Windows Vista Support Has Officially Ended

In a new post on its support forum, the company announced that starting April 11 the outdated operating system will no longer receive upcoming security updates and non-security hotfixes, as well as any free or paid assisted support options.

Ten years after the half-baked software dumpster fire known as Windows Vista was unleashed on an unsuspecting public, the nightmare is finally over.

To find out if you're still using Windows Vista, open your "Start" menu, and type "winver" into the search box. Windows Cloud only allows users to download and install apps from the Windows Store, but users will be able to upgrade their OS to a more powerful SKU at a price.

Another issue was that Windows XP-the previous version of Windows-worked well, so many users made a decision to stick with it way beyond its expiration date.

In a poll of more than 450 IT professionals, Spiceworks discovered that 88 percent of IT pros are concerned with running an OS past its extended support date, which suggests that if IT departments can't migrate now, many of them certainly want to.

Ian Wright blasts Arsenal stars after Palace loss: 'At least I tried!'
Theo Walcott certainly knows how the supporters feel after admitting they once again let them down against Palace. AW: Yeah, unfortunately at the moment it is like that and we have to respond very quickly and not accept it .

Windows Vista and Windows XP had mainstream support cut years back, with XP's mainstream support ending in 2009, and Vista's ending in 2012.

The least-loved of the Microsoft operating systems has run out of road.

But what happens if you decide to stick with Vista after today? Not all of those are or were successful, but each of them are still fruits of the incredible engineering work Microsoft's women and men undertook to salvage the architectural trainwreck that was Windows XP and earlier.

While Windows Vista (originally codenamed Longhorn) first launched in November of 2006, Microsoft has moved on to invest resources towards more recent technologies.

People took to Twitter to bid farewell to the operating system - although many users took a tongue-in-cheek approach. The lack of new security fixes leave users vulnerable to malicious software like viruses and spyware that can compromise personal information.

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