Microsoft winding down support for Vista

There was palpable relief throughout Microsoft last year when Windows 7 replaced Windows Vista and today that much-criticised OS moves a step closer to the dim dark recesses where all bad memories live.

Microsoft has announced the end of support for the first edition of Windows Vista which made its debut almost three and a half years ago.

Support for Vista with Service Packs 1 or 2 installed will continue but as of today if you’re still running the unpatched un-SP’d plain vanilla version of Windows Vista which Microsoft calls Vista RTM/SP0 – well we’d have to ask “Why?” before suggesting that you grab SP1 and once installed then update that to SP2.

Or just get Windows 7. You’ll thank us for it.