The ranting of an IT Professional

Feb 26 2010   3:54PM GMT

MS to cut off support for Vista

Jason Tramer Jason Tramer Profile: Jason Tramer

Read about it here:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/02/26/microsoft_vista_xp_2000/

No surprise really, Vista is the red headed step child that Microsoft hopes they can shove into the attic and everyone will forget about.  What does it mean though? Well for everyone who is currently using Vista should seriously look at upgrading to Windows 7, Microsoft’s plan is clearly to leave the bloated rotting corpse of Vista on the side of the road for the vultures to pick at. That combined with the fact they will be discontinuing support of XP as well means that they are clearly trying to accelerate plans to get everyone on 7 and why not, it’s actually pretty good. Granted Vista set my expectations pretty low.

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  • Richard Siddaway
    the actual support dates are as follows XP is supported until 8 April 2014 http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle/?p1=3223 Support for XP SP2 ends 13 July 2010 http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle/?p1=6794 Windows Vista is supported until 11 April 2017 http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle/?p1=11737 Support for the RTM version (ie without a service pack installed) stops 13 April 2010. After this date Microsoft expect you to have installed the service pack Vista is supported until
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  • Rwy
    This is sad because when I bough my computer I asked for XP and they told me I could not have XP I had to have Vista. Now MS is no longer supporting XP. I think we should get an upgrade toWindows 7 for free. This is totally not fair.
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  • Rwy
    This is sad because when I bought my computer, I asked for XP and was told I could not have XP, I had to have Vista. Now that MS is no longer supporting VISTA, I think we should get an upgrade to Windows 7 for free.
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