Windows Vista End of Support Six Months From Today

October 11, 2016

Microsoft will end support of Windows Vista six months from today. If you have a computer with Windows Vista on it, we urge you to replace it in the next few months. Many vendors have already discontinued support for Vista. For example, you can’t get the latest version of Adobe Reader on Vista. And since Adobe Reader is a security risk, that’s a problem. Same goes for Google Chrome and several others. That list is going to grow quickly.

You may be wondering what it really means when we say Microsoft will end support for Windows Vista. What that means is that Microsoft will stop releasing security updates for Vista. So on the day they end support for Vista, that doesn’t mean your computer with Vista on it will go boom. It just means, from that point forward, it will be more and more likely that your computer will become infected.

You may also be wondering how you can tell if you have Windows Vista. The quickest and easiest way to find out what version of windows you have is to click the start button, type: winver    and hit the enter key on your keyboard.

You may be wondering if you should upgrade your computer from Vista to a newer version of Windows. The answer is a resounding no. You’ll have to get a new or at least newer (refurbished) computer that has a newer version of windows on it. If you decide to go with a refurbished computer, don’t get one with Windows 7 on it because you will be in the same boat 3 years from now. Get one with Windows 8 on it. If you don’t like Windows 8, we can make it easier to use.

If you decide you need a new computer, we can help. We can get you a new computer. If you purchase your own computer, be sure and read: before choosing a computer. And no matter who gets your new computer, we can transfer the data and settings over from the old computer to the new one.

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