in the company’s catalog, Windows 7. Used in bulk, the OS takes advantage of support until January 2020. By that date, the end of its support is normally scheduled. However, it will be a much more critical moment in view of its popularity.