Microsoft Pulled the Plug on Windows Vista

Microsoft Vista was officially launched in 2007 is now about to end, call it “End of Life”. We are just about 2 weeks away when Microsoft will shut down Vista. It was launched for all on purpose but was mainly used for business purposes due to its safety and security features.
Microsoft had already stopped mainstream support for Vista on April 10, 2012, but continued to provide extended support for paying customers.

Microsoft has also issued a few security updates for Vista, but this was stopped altogether on April 11 last year. Users can still install and use Vista, but an anti-malware or zero-day prevention software is recommended, just like in XP's case.
"If you continue to use Windows Vista after support has ended, your computer will still work but it might become more vulnerable to security risks and viruses," Microsoft said in a statement. "Internet Explorer 9 is no longer supported, so if your Windows Vista PC is connected to the Internet and you use Internet Explorer 9 to surf the web, you might be exposing your PC to additional threats."
"Also, as more software and hardware manufacturers continue to optimize for more recent versions of Windows, you can expect to encounter more apps and devices that do not work with Windows Vista," the company added.
For its part, Microsoft is urging users to update to newer OS versions, pushing customers to Windows 10, an OS the company many times lauded as its most secure to date.