Windows Vista Support Ends April 11, 2017

On April 11, 2017, Extended support for Windows Vista will end.

This means that Microsoft will not offer any new updates, patches, or security fixes for Windows Vista after this date.  If you are using Microsoft Security Essentials for anti-virus protection, this program will cease to receive updates as well.

If you are using a computer with Windows Vista, you will be vulnerable to any security risks that may remain in the software.  Some business applications may stop supporting Vista and, if you handle patient medical information, you may be at risk for HIPPA violations.


For more information, please contact us or see this page from Microsoft:

Every Windows product has a lifecycle. The lifecycle begins when a product is released and ends when it’s no longer supported. Knowing key dates in this lifecycle helps you make informed decisions about when to upgrade or make other changes to your software.

End of support

End of support refers to the date when Microsoft no longer provides automatic fixes, updates, or online technical assistance. This is the time to make sure you have the latest available update or service pack installed. Without Microsoft support, you will no longer receive security updates that can help protect your PC from harmful viruses, spyware, and other malicious software that can steal your personal information. For more information go to

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