Microsoft Vista Operation System in all forms will cease to be supported from April 11, 2017
Originally released on 25/01/2007, it has seen many fixes with the last major Service Pack 2 released 29/04/2009 and has seen the end of mainstream support finishing on April 10, 2012. Since then, Vista has seen some security updates but enhancement has not been done and compatibility with newer technologies is missing.
The current Extended Support will finish on April 11, 2017 but even now, the Microsoft website has had all the “Fix It” support removed and very little support for the software at all.
Other companies such as Google have stated they are no longer supporting the platform, quoting Google below:-
Updates to Chrome platform support
Earlier this year, we announced that Google Chrome would continue support for Windows XP through the remainder of 2015. At that time, we strongly encouraged users on older, unsupported platforms such as Windows XP to update to a supported, secure operating system. Such older platforms are missing critical security updates and have a greater potential to be infected by viruses and malware.
Today, we’re announcing the end of Chrome’s support for Windows XP, as well as Windows Vista, and Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7, and 10.8, since these platforms are no longer actively supported by Microsoft and Apple. Starting April 2016, Chrome will continue to function on these platforms but will no longer receive updates and security fixes.
If you are still on one of these unsupported platforms, we encourage you to move to a newer operating system to ensure that you continue to receive the latest Chrome versions and features.