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#1 +Frank B.

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 11:48

Seen on WinFuture.de:

Microsoft originally intended to stop supporting the home SKUs of Windows Vista (Home Basic, Home Premium, Ultimate) by April 2012. As it turns out the 'Extended Support' period for said SKUs has been extended until April 11, 2017. Which means Vista will receive security updates for another five years. There won't be any feature updates for Vista after the end of mainstream support however - so don't expect to see IE 10 for Windows Vista.

View: Microsoft Product Lifecycle for Windows Vista

(Do we have any Windows Vista users left on Neowin by the way?)


#2 CMG_90

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 11:53

I never had a problem with Vista.Uneducated people tying to install vista on 10-15 year old hardware was the main issue. uneducated people should use macs... or better yet not a computer at all.

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 11:59

I never had a problem with Vista.Uneducated people tying to install vista on 10-15 year old hardware was the main issue. uneducated people should use macs... or better yet not a computer at all.


that is impossible

#4 Jose_49

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 11:59

Well... They should. After all that money injected in marketing, they should give the remaining customers a little bit more.

#5 Steven P.

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 12:06

that is impossible


I know people who installed Vista on PC's from the 2002 era :p

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 12:07

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I never had a problem with Vista.Uneducated people tying to install vista on 10-15 year old hardware was the main issue. uneducated people should use macs... or better yet not a computer at all.


A little harsh. I had an old P4 and Vista was a dog on it, so I just stuck with XP until I had enough $ to build a new machine and put 7 on it, so I skipped the Vista/dual core age. I wasn't very pleased with Vista but I didn't spend countless hours insulting it on forums, I just did it in private hehe.

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 12:17

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 12:26

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A little harsh. I had an old P4 and Vista was a dog on it, so I just stuck with XP until I had enough $ to build a new machine and put 7 on it, so I skipped the Vista/dual core age. I wasn't very pleased with Vista but I didn't spend countless hours insulting it on forums, I just did it in private hehe.

So you proved CMG_90 correct.

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 12:34

So you proved CMG_90 correct.


10 years ago from Vista release date was around 1997. Pentium 4 wasn't even around back then. A P2 with 128 MB of RAM (around what was back then?) wouldn't even install Vista. So yeah, IMPOSSIBLE is correct. Unless he didn't mean from Vista's release date. Even so a 2002ish computer would be seriously pushing it.

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 12:35

I never had a problem with Vista.Uneducated people tying to install vista on 10-15 year old hardware was the main issue. uneducated people should use macs... or better yet not a computer at all.

It certainly was disappointing on my old Pentium II 266

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 12:41

Oh goodness me, please no.
Just get Windows 7 already... Or Windows 8 soon :p

#12 Dot Matrix

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 12:41

We've known for a while now that IE10 was off the table for Vista users.

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 13:04

I never had a problem with Vista.Uneducated people tying to install vista on 10-15 year old hardware was the main issue. uneducated people should use macs... or better yet not a computer at all.



Vista release was 2006, 10-15 year old hardware ? You think people were trying to install Vista on hardware from 1991 - 1996 ? (Windows 3.1 to Windows 95 machines ? Seriously ?

The problem was uneducated people who thought Vista had no problems. And those same people who said Windows 7 was nothing but a refresh.... can't believe people still defend that piece of crap

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 13:14

It needs to at least match XP, it doesn't make sense if Vista is newer but the older system gets more support (and therefore some people chose Vista over downgrading to XP for this only reason) otherwise they would be punishing those who took their advice because they wanted a long life cycle.

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 13:17

That's NICE. Big and special thanks to Microsoft. This probably means Windows 7's Home and Ultimate Editions whose support ends in 2015 will also get their support extended to 2020.

Now a Vista Service Pack 3 and IE10 support for Vista would be nice. Both would delight customers.

10 year lifecycle is normal for business/enterprises. Get over your whining and be thankful to Microsoft. Also, this shouldn't affect Windows 7 migrations.