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Vista EOL
« on: Saturday, 04 February, 2017 @ 14:16:57 »
Reminder: Windows Vista support ends this year

Support for Microsoft's Windows Vista operating system will end on April 11, 2017; Microsoft won't publish public security patches anymore for Windows Vista after the Patch Tuesday in April 2017.

Users who run Windows Vista on devices have to make a decision when that happens:
1.Stick with Windows Vista even though security updates are not provided anymore. This leaves security vulnerabilities unpatched which may increase the chance of being attacked successfully.
2.Upgrade to a new version of Windows. Microsoft excluded Windows Vista from the free upgrade offer to Windows 10, and Vista keys are not accepted during the upgrade to Windows 10 (Windows 7 and 8.1 users can upgrade for free still). If the device is capable enough, you could grab a cheap key on eBay or another marketplace and use it instead.
3.Switch to a different operating system entirely, e.g. a Linux distribution.

Support for Windows 7 ends 2020