If you’re still running a PC using Microsoft Vista, time is ticking away. Security and bug fix support will end for Vista on April 11, 2017. That’s 10 years since the operating system was released to the public. After that date, it will no longer be safe to go online using Vista.
Unlike users of Windows 7 and 8.1, Vista users are not eligible for the free upgrade to Windows 10. I propose that since there are 63 weeks left until time runs out, it might be a good time to start putting away a few dollars a week to purchase a new or refurbished PC in April of 2017.
If you were to put away just $5 per week between now and then, you’d have $315 dollars available, which actually should pay for an inexpensive laptop PC. It’s also enough to cover a decent Windows 10 tablet, should you prefer to go in that direction.
I know a lot of you will say it’s unfair to see support pulled for a perfectly functional operating system and it may be. But it’s time to start thing about options for when your Vista PC is no longer supported.