End of Microsoft Vista Operating System

Microsoft Vista Operation System in all forms ceased 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 finished on April 11, 2017 and the Microsoft website has had all the “Fix It” support removed and no 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

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

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.

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As with XP, if you have a Vista PC, please give planning and consideration to upgrading to a new PC.   We as a company have been running a top of the range Toshiba Laptop for a number of years but even this is now well past providing what we need in processing power due to iCloud, OneDrive, BT Cloud syncing and anti-virus scans continually demanding all the CPU power.  We have now bought a new laptop and currently moving applications and data to the new platform.

 

If your PC is running the Microsoft Vista OS, this ceased to be supported by Microsoft on April 11, 2017 leaving it open to security attacks and no support on their web site.
Now is time to invest in a new modern desktop PC or Laptop with Windows 10 and better security, faster and more features!

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