We never really saw a repeat of the Windows Vista from Microsoft. It was perhaps the most criticized operating system that Microsoft ever came out with and it was quick to move on from there and put it all behind. However, since it was an entirely new iteration, Microsoft had to continue supporting Vista but its time has now run out. Microsoft has confirmed that Windows Vista support is going to end next month. It has even confirmed the precise date on which it’s going to stop supporting the OS.

Microsoft said in a statement on its website that it has provided support for Vista over the past decade but the time has now come for the company and its hardware and software partners to “invest our resources towards more recent technologies so that we can continue to deliver great new experiences.”

This obviously doesn’t mean that any and all computers that are running Windows Vista will suddenly stop functioning. They will continue to work but they will be more susceptible to attacks since Microsoft will not be issuing any security updates to protect Vista-powered computers from the latest malware and viruses.

Users may also be open to additional security vulnerability when browsing the internet as Internet Explorer 9 is no longer supported. Moreover, as hardware and software partners optimize their services for more recent versions of Windows, users might find that apps and devices no longer work like they used to.

Windows Vista support ends April 11th. The company will certainly want those who are still on Vista to pick up a more recent computer and use Windows 10 which has done very well in its first year since launch.

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