Microsoft will soon throw its Windows Vista to the dustbin of history. In April 2017, the life of probably the worst ever Windows ever released will finally come to an end.

Microsoft will be killing off Windows Vista on April 11, 2017, and the company will pull all support for the operating system. So, for everyone running Vista, they will have to upgrade to a newer version of Windows. Something they should’ve done a long time ago.

Finally Coming To An End

Windows Vista was launched on January 30, 2007. And unfortunately, was met with a barrage of negative reviews. But the company has continued supporting Vista for the last 10 years, but its time is now up.

According to Microsoft Support page, after April 11, 2017, Windows Vista users will “no longer receive new security updates, non-security hot-fixes, free or paid assisted support options, or online technical content updates from Microsoft”.

Microsoft explains that after supporting Vista for 10 years, “the time has come for us, along with our hardware and software partners, to invest our resources towards more recent technologies so that we can continue to deliver great new experiences”.

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It should be noted that if anyone wants to use Vista even after that, they’ll be able to do so. However, without support from Microsoft it will slowly but surely become more susceptible to viruses, malware, and other security risks. Especially as Microsoft is also ending support for Microsoft Security Essentials on Vista.