Microsoft’s Vista operating system has reached the end of its life.
Microsoft has an End of Life period for each of its operating systems. Once a system reaches its EOL, Microsoft stops maintaining the software. April 11, 2017, was the EOL date for Vista.
While Vista will continue to work as normal, users will no longer receive updates, including critical security updates.
Along with security updates, Microsoft has discontinued support for the version of Security Essentials that ran on Vista. This means that those computers that still use Vista and run the free Security Essentials antivirus software will no longer receive updates. This will leave users vulnerable without antivirus protection.
We recommend that you consider upgrading your Windows Vista systems to Windows 10 if the hardware is capable.
Vista is not the only operating system with an End of Life period in sight. Those who are running Windows 7 will have until 2020 to upgrade and those who are running Windows 10 have until 2025.
Please contact our IT Department if you have any questions.