Neowin News Feed for: Vista Neowin News Feed for: Vista en-us Neowin Ignition News (Managing Editor) (Neowin Developers) 5 End of the road: Microsoft terminates support for Windows Vista today <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Today, Microsoft cuts off support for Windows Vista, unveiled roughly 10 years ago. We take a look back during its release, and give you a nostalgia-filled unboxing video of the operating system. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Justin Luna) Tue, 11 Apr 2017 06:22:16 +0000 PSA: Windows Vista has less than 30 days until Microsoft ends its support <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Extended support for Windows Vista is ending in less than 30 days. After this time lapses, Microsoft will stop providing security updates to the OS, leaving computers running it vulnerable to threats. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Justin Luna) Tue, 14 Mar 2017 13:22:01 +0000 Upgrading to Windows 10 from XP or Vista? Prepare for a clean install <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>If you plan on upgrading to Windows 10 from XP or Vista, you will need to perform a clean install as there will be no upgrade path for these older platforms according to Microsoft. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Sams) Mon, 05 Jan 2015 18:28:01 +0000 Microsoft adds new themes for Windows 8.1, including vistas you won't hate <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1114543220windows-8.1-icon-gold.png" alt="" /></div>Microsoft has released 11 new theme packs for Windows 8 and 8.1, including aerial views from the US and Europe, and some stunning panoramas, with loads of dual-monitor photos from around the world. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Tue, 05 Aug 2014 05:46:29 +0000 Ballmer's biggest regret while CEO was Vista's 'loopedy-loo' <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/619432255ballmer_happy.jpg" alt="" /></div>In a new interview, Steve Ballmer said that his biggest regret while CEO was, to no surprise, the Longhorn-to-Vista launch issues that plagued the OS with negative public perception. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Sams) Fri, 23 Aug 2013 17:30:06 +0000 Microsoft to shut down Halo 2 PC servers Feb. 15th <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1905982821halo-4.png" alt="" /></div>Microsoft has announced that it will shut down the online servers for the PC version of Halo 2 on Feb. 15th, due to the current low amount of players on its servers. <a href="">Read more...</a> (John Callaham) Thu, 17 Jan 2013 23:10:03 +0000 Trivia Tuesday: Some infamous Vaporwares <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Vaporware; the products that just keep getting delayed, and then disappears; the tech industry&#039;s full of it, and this week&#039;s Trivia Tuesday is delving into the anticlimactic world of vaporware. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tyler Holman) Tue, 30 Oct 2012 12:55:01 +0000 Upgrade to Windows 8 (with physical media) for only $40 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>If you&#039;re currently running an older version of Windows and want to upgrade to Windows 8 when it&#039;s released, you might want to look at;s upgrade deal. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Christopher White) Wed, 17 Oct 2012 13:19:45 +0000 Calling Windows 8 the next Vista makes you look like an idiot <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Windows 8 will be a lot of things when it hits retails shelves later this year. The one thing it won&#039;t be is &quot;the next Vista&quot;. There seems to be a trend to compare these two platforms and it&#039;s offbase <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Sams) Tue, 18 Sep 2012 12:33:21 +0000 Adobe drops support for XP in next Photoshop <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1717904388ps.jpg" alt="" /></div>Adobe announced that Photoshop CS6 is the last version to support Windows XP. The once so popular operating system isn&#039;t modern enough, because the next Photoshop will bring more GPU acceleration <a href="">Read more...</a> (Rob Schorman) Sat, 15 Sep 2012 23:12:11 +0000 Facebook Messenger for Windows XP & Vista released <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Windows XP continues to get TLC as evidenced in a recent update for Facebook Messenger for Windows. Where it previously only supported Windows 7, now it can be installed on XP and Vista. Yay? <a href="">Read more...</a> (Steven Parker) Sun, 29 Jul 2012 10:42:07 +0000 Microsoft Office 2013 dumps support for Vista, XP <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft has just announced Microsoft Office 2013 and that the new platform will not support Vista or XP. The drop of Vista and XP shows that Microsoft is pushing users towards Windows 7 and 8. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Sams) Mon, 16 Jul 2012 19:29:46 +0000 Weekend Poll: Were you a fan of Windows Vista? <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1178772789metropoll.jpg" alt="" /></div>It&#039;s the weekend again&#33; In this week&#039;s poll we want to know whether you were a fan of Microsoft&#039;s Windows Vista, despite the many issues that plagued people who were upgrading from Windows XP <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tim Schiesser) Sun, 15 Apr 2012 07:23:45 +0000 Windows Vista consumer support extended to 2017 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1174140061vista_logo.jpg" alt="" /></div>Microsoft has quietly extended consumer support for Windows Vista to April 2017, adding an extra five years into the Extended Support phase. Previously there was not going to be extended Vista support <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tim Schiesser) Mon, 20 Feb 2012 15:27:27 +0000 Windows 7 begins to overtake Windows XP in usage <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/12162242531658068131win.jpg" alt="" /></div>Online stats has shown that Windows 7 has overtaken Windows XP as the worlds most used operating system. The news comes a few weeks after Microsoft confirmed that XP will end-of life in 2014. