RIP, Windows Vista


As of April 11th, Microsoft has officially declared Windows Vista "end of life". What does this mean? Well, it means that Microsoft will no longer release security updates for that version of Windows. And new versions of software will no longer be compatible with Vista. It presents a security and productivity risk.

Because Windows Vista and Windows 7 are so visually similar, you can follow these instructions to confirm if you are running Windows Vista.

  • 1
    Click the Start button, and then type winver in the search box.
  • 2
    Double-click winver in the list of results to open the About Windows dialog box, where you'll see the version of Windows that your PC is running.

If you find out you are running Windows Vista still, my recommendation would be to replace the whole PC. Chances are that PC is pushing 5 years or more, and usually at that age a PC isn't worth putting a lot of money into. If you have any questions or would like any recommendations feel free to reach out to us by going to our contact page. That's what we're here for!

About the Author Tim Dixon

Tim Dixon is the owner of Solve IT Security.

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