by Korey Knapper
Site Coordinator, Information Technologies
Windows Vista is an operating system that came preinstalled on many computers purchased in 2007 through 2009. On April 11, 2017, Microsoft discontinued offering product support for Windows Vista.
This discontinuation also means updates and security patches for Windows Vista have been abandoned, as well. As updates and security patches are no longer available, computers still running Vista are at significant risk for viruses, malware, and other exploitation.
Also, for computers still running Vista, technical support from most vendors has been discontinued and many applications and devices, such as printers and scanners, may no longer work.
As most computers running Vista are at least eight years old, they are not upgradeable. If you have an older computer running Vista, you should consider buying a new computer. If you need assistance or are not sure how to proceed, Erickson Resident Computer Service is here to help. Please call 800-677-0211 to set up an appointment for an in-home consultation.