Microsoft says it will cut the support for computers running the Windowd Vista operating system with effect from April 11.
The operating system is next in line after Microsoft ended support for XP in 2014.
“All software products have a lifecycle. After April 11, 2017, Microsoft is ending support for the Windows Vista operating system,” said Microsoft.
After this date, this product will no longer receive:
- Security updates,
- Non-security hotfixes,
- Free or paid assisted support options, or
- Online technical content updates from Microsoft.
Computers running the Windows Vista operating system will continue to work even after support ends. However, using unsupported software may increase the risks of viruses and other security threats.
“Users and administrators are encouraged to upgrade to a currently supported operating system. For more information, see Microsoft’s Vista support(link is external) and product lifecycle(link is external) articles,” added Microsoft.