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Byron Hinson) Sun, 02 Oct 2011 13:54:40 +0000 NVIDIA Forceware 280.26 WHQL <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1878632340bfsg.jpg" alt="" /></div>NVIDIA ForceWare software unleashes the full power and features in NVIDIA's desktop, gaming, platform, workstation, laptop, multimedia, and mobile products. Delivering a proven record of compatibility, reliability, and stability with the widest range of games... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Steven Parker) Thu, 11 Aug 2011 09:38:11 +0000 Windows Vista SP1 support is over <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/12162242531658068131win.jpg" alt="" /></div>Microsoft's official support for its Windows Vista operating system with the first service pack has now officially ended. As noted on the Windows support web site, the official support for that version of the OS... <a href="">Read more...</a> (John Callaham) Wed, 13 Jul 2011 09:45:46 +0000 Windows Vista SP1 support being retired on July 12 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1174140061vista_logo.jpg" alt="" /></div>Vista's Service Pack 1 will exit all support on July 12, this month's Patch Tuesday. According to Computer World, that will be last time security updates will be issued for the aging operating system. Microsoft... <a href="">Read more...</a> (James Woodfin) Tue, 05 Jul 2011 18:57:51 +0000 Microsoft: No IE10 for Vista users <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft announced on Wednesday that the company's latest browser, Internet Explorer 10, will not be available for Vista users. Just a day after announcing the Platform Preview for IE10, Vista users will not be able... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andrew Lyle) Wed, 13 Apr 2011 21:34:01 +0000 Patch Tuesday: whopping 64 vulnerabilities, 17 bulletins <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/735815493Windows_update_icon.jpg" alt="" /></div>Microsoft is set to release a record breaking Patch Tuesday that contains 17 bulletins, fixing 64 vulnerabilities, according to the advanced notification. Microsoft patches security holes and vulnerabilities in all of their software products on... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andrew Lyle) Fri, 08 Apr 2011 15:35:05 +0000 Patch Tuesday: March 2011 edition <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/735815493Windows_update_icon.jpg" alt="" /></div>Microsoft has issued an advanced security notification for the month of March 2011. Patch Tuesday, as nicknamed by Microsoft, where the company releases the latest security patches for Windows, Office, Internet Explorer and other Microsoft... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andrew Lyle) Fri, 04 Mar 2011 20:11:01 +0000 Nostalgia: Upgrading through every version of Windows 1 to 7 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/5001766115.jpg" alt="" /></div>Someone on Youtube calling himself TheRasteri, with some time on his hands took it upon himself to test the ability to upgrade Windows from 1.0 through to 7. Not all Windows versions were used, and... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Steven Parker) Thu, 03 Mar 2011 09:55:12 +0000 Microsoft to end support for Vista SP1 on July 12 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1174140061vista_logo.jpg" alt="" /></div>Windows Vista had a rough start when it first launched. While there were many reasons for the instability of the platform that were fixed with service pack updates, the platform brand image never recovered. If you... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Sams) Tue, 01 Mar 2011 17:29:32 +0000 Windows Vista turns 4 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1174140061vista_logo.jpg" alt="" /></div>It was 4 years ago today that Windows Vista was released to manufacturing. Little did we know then that Vista would soon become a scar on Microsoft's record and would be quickly over shadowed by... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Sams) Tue, 09 Nov 2010 00:30:12 +0000 IE6 market share drops 6%, IE8 still in top spot <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Over the last year, IE6 marketshare has fallen by 6% in the US, from 11.47% to 4.74%. Back in March, Neowin reported that a funeral was held for IE6 where Microsoft even sent flowers... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andrew Lyle) Tue, 01 Jun 2010 16:50:22 +0000 Steve Ballmer "We tried too big a task" with Vista <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1174140061vista_logo.jpg" alt="" /></div>It&rsquo;s not every day that you hear the CEO of a major corporation admit that they wasted time on a product. But Steve Ballmer did just that when talking about Windows Vista. Ballmer stated... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Sams) Thu, 20 May 2010 15:13:38 +0000 Microsoft's Fix It Center in Beta <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1249721482fixitlogo.png" alt="" /></div>Microsoft is releasing &quot;Fix It Center&quot;, a tool that allows users to quickly solve their PC problems by letting Windows do everything for them. This tool, currently in beta, will be available to anyone using... