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Windows Vista Now Has Extended Support until 2017

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#1 Liskiller


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Posted 20 February 2012 - 03:42 PM

Microsoft has extended the support for Windows Vista until 2017. Originally Microsoft made it clear that the consumer versions of Windows Vista would only get five years of support up until April 2012, leaving users without any patches after that date. Now this has date has been pushed back to April 2017 via "Extended Support."

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The Extended Support for Windows is different to the Mainstream Support in that it doesn’t include feature updates, namely after April 2012 (the Mainstream Support end date) Microsoft will no longer add any new features to Windows Vista. This completely rules out the operating system getting Internet Explorer 10 for example. Extended Support does include security patches though, ensuring that anyone that uses Vista will still remain secure right up until 2017.

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#2 Darren 54

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 01:36 AM

Does anyone even use Vista here? :D

#3 FalseAgent


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Posted 21 February 2012 - 01:53 AM

Does anyone even use Vista here? :D

in here...nope.

out there...definitely.

#4 pataoengineer



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Posted 21 February 2012 - 07:20 AM

Hey wait, folks. I'm using Vista.

Just only it is licensed version and I dont wanna buy Seven.

That's the reason. (Actually I'd like to move to Seven so much.)

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