Windows Versions Expiring

This Spring, Microsoft will put Windows Vista out to pasture. After April 11, 2017, Microsoft will no longer support Windows Vista with new security updates, or online technical content updates. Microsoft Vista support expired in 2012. Like it did for Windows XP, Microsoft has moved on to more current projects that generate revenue.

Vista was never a well-liked operating systems, and some of its annoyances played a role in the success of Windows 7. Microsoft support for Windows 7 ends in January, 2020. Microsoft hopes that any users moving from earlier versions of Windows will migrate to Windows 10.

Other software companies like Google and Mozilla have stopped supporting older Windows OS users. Windows Vista isn’t safe, wasn’t loved, and isn’t secure any more for credit card transactions and other activities.

Users of older Windows systems can look forward to paying over $100 to upgrade to Windows 10, or consider an alternative OS. Some users have moved over to Ubuntu Linux with relative ease.