Windows Vista support ends April 11, the day the Creators Update arrives

Madeleine Dean By: Madeleine Dean
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The clock is ticking for Windows Vista. Microsoft will end support for the OS on April 11, the same day Windows 10 Creators Update is expected to arrive.

After that day, Windows Vista will no longer receive new security updates, non-security hotfixes, free or paid support options, or online technical content updates from Microsoft. After more than 10 years, the company will finally close the door on Windows Vista. Windows Vista currently has a total market share of less than 1%, according to the latest NetMarketShare figures.

Windows Vista support deadline

After April 11, 2017, Windows Vista customers will no longer receive 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.

Of course, users can continue to use Windows Vista after support ends, but this exposes your computer to security risks and viruses. As a quick reminder, Internet Explorer 9 is no longer supported, so if you rely on this browser version to surf the web, you might be exposing your PC to additional threats.

Microsoft also stopped providing Microsoft Security Essentials for Windows Vista. This means that PCs running this OS will not be secure and will be even more vulnerable to virus and malware attacks.

Moreover, Windows Vista users may also encounter more apps and devices that do not work with this OS as software and hardware manufacturers continue to optimize for more recent versions of Windows.

Microsoft recommends Windows Vista users to upgrade to Windows 10 as soon as possible.

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