Windows Vista is Gone. On April 11, 2017, Microsoft announced the official date of death of Windows Vista. From now on its customers will no longer receive new security updates, other hotfixes, patches, or online technical content updates from Microsoft. Ten years of shame are over. As Microsoft politely put it, “…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”. In other words, Vista was at last put out of its misery.
Vindows Vista – the End
Microsoft Gets Off the Dead Horse
The worst Microsoft Windows operation system is gone for good. Seriously, we are surprised Microsoft has treasured it for so long. Windows 8 was nothing better, the reason why Windows 8.1 arrived so quickly, but Vista was really go-in-between. In contrast to the title, this OS had no perspectives from the start.
But nevertheless, some people still have it on their desktops and they really are a bit embarrassed right now.
What happens if they continue to use Windows Vista?
Our Galaxy will collapse. No, just kidding. But your system may, as the end of support for Windows Vista means the end of support for Internet Explorer 9. The lamest browser of all existing has been vulnerable to security risks and viruses but now no patches will arrive. So, while surfing the web the users can expose their PC to additional threats. Google Chrome, Opera, FireFox have also cut off the Vista support. As did most software and hardware manufacturers.
The compatibility troubles will be snowballing and more apps and devices will fail to work with Windows Vista. Starting with Microsoft Office, our team believes, and to say nothing of the PC games. Moreover, the motherboards firmware has changed considerably over the years since the Vista release and most of apps just won’t “recognize” the PC. That goes for all the modern anti-viruses and antimalware apps like Kaspersky and Microsoft Security Essentials. Their effectiveness will be seriously limited if not crippled.
If you aren’t sure what OS you’re running, follow the guide below:
- Click the Start icon button, and then type winver in the search box.
- Double-click winver in the list of results to open the About Windows dialog box, where you’ll see the version of Windows that your PC is running.
Ok, if you have Vista on your PC, there is a way out. You can upgrade it till Windows 10. This Microsoft OS is also not the brightest bulb in the box, our favorite is Windows 7, by the way, but still.
The bad news is: you can’t upgrade from Vista to Windows 10 the way you can with Windows 7 or 8 (yeah, like we said, no vistas for Vista at all!). You got to upgrade your PC. Here there are two ways: you either upgrade some part of it, or you buy the new PC altogether.
The laptop or desktop is not a spontaneous purchase, let alone expensive, so it’s better to visit the Windows 10 System Requirements page and compare the data. If your stars are lucky, the only upgrade needed will be that of the RAM. If your CPU can give 1.0 GHz only when overclocked, its bad. To cut the long article short, we promise to write the guide about choosing the new system. For a while let us tell you: Windows 10 is a highly demanding OS. It’s meant for all these media whistlers and blowers and they devour your resources like hungry werewolves. On the bright side, buying a new PC is like buying the car: exiting experience by all means.
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