After a decade of its launch, Microsoft has finally decided to terminate support for Windows Vista. Mainstream support for Windows Vista ended back in 2012, but the extended support for the second service pack lasted for five more years.
The Least Favorite Child:
Launched in 2007, Windows Vista brought some major upgrades in the graphical user interface with the visual style called Aero. However, it is also considered to be the least popular version of Windows among all.
Vista met with criticism due to its high hardware and software demand when it was launched, as the PCs at that time were not able to easily adapt.
Moreover, the frequent authorization prompts and the prohibition of copying protected digital media, among other things caused the low adoption of the operating system.
Significant improvements were made in the operating system through Windows Vista Service Pack 2 based upon users’ feedback, that led to the development of Windows 7.
Goodbye Vista, It’s Time to upgrade:
The latest statistics show that it is now only used by 0.72% of users worldwide and by any chance if you’re using Windows Vista, it’s time to upgrade.
Microsoft won’t be releasing any security patches for this OS anymore. The OS could now be vulnerable to security risks and viruses that could harm the computer. Internet Explorer 9 on Vista has also been discontinued, which could expose users to even more threats.
Windows 10 is the latest operating system from Microsoft, that is more secure and has official support. Click here to find out how you can get a free upgrade to Windows 10.