Windows Vista has officially gotten the boot from Microsoft as of April 11, 2017, and experts are suggesting you upgrade as soon as possible. The former CEO of Microsoft described Windows Vista as his biggest regret and now the company is finally cutting all support to Vista effective immediately.
If you are still running Windows Vista don’t worry it isn’t going to just abruptly stop working, but without the support of Microsoft or any of it’s updates or security patches we suggest you update to Windows 10 and we can help you do that. If you don’t upgrade then you are potentially putting your computer at risk of hacks, malware and other security risks and viruses.
“As of April 11, 2017, Windows Vista customers are no longer receiving new security updates, non-security hotfixes, free or paid assisted support options, or online technical content updates from Microsoft. Microsoft has provided support for Windows Vista for the past 10 years, but 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.”
As they put it nicely, Windows Vista isn’t the best software to be running especially now that Microsoft doesn’t offer support for it. Also, as more software and hardware companies begin to optimize and upgrade for the future of Windows, you can expect to encounter more apps and devices that do not work with Windows Vista.
We suggest upgrading your current computer to Windows 10, or if your current computer is not capable of running Windows 10 then it’s probably time to shop for a new computer. Either way, we can help you with this process and if you are not sure if you are running Vista then give us a call or drop by the office.
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