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tzvi Friedman) Fri, 16 Apr 2010 18:38:01 +0000 Support for Windows XP SP2 and Vista RTM ending soon <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/12162242531658068131win.jpg" alt="" /></div>If you are waiting for a good opportunity to upgrade to Windows 7, now would be a good time to do so. Support for Windows Vista RTM and Windows XP SP2 (Service Pack 2)... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andrew Lyle) Wed, 24 Mar 2010 08:42:01 +0000 Windows 7 64-bit adoption rate higher than 32-bit for gamers <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/12162242531658068131win.jpg" alt="" /></div>It&rsquo;s well known now that Windows 7 has made a big splash in the operating system market, surpassing all expectations of consumers and even Microsoft. There is also another interesting surprise, and that is... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andrew Lyle) Mon, 08 Feb 2010 19:07:45 +0000 Microsoft patched 190 exploits in 2009 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/735815493Windows_update_icon.jpg" alt="" /></div>Microsoft posted a total of 74 bulletins in 2009 which patched 190 exploits in their operating systems and software. June was the biggest patch month, offering a total of 10 bulletins and 31 exploits... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andrew Lyle) Mon, 28 Dec 2009 20:25:39 +0000 Microsoft's future: part two <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/780734842metroeditorial.jpg" alt="" /></div>MinWin strikes back Economic downturn invites enterprises to define their goals anew. In this day and age it&#039;s crucial to have a road map and strictly adhere to it. Microsoft is doing some soul-searching, thus... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Mon, 21 Dec 2009 21:21:19 +0000 Patch Tuesday for December 2009, last of this year <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/735815493Windows_update_icon.jpg" alt="" /></div>Microsoft is set to release six patches on December 8, 2009. Three of the six patches are marked as &quot;critical&quot;, Microsoft's highest security rating, while the other three patches are labeled as &quot;Important&quot;. ... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andrew Lyle) Mon, 07 Dec 2009 07:33:07 +0000 Patch Tuesday for November <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/735815493Windows_update_icon.jpg" alt="" /></div>Microsoft is set to release six security bulletin patches this coming Tuesday. Three of the six have been labeled as Critical, Microsoft's highest security rating, and three more patches labeled as Important, the second... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andrew Lyle) Thu, 05 Nov 2009 19:37:56 +0000 10 Ways Vista is more annoying with Windows 7 available <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/780734842metroeditorial.jpg" alt="" /></div>We all know Windows Vista got a bit of a bum rap. Its biggest sin was that it shipped earlier than it should and its reputation has never recovered. However, with Windows 7 now out,... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Wardell) Thu, 05 Nov 2009 02:43:15 +0000 DirectX 11 coming to Vista <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/19825736642.jpg" alt="" /></div>As with Windows Vista, the newest version of Windows brings with it a newer version of Microsoft's DirectX. Windows 7 was released with Direct X 11 support, and it was initially thought that Direct X... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Mitchell LeBlanc) Tue, 03 Nov 2009 17:03:24 +0000 Windows XP Mode final release coming October 22 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/ms_win7.gif" alt="" /></div>Microsoft's Windows XP Mode for Windows 7 Professional or higher has RTM'd (Release to Manufacturing) today and will be available for download from Microsoft Download Center on October 22. OEM manufactures will be able... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andrew Lyle) Thu, 01 Oct 2009 19:32:01 +0000 Patch Tuesday: Five critical for August 2009 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/735815493Windows_update_icon.jpg" alt="" /></div>Microsoft has issued an advanced security bulletin for August 2009 with five of the nine bulletins marked as &quot;critical&quot; and four are labelled as &quot;important&quot;. These five critical patches are to patch remote code execution... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andrew Lyle) Fri, 07 Aug 2009 16:50:52 +0000 Microsoft Office Ultimate 2007 40 pound deal: one week left <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1350300471.png" alt="" /></div>Some of you have no doubt heard of this offer before, but many out there may not have--or they may have thought it was over. Well, it almost is. UK students who want to get... <a href="">Read more...</a> (James Hall) Mon, 22 Jun 2009 17:30:31 +0000 XP downgrade program may continue to hurt Windows 7 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/ms_win7.gif" alt="" /></div>Most people know that come the release of Vista, most businesses chose to hang onto to Windows XP due to lacking reviews of the new OS, and the fact that XP did everything they wanted.... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Sam Symons) Tue, 16 Jun 2009 22:14:04 +0000 Microsoft Patch Tuesday, it's a big one <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/735815493Windows_update_icon.jpg" alt="" /></div>One of the biggest releases of patches since October 2008 is due on Tuesday June 9. Microsoft has confirmed it will deliver 10 security updates to patch some serious bugs in Windows, Internet Explorer,... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andrew Lyle) Thu, 04 Jun 2009 22:57:17 +0000