Microsoft to end Windows Vista support this month

Microsoft Windows Vista was one of the most talked about operating systems of its time. In fact, Windows Vista was a huge change from other Windows OS of that era. Hence, it was loved and hated by many. However, it’s time to say adieu to this OS, as Microsoft has decided to end the Windows Vista support this month.

Windows Vista support

Microsoft has mentioned that from April 11, 2017; the software giant will end the Windows Vista support. Microsoft will release the security patches for Windows Vista for one last time on the same day and will shut down the support. As a result, if you are still using this operating system, make sure you upgrade it to the latest Windows OS, as this OS will become vulnerable to security threats afterward.

Windows Vista Support to end

Microsoft’s team mentions in all the details about when and how they are going to end the Windows Vista support. The team mentions,

“Every Windows product has a lifecycle. The lifecycle begins when a product is released and ends when it’s no longer supported. Knowing key dates in this lifecycle helps you make informed decisions about when to upgrade or make other changes to your software.”

It is certainly something all Windows Vista users should make a note of. Microsoft’s team further mentioned what ‘End of support’ means.  It basically refers to the date when Microsoft will stop providing automatic fixes, updates, or online technical assistance. Hence, users are suggested to make sure that they have the latest available update or service pack installed. The team also mentions,

“…Without Microsoft support, you will no longer receive security updates that can help protect your PC from harmful viruses, spyware, and other malicious software that can steal your personal information.”

According to the fact sheet released by Microsoft for the end of support to various Windows OS, the mainstream support for Windows Vista will end on April 10th, 2017. The extended support for Vista will end of April 11th, 2017. If you want to know the support end dates for other Windows OS, you can check them here too.

To know more about various details on Windows Vista support, see the fact sheet published by Microsoft.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. He enjoys following and reporting Microsoft news and developments in the world of Personal Computing & Social Media.


  1. Ian

    My goodness! You acknowledged it as being loved! I am writing from it at this very moment! The operating system never really received the reception that it deserved.

    I wish Microsoft would extend support for Windows Vista at least so that its support cutoff date was the same as the cutoff date for Server 2008. But no.

  2. Heh heh, I said “loved and hated ” … I had to be fair 🙂

  3. Ian

    But of course. My point was that writers rarely acknowledge that it had its fans.

  4. bekdon

    This is BS, That’s why i choose to use Linux instead of Microsoft and its crap.Wish people can all move to linux and leave this microsft and its crappy platform.

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