The Jakarta Post
Continuing to run an older operating system is a risk, according to Microsoft, and the risks increase as time goes on. (Shutterstock/File)
From April 11, Windows will no longer support its 2007 operating system, Windows Vista.
The move means that there will be no new security updates, non-security hotfixes, free or paid assisted support options, nor online technical content updates. Similar to what happened with its older operating system, Windows XP, Microsoft has moved on after 10 years of supporting Vista.
Continuing to run an older operating system is a risk, according to Microsoft, and the risks increase as time goes on. Vista’s browser, Internet Explorer 9, has been expired for years, and the lack of updates resulted in existing vulnerabilities never being fixed, regardless of how long you have had it on your computer. Even if you have an antivirus program, including Vista’s own Microsoft’s Security Essentials, you may not be totally safe.
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According to PC World, Microsoft hopes that users still lingering on Windows Vista will now move to the new Windows 10, and are even offering the migration software for half price.
If you’re one of the 0.78 percent of Windows users who are still using Vista, you’ll have to find an alternative before April 11, or risk security issues. (sul/kes)
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